Awareness

The term “hearing impaired” removed from New York state’s law books

Awareness

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New York State became the third US state to remove the term "hearing impaired" from state law, under legislation signed recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo, reports the Democrat and Chronicle.

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Regulations concerning music venues changing in France

Sound level

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The French government recently published a decree reinforcing noise and sound regulations for music venues in the country.

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South Korea’s capital city Seoul now has its first deaf taxi drivers

App

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A new software program was recently launched in the city of some 10 million people, and this has made it possible for deaf taxi drivers to take to the roads.

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OtiCongress 2018 combines professional development and humanitarian good works

Event

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OtiCongress 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska, created a unique platform for hearing care professionals to combine professional development with the opportunity to put their professional expertise to work to benefit Native Alaskan children and adults.

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WHO to establish the World Hearing Forum

Advocacy

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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that it will set up the World Hearing Forum in September 2018, a global network of stakeholders promoting ear and hearing healthcare worldwide.

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Travel tips for people with hearing aids

Travel

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AARP, a US-based non-profit interest group to improve aging, recently published an interesting article in their health column on what to do to ensure easy travel if you have hearing aids.

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AirPods as inexpensive hearing aids in iOS 12

Hearables

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As part of its focus on accessibility, Apple is planning to support AirPods as a listening tool when paired with an iPhone.

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Ensuring captioned telephone services for people with hearing loss

IP CTS

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved a change to the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) to ensure that this communications service remains available for people with hearing loss, reports the Telecom Reseller.

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Taking hearing loss into account at dental practices

Dental professionals

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Specialist resource for dental professionals, DentristryiQ recently ran an article on how dental professionals can take into account the different circumstances of people with hearing loss and how to best communicate with them.

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Noise exposure: new second-hand smoke issue

Awareness

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Although noise exposure is not a new area of concern, it appears that more and more people are paying attention to the problem.

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