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Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness

Eight women with hearing loss in Gaza make short films using stop motion animation to raise awareness about their condition by designing characters, drawing images on paper, shooting with their cellphone cameras and coworkers without hearing loss adding the voices
Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)
Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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Study suggests hearing loss, other auditory problems associated with Covid-19

A new study found strong association between hearing loss and Covid-19 after numerous people reported a change in their hearing or tinnitus after being infected with coronavirus
Study suggests hearing loss, other auditory problems associated with Covid-19(Twitter/HearingJournal)
Study suggests hearing loss, other auditory problems associated with Covid-19(Twitter/HearingJournal)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 02:57 PM IST
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Preserving workers’ hearing health by improving earplug efficiency: Study

Researchers from ETS University and the IRSST analysed the varying structure of ear canals to find a correlation between their shapes and the effectiveness of three commonly-used models of earplugs.
Noise exposure accounts for 22 per cent of worldwide work-related health problems.(Unsplash)
Noise exposure accounts for 22 per cent of worldwide work-related health problems.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Dogs may experience hearing loss too

Signs of hearing loss in dogs include failing to respond when called, sleeping through sounds that normally would rouse them, startling at loud noises that previously didn’t bother them, barking excessively or making unusual vocal sounds.
Signs of hearing loss in dogs include failing to respond when called, sleeping through sounds that normally would rouse them, startling at loud noises that previously didn’t bother them, barking excessively or making unusual vocal sounds.(Unsplash)
Signs of hearing loss in dogs include failing to respond when called, sleeping through sounds that normally would rouse them, startling at loud noises that previously didn’t bother them, barking excessively or making unusual vocal sounds.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Diwali aftermath: AQI in Ludhiana worsens, number of patients with cough, irritation in eyes rise

The air quality index (AQI) of the city was recorded at 338 (very poor) during Monday midnight and Tuesday, 289 (poor) at 5am on Tuesday, 254 at 10am, 246 at 2pm and the index again increased to 261 at 5pm. 
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Published on Oct 29, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmarpal Singh, Ludhiana

Starbucks opens ‘silent cafe’ in China

American coffee chain Starbucks has opened a ‘silent cafe’ in the Chinese city of Guangzhou employing nearly half the staff as hearing-impaired individuals.
Starbucks is the single largest coffee chain in China.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Starbucks is the single largest coffee chain in China.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Beijing, China | ByPress Trust of India

Born deaf, abandoned a day after, 5-year-old from Gujarat receives the gift of hearing

Harsh was found abandoned in the toilet of GK General Hospital in Bhuj in 2014
Harsh will continue to receive treatment for the bext 18 months.(HT Photo)
Harsh will continue to receive treatment for the bext 18 months.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

Government may allow private sector to use key drug used for treating tuberculosis

Around 2.1 million people have TB in India, of which an estimated 30,000 people have MDR-TB. Only 6,500 patients are on the bedaquiline-based treatment regimen, which may cause side effects such as heart problems.
The health ministry, in collaboration with the departments of health research, biotechnology etc, is working out an institutional mechanism to give bedaquiline to patients in the private sector.(HT Photo)
The health ministry, in collaboration with the departments of health research, biotechnology etc, is working out an institutional mechanism to give bedaquiline to patients in the private sector.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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Study reveals reason behind loss of hearing after exposure to loud sounds

The study published in the journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ explains the science behind our ears feeling numb and losing the sense of hearing temporarily.
Calcium ions, which are calcium atoms with a positive charge, play a key role in the processes that make hearing possible.(Shutterstock)
Calcium ions, which are calcium atoms with a positive charge, play a key role in the processes that make hearing possible.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Born deaf and mute, 9-year-old Jaipur girl now a storytelling champion

According to doctors , hearing impairment is the second most common cause of disability in the country, with an estimated 63 million people suffer from hearing loss.
Anisha Mantri was fitted with a hearing implant at a young age after her parents realised her deficiency.(HT Photo)
Anisha Mantri was fitted with a hearing implant at a young age after her parents realised her deficiency.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 11:22 AM IST
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Today’s earphone users could be tomorrow’s hearing aid users: Experts

