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December 14, 2006

Personality influences hearing aid decision

Attitudes towards hearing loss and hearing aids are closely related to personality traits. Read more

December 11, 2006

Campaign for the prevention of hearing loss in children

Chile is focusing on hearing problems in primary school children. A campaign for the prevention of hearing loss helps detect untreated hearing problems. Read more

November 27, 2006

Solar powered hearing aid

Technicians in Botswana have developed the first solar powered hearing aid. The solar powered hearing aid is being designed to promote treatment of hearing loss in poor regions of the world. Read more

November 21, 2006

Genetic defect makes excessive noise even more dangerous

The discovery of three genes may explain why some people are more vulnerable to noise than others and are more likely to suffer hearing damage. Read more

November 13, 2006

Tinnitus covered by accident insurance

If you have insurance against accidents you may be covered if you get tinnitus. A tinnitus claim was supported by a German court. Read more

November 02, 2006

Pessimism could harm hearing

A negative outlook on life may contribute to hearing decline. Read more

October 30, 2006

Ignorance promotes hearing loss

Far too many young people are unaware that noise can damage their hearing for life. Surveys show that 4 in 10 people aged between 16 and 34 years do not know that turning up the volume on their personal stereo can result in hearing loss. Read more

October 10, 2006

Musicians risk their hearing

Studies have shown hearing loss to be widespread among musicians. Read more

September 04, 2006

Every newborn to receive hearing screening

A national hearing screening programme aims to detect hearing problems within 48 hours of the birth of every newborn in Norway. The programme is to be fully implemented in 2007. Read more

August 24, 2006

Vanity before hearing

Fear of being labelled old or disabled makes the Scots reluctant to seek treatment for hearing problems. Read more

August 22, 2006

Children with hearing loss to be identified sooner

Nigeria gives emphasis to hearing screening of children in order to achieve earlier detection and better treatment of hearing problems. Read more

August 15, 2006

Hearing aids for free

A bill introduced in the province of Misiones, Argentina aims to provide free hearing aids to low-income people. Read more

August 01, 2006

Hang up the phone and avoid hearing loss

Extensive use of the mobile phone may damage your hearing. Some experts warn that mobile phones should be used with care and for short periods only in order to avoid hearing loss. Read more

July 19, 2006

An ear for people with hearing loss

One in five Austrians suffer from some kind of hearing damage. A program was established to help hearing impaired Austrians to adapt. Read more

July 11, 2006

Scientists researching age related hearing loss

Three University of Michigan Health System research projects are looking into the causes of age related hearing loss. The researchers hope the results will be helpful in preventing or diminishing the hearing problems among the elderly. Read more

June 26, 2006

Hearing screening programme for newborns at risk

Promoting support for children with hearing loss, the Chilean Ministry of Health has implemented a hearing screening programme for the early detection of hearing loss in newborns at special risk. Read more

June 19, 2006

Champion of hearing

Exciting matches, animated discussions, deafening goal celebrations. The World Cup is more than just a test for Ballack, Ronaldinho and other scoring predators. It is a test for the fans, as well. If you join the throngs of spectators flocking to the games in Germany, you must bring along all your fan paraphernalia. But equally importantly, you must take care of your hearing. Use earplugs for your own good. Read more

June 06, 2006

Newborn hearing screening in India

Childhood development of speech and language may be slowed in cases of late detection of hearing loss. In the Southern Indian city of Kochi a remedy has arrived in the form of hearing screening of newborns. Read more

May 24, 2006

Teenagers' hearing at risk in alcohol-free discos

It's not just adults that risk their hearing in pubs and nightclubs. A study found excessive noise-levels at discos for under aged children, as well. Read more

May 18, 2006

Most vertigo cases related to hearing problems

Three out of four cases of vertigo are related to hearing disorders. Read more

May 09, 2006

Noise protection system wins award

An 18 year-old German has invented a computer programme to protect against machine noise. The invention earned Johannes Hartmann from Schongau a design award at a trade fair in Munich. Read more

April 12, 2006

International Noise Awareness Day

Noise is all around us and more and more people are affected by the constant noise in the home, at work, at school and in the streets. The annual International Noise Awareness Day brings the noise and the problems associated with it into focus. Read more

March 21, 2006

Nationwide hearing test for new-borns

A national hearing screening programme in England offers a hearing test for all new-born babies. Read more

March 16, 2006

Young people lead noisy lives

Almost half of young Danes believe that the noise levels from music for young audiences should be regulated by law, according to a survey. Read more

March 07, 2006

Off-brand earphones may cause hearing damage

The use of earphones of another brand than the MP3 player they are used with may result in hearing damage. Noise limit requirement is requested for the small music players by the Norwegian Directorate for Safety and Preparedness, DSB. Read more

March 02, 2006

Apple sued for iPod threat to hearing

John Kiel Patterson, an American, is suing Apple in the United States, claiming that the iPod produces excessive noise levels and causes hearing damage. Read more

February 21, 2006

When hearing is lost in the brain

Age-related hearing loss is not just a case of the ears losing their capability. The ability of the brain to process sound is weakened as well. Modern digital hearing aids with directional microphones may solve some of these problems. Read more

February 16, 2006

University for students with disabilities

The Autonoma University of Madrid expands work protocol for people with disabilities. Read more

February 13, 2006

More and younger hearing impaired Swedes

Increasing numbers of Swedes under the age of 65 years struggle with hearing problems. About 60 percent of all hearing impaired people in Sweden are of working age. Read more

February 07, 2006

Hearing endangered among Singapore conscripts

Hearing loss is common among military conscripts in Singapore, but it is not known if the cause is the military service. Read more

February 02, 2006

Noise measurements provide false sense of security

The global standard for noise measurements underestimates the levels of hazardous noise, providing a false sense of security about dangerous noise levels. Read more

January 24, 2006

Millions for research into hearing loss

The European Union is giving research into hearing and hearing loss a high priority with grants of Euro12.5 million (US$15 million) for the Eurohear project. Read more

January 19, 2006

Increase in hearing loss due to un-controlled noise

Noise levels of 110 dB and increases in the number of visits to ENT specialists show that noise is out of control in Ecuador. Read more

January 16, 2006

Hearing screening pilot programme

Germany has no national newborn hearing screening programme. The German Health Ministry is launching test programmes in a number of German provinces. Read more

January 10, 2006

EU directive against noise

EU directive calls for tougher limitations of noise in the workplace. By 15 February, 2006 the laws and regulations of all EU countries must meet the standards set by the noise directive covering all workplaces. Read more

January 05, 2006

Noise alarm in classrooms

Noise monitor adding important tool for teachers to combat daily noise in nursery schools and other institutions. Read more