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Auditory System

All's well that ends swell

When 30-year-old Terence Chan looked in the mirror one day, he noticed that part of his left ear was strangely swollen. He did not remember injuring it during his regular karate sessions or on any other occasion.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 12:00am

App developed to teach sign language

Parents are eager to have their children learn foreign languages, so why not try sign language?

A smartphone application has been developed to teach people up to 99 words.

The Hong Kong Sign Language Association spent two months developing the city's first sign language app after receiving a HK$60,000 grant from the Labour and Welfare Bureau.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Passion overcomes disability

You would not have guessed from talking to Mandy Tang, with her clear pronunciation and intonation, that she is deaf. She lost her sense of hearing due to a medical mishap when she was an infant.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Remember: everyone's welcome

Read by students all over the world, Alice in Wonderland is a famous novel by English writer Lewis Carroll. In the story, Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a magical world where anything is possible. This is how Steven DeWater felt when he started in theatre.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Deaf group attacks fax-booking scheme

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Nature's way to keep ears clean

Earwax, or cerumen, protects our ears from damage and infection. Produced by glands in the skin that lines the ear canal, the main function of earwax is to trap dust and small particles and stop them from reaching the eardrum and causing damage.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hard of hearing

For 25 years, the co-hosts of the television programme Look and Learn have been showing and telling viewers how the lives of the hearing impaired are not so different from everybody else's - but the message has been slow to spread.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Sign of progress

In a Primary One classroom at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School in Kowloon Bay, children don't just use their hands to attract the teacher's attention - some use their hands to answer the teachers' questions.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Do bugs really crawl into people's ears? How can you get them out?

A large part of the widely shared phobia of creepy-crawlies has to do with them turning up in unsuspected places, such as shoes or plates of food.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am



Use these words to complete the sentences: vibrations, cochlea, connecting, vibrate, waves

1. The outer ear collects sound _____________________ which travel down the auditory canal and _____________________ the eardrum.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Orphan takes pot luck on life journey

Linda Sue Park doesn't waste words as she begins A Single Shard. She wants to take her readers straight into the story she has to tell.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Doctors warn of ear-candling risks

Doctors have warned people to avoid ear candling, touted as a safe and easy way to drain earwax, saying the benefits are unproven and the treatment is dangerous.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Waxing lyrical

According to the latest edition of Nature Genetics, a team of Japanese researchers has discovered in ear wax the smallest form of genetic difference, known as a single nucleotide polymorphism.

They have shown that just one tiny change in DNA can lead to a change in how the body works and how we look.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Not worth the candle, reckons quackwatch

Not everyone thinks ear candling is a good idea. Quackwatch - a watchdog website set up by Stephen Barrett, a doctor in the US, to monitor health frauds - says that, because wax is sticky, the negative pressure needed to pull wax from the ear canal would have to be so powerful that it would rupture the eardrum in the process.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Action speaks louder than words

There are many forms of expression, such as speech and body language, but a group of hearing-impaired actors will show that action speaks louder than words with two performances later this month.

The Theatre of the Silence will stage The Monkey's Paw and A Journey into the World of Visual Wonders at 8pm on October 22 and 23 at Sha Tin Town Hall.

8 Oct 2004 - 12:00am