The PR Room | Technology PR, Smart Home PR & IoT PR Agency http://www.theprroom.co.uk Technology PR, Smart Home PR & IoT PR Agency Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:59:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Fleet Source to deliver FREE seminar on the risks of vehicular Terrorism in the UK http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/fleet-source-deliver-free-seminar-risks-vehicular-terrorism-uk/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:58:54 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4292   Fleet Source to deliver FREE seminar on the risks of vehicular Terrorism in the UK Letchworth, February 15, 2018 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and auditing services for the road transport industry, are inviting fleet […]

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Fleet Source to deliver FREE seminar on the risks of vehicular Terrorism in the UK

Letchworth, February 15, 2018Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and auditing services for the road transport industry, are inviting fleet operators along to a free networking seminar on Wednesday 28th February, 2018 at The Holiday Inn, Crick. The seminar is designed to help fleet managers understand the risks of vehicular terrorism and the measures they can put in place to help keep their drivers and businesses safe.

Recent research carried out by Fleet Source revealed that:

– 87% of commercial drivers and operators see terrorism as a potential threat.

– 74% of drivers are not trained to protect themselves or their vehicle against the risk of a terror attack.

– 76% of drivers are keen to undertake training on the nature of the threats that they may face

The seminar will cover the training and support available to help fleet managers and drivers understand the risks of terrorism,what they can do to help minimise risk within their organisation and the actions to take in the event of an incident or suspicious activity

“With over a third of our work force being from a military and policing background, many having extensive counter-terrorism experience, we believe we are well positioned to help inform fleet operators in taking the necessary steps to ensure they are doing everything possible to prevent their vehicles from being hijacked or stolen and used as a weapon in an attack,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director, Fleet Source. “Safety and helping protect people from harm is our day job, and offering this free seminar to our profession is a natural extension of what Fleet Source provides,” Caesari concluded.

The seminar will include topical presentations on terrorism risk and incident prevention as well as exclusive insight into newly launched research surrounding the industry’s awareness of terrorist threats.

The agenda for the seminar covers:

– Vehicle as a Weapon (VAAW) – Background and context

– Extremist motivation – The threat terrorists present

– Lessons learned from what we know – Recent attacks

– What else have we learned – Research on industry awareness

– Preventative measures – Terrorism risk and incident prevention

The seminar will also give fleet operators the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals to discuss their views and ideas around the risks of terrorism.

If you would like to book your free place at the seminar then please follow the link below. Please note that places are on a first come, first serve basis:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/terrorism-risk-and-incident-prevention-trip-networking-seminar-tickets-41305753621

Further Seminars across the UK will be available. To register your interest, please email training@fleetsource.co.uk

For more information on the seminar please contact the Fleet Source Training Team on 0345 600 4045 or email training@fleetsource.co.uk

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About Fleet Source 

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source  has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts over 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe. 

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

 

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Fleet Source to exhibit at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 with its most audacious stand yet, including a FORS clinic http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/fleet-source-exhibit-commercial-vehicle-show-2018-audacious-stand-yet-including-fors-clinic/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:02:13 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4288 Fleet Source to exhibit at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 with its most audacious stand yet, including a FORS clinic Visit stand 4J19, talk with experts about Fleet Source’s FORS approved driver training, find out about their award winning Terrorism […]

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Fleet Source to exhibit at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 with its most audacious stand yet, including a FORS clinic

Visit stand 4J19, talk with experts about Fleet Source’s FORS approved driver training, find out about their award winning Terrorism Risk Incident Prevention course (TRIP) and be in with a chance of winning exclusive prizes

Letchworth, February 06, 2018 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training for the road transport industry and the largest provider of Safe Urban Driving training in the UK, will be exhibiting at the 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show on the 24th – 26th April at the NEC, Birmingham.

The event, hosted at the NEC Arena, is the best attended, largest and most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event in the UK. Fleet Source is going bigger and better in 2018, producing its most impressive stand yet. Whilst maintaining the same look-and-feel from last year, its new stand will allow maximum comfort and space for networking with delegates, with an eye-catching video wall.

Fleet Source will be hosting a FORS Clinic on behalf of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. The Clinic will offer FORS members guidance and support with Senior Auditors available to advise on the FORS Standard, requirements and auditing process and Training Advisors who will be available to discuss approved driver training, such as Safe Urban Driving and Van Smart.

Fleet Source are part of the FORS Community Partnership alongside AECOM and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), delivering approved and funded training for FORS. Fleet Source also provide audit management and delivery, FORS Workshop management and delivery, and have a role in FORS training course development.

Following the launch of its award winning Driver CPC course, Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP), Fleet Source will be the voice for counter-terrorism within the road transport industry at the event.

The focus on the risks to commercial fleets has been significantly heightened in 2018 following the increase in ‘Vehicle As A Weapon’ (VAAW) attacks throughout last year. Therefore, over the 3 days, Fleet Source will be providing expert guidance and advice around best practice forhelping to protect fleets from a potential terrorist attack.

Guests who visit the stand (4J19) will also be in with the chance of winning exclusive prizes that will be available throughout the duration of the show.

With the event attracting more than 21,000 business visitors, Fleet Source will be taking this opportunity to showcase its growing and innovative training portfolio. With an engaging stand and expert personnel on hand, Fleet Source will provide advice to delegates that need assistance with their FORS and DCPC requirements.

