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Latest News from the International Communication Project (February 2022)

The ICP newsletter brings you communication-related information and stories from around the world. Continue reading to learn more about World Hearing Day, including the opportunity to attend a virtual debate, as well as the challenges facing children with hearing loss from disadvantaged backgrounds and ICP’s presence at the 2022 Global Disability Summit.

World Hearing Day – 3 March 2022

World Hearing Day is on 3 March 2022. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course. The theme for 2022 is “To hear for life, listen with care”. On World Hearing Day, WHO is launching a new global standard for safe listening entertainment venues and an mSafeListening handbook. The International Communication Project actively supports World Hearing Day. Read more…

Screening Kids for Hearing Loss

On the eve of World Hearing Day listen to a radio interview about how children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to have hearing problems that very often go undetected, and how this risks delays to a child’s language development and ability to learn. Read more….

Virtual Debate to Mark World Hearing Day in the EU

To mark World Hearing Day on 3 March 2022, the European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals (AEA), jointly with the World Health Organization, and the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People, are conducting a Lunch Debate in the European Parliament. The debate is on 3 March 2022 from 12.30 to 14.30 pm (Central European Time). Participation and registration are free. Register online today…

ICP and the Global Disability Summit 2022

The International Communication Project joined presidents, prime ministers, and the CEOs of global agencies for the recent Global Disability Summit, hosted online by governments of Norway and Ghana. Read more…

Awareness Days Related to Communication

3 March
World Hearing Day
21 March
World Down Syndrome Day
2 April
World Autism Awareness

7 April
World Health Day

16 April 
World Voice Day

30 May 
World MS Day

International Communication Around the World

The International Communication Project (ICP) regularly features stories about communication and swallowing difficulties on its website and social media accounts from around the world.

In sharing this news with you, we aim to keep you informed of conversations pertinent to communications and swallowing as they happen around the world. The opinions expressed in these stories do not necessarily represent the views of the ICP, nor does the inclusion of a story indicate endorsement of the article’s viewpoint or accuracy.

If you have a story you’d like to see featured, please contact us!

Argentina: How to identify a stroke – El Diario de Carlos Paz. Read more…

Denmark: AI to help doctors treat deafness. Read more…

India: Rehab Express to the aid of the differently abled. Read more…

Malaysia: Teaching Down Syndrome kids and cancer patients how to speak. Read more…

Malta: Speech therapy pilot project launched at Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School. Read more…

Nigeria: Why does stroke affect only one side of the body? Read more…

Norway: Stammering may be linked with anxiety in some children and adolescents: Read more…

Singapore: Singapore finds link between hearing, vision loss and mortality: Read more…

Wales: “Talk with me” – Experts share top tips to boost your child’s speech, language and communication skills. Read more…

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