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Take Care of the Elderly Without Hearing

Age-related damage to the inner ear is the single biggest cause of hearing loss. It’s also known as presbycusis. Most people will experience some level of hearing loss as they go older, this type of hearing loss tends to affect both ears and increases as one gets older. Hearing loss and dementia can often occur […]

Nutrition – Mental and Hearing Loss

Loss of hearing represents more than just difficulty hearing sounds. It can lead to social isolation and depression. A new study suggests that hearing loss may also be linked to loss of memory and thinking skills. Hearing loss and psychiatric disorders are frequently co-existent (Psychol Med. 2019 Apr;49[6]:891-897). For example, a person who cannot participate […]

Deaf and Hearing Loss Children in our Communities Have the Right to a World-Class Education

What is Education? Education brings about an inherent and permanent change in a person’s thinking and capacity to do things. Effective education is a learning experience.  Education, as we understand it here, is a process of inviting truth and possibility, of encouraging and giving time to discovery. Education is deliberate. We act with a purpose […]

The Role of Immunisation in the Prevention of Hearing Loss

WHO estimates that about 60% of hearing loss in children under 15 years of age is preventable. Over 30% of childhood hearing loss is caused by diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella meningitis and ear infections. These can be prevented through immunization and good hygiene practices. Another 17% of childhood hearing loss results from complications […]