“We are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Commercial Vehicle show,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “The event provides a great opportunity for us to share our expertise on driver training with the industry. We are also really excited to talk to visitors about ‘TRIP’, our award winning CPC course that helps educate drivers on the risks of terrorism and teaches best practice when it comes to protecting operator’s fleets from a potential terrorist attack,” Caesari concluded.

For more information or to book an appointment to meet with a Fleet Source specialist on any of the three days in April, please contact:

Sarah Green

Marketing Manager

Email: sarah.green@fleetsource.co.uk 

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/

 

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About Fleet Source 

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source  has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe.  

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

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BullGuard – Safer Internet Day 2018 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/blog/bullguard-safer-internet-day-2018/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:43:54 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4280     BullGuard – Safer Internet Day 2018   For Safer Internet Day 2018, cybersecurity leader, BullGuard, discusses how we can connect with our children to make their online world safer  LONDON, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 – The 6th of February […]

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BullGuard – Safer Internet Day 2018  

For Safer Internet Day 2018, cybersecurity leader, BullGuard, discusses how we can connect with our children to make their online world safer 

LONDON, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 – The 6th of February is Safer Internet Day. Celebrated by thousands of organisations the world over, it aims to encourage safe and positive use of digital technology among children and young people and start conversations about just how important this is.

Today’s generation are true digital natives; babies tap screens as soon as they can move their little fingers, toddlers navigate around simple apps with ease and older children play networked games or cruise across social media with all the unconscious naturalness of breathing. The digital world is their domain.

Safer Internet Day aims to create a better and safer online community for this generation. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, companies, policymakers and all those who work with children and young people to join together in helping to create a better and safer internet.

Safe and secure

Parents understand that the Internet offers their children a wealth of educational and learning opportunities. At the same time there are concerns about the dark, unpoliced side of the Internet.

With this in mind and in the spirit of Safer Internet Day, cybersecurity leader, BullGuard has released a valuable Parents’ Guide to Protecting Children Online and also offers the following useful pointers to help connect with children and their online world:

– Be open about the dangers such as ‘stranger danger’ and encourage the children to talk about their concerns.

– Restrict young children’s use of devices to where the family gathers rather than in their rooms.

– Use the internet together. Understand what it is that your children like, what draws them in and what they enjoy. This opens the door to talks about some of the things that are not healthy.

– Be positive and embrace the technologies that your children enjoy and remember how much fun you would have had if these technologies were available when you were a child.

– Actively engage with children online. Take time to explore the games and services that your children are using or want to use. It’s fun to join them in some of the games too, though they may leave you behind in a cloud of digital dust.

– Look out for any safety features that may be available on the games and platforms they engage with and explain why these safeguards are important to encourage your children to auto enrol themselves.

Parental controls

You might also consider parental controls. These enable you to discretely manage what your children are able to do online.

For instance, you can protect them by blocking inappropriate websites. It’s an effective way of stopping your children stumbling across unsuitable or malicious and hate-fuelled content. You might even consider blocking sites containing content about alcohol, tobacco and gambling.

Using the parental controls in BullGuard Internet Security you can define what content your children can access, tailored to age groups, from 3 to 7, 8 to 12 and 13 to 17 years.

You can also block chat tools and instant messaging applications. These can be used by strangers with bad intentions to lure children into ‘private’ conversations. Parental controls also enable you to set limits on the length of time children can access the Internet.

Limiting damage

Young people are naturally curious, so they might seek out some of this content themselves, but it is also easy for them to find these things accidentally which is why parental controls are particularly helpful. Sometimes they can also be exposed to damaging content by friends.

Your children are individuals and will react differently if they are unwittingly exposed to unsavoury content but the reality is that in some cases children can become confused and experience psychological effects like nightmares.

If the lines of communication are open, thankfully children will naturally approach their parents to talk about something that they have seen online. In this instance, BullGuard offers the following pointers to help pacify fears and dampen anxieties:

– Try not to blame children about how they came across material, rather reassure them that it isn’t their fault.

– It’s important to help children manage their feelings. You can provide comfort and assurance and explain that it’s normal to feel angry or scared, upset or confused.

– Don’t trivialise the incident, for instance, by saying the material may not be real. This can undermine a child and implies that how they feel isn’t valid. In fact, let them know that you are happy that they came to you and talked about it.

– It’s also a good idea not to over react by taking away their computer. This implies that they are at fault in some way and also makes it less likely that they will talk to you if they come across further disturbing content.

An important day

Safer Internet Day is important. It’s an acknowledgment that today’s children and young people need to be aware of the harmful side of the internet. As adults we can help them successfully navigate the pitfalls.

But more than this, it also teaches a sense of responsibility among our digital natives. As they grow and learn, a sense of responsible engagement will also infuse their thinking and inform their behaviour helping them positively shape and develop the future online world even further.

