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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Personal stories from the workplace: Ellie the marketing apprentice

Each month, Hear 2 Work talks to someone about their hearing loss at work, and finds out how their experiences could help you.


Ellie Parfitt
Ellie Parfitt

Ellie was born profoundly deaf and having just completed her A’ levels last year, she has started work as a marketing apprentice for a domestic abuse charity. In her busy life, Ellie also holds down a number of additional positions and responsibilities in the community and some of you may also know her as @deafieblogger.  Here she talks about what drives her to achieve her ambitions.

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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