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Otology

YouTube shows the way to beat and treat vertigo

Beyond airing videos of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and others that numb the mind, YouTube has the potential to spread useful and critical health information that is often ignored.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

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.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Listen up, noise pollution means trouble

Mainland health authorities hope to raise people's awareness of noise pollution, one of the top three causes of hearing disability in the past few years.

The theme for today's National Ear Care Day is 'decrease noise and protect hearing'.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Breaking the silence

Sitting confidently in front of the crowd, nine-year-old Lee Chee-yan delivers an eloquent narrative about a kind-hearted soldier who gives an old lady a coin in exchange for a fake one she had been tricked into taking. His life is later saved by the fake coin when it deflects a bullet.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Purebred white-haired cats tend to be more susceptible to congenital deafness

Sarah Yeung has a special routine for waking her white-haired cat named Snow. Instead of putting a hand on her furry feline, she first taps the surface he is sleeping on. When Snow looks up, Yeung touches him.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Deaf group attacks fax-booking scheme

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Ear disorder linked to psychological problems

More than one-fifth of people diagnosed with the ear disorder tinnitus suffer from severe psychological problems including moodiness, insomnia and depression, a study by Chinese University has found.

Causes of the tinnitus, commonly known as ringing in the ears, include stress, long exposure to a noisy environment and a problem in the brain's temporal lobe.

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Turn it down - you hear?

Fu Hin-ngai, a Year 12 student at Sha Tin College, spends, on average, three hours a day listening to music, particularly when he's getting around town.

'I usually turn up my music when I go to busy, noisy places,' he says.

26 Jan 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

Implant opens up new world for the deaf

Local doctors have hailed the results of a new type of hearing device whose benefits for the hearing impaired they likened to a cripple being able to throw away his crutch.

Three people who received Asia's first 'fully implantable hearing devices' in surgery in Hong Kong earlier this year have recovered more than 90 per cent of their hearing ability.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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