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About BullGuard

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, to your identity, to your Smart Home. BullGuard combines technical expertise with a genuine understanding of your needs to deliver complete protections across all your connected devices. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added Dojo by BullGuard to our multi-award winning product portfolio. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, and gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Chard

The PR Room

sarah.chard@theprroom.co.uk

0845 094 2902

 

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Tinnitus Affects Millions of Brits According to New Research http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/tinnitus-affects-millions-brits-according-new-research/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:11:13 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4275 Tinnitus Affects Millions of Brits According to New Research Hearing loss survey reveals that 1 in 5 is suffering from the most common tinnitus symptoms. It’s time to raise awareness of this prevalent condition: #TinnitusWeek 5th-11th February 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark, […]

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Tinnitus Affects Millions of Brits According to New Research

Hearing loss survey reveals that 1 in 5 is suffering from the most common tinnitus symptoms. It’s time to raise awareness of this prevalent condition: #TinnitusWeek 5th-11th February 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark, February 1, 2018 A survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by Oticon, a leader in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has unveiled that tinnitus is affecting millions of Brits. The new research into hearing loss in the UK reveals that a substantial 21% of respondents experience tinnitus symptoms such as ringing, buzzing or persistent noise in their ears.

The new Oticon hearing loss survey results show very little distinction between the age of respondents reporting tinnitus symptoms, with between 16% and 24% of sufferers in each age category. The stats highlight the varying nature of the condition. Tinnitus can indeed be experienced by anyone, as well as be temporary or permanent, constant or intermittent.

Tinnitus is a symptom that is most commonly associated with damage caused by exposure to loud noise. This was demonstrated in the survey which supports that attending loud concerts (37.8%) and nightclubs (23.6%), as well as listening to loud music (22.4%) and standing near loudspeakers (23.4%), are the main activities that cause the respondents’ tinnitus symptoms. Over half that suffer from tinnitus also admit to regularly enjoying loud music, with two thirds of these doing so at least once a week.

The survey reveals that the biggest effects of the widespread hearing condition include lack of concentration (26.4%), less alertness (25.8%), stress (22.4%) and withdrawal from social situations (28%). Also, two thirds find it tiring to hear what people are saying and follow conversations in situations where there are lots of people speaking.

Alison Stone, Training Manager and Audiologist at Oticon, says: “People with tinnitus are often more tired and can have more difficulty concentrating, especially if there is background noise in the environment. They are also more at risk of high anxiety, depression and irritation which affects their daily quality of life a great deal.”

Among the respondents who experience tinnitus, less than half have seen a doctor or hearing care professional about their symptoms, 25% do not think that they need to, and worryingly, almost 40% are not concerned about their overall hearing health. This is despite 60% saying that they consider the potential damage to their hearing prior to exposing themselves to loud noise, indicating an understanding of how the symptoms of their condition can be triggered. Most significantly, nearly half reported that they do not have good hearing.

“It is important to highlight that tinnitus can sometimes be a symptom of a treatable medical condition, so it is crucial not to skip a visit with a medical doctor,” Alison Stone advises. “We know that approximately 80% of those with hearing loss also suffer from tinnitus, and 80% of those with tinnitus also have some form of hearing loss. This large overlap makes tinnitus treatment very relevant for hearing aid wearers. So, if you are experiencing tinnitus symptoms then seek professional medical advice from your primary care doctor or an ENT consultant.”

Over half of the people that took part in the survey who suffer from tinnitus agree that their hearing ability is getting worse with age. Similar results which imply a correlation between tinnitus and potential hearing loss have also been reported in scientific literature[i]. In addition, almost half admit to being asked to turn the TV down even though they don’t think it’s too loud, and over half prefer to have the volume up loud when speaking to people on the phone. A significant three quarters of respondents with tinnitus symptoms report that they sometimes or quite often can’t hear what people are saying to them and have to ask people to repeat themselves.

“Having tinnitus is a deeply individual experience. No person with tinnitus has the same experience and no one solution will work for everyone,” says Alison Stone. “Even though we do not have a cure for tinnitus, research has shown that there are many ways people can be helped to manage their condition in order to live a full, rich and productive life. One of the most effective ways to treat tinnitus is a combined approach of counselling and sound therapy. Another area of special interest within recent years has been the use of Mindfulness as an effective form of focus and relaxation[ii]. There are trained professionals out there who understand and can help,” Alison Stone concludes.

Oticon delivers a comprehensive sound therapy-based approach to tinnitus treatment in the Oticon Opn™ hearing aid. Tinnitus SoundSupport ™ delivers a variety of pleasant sounds, such as ocean sounds or broadband sounds, which offer relief by redirecting focus away from tinnitus. The Opn™ hearing aid’s tinnitus treatment is flexible and tailorable according to severity and personal preferences, recognising that not only are people with tinnitus different but their needs may differ from one day to the next.

People with tinnitus have a hidden condition and it is therefore difficult for others to understand what they are going through, which adds to the frustration. The Oticon hearing loss survey reveals just how prevalent tinnitus is and highlights the importance of recognition and education of the sometimes debilitating condition. Currently suggested to severely affect approximately 1 in 10 of the population and 30% of the population experiencing symptoms during their lifetime[iii], it is time to talk about tinnitus. Oticon fully supports the launch of the first ever Tinnitus Week, which is bringing the biggest tinnitus organisations in the world together, including the British Tinnitus Association and the American Tinnitus Association, to promote awareness of tinnitus and its many sufferers.

