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December 23, 2005

EU awards honouring noise prevention

Far too many European workplaces are too noisy. In the battle against noise the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work recognised the best noise injury prevention practices. Read more

December 19, 2005

Hearing loss more widespread among those less well off

Families living in poverty are at higher risk at having children with hearing loss. The rate of children born with hearing loss is almost four times higher among poverty stricken families than in well off families, according to a Scottish study among 105,000 children. Read more

December 08, 2005

Antidepressant showing promise against tinnitus

Researchers find antidepressant may reduce or even cure tinnitus. Read more

December 05, 2005

European Noise at Work Summit

A major European conference on 12 December, 2005, brings together health and safety experts, practitioners, and policymakers from across Europe to discuss the challenges and future strategies for better control of noise at work. Read more

November 29, 2005

Interpreters for patients with hearing loss

Misunderstandings and problems hearing everything is familiar to most hearing impaired people at doctor's and hospital visits. But in Germany help is on the way. Read more

October 24, 2005

”Driver’s test” for DJ’s

German DJs are being offered a special ”driver’s test”. Educating them about the dangers of excessively loud music is part of the battle against hearing damage affecting an ever increasing number of young people. Read more

October 17, 2005

Europe against noise

The European Week for Safety and Health at Work will be focusing this year on noise problems in the workplace. The ”?Stop That Noise' campaign will take place from the 24th through the 28th of October. Read more

October 06, 2005

Spanish noise maps

In order to get a clear picture of the levels of noise pollution in Spain, noise maps are to be drawn up for the largest Spanish urban areas by June 2007, according to the Noise Law passed in October 2003. Read more

October 03, 2005

Significant drop in hearing ability after age 60 years

The hearing declines with age. In particular, many people find that their hearing declines significantly from the age of 60. Read more

September 28, 2005

Web chat about hearing loss

Hearing impaired Britons looking for answers about their hearing loss and treatment options are invited to join a web chat on Friday 30th September hosted by Deafness Research UK. Read more

September 13, 2005

Young adults do not view hearing aids as sign of old age

In the eyes of young adults, those who wear hearing aids are neither dumb nor slow. Nor do young people view hearing aids as a sign of old age the way old people themselves view it. Read more

September 08, 2005

Hearing aids made fashionable

“Hearwear the Future of Hearing” is the title of an exhibit scheduled at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from July 2005 to March 2006. Read more

August 30, 2005

Tennis balls cut the noise

Tennis balls are no longer just for playing tennis. Read more

August 23, 2005

Hailing a cab made easy

A Norwegian cab company lets you order your taxi with a simple text message on your mobile phone. Read more

August 16, 2005

The right to silence

Whether in a department store, a restaurant or a market - there is hardly any place where loud sounds of music are being played. Read more

August 02, 2005

Hearing aids at the age of forty

Half of the young population in Barcelona, Spain, has permanent hearing problems due to noise exposure from discos, personal stereos and traffic. Many will need a hearing aid by the age of 40. Read more

June 21, 2005

Hearing loss going undetected in nursing homes

Many elderly nursing home residents suffer from hearing loss which is not recognized by the nursing home staff. Read more

June 06, 2005

Night club aims to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus

The hearing is often endangered by live music. In Sweden, a demonstration project is being carried out with the aim of improving the sound and reducing the risk of hearing loss and tinnitus for the musicians, the audience and the employees. Read more

May 31, 2005

Hearing loss on the cover

Hearing loss has made the cover of the highly respected American news magazine, Newsweek. 'How to Keep Your Hearing' is the cover story in the June 6 issue. Read more

May 23, 2005

Surge in noise fines in Madrid

Noise is not only hazardous to your hearing; it can also hurt your wallet. Read more

May 12, 2005

Extra pounds hazardous to hearing

Overweight or obesity doubles the risk of hearing problems, according to a survey among 245.000 Swedish conscripts. Read more

May 03, 2005

World Flight for Hearing

A hearing loss will not stop Johan Hammarström, a 28 year-old Swede, from attempting to fly around the world in a small single engine aircraft. Read more

April 25, 2005

Stop that noise!

EU campaign focuses on noise in the workplace by handing out awards to companies and organizations taking special measures to combat hazardous noise. Read more

April 21, 2005

Young people ignorant of dangers from loud music

Most youngsters do not believe hearing loss to be a serious problem even though 6 in 10 have experienced ringing in their ears or other hearing problems following a concert. Read more

April 04, 2005

Tube noise could damage hearing

The noise from the trains in the London Underground is so loud on some stretches that they could damage people's hearing, warns expert. He recommends that passengers use earplugs. Read more

March 22, 2005

Hearing more complex than believed

Research discovers new sides to human hearing. The results may lead to even better hearing aids in the future. Read more

March 14, 2005

Hearing aids ranked among top inventions

A panel of American technology experts ranks modern hearing aids among the top 25 inventions of the last 25 years. Read more

March 08, 2005

Hair cells restored in mice

A special gene in the ear may be part of the reason why your body is unable to grow new hair cells in the inner ear to replace dead hair cells, according to research at Harvard Medical School. The hair cells are vital for our hearing. Read more

February 24, 2005

Succesful Deaflympics

More than 3,500 athletes from more than 75 countries took part in the 20th Summer Deaflympic Games for deaf and hearing impaired athletes in Melbourne, Australia. Read more

February 03, 2005

Record queues for hearing aids

Danes with hearing problems need to steel themselves with patience if they want to be pre-examined for a hearing aid. Waiting time for one hospital is 20 months. Read more

January 06, 2005

German concert promoter fined

A German court agreed with a woman that excessively loud music at a Bon Jovi concert in September, 2000, was the cause of her subsequent tinnitus and hearing loss. Read more