A copy of the flyer can be downloaded from here
Sept 2020 The Hearing Journal (Tot 10)
10. Masking from Masks
Several factors contribute to the increased communication difficulties faced by individuals with hearing loss during this pandemic. First, physical distancing often leads to an increased distance between the listener and the talker. Doubling of distance reduces sound pressure levels by approximately 6 dB, resulting in lower speech levels. Physical distancing is not always possible, especially while we are inside, so the use of masks is likely to be the most effective method to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Sept 2020 AT Today
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that 250,000 clear face masks are to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to support better care for people who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate.
Sept 2020 LaTrobe Valley Express
Yinnar General Store owners Merrin and Matthew Dennis holding on of the campaign posters in support of people with hearing loss
A campaign to support people with hearing loss is making waves across the business community in Gippsland with owners offering a simple gesture to assist customers.
Sept 2020 Australian Hearing Hub
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MORNING TEAS AT GLADESVILLE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL 2021.
After careful consideration, the Cicada committee has made the decision to cancel all remaining Morning teas and BBQ’s for the balance of 2020, including the AGM in November.
Even though cases of Covid-19 are very small at the moment, there is a very real prospect that there will be a spike in numbers as restrictions are lifted. We are very mindful that many of our members and those that attend our functions are at the age where they are more vulnerable to the virus, which has strongly influenced our decision.
The international advocacy group has published the WHO paper on standards of care for cochlear implants. Included here are two papers from the Internation Advocacy Group on the subject of cochlear implants for adults. There is a link in this PDF to http://www.adulthearing.com which gives a lot more detailed information if people want to look for more.
These are the two papers, both of which will open in a new window:
I hope everyone is managing with the current COVID-19 related isolation issues. I’m interested to know if you feel supported by your community, whether that is your family, friends, local neighbours or perhaps another interest group like your sporting colleagues, book club or walking club.
What about your local implant recipients? Do you know someone nearby with an implant that you can collaborate with or just meet with on a social basis? Many have found social media or ZOOM meetings have kept them in touch to some degree with their friends and associates, but some who cannot manage the technology required, or have not been able to use it well, have felt quite isolated.