Read more about tinnitus at: https://www.oticon.global/hearing/what-is-hearing/tinnitus

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About Oticon

500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 50 while eight percent are under the age of 18. It is Oticon’s ambition that our customers – hearing clinics throughout the world – prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Through passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids in the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 12,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 12 billion. www.oticon.global

 

[i] Dobie (2004)

Dobie, R.A. (2004). Overview: Suffering from Tinnitus. In J.B. Snow (Ed). Tinnitus: Theory and Management. Shelton. Pp. 1-

Roberts et al., (2008)

Roberts, L.E., Moffat, G., Baumann, M., Ward, L.M. & Bosnyak, D.J. (2008). Residual inhibition functions overlap tinnitus spectra and the region of auditory threshold shift. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 9:417-435

[ii] Gans et al 2015: Sustained Benefit of Mindfulness-Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) in Adults with Chronic Tinnitus: a Pilot Study (Jennifer J. Gans – University of California, San Francisco & Michael A. Cole – University of California, Berkeley & Benjamin Greenberg – American School of Professional Psychology, Alameda,)

[iii] Tinnitus.org

 

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New research reveals that 87% of commercial drivers and operators see terrorism as a potential threat to their vehicles http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/new-research-reveals-87-commercial-drivers-operators-see-terrorism-potential-threat-vehicles/ Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:44:36 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4265 New research reveals that 87% of commercial drivers and operators see terrorism as a potential threat to their vehicles What can the transport industry do to keep drivers and the public safe? Letchworth, January 30, 2018 – Over half of […]

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New research reveals that 87% of commercial drivers and operators see terrorism as a potential threat to their vehicles

What can the transport industry do to keep drivers and the public safe?

Letchworth, January 30, 2018 – Over half of drivers are shocked by the increase in frequency of ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’ (VAAW) attacks over the past 18 months, according to a new UK survey of commercial fleet employees.

The research unveiled 74% of drivers are being offered little to no training to assist them in protecting their vehicle against the risk of being taken for use in a terror attack.

The survey was carried out by a leading training provider for the road transport industry and TFL’s primary DCPC training contractor, Fleet Source. It revealed that 76% of respondents would like to carry out training to learn about the nature of the threats that they may face and a range of safety precautions they should implement to significantly reduce the possibilities of their vehicle being hijacked or stolen and used in a terrorist attack.

“Following the recent major VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) incidents and with the UK being on a severe level of terrorist alert, we wanted to look at the industry’s views and opinions on the subject,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source, the company behind the recently launched ‘Terrorism Risk & Incident Prevention’ training for commercial fleet drivers. These incidents are very real, and the industry should be doing all they can to prevent drivers from being involved in these horrific events,” Caesari continued.

The survey also revealed that ‘out of city’ operators are less concerned (42%) about their vehicles being taken for use in a terror attack than those who frequently drive in the city (64%), when the reality is, they’re at the same level of risk.

“I think we’re far more vulnerable on a Friday afternoon/evening, the guys are finished, they’re in the pub and the keys have been taken. Those keys, may not even be missed until Monday morning, by which time that vehicle has been taken from North Wales and killed 600 people in London,“ said a respondent*. 

An alarming 17% of drivers said they either didn’t have or didn’t know if they had a policy about allowing individuals/hitch hikers into their cab and only 12% of respondents when being stopped by the undercover police would be totally confident in knowing that the person stopping them had the correct identification or the authority to ask them to leave their cab. In addition, 24% of drivers said they didn’t have or didn’t know if they had a policy in place regarding the security of vehicles when doing drop-offs.

“This is a very serious matter, terrorists are opportunists and operators should consider implementing policies to prevent their drivers from allowing strangers into their cabs. For example, knowing what identification government authorities should be providing to be able to identify whether the individual is legitimate. Being educated on these policies can help protect drivers and the public from the risks of terrorism,” Caesari added.

The research also showed that only 15% of the respondents feel totally supported by the police in helping to protect them from having their vehicle used in a terrorist attack. With only 9% feeling totally supported by the DVSA, and only 7% totally supported by the government.

“The research suggests drivers feel that authorities are not taking responsibility for the safety of the transport industry when it comes to the danger of terrorism. This is why we created TRIP. TRIP has been designed so that commercial fleet operators, managers and drivers can be educated on the risks of terrorism, the nature of the threats that they may face and a range of safety precautions they should implement to significantly reduce the possibilities of their vehicle being hijacked or stolen and used in a terrorist incident,” Caesari concluded.

“This is a hot topic and one that affects all drivers. With a greater emphasis placed on drivers and the security of the vehicle, we can make a difference in minimising the risk of one our vehicles being taken and used in a VAAW attack,” said a respondent. “Raising awareness to all those within the transport industry, including operators and managers should make the world safer for us all,” they concluded.

*The Fleet Source survey of commercial drivers and operators was anonymous.

-ENDS- 

 

About Fleet Source 

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source  has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe. 

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

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BullGuard – Data Privacy Day 2018 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/bullguard-data-privacy-day-2018/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:18:43 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4259 BullGuard – Data Privacy Day 2018 In this age of connected devices the amount of personal data collected by advertisers, tech companies and others is staggering. For Data Privacy Day 2018, we’re flagging up the importance of privacy and steps […]

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BullGuard – Data Privacy Day 2018

In this age of connected devices the amount of personal data collected by advertisers, tech companies and others is staggering. For Data Privacy Day 2018, we’re flagging up the importance of privacy and steps people can take to protect their personal information.

LONDON, JANUARY 26th, 2018 – The 28th of January is Data Privacy Day and the privacy awareness issues it raises have never been so important. Today we use a range of connected devices like never before, ranging from computers and smartphones to personal assistants such as; Amazon Echo and Google Home, smart lighting, smart TVs, connected cars, toys and increasingly smart household appliances.

