Awareness

Improving noise protection for sea mammals

World Oceans Day

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New updated technical guidance on how certain noise-generating activities at sea may affect marine mammals has been released by the US National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Do’s and don’ts for hearing aid wearers this summer

Awareness

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published a long list of summer do’s and don’ts for hearing aid wearers, including the all-important difference between “waterproof” and “water-resistant”.

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Children helping each other

Awareness

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Things are very difficult in Chile for any family bringing up a child with a hearing disability. In 2001, the Escúchame (Listen to Me) Foundation was set up with the aim of supporting rehabilitation for children with hearing disabilities who are born into underprivileged families.

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New society for hearing impaired launched in Oman

Awareness

Until recently in Oman, issues of interest to the hearing impaired were grouped together with the challenges facing other disability groups, within the advocacy organization known as the Oman Association for the Disabled.

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Basic audiology for educators at the University of Almería

TRAINING

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April 22 saw the 1st Basic Audiology Conference for Educators held at the Faculty of Education Sciences at Spain's University of Almería. The event was a collaboration between the Secretariat of Educational and Vocational Orientation and audiologists María Bernal (organiser and speaker) and Sebastián Bernal (speaker).

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New US law proposed to help veterans with hearing loss

Regulation

A new bill, H.R. 3508, has been put forward in the US House of Representatives by Republican and Democrat representatives (Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) and Tim Walz (D-Minnesota)) proposing changes to recruitment of specialists at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Hear Today Films: the film initiative to raise awareness by the IHHA

Awareness

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The Irish Hard of Hearing Association (IHHA) –association working for people who acquire a hearing loss after developing their verbal communication skills— has released a series of five animated short films which aim to encourage hard of hearing people to be assertive and open about their hearing loss, as well as discourage misconceptions and stigmas about hearing loss.

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Autonomous University of Madrid instals more hearing loops

Service

In line with its commitment to universal accessibility, the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has installed a number of new hearing induction loops in its Disability Care Area and Student Orientation Office.

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