Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (29 Feb-6 March)

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Sunday 6 March

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 my regular roundup of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  

  • World Hearing Day
  • Hearing conservation conference
  • Conference on hearing loss and cognitive decline
  • Publication of a new health and safety system strategy for Great Britain
  • National Association of Deafened People – survey on telephone usage
  • Summary of this week’s hearing loss hour
  • Blogpost: Goodbye hearing aids, hello hearables
  • News: Woman’s tattoo reminds friends of single sided deafness
  • DeafSpace (Deaf design and architecture)
  • This week’s blog
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (29 Feb-6 March)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (22-28 Feb)

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Sunday 28 February

 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 the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Cochlear Implant Awareness Day
  • What the ear means for the future of wearables
  • What goes into the cost of producing hearing aids
  • Phone that boosts clarity for deaf people
  • One in eight italians has a hearing loss
  • Using LinkedIn
  • Variability of hearing aid battery life
  • Impact of hearing aids on memory, speech and working life

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Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (15-21 Feb)

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Sunday 21 February

 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 the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Hearing loss and the risk of developing dementia
  • One in five US teens is found to have hearing loss
  • WHO launches survey on assistive devices
  • New study finds hearing loss affects 40% of musicians
  • DWP introduces video relay services for sign language users
  • Applewatch review and developments
  • Action on hearing loss launch new survey

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Action Plan on Hearing Loss

Did you know that England has an action plan on hearing loss?

What is it?

It was published in March 2015 by NHS England and the Department of Health. Whilst that makes it nearly a year old, I wanted to write a short blog post about it as a scene setter, because its due for an annual review which, if its publication date is anything to go by, should be due out in the next few months.

Essentially, its a 44 page document (although only the first 25 relate to the plan itself) highlighting the impact of hearing loss on the population with the intention being to “encourage action and promote change across all levels of public service”, and to “provide a rallying call to all those involved to deliver improved hearing outcomes and support for individuals and the population at whatever level they operate.”  Its target audience appears predominantly to be NHS commissioners and Clinical Commissioning groups. Continue reading Action Plan on Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (8-14 Feb)

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 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 the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  As it was tinnitus awareness week in the UK, much of the news was dominated by tinnitus related stories.
  • Nottingham Hearing Biomedical research Unit newsletter was published
  • JAMA publishes findings of new research into treatment for chronic tinnitus
  • Action on Hearing Loss announces findings of new survey of tinnitus sufferers 
  • Progressive hearing loss linked to Wbp2 gene
  • Research proposals sought for detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Consultation on planning and noise guidance

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Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (1-7 Feb)

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 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 the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • The impact of the Zika virus on your hearing
  • New study from the USA on the prevalence of hearing difficulty and tinnitus amongst workers
  • Plans to privatise the Access to Work scheme
  • New study on the impact of hearing aids on memory, speech and working life
  • Hearing loss of oil and gas workers – double that of other industries
  • Free online course on Deafness in the 21st Century
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week
  • Plus a range of diary dates for conferences and webinars

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (1-7 Feb)

From hearing screening to hearables

Traditional hearing aidsLast week, the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) published the notes of its meeting on 19 November, 2015.

You’re probably thinking ‘so what’, but amongst the recommendations it made on screening for cervical cancer, bowel cancer and diabetes, they also made a recommendation in relation to screening for hearing loss in adults.  Continue reading From hearing screening to hearables

Disclosing your hearing loss at work

at the company meeting

For some people this is a big hurdle; I know it was for me.

I felt able to talk about my hearing loss with my family and friends, (in fact it was often a bit of a joke about which bits of a conversation I’d missed and misinterpreted).  However, work was different. Continue reading Disclosing your hearing loss at work