These devices generate a continuous stream of data about our personal lives via apps and the websites we use. And you might be surprised to know just how much of this data that is gathered. It can range from your salary and where you live, to your TV viewing and online shopping habits, how long you sleep, and even where you go if carrying a smartphone or wearable.

This information, which also includes contacts, photos and videos, is being collected by advertisers, tech companies and others. It contains enormous amounts of personal data about individuals, friends and family.

Hackers, fraudsters and scammers want this data because it helps them carry out fraud such as identity theft.  Last August, Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, released new figures showing that identity fraud continued to rise at record levels in the first six months of 2017. A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, up 5% from the previous year. 83% of identity frauds were perpetrated online.

In short, personal data can be used in unexpected and malicious ways. And our use of connected devices is only going to grow as we enter a new age of computing and billions of smart connected devices.

Protecting your privacy

This is why it is so important to understand the value of your personal information and how to manage and protect it. With consumer protection uppermost, BullGuard makes the following recommendations to safeguard personal data and ensure privacy remains intact:

– When you sign up for an online service, install a smart device or download an app, always check the privacy policy. You might be surprised at what information an app or smart device for example, might want to collect. If the privacy policy seems excessive, for instance some apps request access to your contacts and SMS, don’t use the app.

– When using online services or social media, check the privacy and security settings and adjust them according to your comfort levels in terms of the level of information you want to share.

– Make use of two factor authentication, biometric identifiers and other strong authentication tools when using your mobile devices. If your device is lost or stolen, this will protect important online accounts like email and banking apps.

– Create strong passwords that include at least 10 to 12 characters and consist of a random mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols and even spaces. These passwords will defeat brute force cracking techniques used by hackers to break passwords.

Sweeping protection

BullGuard Premium Protection provides 24/7 identity protection that keeps personal information absolutely private and out of the hands of the scammers and the unscrupulous.

A recently introduced Home Network Scanner identifies devices on home Wi-Fi networks that are leaking data, enabling owners to lock down their network. Next-generation antimalware blocks phishing and online scams, keeps out malware and stops ransomware in its tracks. It also includes parental controls to keep the kids safe online, encrypted back up to cloud storage for files, photos, videos and music, a robust firewall and a vulnerability scanner.

Half price Data Privacy Day special

For Data Privacy Day, BullGuard is running a special half-price promotion on BullGuard Premium Protection from January 25 through to January 28.

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About BullGuard

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – from your data, to your identity, to your Smart Home. BullGuard combines technical expertise with a genuine understanding of your needs to deliver complete protections across all your connected devices. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added Dojo by BullGuard to our multi-award winning product portfolio. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, and gives customers the freedom to add as many Smart Home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a Smart Home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

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Could your employee’s recognise an out of place vehicle or a suspicious package? http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/employees-recognise-place-vehicle-suspicious-package/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:56:24 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4251 Could your employee’s recognise an out of place vehicle or a suspicious package? Fleet Source ‘TRIP’ Policy and Procedure packs now available to help operators minimise the risk of being affected by terrorism through increased awareness, security and vigilance. Letchworth, […]

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Could your employee’s recognise an out of place vehicle or a suspicious package?

Fleet Source ‘TRIP’ Policy and Procedure packs now available to help operators minimise the risk of being affected by terrorism through increased awareness, security and vigilance.

Letchworth, January 16, 2018 – Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and auditing services for the road transport industry, announces the launch of it’s Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention Policy and Procedure packs, the first dedicated set of comprehensive policies, procedures & tool box talks to support fleet operators in embedding a robust counter-terrorism strategy into the heart of their day-to-day operations.

In response to the recent escalation of VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) terrorism related incidents, Fleet Source recently developed TRIP – a suite of counter-terrorism related products and training services to support fleet operators in managing and reducing the risks to the industry from terrorism, in particular the risks associated with commercial vehicles being used in terrorist attacks.

As part of TRIP, Fleet Source has produced Policy and Procedure packs for operators looking to minimize the risk of incidents through increased awareness, security and vigilance and to ensure their company and employee’s are prepared to deal with the extraordinary circumstances of extremist and terrorist action.

The Fleet Source ‘TRIP’ Policy and Procedure packs include:

  • Protective security and managing the risks
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • TRIP procedures
  • Related policies and procedures
  • Terrorism threat levels
  • TRIP risk assessment
  • Raising TRIP awareness
  • Vehicle security
  • Theft prevention and hijack procedure
  • Vehicle borne
  • Improvised explosive devices
  • Identifying suspicious people
  • Bomb threat record card
  • Actions in the event of a suspicious device
  • Actions in the event of a direct attack

 

Also included in the Policy and Procedure packs are six toolbox talks:

  • Vehicle security, theft prevention and hijack procedure
  • Vehicle borne improvised explosive devices
  • Identifying suspicious people
  • Bomb threat procedure
  • Actions in the event of a suspect device
  • Actions in the event of a direct attack

 

TRIP has been designed so that commercial fleet operators, managers and drivers can be educated on the risks of terrorism, the nature of the threats that they may face and a range of safety precautions they should implement to significantly reduce the possibilities of their vehicle being hijacked or stolen and used in a terrorist incident.

