Chinese RatThis Saturday, 25th January, is Chinese New Year.

2020 is the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first of all the zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.

Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.

According to, people born in the Rat year are optimistic, energetic and likable by all.

Find out more about Chinese New Year 2020 and find your zodiac animal.

Once you’ve learned about your Chinese zodiac animal you can choose to decorate your Arlington Laboratories made earmoulds with an image of it. Designs of all 12 zodiac animals are available through the Better Hearing Initiative (BHI).

Take a look at the 2020 BHI Brochure.


Chinese Zodiac Animals