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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