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? (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? (16-22 May)

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Sunday 22 May

After a couple of busy weeks with Deaf Awareness Week followed by the annual congress of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), it seems to have been relatively quiet this past week.  The key event was probably Tinnitus Awareness Week which took place in the States and in addition, I’ve a summary of other highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date as usual.  

  • Tinnitus Awareness Week
  • Product News: Ear Plugs for Tinnitus Sufferers 
  • Research: Bedside sound generators as a tool for tinnitus management
  • Blogpost: Tinnitus – everything I’ve learned so far
  • Research: Appreciating Music with a Cochlear Implant
  • Action on Hearing Loss seeks testers for new website
  • Services: Gatwick airport trialling lanyard scheme for passengers with hidden disabiliteis
  • 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? (9-15 May)

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Sunday 15 May

After last week’s main focus on Deaf Awareness Week, the key event this week seemed to be the annual congress of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).  In addition, I’ve a summary of other highlights from my timelines, that should bring you up to date as usual.  
  • BSHAA annual congress
  • Live Webinar on the Roger Pen and Roger Clip-on Mic
  • Roger Table Mic launched
  • Molly Watt on how the Apple Watch has changed her life
  • EU funded Hearing Aid Survey
  • New research on the use of smartphones to measure noise exposure
  • 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? (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? (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? (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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