Tag: Hearing

Noise pollution in hospitals deserves attention

We at Acoustic Bulletin are happy to welcome guest bloggers. This time we have had the opportunity to collaborate with a Dutch healthcare professional, Judith Veen, who is telling us about a lecture she recently held in a hospital. Judith is hearing impaired, runs the business Heart2Hear and knows how important sound and acoustics are: […]

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World Hearing Day 2021 – improve balance!

World Hearing Day – the 3rd of March 2021! The WHO points attention to this day by communicating that: The number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss and ear diseases is unacceptable. Timely action is needed to prevent and address hearing loss across the life course. Investing in cost effective interventions will benefit people […]

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Tinnitus week!

This week is Tinnitus week! All over the world people suffer from Tinnitus and in this blog post we point attention to poor working environments in schools that lead to increased Tinnitus for teachers. In a recent blog post we focused on dentists’ working environment – and 42% of the participants in a survey experienced […]

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Effect of room acoustics on sound-field steady-state response (ASSR) measurements

PhD defense Thursday the 28th of May 2020, Valentina Zapata-Rodriguez defended her PhD at DTU. Because of the Corona situation the PhD defense was planned to be online (on Teams) and I am impressed by the way Valentina handled this. Normally, you can interact with the audience and the committee in an auditorium – but […]

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Conference on inclusion and hearing impaired children

So, the iCARE research project (improving Children’s Auditory Rehabilitation) is coming to an end, and I had the privilege to participate in one of the last major milestones, recently executed (November 20-21 in Leuven, Belgium) – namely the iCARE conference. Professor Dr Astrid van Wieringen has been project managing all of us during these years, […]

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End of unique project for hearing impaired kids – what’s next?

The four-year iCARE project, dedicated to improving children’s auditory rehabilitation, is coming to an end this year. We’ve invited the project manager, Professor Dr Astrid van Wieringen, to share her reflections on the project and what’s up next.   The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society. However, full, […]

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From nowhere, Carly experienced sudden sensorineural hearing loss in her left ear

What happened next is not only for those of us with an interest in hearing but is also a really important story which could really help anyone who might have a similar issue in the future…. Carly’s personal story highlights how vulnerable we can become without our hearing functioning properly and the subsequent challenges during this […]

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The healing sounds of music

Can music therapy improve the sound environment for patients in hospitals? And how does is it affect the patient experience when a healing sound environment is present? We’ve invited US-based Anne Taylor, CEO of Scandic Health and Registered Nurse. Scandic Health is offering music therapy, MusiCure – Music as Medicine, which is composed by the […]

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Sensing the space – New podcast episode

In this special edition of the A Sound Effect on People podcast, we join Lauren Kruger and Dr Annemarie Lombard in South Africa and delve into the effect of our senses and so-called sensory intelligence in our daily life. Click and listen   This episode gives an insight into how the sensory stimuli affect the way we act within our […]

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With summer festivals coming it’s time to look out or invest in earplugs!

A recent study of over 50 randomised people who either wore earplugs or did not at an outdoor music festival in Amsterdam give some interesting results. The average sound level was 100dB for over 4 hours and of those not wearing earplugs 42% suffered temporary hearing loss afterwards and of those who wore the earplugs […]

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