Deafness is a laughing matter in Colombia
- Published on 05 October 2020
The world is currently full of dampeners for those after a good laugh, but the comic spirit of the deaf community in Colombia has not been doused by either coronavirus or hearing loss.
Public voting for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards is under way
- Published on 02 September 2020
A two-week public voting period has begun to choose the first winners in a new technological innovation awards programme launched by the online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).
Hearing protection for workers sounds good on HS2 rail construction sites
- Published on 21 July 2020
Major construction outfits have teamed up with hearing tech developers to raise the benchmark for protecting workers against noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the UK's highest-profile building and engineering project.
Submissions invited for new Hearing Technology Innovator Awards
- Published on 20 July 2020
The celebration of technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry is behind a new awards programme launched by the independent online audiology site Hearing Health and Technology Matters (HHTM).
Casting rumour augurs new high-profile deaf character in the collective imagination
- Published on 16 July 2020
A rumoured Marvel casting call is driving speculation in the superhero cinema sphere that at least one new deaf mass-culture fantasy figure might soon be boosting awareness—in some fantastic way—of hearing loss.
India's deaf cricket internationals invited to play in 2021 World Cup
- Published on 15 June 2020
Following the disappointment of the recent cancellation of the 2020 Deaf Cricket World Cup, participating teams have now set their sights on the rescheduled event, set for October 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.
"Additional challenges" for the UK's deaf children from COVID-19
- Published on 09 June 2020
The threat posed by lockdowns to the development and mental health of the UK's 45,000 deaf children has been highlighted by a featured open letter in The Guardian newspaper, signed by ten prominent hearing and paediatric health experts.
US speech-language-hearing group ASHA strengthens its message on racism, police brutality, and discrimination
- Published on 04 June 2020
In a gesture equivalent to taking a knee, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has admitted to falling short in its June 1 statement against racism and US police brutality, following up on June 9 with a strong message of condemnation and commitment.
Sonova's filmmakers aim to score again...on the volley!
- Published on 25 May 2020
Hearing aid manufacturer Sonova's cinematic endeavours to show how its products can expand horizons for talented deaf individuals have spanned the globe in search of stories and won multiple awards on the way. The latest destination is Rio de Janeiro.
India's lockdown hits hearing-impaired hard
- Published on 24 May 2020
India's coronavirus lockdown has made life especially tough for the country's hearing-impaired population, with 24/7 helplines in the state of Kerala flooded with distress calls.