Awareness

A truly international WHO World Hearing Day is set for March 3

Awareness

World Hearing Day 2019

A key world hearing health awareness date for your diaries - March 3 - complete with support material and multi-language information to underline the chosen 2019 message: Check your hearing.

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The female footballer with a CI who plays for Spanish champions

CI

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Making a career out of women's football in a male-dominated sports world is hard enough, but cochlear-implant-wearing Eunate Arraiza has ably met the even tougher challenge of reaching the elite with profound hearing loss.

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Cuba celebrates 21 years of CI programme

Implants

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A total of 480 patients have now received cochlear implants (CIs) in Cuba thanks to the state's own CI programme, which chalked up 21 years of activity on December 4.

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Starkey tops med-tech spend on political contributions as OTC war tenses

Lobbying

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All the big players in medical technology have been topped by Starkey-related political contributions of almost $700k in 2018 alone, mostly to Republican Party coffers.

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Spain's AICE Awards 2018 honour Audio Infos and Audioenportada

Associations

AICE Awards 2018

The AICE Federation (Spanish Association of Cochlear Implant Users) held its annual awards ceremony at a gala evening in Barcelona on November 24.

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Pipedown defends hearing disabled from the sound of muzak

Noise

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"Freedom from unwanted music" is a cry many of us might utter silently, rushing out of supermarkets unable to stand another minute of royalty-free Coldplay or Shakira sound-alikes.

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New WHO recommendations for leisure noise in Europe

Guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines for Europe "strongly" recommending noise exposure be kept to a safe yearly average of no more than 70dB*.

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Documentary on how sound can be made available to deaf children

Project

A pediatric audiology consultant and speech-language pathologist working in Brooklyn, New York (USA) recently produced a documentary called “The Listening Project” to get this message across.

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Tinnitus depiction in Hollywood movie

Tinnitus

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The latest box office success in cinemas is ‘A star is born’ featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) discovers − and falls in love with − struggling artist Ally (Gaga).

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The hazards of noise pollution

Noise

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The New Zealand Herald recently ran an article on the health hazards of increasing ambient noise.

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