Tag: hearing impairment

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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Age-related hearing loss and acoustics

Age-related hearing loss affect almost all of us as we age. Good acoustics can promote not just hearing but also the ability to function and wellbeing. A calm acoustic environment benefits all of us, whatever level of hearing we have, but it is particularly important for those with hearing impairments. The most common cause of […]

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Interview with Acoustic Bulletin Editor – Holger Brokmann

It’s time to meet another Acoustic Bulletin Editor, and this time we go to Germany and have a chat with Holger Brokmann. Holger has a Diploma in Educational Science and a passion for music and guitars. He loves playing them, even building them and modifying the ones he buys. In fact, when asked how many […]

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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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Sound schools: the importance of good acoustics

When we speak, we push air from our lungs, which continues up through the neck via the vocal chords, which in turn vibrate and create sound. The sound continues on via the nasal cavity and oral cavity, creating sound waves that are released into the room. These sound waves are received by someone’s ears via […]

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Inclusive acoustic learning environment appreciated by the whole class!

Following a great response a few years ago after doing lectures about acoustics in learning environments at Comfort Audio’s four Academies in Denmark, Mai-Britt Beldam and Comfort Audio decided to do a project together – to find out what would happen if optimum room acoustics is combined with great hearing products for kids with hearing […]

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Our acoustics podcast Episode Two – A Sound Education

Shane Cryer, Concept Developer Educational Environments at Ecophon UK & Ireland and Russell Richardson, Director at RBA Acoustics and the Institute of Acoustics Council’s Honorary Secretary with Salma Cranfield the presenter. Episode Two – A Sound Education That good acoustics in schools and higher education institutions is vital, should not be much of a surprise to Acoustic […]

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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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