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2003

November 28, 2003

Exercise is good for your hearing

Exercise is good for your hearing and may help diminish temporary threshold shifts (TTS). Read more

November 24, 2003

Ear plugs in pill form

Six hundred US marines have been signed up for a test trial towards the end of 2003 in which they will be taking pills to protect their hearing during shooting exercises. Read more

November 18, 2003

DKK 30 million for screening of newborns

A new national infant hearing screening programme is being tested in Denmark. DKK 15 million per year for the next two years was made available for the test programme in the most recent Danish budget bill, passed in November, 2003. Read more

November 13, 2003

£20 million for hearing aids

Hearing aid services are to receive an extra £9 million investment from the Scottish Executive. Read more

October 02, 2003

Hearing loss in elderly often undiagnosed

Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and has important effects on their physical and mental health. Read more

September 23, 2003

We get used to noise

Living in a big city implies inevitably being surrounded by noise. When asking people how they can live with so much noise, the answer is: "I am just used to it". Read more

September 17, 2003

Hearing problems affect general health

Among hearing impaired people, 12% find that their health is bad. In the general population just 5.5% report a bad health condition. Read more

September 04, 2003

Workplace to provide hearing assistance in competition to attract employees

Businesses of the world: Look out for the upcoming worker shortage. Read more

September 01, 2003

Early Detection of Infants' Hearing Loss

The Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumption, in cooperation with the Autonomous Regions, has set up the basis for an Early Detection of Hearing Loss in Infants programme. Read more

May 27, 2003

Dancing in the din

The noise levels are up, up and away in night clubs and discos. Read more

May 19, 2003

Hearing loss leads to more doctors' visits

Elderly people with hearing loss are three times as likely as elderly people without hearing loss to contact their doctor, according to a study carried out in the Northwestern United States. Read more

May 13, 2003

Break-through in the making for hearing impaired athletes

The prospects for hearing impaired athletes aspiring to compete internationally and to gain wider recognition got a welcome boost when Tiffany Granfors, one of the indefatigable organizers of the Deaflympics, recently received an invitation into the world's most prestigious and exclusive study program for sports executives. Read more

April 22, 2003

Lagging behind in hearing loss treatment

Scotland is struggling to keep up with the rest of the United Kingdom in the treatment of hearing loss. Read more

April 16, 2003

Digital hearing aids for all on NHS

Digital hearing aids will be made publicly available in England by April 2005. Read more

April 08, 2003

International Noise Awareness Day

The 2003 International Noise Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday, the 30th of April, 2003. Read more

April 01, 2003

Hearing aid grants doubled

The government grants to help hearing impaired Irishmen buy hearing aids have been doubled. Read more

February 25, 2003

Laws fail to protect children against hazardous toys

Rules and regulations protect adults against noise in the workplace. But no law extends similar protection to children in their daily lives even though they are sensitive to noise and hearing loss may have severe social consequences for them. Read more

February 20, 2003

Genetically conditioned hearing loss unevenly spread in population

The frequency of genetically caused hearing loss is significantly uneven from group to group in the German population according to a study of the causes of hearing loss. Read more

February 03, 2003

Lawsuit to accommodate hard of hearing audience in cinemas

Cinemas are a closed world to millions of hearing impaired people on every continent because of the lack of captioning. Read more