Ahead of World Hearing Day, experts have urged everyone to get themselves checked to prevent unsafe listening practices, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimating a rising trend of hearing impairment across the globe.
Using headphone and portable speakers are fine if the volume is below 85 decibels.(Unsplash)
Using headphone and portable speakers are fine if the volume is below 85 decibels.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Kolkata

This initiative is helping hearing-impaired people get a new lease of life

Launched in 2013, Shruti brings sustainable, low-cost otology services to underserved communities.
Under ‘Shruti’, health workers go door to door with a smartphone mobile device that allows quick screening and diagnosis of patients with ear diseases.(iStock)
Under ‘Shruti’, health workers go door to door with a smartphone mobile device that allows quick screening and diagnosis of patients with ear diseases.(iStock)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 10:48 AM IST
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Over a billion people risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds: UN

Around half of all cases of hearing loss could be prevented through public health measures, the WHO insists, its recommendations coming ahead of World Hearing Day on March 3.
The one billion people at the risk of irreversible hearing loss are aged between 12 to 35 years.(Unsplash)
The one billion people at the risk of irreversible hearing loss are aged between 12 to 35 years.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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Trauma care centre in Mumbai gets new facility for hearing loss patients

The trauma care centre in Jogeshwari is the first municipal peripheral hospital in the city to get the facility.
The centre will help determine the degree of the patient’s hearing loss so they can be treated accordingly.(Shutterstock)
The centre will help determine the degree of the patient’s hearing loss so they can be treated accordingly.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAayushi Pratap, Mumbai

Passenger on Jet Airways flight that lost cabin pressure, suffers permanent hearing loss

Mukesh Sharma suffered bleeding in his ears in the incident of loss of cabin pressure on a Jet Airways flight on September 20. He was later diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.
A passenger on the Jet Airways flight, that lost cabin pressure and caused injuries to several passengers, has been diagnosed with permanent hearing loss due to the incident.(Reuters File)
A passenger on the Jet Airways flight, that lost cabin pressure and caused injuries to several passengers, has been diagnosed with permanent hearing loss due to the incident.(Reuters File)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit

It’s high time we raised our voice against noise pollution

From a variety of heart diseases to high blood pressure and even long­term hearing loss, the impact of noise pollution from bursting of crackers and vehicular traffic is serious.
While air pollution has received much public attention, the same can not be said about the rising levels of noise pollution.(PTI File)
While air pollution has received much public attention, the same can not be said about the rising levels of noise pollution.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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World Deaf Day: Why ear buds do more harm then good, Pune experts plug the holes

Not many realise that ear drums or hearing of a person is generally damaged due to usage of ear buds. In the last 10 years, people have invented many innovative ways to use ear buds and similar products which can lead to permanent damage, and can cause partial hearing loss which cannot be reversed. Hence, it is important to ban such products which are easily available.
Dr Sanjay Dharmadhikari, President Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI) Pune.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Dr Sanjay Dharmadhikari, President Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI) Pune.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNozia Sayyed

You might be at risk of developing ear disorders if you have migraines

Cochlear disorders are a condition that affect ‘snail shell shaped’ part of the inner ear which receives sound in the form of vibrations and includes sensorineural hearing impairment or sudden deafness.
Severe headaches could put you at the risk of developing ear disorders.(Shutterstock)
Severe headaches could put you at the risk of developing ear disorders.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Taipei

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

A substance called triclosan has been used for more than 40 years in soaps, makeup, and other commercial products because of its antibacterial properties. It can help combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 18, 2018 12:56 PM IST
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Asian News International, Washington DC | ByAsian News International

Scientists develop new method to treat hearing loss, giving hope to many

A study demonstrated a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the ear.
The new discovery could offer a lot of hope for those who are hard of hearing.(Shutterstock)
The new discovery could offer a lot of hope for those who are hard of hearing.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 01:06 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Los Angeles

Beware, hearing problems may increase risk of injury

People who face hearing problems are at an increased risk of accidental injuries, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found.
People who had a lot of trouble hearing were 1.9 times more likely (twice as likely) to suffer from some type of injury than those with excellent hearing.(Shutterstock)
People who had a lot of trouble hearing were 1.9 times more likely (twice as likely) to suffer from some type of injury than those with excellent hearing.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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