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New WHO Report Outlines Vital Role of Early Identification of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a global challenge that affects an astonishing one in three people over the age of 65. To intensify the matter, untreated loss, as a plethora of studies indicate, increases the risk of health complications, including dementia, depression, social isolation, and more frequent hospitalizations. A new, wide-ranging report, however, reveals the pervasive impact…

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World Health Organization Attempts to Make Listening Safer with New Guideline

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1.1 billion young people worldwide between the ages of 12 and 35 are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds. This figure includes young folks who listen to music through personal audio devices, including smartphones. March 3rd is World Hearing Day…

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Mapping Out Solutions to Hearing Loss

Editor’s Note: Today’s news post comes from Canadian journalist Michelle Leslie who discusses some innovative solutions to address global hearing loss.   Google.org, the charitable arm of the world’s largest search engine, is supporting  World Wide Hearing (WWH) to find a solution to what the World Health Organization (WHO) has described as one of the largest disabilities on the planet.…

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WHO Releases Report on Childhood Hearing Loss Prevention Ahead of World Hearing Day

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report, “Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how“.  The report coincides with the upcoming World Hearing Day on March 3, attempting to raise awareness that 32 million children worldwide live with disabling hearing loss and suggesting that 60% of that estimate (more than 19 million) could be…

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Thousands of Regal theaters to provide devices for hard-of-hearing moviegoers

KNOXVILLE, TN–Regal Cinemas, the country’s largest chain of movie houses, has announced that by the end of May it will have distributed caption-displaying Access Glasses for patrons with hearing loss to more than 6000 of its theaters nationwide. When moviegoers use this technology, captions are projected onto the Access Glasses, but the words look as…

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World Health Organization adopts ideas from Ida in a new textbook for physicians

NÆRUM, DENMARK–When the Ida Institute was established here in 2008, its mission was “to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss.” While that was a plenty ambitious goal, now the institute’s work is beginning to have an even wider impact than originally envisioned. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just…

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