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Cochlear Implants hit 30!

From Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2012

Cochlear implants originally performed only on profoundly deaf people are now being used with patients who still have some hearing. That’s because the electrodes threaded into the inner ear have become much smaller over time so there’s less chance of damaging healthy tissue during the operation …READ MORE ->

Hearing Health – Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of Vancouver Sun

Mediaplanet’s 8 page section of the Vancouver Sun on “Hearing Health” have some some useful articles on hearing loss. It is wonderful that both Nora McKellin, President of CHHA-BC and Grace Shyng, M.Sc., Aud. (C), RAUD, RHIP, Head of Audiology at Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing were able to contribute in some way.

On page 7, Nora gave some great insight in an article called “Aging and Hearing Loss”

On page 2, Grace contributed to the article called “Learn about Hearing Loss”

Here is the link – Mediaplanet’s “Hearing Health”.

911 Emergency Services/Emergency Notifications Survey

Have you ever had problems accessing 911 emergency services or are you concerned about getting emergency notifications such as storm warnings or natural disaster alerts? Do you feel current technology is limiting your access to these services.

If you have a disability (includes those who are hard of hearing) and are interested in making 911 emergency services and emergency alerts better and would like to ensure these services meet your needs, then please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

http://www.neilsquire.ca/E911survey

The Neil Squire Society is looking for your opinion on how the next generation of emergency service and alerts designed to work with mobile phones should work for you. Your opinions are important.

As a thank you, all participants who complete the survey will be entered in a draw for a $200 gift certificate to The Bay Department Store. The deadline is February 15, 2012.

Is it time to legislate music players??

Vancouver Sun published an article on August 3, 2011 that was written by Pamela Fayerman regarding music players and hearing prevention. See the article below!

Is it time to legislate music players?