Awareness

Struggle to improve recognition of sign language in Hong Kong

AWARENESS

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The South China Morning Post, based in Hong Kong, reports on how sign language is often discouraged in the city, despite its effectiveness.

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John Lewis’ Christmas ad reaches 10 million more viewers

AWARENESS

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A week after its initial launch, department store John Lewis added a new dimension to their Christmas TV advert, after a frosty reception from the UK’s deaf community and largest deaf charity Action on Hearing Loss.

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Greater hearing loss support needed

AWARENESS

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Older people with hearing loss are more than twice as likely to develop depression compared with those without the condition, Action on Hearing Loss has revealed. Highlighting the growing body of research linking mental health and hearing loss, Action on Hearing Loss has published a new report calling for more action on the matter.

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Football games: hearing may also take a knock

PREVENTION

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Sports fans are used to loud stadiums with peaks in cheering at each touchdown. Some National Football League teams in the USA even try to win the title of loudest outdoor stadium in the world. The Seattle Seahawks registered record noise of 136.6 dB in September after an effort organized by a fan group.

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Colombian network for inclusion of deaf persons at university

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Around 1500 persons took part from October 2 to 4 in the 2nd International Conference on Disability and Inclusion, held in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires province), Argentina under the heading: "Disability and Human Rights. Inclusion policies from the perspective of recognising human diversity."

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IFHOH President visits New Zealand

AWARENESS

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Ruth Warick, the current President of the International Federation for the Hard of Hearing (IFHOH), recently visited New Zealand to appoint a Human Rights Officer for the organization.

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Harvesting time and the risk of hearing loss

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Between tractors, combine harvesters, grain dryers and chainsaws, farmers are exposed to a wide variety of loud noises in their working environment.

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A documentary on tinnitus: a worldwide first

Four tinnitus sufferers feature as actors and director in "Oírse" (The Sound Inside), a Spanish informative film project offering spectators the chance to immerse themselves in the reality of this health problem thanks to a "subjective sound" technique (similar to "subjective camera").

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New York: Noise from subway trains and damage to hearing

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We all accept that cities are noisy places, but some urban environments are of course far noisier than others. In New York City, the 109-year-old subway transit system is notorious for its screeching trains and resonating tunnels.

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