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Led by the World Health Organisation, World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March takes place in 2019. This year, the theme of the awareness day is to check your hearing. The World Health Organisation hopes that by promoting World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March, it will highlight the importance of the invention in hearing loss.

Even the day has been carefully planned. The reason that World Hearing Day takes place on the 3rd March is that the date is 3/3 resembling the shape of two ears.

The importance of World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March

Studies suggest that many people across the world live with unidentified hearing loss. This means many individuals miss out on certain words and sounds. This can inhibit understanding and quality of life. Medics suggest that the first step to address the issue is for individuals to check their hearing regularly.

One of the ways that people can check their hearing is through a free app that is being launched by the World Health Organisation on World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March. Consequently, The HearWHO app can help to highlight the importance of hearing as well as encouraging practising safe hearing. The app will also encourage people to check their hearing regularly.

As well as the HearWHO app, there is also a Toolkit for World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March that you can access here.

How to join in with World Hearing Day 2019 – 3rd March

One of the best ways to join in with the event is by promoting healthy hearing through Noise Awareness Training. Furthermore, Noise Awareness is a great training course for all businesses looking to increase their health and safety awareness.

At VideoTile, we offer an online training video for Noise Awareness, which we then brand with your theme so that you can deliver it as your own course. Find out more by getting in touch with our team.

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

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.