Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (25 April – 1 May)

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Sunday 1 May

 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 roundup as usual of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  Such a lot has gone on this week that I’ve hardly been able to keep up, but you can read my abridged versions here. 
  • Feedback on the British Society of Audiology annual conference 
  • E-learning guide on self employment
  • Call to action – NDCS survey on apprenticeships
  • International Noise Awareness Day
  • Blog – a Roadmap for those new to hearing loss
  • Research on hearing loss and cognitive function
  • The upcoming Deaf Awareness Week
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • Key diary dates (new entries highlighted in blue)

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (25 April – 1 May)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (18 – 24 April)

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Sunday 24 April

 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 roundup as usual of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Top 5 occupations causing hearing loss
  • Consultation on NICE Guidance on adult onset hearing loss
  • Can a personal website help you find a job?
  • Deaf people accused of Access to Work fraud
  • New research uncovers faulty gene causing otosclerosis
  • 1 in 8 US workers has some degree of hearing loss
  • Audiology Now! 
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • Key diary dates (new entries highlighted in blue)

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (18 – 24 April)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (11 – 17 April)

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Sunday 17 April

 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 roundup as usual of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Some personal experiences
  • Tips for navigating your workplace
  • Getting help from the Job Centre
  • Access to fire alarms in hotels
  • Withdrawal from NHS hearing aid contracts
  • Deaf lawyers join the US Supreme Court
  • Audiology Now! 
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • This week’s blog
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (11 – 17 April)

A review of three vibrating alarm clocks

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Three Vibrating Alarm Clocks: the Sonic Traveller, Sonic Boom and Sonic Shaker

Previously, I’ve written a couple of reviews on vibrating watches and this month, Connevans was kind enough to provide me with some vibrating alarm clocks to review.

There are three in total, all made by Sonic Alert, an American company specialising in alerting systems; the Sonic Traveller, the Sonic Boom and the Sonic Shaker.

Want to know which is the best one?

Continue reading A review of three vibrating alarm clocks

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (4 – 10 April)

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Sunday 10 April

 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 roundup as usual of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Guidance on adult onset hearing loss  
  • Government decision on subtitling catch-up tv
  • 10 tips on creating your cv
  • How we use our brain influences tinnitus
  • Hearing Link launches new website
  • Effectiveness of earplugs in reducing noise induced hearing loss
  • Feedback on Tinnitus 2016
  • Diabetes and hearing loss
  • The Deaf women in Obama’s White House  
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (4 – 10 April)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (28 March-3 April)

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Sunday 3 April

 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.   Whilst its been a bit of a quiet week this week, here’s my roundup as usual of the highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date.  
  • Adult Hearing Screening report and conference feedback  
  • Musicians and noise exposure 
  • HSBC bank introduce BSL video relay service  
  • 12 tips for communicating with deaf people
  • Hearing aids lead to better opportunities at work
  • Career Opportunities  
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (28 March-3 April)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (21-27 March)

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Sunday 27 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.  
  • Adult Hearing Screening report and conference feedback  
  • Has Apple revolutionised medical research? 
  • Hearing aid batteries: tips for longer life 
  • Diabetes and hearing impairment in adults
  • How do we hear? The mechanics behind our hearing.
  • Improving speech recognition for those with cochlea implants
  • 17 blogposts on noise and hearing loss 
  • Development of the World Health Organisation’s Priority Assistive Products List
  • Access to hearing aids in Australia
  • Career Opportunities  
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (21-27 March)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (14-20 March)

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Sunday 20 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.  

  • Advice on sharing information about your hearing loss in job interviews
  • Feedback on the Adult Hearing Screening conference  
  • Deaf and unemployed? 5 things to know about claiming job seekers allowance 
  • Resources for young people moving into employment 
  • The 10 worst jobs for your ears
  • Survey on access to theatres and concert halls
  • Feedback on the 10th international tinnitus research conference
  • Technology update
  • Musicians and the danger of deafness
  • Career Opportunities  
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (14-20 March)

Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (7-13 March)

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Sunday 13 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.  

  • Effective communication in interviews 
  • Hearing Loop Checks 
  • Hearables 
  • AC/DC postpones tour as lead singer risks complete deafness 
  • Is there proof that hearing devices benefit cognitive decline
  • Warning over defective hearing aid batteries
  • A push for less expensive hearing aids
  • Deaf techies are an untapped resource
  • This week’s blog 
  • Key diary dates

Continue reading Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (7-13 March)

Vibrating Watches: A review of the Vibralite 3

A few weeks ago, I wrote a review of three vibrating watches comprising two from the Vibralite range along with the Amplicomms AW500.  Today, I’m reviewing another Vibralite watch which has been kindly provided by Connevans. (If you’re looking for a vibrating alarm clock then check out this review).

Vibralite 3 (circa £48)

The Vibralite 3 has a good range of functions including a dual alarm, hourly alert, an audible alert as well as a vibrating alert (or both), a stopwatch,  countdown timer, a second clock setting for travelling in different time zones and a backlight.  Continue reading Vibrating Watches: A review of the Vibralite 3