 

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“Terrorists are opportunists, they know that using an HGV as a weapon could maximize death and injury. Following the recent major VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) incidents and with the UK being on a severe level of terrorist alert, we believed that Fleet Source had an obligation to the industry and the general public to invest in a dedicated set of solutions to help address this important issue,” said Nick Caesari, Managing Director at Fleet Source. “With over 35% of our work force being from a military and policing background, with many having extensive counter-terrorism experience, we felt that we were perfectly positioned to help educate fleet operators, managers and drivers in taking the necessary precautions and to make sure they are doing absolutely everything possible to prevent their vehicle from being hijacked or stolen and used as a weapon in an attack. Safety and protecting lives is a part of our day job, and the TRIP suite is a natural extension of what we at Fleet Source provide,” Caesari concluded.

Following the terror attacks in Manchester and London, the British Red Cross has set up the UK Solidarity Fund to support those affected by these events and similar events in the future in the UK. Fleet Source will be donating £25 for every TRIP Policy & Procedure Pack sold to this fund.

For more information on the TRIP product and procedure packs, please see www.preventterrorism.co.uk or contact the Fleet Source Training Team on 0345 600 4045 or email training@fleetsource.co.uk

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About Fleet Source 

Fleet Source provides an innovative approach to simplify the legal obligations for work-related road transport and a comprehensive range of products and services that provide operational confidence in compliance, safety and environmental awareness. Our network of fleet specialists, trainers and compliance auditors have a combined wealth of transport experience and knowledge gained from proven backgrounds including, enforcement bodies, transport authorities, commercial and military logistics.

Fleet Source is now one of the top ten DCPC training providers in the UK and also Transport for London’s primary contractor delivering its funded DCPC training program to FORS accredited and registered operators throughout the UK. Fleet Source is also the UK’s largest Approved Vulnerable Road User (Safe Urban Driving & Van Smart) training provider, helping fleet operators reduce the risks of incidents with Vulnerable Road Users such as cyclists.

Fleet Source  has the UK’s largest fleet compliance auditing team and as the exclusive accreditation body of the FORS Community Partnership (alongside AECOM and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport), it now conducts nearly 500 FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) audits annually, across the UK & Europe.  

For more information, please visit http://www.fleetsource.co.uk/ or contact:

Michelle Cross

The PR Room

Tel: 0845 094 2902

Email: michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

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Oticon Launches Wireless Bluetooth Microphone and Headset for Oticon Opn™ – the World’s First IoT Hearing Aid http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/oticon-launches-wireless-bluetooth-microphone-headset-oticon-opn-worlds-first-iot-hearing-aid/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:17:24 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4241         Oticon Launches Wireless Bluetooth Microphone and Headset for Oticon Opn – the World’s First IoT Hearing Aid With the introduction of ConnectClip the award-winning hearing aid Oticon Opn™ now connects to all modern smartphones  Copenhagen, Denmark, […]

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Oticon Launches Wireless Bluetooth Microphone and Headset for Oticon Opn – the World’s First IoT Hearing Aid

With the introduction of ConnectClip the award-winning hearing aid Oticon Opn™ now connects to all modern smartphones 

Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th January 2018 – Oticon, industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, introduces ConnectClip, a state-of-the-art all-in-one wireless Bluetooth microphone and headset for their latest hearing aid. Oticon Opn™ users can now enjoy connectivity to all modern smartphones as well as convenient hands-free communication on the go, coupled with enhanced sound quality and listening experience. This new lifestyle-enhancing accessory from Oticon is yet another ground-breaking technology feature to underline Opn™, the world’s first Internet connected hearing aid, as a trail blazing hearing solution that makes a real difference to the lives of people with hearing loss.

ConnectClip makes normal functionalities conveniently mobile while providing Opn™ users a greater ability to multitask – simultaneously staying engaged in other activities while listening, such as cooking dinner during a call, taking notes in a lecture or listening to music while exercising. With a sleek and simplistic Nordic inspired design, ConnectClip is both modern and inconspicuous, ready for integration into a collection of stylish, everyday tech gadgets.

To date it has been undeniably complicated to use hearing aids with regular headsets. Now, Opn™ wearers can use ConnectClip to very simply connect to Bluetooth-enabled electronic devices to stream high-quality audio wirelessly into their hearing aids. ConnectClip uses low energy Bluetooth to transform Opn™ hearing aids into a wireless stereo headset for iPhone® and Android smartphones, tablets and PCs. A separate small and robust USB dongle is also offered to be used with PCs or other devices without built-in Bluetooth. Users can stay connected with friends, family and business associates through softphone platforms such as Skype, and stream audio/music from Bluetooth-connected smartphones, MP3 players and other entertainment devices. And because the sound is delivered to both ears, Opn™ users can enjoy rich stereo sound to hear more details.

A wireless Bluetooth microphone and headset in one, ConnectClip captures sounds and includes remote microphone functionality so that Opn™ users can hand the small, discreet device to a speaker and then hear the speaker’s voice directly and clearly in their hearing aids without being disturbed by surrounding noises. In settings such as educational establishments, ConnectClip can be used by teachers and instructors to stream their voices directly to a student’s Oticon Opn™ devices, which makes listening easier, more so than hearing aids alone, maximizing the hearing capabilities of the student. It can also be particularly useful for Opn™ users at conferences, large business presentations and social events featuring speeches, such as weddings, where the speaker is at a distance.

