Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (2-8 May)


Sunday 8 May

Most of the activity this week has resulted from Deaf Awareness Week.  Using this as their focus, every deaf organisation coordinated their tweets, posts and blogs over the course of the week to highlight aspects of people’s lives, offer up tips on communication, flag up events taking place across the country, introduce the concept of sign language to the hearing world, and highlight the importance of accessibility for deaf people that many take for granted.

If you want to find out more, then click on the  #DeafAwarenessWeek hashtag to get a good overview of the week’s news and posts.  I’ll be holding over all other news items  for posting next weekend.

  • Deaf Awareness Week
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • Key diary dates (new entries highlighted in blue)

In the news

Deaf Awareness Week

The key activity this week was the mass of posts and tweets relating to Deaf Awareness Week across the UK. Click on the hashtag for #DeafAwarenessWeek to get a good overview of the week’s news and posts.

New Career and Volunteer opportunities

Some weeks I occasionally spot career and volunteering opportunities which I’ll post here from time to time.  This week’s opportunities include:

Key Diary Dates

Finally, here are some dates for your diary. If you know of any other key events that I’ve missed, then let me know and I’ll include them next time.

British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists – 13/14 May

This is a two day event at the East Midlands Conference Centre with speakers on topics such as ageing, hearing loss and dementia, risk management, hearing and music perception, referable conditions and tinnitus.

Information Day on cochlear implants – 14 May

The Ear Foundation are planning a free open day at their centre in Nottingham, for people who want for information about cochlear implants.

Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness – 17-20 May

The 10th Molecular Biology of Hearing and Deafness conference takes place in Cambridge, England and will be looking at recent discoveries in the field including new genes involved in deafness and new pathways that underlie the development, function, repair and regeneration of the auditory system. There will also be a strong focus on approaches, currently being developed, for treating or preventing deafness caused by noise, drugs and mutations.

National Association of Deaf People – 11 June

NADP are holding a conference alongside their AGM on Saturday 11th June 2016 at the Ear Foundation in Nottingham.  Entitled “Adjusting to deafness – what is available?”, the conference offers topics of interest to those who are newly deafened and also information for members who have been deafened for some time who would like to know about new developments.

Hearing Loss Association of America: 2016 Convention 23-26 June

The Hearing Loss Association of America has announced the details of its convention for 2016 which will be held in Washington, DC between 23-26 June.  It looks like an interesting programme.

Tinnitus Information Day – 2 July

The British Tinnitus Association is holding a tinnitus information day in Manchester on 2 July.

 33rd World Congress of Audiology – 18-21 September

Early bird registration is now open for the World Congress of Audiology which, this year, takes place in Vancouver, Canada.

British Tinnitus Association – 22 September

The British Tinnitus Association is holding its annual conference in Manchester.

Association of Speech Language Interpreters (ASLI) – annual conference on 1-2 October 

The next ASLI conference will be held on 1-2 October in Newcastle upon Tyne . Check out ASLI’s webpage for their call for abstracts along with details of the conference theme and venue.

The Third International Meeting on Internet & Audiology – 27-28 July 2017

This is a free conference being held at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.  Looking at last year’s programme (which can be found on the webpage), it looks like there could be some really interesting presentations and discussions.

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