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? (13-19 June)

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Sunday 19 June

Its been another really interesting week of posts and tweets.  Firstly, there have been a couple of blog posts relating to deafness and musicians (as well as an interesting research post being advertised to lead some research into the subject) .  There was also an announcement about the development of a ‘trip adviser’ style app for hearing loss, the launch of Soundspace online, plans for a Parliamentary debate on hearing loss, and a technology post on the phenomenal rise of the RIC hearing aid.  That, alongside a few new jobs that have been advertised (including a call for trustees from Action on Hearing) and the regular update on conferences and events.   

  • Blogpost: Being deaf in one ear made me the composer I am today
  • Blogpost: 6 powerful advantages of being a deaf pianist
  • US army using innovative smart earplugs
  • Plans for a ‘trip advisor’ style app for hearing loss are launched
  • Free ‘Living with hearing loss’ course in London and ‘Self management programmes’ in Scotland 
  • Parliamentary debate on hearing loss
  • Blogpost: Hearing aid disruption
  • Launch of Soundspace online.
  • This week’s Hear 2 Work blogpost
  • 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? (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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