Awareness

Cost of hearing aids leave many in silent world

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The inflated cost of hearing aids and accessories is making it more difficult for NGOs to meet the needs of those with hearing loss in developing countries, a Canadian social entrepreneur told the Hearing Loss Association of America.

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Pavey: The disabled rights movement must unite!

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Şafak Pavey, Deputy of Istanbul Province for the Republican People's Party, has given an interview to Audiology News Turkey. In it, she discusses the problems experienced by Turkey’s disabled population and puts forward some proposals to improve their lives. Șafak Pavey is a very respected public figure in Turkey and

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Breakfast meeting at the European Parliament

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It is well worth the effort to activate European citizens to maintain or rehabilitate their hearing capabilities. This message was put across convincingly during a breakfast meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, exclusively covered by Audiology Infos. It was organized by Member of the European Parliament Ádám Kósa who is severely hard-of-hearing together with the European Federation for the Hard of Hearing people (EFHOH) and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA). Representatives of the Irish Presidency, the European Commission, MEPs, experts and NGOs met to discuss how the 'silent killer' of productivity and social inclusion could be countered. They pleaded for a comprehensive, practical and affordable European policy based on the principle of personal connectivity.

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Steelworkers ruled ineligible for hearing aids for life

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A new workers’ compensation ruling that steelworkers who suffer hearing loss on the job are not eligible for hearing aids for life is discriminatory, says a New South Wales audiometrist. Hundreds of Illawarra steelmakers used to be entitled to five yearly hearing aid upgrades and free maintenance if they had noise-induced hearing impairments caused by their work. But changes to the workers’ compensation scheme,

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Fundraising for tinnitus

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Donna Brown, a long-time tinnitus sufferer and member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) will summit Oregon's Mt. Hood July 11-12, 2013 as a fundraiser for the organization. With an elevation of 11,240 ft., Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and one of the most popular and well-known glacial peaks in the Cascade range. Approximately 10,000 people attempt to climb Mt. Hood every year and with 12 glaciers. All of the funds donated to support Brown's valiant effort will be

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Hearing loss in the workplace

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Addressing hearing loss in the workplace is a smart business strategy that benefits both employer and employee. That is why the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging employers to include hearing health as part of their workplace wellness program during the 5th Annual National Employee Wellness Month which

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Mural promotes hearing health

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The Cheers for Ears program is taking a visual and interactive approach to raise awareness among Australian children about hearing loss prevention. In April 2013, artist Chris Nixon painted a large mural at the Ear Science Institute, in Perth, Western Australia. The mural promotes a Noise Induced Hearing Loss health promotion program for primary school-aged children. During the installation local children participated in

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A different kind of football match

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During a regular football match, one would expect to hear fans shouting loudly while players called out to each other to pass the ball. But in the town of Beit Lahia in the Gaza strip, some footballers are playing different kind of game.

In this football stadium all the fans and players are deaf. Instead of

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Advocates call for an end to abuse of Deaf prisoners

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A leading American civil rights advocate for the Deaf is calling on the state of Florida to end the abuse of Deaf prisoners housed in its correctional institutions. Talila Lewis says the abuse experienced by deaf prisoners “defies imagination”. There are more than 400 men and women prisoners in correctional

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Firefighters sue manufacturers over hearing loss

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Four firefighters in Pittsburg have filed a civil lawsuit against seven manufacturers of sirens and fire trucks, claiming they are responsible for their permanent hearing loss. They claim the companies “knew or should have known that the products…were inherently dangerous, defective and

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