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23 December 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.
19 December 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.
08 December 2005
Antidepressant showing promise against tinnitus
Researchers find antidepressant may reduce or even cure tinnitus.
05 December 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.
29 November 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.
15 November 2005
Hearing alert raised against new cordless drills
24 October 2005
”Driver’s test” for DJ’s
German DJs are being offered a special â€driverâ€™s testâ€. 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.
17 October 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.
11 October 2005
Surgeons should cut out the noise
06 October 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.
03 October 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.
28 September 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.
13 September 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.
08 September 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.
30 August 2005
Tennis balls cut the noise
Tennis balls are no longer just for playing tennis.
23 August 2005
Hailing a cab made easy
A Norwegian cab company lets you order your taxi with a simple text message on your mobile phone.
16 August 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.
02 August 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.
05 July 2005
Tight noise control in nightspots
21 June 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.
06 June 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.
31 May 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.
23 May 2005
Surge in noise fines in Madrid
Noise is not only hazardous to your hearing; it can also hurt your wallet.
12 May 2005
Extra pounds hazardous to hearing
Overweight or obesity doubles the risk of hearing problems, according to a survey among 245.000 Swedish conscripts.
09 May 2005
Half of the Spanish population has never had a hearing test
03 May 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.
25 April 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.
21 April 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.
18 April 2005
Internet therapy for tinnitus patients
11 April 2005
International Noise Awareness Day
04 April 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.
22 March 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.
14 March 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.
08 March 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.
24 February 2005
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.
17 February 2005
Great variations in national hearing aid services
03 February 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.
06 January 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.
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