“With ConnectClip, Opn users can now connect to all modern smartphones,” says Ole Asboe Jørgensen, President, Oticon Brand, Global. “An invaluable solution for those who wish to communicate easier in a number of complex listening environments, regardless of age, ConnectClip empowers Opn hearing aid users to participate and interact in a number of everyday situations which are at best difficult and at worst impossible, even with the best hearing instruments.”

User friendly, ConnectClip only requires a one-time pairing with the user’s smartphone. Once paired, ConnectClip will automatically connect to the smartphone. When the phone rings, users hear a ring indicator in their Opn™ hearing aids, then simply press the multi-button on ConnectClip to answer and finish their calls. In addition, ConnectClip can be used as a remote control for Opn™ hearing aids, enabling volume control, programme switching and the ability to turn the hearing aids on and off remotely.

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About Oticon

500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 50 while eight percent are under the age of 18. It is Oticon’s ambition that our customers – hearing clinics throughout the world – prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Through passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids in the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 12,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 12 billion. www.oticon.global

 

 

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Dojo covers your assets by shielding your smart home data from uninvited hackers http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/dojo-covers-assets-shielding-smart-home-data-uninvited-hackers/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4214         Dojo covers your assets by shielding your smart home data from uninvited hackers Dojo by BullGuard provides 360° protection for connected smart home devices stopping cyber attacks before damage can be done London – 9th January […]

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Dojo covers your assets by shielding your smart home data from uninvited hackers

Dojo by BullGuard provides 360° protection for connected smart home devices stopping cyber attacks before damage can be done

London – 9th January 2018 – Dojo by BullGuard, the cybersecurity solution keeping online privacy secure, offers a comprehensive suite of protection for connected smart devices within the home. Dojo prevents malware and viruses from infecting devices and stopping cyber attacks before they happen, by using behavioral analysis that detects unfamiliar patterns in connected devices. Dojo by BullGuard will be presenting demonstrations of its cybersecurity service at CES 2018, performing a live smart home hack for attendees during the week.

Think of your smart home: Your personal network controls automatic lights, temperature adjustments, and a virtual assistant that is programmed to play your favorite song when you walk in the door at the end of a long day. These IOT devices keep us constantly connected, increasing our risk of cyber attacks. With the right amount of determination, a hacker could steal your identity without you even knowing by compromising just one smart home device on your wifi network. Dojo by BullGuard prevents these invasions from happening, giving smart home consumers the peace of mind they need and providing the ultimate protection against hackers.

Dojo provides complete smart home protection without spying on personal data, by connecting to a Wifi network and learning each smart home’s behavioral patterns over a short period of time. Dojo monitors and detects threats within the smart home’s connected devices, working continually to identify and mitigate a cyber attack before it even begins. The sleekly designed ‘pebble’ is free to move about the home while its dock remains connected to the wifi router. The pebble glows to alert the smart home user of any potential attack while the Dojo takes action to automatically protect the network. Dojo also proactively informs users of the cyber threat via a synchronized smartphone app.

Additionally, Dojo by BullGuard is launching a new standalone “Vulnerability Scanner” mobile app. This unique scanner app is designed to work independently, giving smart device owners insight into their overall Wi-Fi network health and safety using:

Vulnerability & Risk Assessments: Scans and detects vulnerabilities within smart home network connected devices that are potentially exposed to cyber attacks.

Home Network Auto Discovery: Performs automatic discovery of all IOT connected devices in the home network, and provides insight into the security and privacy of each connected device.

External Vulnerability Assessments: Scans the wifi network using Dojo’s cloud-based platform and detects vulnerabilities in the home router, as well as connected devices. The app relays information about potential threats and risks of hacking from the internet.

Dojo by BullGuard’s Live Hack Demonstration will take place at the 2018 CES Summit at The Venetian Hotel.

“Society has become increasingly motivated to create a ‘smart’ household that suits their personal styles, lifestyle preferences, and fundamental needs, continuously driving the market for advanced cybersecurity,” says Yossi Atias, Dojo’s Founder and GM of IoT Security at BullGuard. “As a leading company within the cybersecurity field, BullGuard offers Dojo, a comprehensive solution to protecting these home networks, while respecting the privacy and unique data found in each home’s collection of active devices. Dojo constantly monitors and secures the home network without invading the user’s privacy. It detects abnormal behavior and cyber threats and automatically mitigates those threats before they have a chance to compromise the user’s privacy.”

BullGuard’s CEO, Paul Lipman will share his perspectives on smart home cyber threats and security during the CES panel session ‘Securing the Smart Home’ on January 10th at 2:15pm, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N256.

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Follow us on Twitter @BullGuard and @DojoSafe, like us on Facebook at BullGuard and Dojo, or learn more at https://www.bullguard.com or https://dojo.bullguard.com.

 

About BullGuard:

BullGuard is a leader in consumer cybersecurity. We make it simple to protect everything in your digital life – your data, your identity and your smart home. As part of our ongoing promise to be champion of today’s digital consumer, we’ve added to our multi-award winning product portfolio with Dojo by BullGuard. It’s the best custom-built solution to protect Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home. Dojo gives customers the freedom to add as many smart home devices as they want without compromising privacy or security. Dojo by BullGuard is the cornerstone of a smart home, ensuring a connected world where every consumer, in every home, is smart, safe and protected.

