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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February

The British Tinnitus Association is preparing for Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February. The awareness week for 2019 is using the theme of Tinnitus and Isolation. So what is tinnitus awareness week and how can you (and your clients) get involved?

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a sound that an individual can hear but has no external source. Sometimes tinnitus is described ringing in the ear. Those who have tinnitus will use the terms of buzzing, whistling, hissing, ringing for the noise. Often it can vary in volume. Furthermore, tinnitus can be a constant noise or an intermittent noise.

An underlying condition usually causes tinnitus, rather than being a disease or illness. However, sadly there is no exact answer to why tinnitus occurs. Often it comes from a mental or physical change in the body. This means tinnitus isn’t always directly related to hearing.

Due to pain, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety that tinnitus brings, The British Tinnitus Association is raising awareness of difficulties tinnitus sufferers face.

What is Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?

As many people do not understand tinnitus or the problems that come with the condition, the awareness week is a great event to provide more understanding. Some of the events that are taking place during Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February includes an overnight helpline to help though with tinnitus who can’t sleep. The British Tinnitus Association are also launching a podcast to give further insight into the condition.

How can you get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?

One of the ways that training providers can get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February is to offer Noise Awareness training. At VideoTile, we have created an online training course for Noise Awareness. We can then brand the course to suit your requirements, and you can deliver the course as your own training.

With Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February, now is the perfect time to show your commitment to health and safety training and awareness for conditions that your clients may be affected by.

See all of the courses that we can brand for your needs here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Interactive Video

To help your audience to engage with your organisation, interactive video is an excellent method. At VideoTile, we create interactive videos to help engage your website audience. Gone are the days of passive videos, that bore customers. Instead, interactive videos can enable viewers to interact with the presenter and make the message of the video even clearer. Interactive videos can include graphics, animations, presentations, and real-life presenters.

How can interactive video benefit your organisation?

Interactive video can offer a variety of benefits and be useful for a variety of content. From training material to marketing, interactive videos can take your content to the next level.

You can use interactive videos to link to exclusive content. Whether that is additional training materials, offers for your loyal brand ambassadors or the content that encourages further engagement. Relating to content can help to ensure your audience continue to look out for content they may not be able to get elsewhere.

Another benefit is to provide a call to action within your content without interrupting its flow. A call to action can be placed conveniently through the material allowing people to continue watching the video. This is an unobtrusive but effective way to increase engagement with your brand.

An additional benefit to interactive video is the fact that it can hold and increase viewer attention.  Most videos will only engage an audience for a matter of seconds. However, with interactive content, you can quickly see the engagement levels increase with longer viewer attention.

Finally, interactive content can come as part of a wider integrated marketing strategy. You can use interactivity to link to your social media sites as well as websites and further content.

Time to include interactive video in your strategy?

If you want to find out more about interactive video and how it can benefit your organisation, then get in touch with VideoTile. VideoTile offers a free evaluation and explanation of how videos can meet your key deliverables.

 

 

Display Screen Equipment Online Training

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), then it is a legal requirement to protect workers who use display screen equipment. Display screen equipment online training can help your business to abide by the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. This applies to all workers who use display screen equipment daily, for more than an hour at a time. Display screen equipment includes laptops, smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Why do I need display screen equipment online training?

As part of the legislation, employers must provide an assessment for display screen equipment workstations. Furthermore, employers must ensure to minimise the risks where possible in regard to display screen equipment. This includes taking regular breaks and ensuring equipment is comfortable and ergonomic. As well as this, business should offer eye tests if workers ask for one.

Finally, businesses with employees who regularly use display screen equipment must provide training and information for workers.

The legal requirements for display screen equipment apply for workers that either uses a workstation, are mobile or homeworkers or hot-desk.

What is display screen equipment online training?

VideoTile provides display screen equipment online training for training providers to brand as their own. The VideoTile course is ideal for employees who use display screen equipment as well as those who operate as display screen equipment assessors.

Some of the courses we offer include;

  • Assessing display screen equipment
  • Display screen equipment awareness.

The courses make sure to cover the legal requirements set forward by HSE. As well as this, courses explain the best way to set up the equipment and how to use the display screen equipment safely. With online training from VideoTile, workers can reduce the risk of poor use of display screen equipment as well as work-related conditions.

See the course for yourself with your free trial or get in touch with VideoTile today to learn more.