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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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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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

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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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A review of the best hearing aid on the market

Phonak Audeo V90A couple of week’s ago I was fitted with some Phonak Audeo V90 RIC hearing aids. They’re thought by many to be the best hearing aid on the market and I thought that if I was going to take the plunge into buying some hearing aids privately, then I might as well try out the very best.

I’ve always wondered whether there was much of a difference between NHS aids and privately bought aids, and after two weeks, I can now tell you that there most definitely is!

Now some of this is no doubt down to the customer care I’ve received by going privately and the expertise of the audiologist doing the fitting and fine tuning, and I have to give credit where its due to Castle Hearing for this.

Anyway, I’ve been trialling the V90s for the past two weeks and here’s what I think. Continue reading A review of the best hearing aid on the market

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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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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Taking the plunge with the Phonak Audeo V90

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So I’ve finally gone and done it. After years of putting off, I’ve taken the first step towards buying my first hearing aid.

I’ve often wondered whether it would be worth the financial outlay and when I’ve asked NHS audiologists, I’ve been assured that NHS hearing aids are no different to those bought privately. But then again, when I’ve asked independent audiologists the same question, they’ve always said that privately bought aids are much better. I’ve therefore never quite known who to believe and in the end, have decided that I just need to try them out for myself and reach my own conclusions.

After doing a lot of reading and talking to people over the past few weeks, I’d drawn up a shortlist of two hearing aids I wanted to try and I then took the plunge and contacted an independent hearing aid dispenser.

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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

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