CEO of BullGuard, Paul Lipman, has over 20 years experience in technology leadership, as well as general management and product development. Paul has previously held positions as the CEO of iSheriff, a cloud-security innovator acquired by Mimecast, and at Total Defense, a consumer security business acquired by Untangle in 2014.

Dojo’s Founder and GM of IoT Security at BullGuard, Yossi Atias, is an experienced technology executive who has previously held positions as the General Manager Operations at Jajah, as the Head of OTT Strategy at Acme Packet, as the General Manager Nokia Israel, and as the Technical Director at Lucent.

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Oticon Unveils HearingFitness™, the World’s First Hearing Health Fitness Tracker, at CES 2018 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/client-news/oticon-unveils-hearingfitness-worlds-first-hearing-health-fitness-tracker-ces-2018/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:17:48 +0000 http://www.theprroom.co.uk/?p=4190 Oticon Unveils HearingFitness™, the World’s First Hearing Health Fitness Tracker, at CES 2018 Hearing aid provider Oticon to launch a new hearing fitness app which provides users of Oticon’s life changing Opn™ hearing aids with health improving benefits, including battling […]

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Oticon Unveils HearingFitness™, the World’s First Hearing Health Fitness Tracker, at CES 2018

Hearing aid provider Oticon to launch a new hearing fitness app which provides users of Oticon’s life changing Opn™ hearing aids with health improving benefits, including battling hearing loss related dementia[i]

Copenhagen, Denmark, January 9, 2018 – Introducing the world’s first hearing fitness tracking technology to explore the full potential of advanced analytics. The new HearingFitness™ app from leading hearing aid provider, Oticon, launches at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 9-12, 2018. #Hearingkeepsyoufit

The Oticon HearingFitness™ app is designed to help people with hearing loss understand how their behavior and hearing health habits can influence how effective their treatment is and the impact it has on their overall health and well-being. The HearingFitness™ app is used in conjunction with Oticon Opn™ hearing aids, the world’s first internet-connected hearing aid and winner of two CES Innovations Awards in 2017[i].

Noisy environments pose the biggest challenge for people with hearing loss. Keeping up with conversations in restaurants, bars, around the dinner table or at meetings can be difficult and exhausting. Utilising a combination of data from the hearing aid and big data from lifestyle and healthcare data sources, the HearingFitness™ app helps Opn™ users optimise their hearing aid use to fulfil their hearing potential in different situations.

By encouraging increased hearing aid use, the HearingFitness™ app helps those with hearing loss benefit from the many positive health improvements that come from wearing hearing aids. Wearing Opn™ hearing aids to treat a hearing impairment lets users once again enjoy sound and social interaction, both of which stimulate the brain and ultimately helps reduce the common side effects associated with untreated hearing loss, such as fatigue, withdrawal and stress. Treating hearing loss effectively in mid-life by wearing aids even reduces the risk of early on-set dementia. In a recent study authored by the Lancet commissions on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care[ii], hearing loss was listed as the largest modifiable risk factor contributing to Dementia.

At its outdoor inspired Booth, No. 43949 in the Sands Expo at CES, Oticon will offer interactive displays and hands-on demonstrations of Opn’s new HearingFitness™ app. Visitors can also experience Opn™ hearing aids which feature Oticon’s pioneering BrainHearing™ technology to help those with hearing loss tackle everyday noisy situations. While tutorials on the use of the IFTTT network with the world’s first internet-connected hearing aids will demonstrate how to create ‘smart’ IoT recipes for connected-technology.

Oticon audiologists and hearing technology specialists will be on hand to discuss how the world’s first hearing tracking technology will help people with hearing loss lead healthier lives, including: Product Manager, Michael Porsbo, a major contributor to the conception and fruition of the world’s first IoT hearing aid, Opn™.

“The HearingFitness™ app is designed to provide Opn™ hearing aid users with advice and encouragement on ways to use their hearing aid more, hear better, and ultimately stay healthy,” says Michael Porsbo. “The first of its kind, this new app provides data-driven hearing care to empower a digital generation of hearing aid users with insights to enable them to keep their mental faculties sharp and therefore optimize their health.”

Innovation Awards Winner

The Oticon HearingFitness™ app has been awarded a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the Software and Mobile Apps category. This award is further recognition of Oticon’s commitment to evolving life-enhancing technology for people with hearing loss, and praise indeed for the latest feature to be introduced to the already technologically advanced Opn™ hearing aid solution.

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To arrange to meet with key Oticon personnel during your visit to CES 2018, please contact Michelle Cross, michelle.cross@theprroom.co.uk

About Oticon

500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. The majority are over the age of 50 while eight percent are under the age of 18. It is Oticon’s ambition that our customers – hearing clinics throughout the world – prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Through passion, dedication and professional expertise, Oticon develops and manufactures hearing aids for both adults and children. Oticon supports every kind of hearing loss from mild to severe and we pride ourselves on developing some of the most innovative hearing aids in the market. Headquartered out of Denmark, we are a global company and part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 12,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 12 billion. www.oticon.global 
[i] Livingston et al, 2017
[ii] Oticon Opn™ was honored with 2017 CES Innovations Awards in two categories – Tech for a Better World and Wearable Technologies
[ii] Livingstone et al, 2017 – Dementia prevention, intervention and care

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