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Hearing Impairment

Valuable lessons for hearing-impaired students

Evelyn Glennie has been deaf since the age of 12 and still became a successful musician. Photo: James Callaghan

Sitting in the audience, nine-year-old Locke was mesmerised as  the mallets and drum sticks wielded by Evelyn Glennie seemingly disappear in a rhythmic blur.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 10:15am

Letters to the Editor, December 31, 2012

More to be done to tackle Hong Kong's housing problem. Photo: Bloomberg

Flats initiative a short-term measure

I was delighted by the government's announcement on Monday, December 24, that it planned to boost land supply [in the coming quarter] for the construction of 3,000 new apartments.

31 Dec 2012 - 3:23am 3 comments

Government urged to subsidise hearing-impaired students

An array of devices related to cochlear implants displayed by the Association for the Rights of Hearing Impaired Students. Photo: Felix Wong

The government should subsidise pupils with severe hearing impairments to ensure they receive a proper education, a concern group says.

The Association for the Rights of Hearing Impaired Students said maintenance of the external devices they wear after having cochlear implants could cost as much as HK$60,000, and is calling on the government to shoulder some of the costs.

12 Nov 2012 - 5:31am

Carol Pang's brave escape from silence

Carol Pang Wai-yung is a star. The 17-year-old Form Six student excels at everything she takes up: she is an ex-Hong Kong rhythmic gymnastics team member, a Grade Eight violinist, and has a scholarship at a prestigious university.

She is blessed with talents but has struggled hard because of her disability - she is severely hearing-impaired.

22 Apr 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

liberal studies

Word power

Match the words with their meanings on the right

1. defects

2. impairment

3. predisposition

4. subverts

5. trauma

a. destroys something's power or influence

b. the chance to suffer from a disease or illness

c. faults or imperfections

18 Feb 2008 - 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

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

Emergency SMS number for disabled

People with speech or hearing problems will be able to send SMS text messages to police when emergencies arise under a new service - the first of its kind in the world - beginning today.

Users will be able to send an SMS message to the hotline number 992 if they have an emergency and the message will be handled in the same way as a 999 call.

21 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Plea to give deaf their say

A row erupted yesterday after a veteran advocate claimed that elderly deaf people were not being properly represented on the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board.

28 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Tough tests counter-productive

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Punishing workload bad for young minds' (South China Morning Post, February 10), regarding the study burden facing SAR students.

As a private tutor of a Primary Three student studying in a prestigious school, I sympathise with these students who are under so much pressure.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Payout plan over loss of hearing

AN estimated 1,000 workers will qualify for compensation for hearing damage caused by their work.

They can apply to the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board, comprising representatives from employers, employees, the Hospital Authority, and the Labour and Health departments, from July 1.

15 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Deaf ears

IN a big modern city such as Hong Kong, loud, non-stop noise is a natural part of our environment. From early morning to late at night, our waking hours are filled with the sounds of vehicles, the hum of air-conditioners and the roar of people.

28 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Fund for deaf

A MULTI-MILLION dollar fund is needed for the more than 1,000 people owed compensation for occupational deafness, the Labour Advisory Board agreed yesterday.

26 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Music therapy changes lives of autistic children

A REVOLUTIONARY form of music therapy used to correct hearing disorders has changed the lives of 30 autistic children in Hong Kong and has already been used to treat depression.

7 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

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