Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (20-26 June)

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Sunday 26 June

So this week, highlights have been ‘Brexit’; the 2016 convention for the Hearing Loss Association of America; a call for a public health campaign across the UK; and some research on musicians and hearing loss.  In addition, Hearing Link launched a survey on telephone use; there are some tips for travellers and a couple of technology updates on hearing aids and rechargeable batteries.  These and other snippets are included below along with a range of jobs that have been advertised (including a call for trustees from Action on Hearing) and a regular update on conferences and events.   

  • Blogpost: Brexit: What D/deaf people around the country think of Britain’s decision to leave the EU. 
  • Conference update: HLAA 2016 Convention 
  • UK Policy: Call for nationwide public health campaign
  • News: Former violist with the Royal Opera House, sues for hearing damage
  • Research: Hit the right notes with musician earplugs
  • Technology: Rechargeable technology at the tipping point
  • How to take a hearing test
  • Survey: How are deaf people using the telephone
  • Blogpost: Deaf travel: Tips for the train, plane and automobiles
  • Advocating for hearing health in a noisy work environment
  • Technology: Even hearing aids are connecting to the internet of things
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • Key diary dates for conferences and workshops 

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Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (6-12 June)

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Sunday 12 June

There’s been a bit of a mixed bag this week but a couple of things did catch my eye and stand out.  The first was the survey of hearing aid batteries.  The emerging findings are really interesting but it really needs more people to complete the survey to get more meaningful information.  The second has been the news of the latest Apple patent.  It does make me wonder if, before long, they could move into the development of hearing aid.  After all, given the ageing population across the globe and the increasing prevalence of noise induced teenage hearing loss, its going to be a massive market in the next decade.  Read about these and more in my weekly roundup below.   

  • US Policy update: Hearing Health Care for Adults
  • Survey: Hearing Aid Batteries – How long do they really last? 
  •  Technology: News on a new Apple patent for bone conduction headphones
  • Inspiring People
  • British Society of Audiology Survey
  • Connevans new website 
  • The Daily Jobseeker
  • Blogpost: Hearing Health should be a workplace priority
  • Phonak Survey
  • Research: The emerging research relating to Tinnitus
  • New career and volunteer opportunities 
  • Key diary dates for conferences and workshops (new entries highlighted in blue)

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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

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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

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