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Employment scheme aids the deaf

Finding a job can be much harder for a hearing-impaired person than for those with hearing, according to a survey. It was conducted by Silence, a charity organisation for people with hearing impairments.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Magistrate to decide on Tony Chan's challenge

Eastern Court will decide on Monday whether it will continue hearing self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's application to halt criminal proceedings against him.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Leaders keep their ears to the ground

Anyone can become a good listener and benefit from active engagement, which can help boost leadership skills. Sidney Yuen, a trainer at the International Listening Leadership Institute, believes the first step to improve listening skills involves using a framework.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Skilled executives know it pays to listen

Expressing thoughts clearly is an integral part of business leadership, but the other half of the equation is listening and understanding what others wish to communicate.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Deep Purple the latest rock dinosaurs roaring into town

The dinosaurs of rock continue their assault on Hong Kong. The latest charge is from heavy metal pioneers Deep Purple. Yes, the makers of bluesy classics such as Highway Star, Space Truckin', Black Night and Smoke on the Water are bludgeoning their way to the AsiaWorld Arena on May 10, courtesy of promoter Lushington Entertainments.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Deaf clerk sues for unfair dismissal

A clerk is suing the Esther Beauty Group for unfair dismissal, claiming she was sacked in February 2006 because of her hearing impairment, which requires sign language interpretation. Wu Wai-yin filed a writ against the group in the District Court, through the Equal Opportunities Commission.

23 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Diary of a renovator: unplugged

Ever wonder why construction workers often seem on the verge of killing each other? In the past week I have been ready to race downstairs, hose in hand, to separate the half-naked men labouring to turn my dingy ground floor into a bright open-plan room linked to my office upstairs.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Dad to set up fund in memory of daughter

The father of a hearing-impaired woman who leaped to her death on Saturday says he wants to set up a foundation to help disabled people.

A weeping Lee Kwong-hing said on a radio program last night he would use tribute money paid by mourners after the death of Lee Ching, 26, to set up a fund to help students like her cope with adversity.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Survey sounds warning on teenage hearing

Fourteen per cent of 833 teenagers aged between 11 and 20 tested at the Church of Christ in China Yenching College, Tsing Yi, were found to suffer from mild hearing loss, unable to hear sounds at less than 25 decibels.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Survey sounds warning to teenagers over hearing loss

Fourteen per cent of teenagers tested during a recent survey were found to suffer from mild hearing loss.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Check out our interactive listening page

Do you want to improve your English listening skills? I suggest you watch the English news on TV or listen to the radio every day.

Jot down as many points as you can. This might require persistence and hard work, but it's worth it.

I'm speaking from experience. My teacher gave me this advice and I've been making notes every day since the last school year.

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Subsidy proposal for deafness from work

The Labour and Welfare Bureau has proposed raising the ceiling for hearing aid subsidies for those with occupational deafness from HK$18,000 to HK$36,000 per head because the fund established for the purpose had a surplus of HK$368 million last year. The scheme would also be extended to cover employees who lose hearing in just one ear.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Actions speak louder than words

In a world of clashing cultures and beliefs, body language may be the best way to strip away barriers between people. American deaf theatre company Quest believe it works. They are in Hong Kong for a month-long cultural exchange and will stage their internationally renowned play Mosaic next weekend.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Let's hear it for a good cause

Asking for a napkin might be a simple request for most people, but for hearing-impaired students it is about making a breakthrough.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Books and projectors top pupils' wish-list

Hearing-impaired children want a new visual and broadcasting system to help communication

The students need extra books and they need new lighting, so that they can read one another's lips better and those of their teachers and visitors.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am