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? (30 May-5 June)

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Sunday 5 June

There’s been so much happening this week that I’ve had to be a bit selective in what I’ve reported.   In the news are some major policy updates in both the UK and US, some new resources for job seekers that I’ve become aware of, and a campaign launch to reduce background noise in restaurants.  Read about these and more in my weekly roundup below.   

  • US Policy update: Hearing Health Care for Adults
  • UK Policy: Is Welfare to Work working well?
  •  Technology: Four hidden iPhone tricks 
  • Hearing Loss Hour: Communication tips
  • Resources: The Daily Job Seeker
  • Resources: DWP Knowledge Hub
  • Research: The association between hearing aids, cochlear implants and depression
  • Campaign update: Background noise in restaurants
  • UK Policy update: Development of NICE guidance on adult hearing loss
  • Conference feedback: HEAL2016
  • 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? (23-29 May)

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Sunday 29 May

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)

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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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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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Personal stories from the workplace: Alistair the architect

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


Alistair Cruickshank
Alistair Cruickshank

Alistair was unfortunate to have suffered a sudden and severe hearing loss in his late-30s. Whilst his hearing loss has been a challenge to come to terms with, he’s fought hard to get the best technology available which has been invaluable in helping him in his busy working life as an architect. Continue reading Personal stories from the workplace: Alistair the architect

Personal stories from the workplace: Christine the telephone call handler

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


Christine Peel
Christine Peel
For someone with a significant hearing loss, you would’ve thought that being a telephone call handler would be an impossible ask. However, a couple of years ago, Christine Peel decided to make a career change to do just that. After a challenging start, she has gone from strength to strength in a job that she loves. Continue reading Personal stories from the workplace: Christine the telephone call handler

Tips on managing phones 

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Our lives revolve around phones, especially mobile phones that are so useful for keeping in touch when you’re out of the office. However, they’re also the bugbear of anyone with a hearing problem, and are one of the first topics of conversation in a room full of deaf people.

My problem with phones began quite a few years ago when my left ear started failing. Continue reading Tips on managing phones