So, its been a relatively quiet week this week, but here are a few things from my timelines that I thought you might be interested in. In addition, if you’re looking for work, there have been a number vacancies advertised at the Royal Association for Deaf People and also by DeafPlus that you can check out below.
Research: AOHL Hearing Progress Report
GOV.UK survey on accessibility
NGT Lite: mobile phone app
Blogpost: My fight to get Access to Work funding
Kyle DiMarco wins Dancing with the Stars
New career and volunteer opportunities
Key diary dates for conferences and workshops (new entries highlighted in blue)
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
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
A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop, (which was an excellent workshop by the way). However, there was a group session which involved working in pairs and with well over a dozen pairs of people in the room, it was obviously very noisy. So noisy in fact, that I almost had to ask the person I was paired with, if we could go outside of the room to talk.
I attended a meeting a while ago and found that two people there had made arrangements to have their own personal palantypist (also known as speech to text reporting or STTR).
Whilst I had known that there would be a palantypist at the meeting, based on my experience of local hard of hearing groups I had been to, I expected their ‘output’ to be available to everyone at the meeting with the typing being projected onto a screen for everyone to see. Continue reading Using a Palantypist (or speech to text reporter)