Hearing loss in the workplace: Whats in the news? (18-24 Jan)


Sunday 24 January

If you’re busy trying to juggle work and home life, then you might not have had time to catch up on  the news and social media this week.   Here’s a roundup of things that have been on my timelines, that might help you stay up to date.  Sit back, have a cup of coffee and check out some of the following: 

Kelly Dougher shares her experiences of applying for jobs and disclosing her hearing loss.
Dr Who actress Sophie Stone is helping the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) encourage young deaf actors, musicians and dancers to showcase their performance skills and enter Raising the Bar, a music, dance and drama competition which launches today.
The Health and Safety Laboratory announced the first international conference on noise induced hearing loss on 2 March in Manchester, England.  It sounds like it could be a great event.
The annual Starkey expo, one of the hearing industry’s key events, kicked off in Las Vegas this week with over 3200 delegates.  You can catch all the news from the expo with photos and updates on the Starkey hearing Facebook page
Staying with the Starkey theme, a surprise announcement was made at Starkey expo on the partnership between Starkey, one of the biggest hearing aid manufacturers, and Bragi, a creator of innovative technology.
The Health and Safety Executive set off on their tour of seven cities across England, Scotland and Wales to discuss the future health and safety strategy for Great Britain.  Their progress including lots of youtube clips can be found on their Facebook Page
The Guardian reported on the fact that 60% of deaf children fail to achieve good grades at GCSE level raising fears about their future prospects.  

This week’s blogs

And of course, here’s another opportunity to check out my two blog posts this week: “2 tips that will save you time and embarrassment” which is about the importance of adopting routines and “hearing screening to hearables” which highlights some of the challenges and technological developments on the horizon in the development of hearing aids.

I’d really appreciate it if you would drop me a quick comment to let me know whether or not this has been useful.

2 thoughts on “Hearing loss in the workplace: Whats in the news? (18-24 Jan)”

    1. Yes Hilary, I think it’s been busier than usual this week with both the Starkey Expo in the States and the HSE roadshows in the UK.

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