To mark the World Hearing Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched “hearWHO“, a free application for smart mobile devices which allows people to check their hearing regularly and intervene early in case of hearing loss. Over 5% of the world’s population i.e around 466 million people – have disabling hearing loss (432 million […]
Developments in wireless communication technology over the last twenty years resulted in increasingly widespread use of mobile phones and wireless systems for communication purposes. This has led to concerns regarding potential adverse health effects, particularly of the central nervous system, of which the brain is the part most exposed to the radio frequency electromagnetic fields […]
Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), also known as Glue ear, Secretory Otitis Media or Serous Otitis Media is a clinical condition characterized by collection of non-infected fluid in the middle ear space as a result of a cold, sore throat or upper respiratory infection. This is a highly common pediatric disease (can affect adults also) […]
Microtia is a congenital external ear deformity characterized by hypoplasia (incomplete development) of pinna, ranging from measurably small external ear with minimal structural abnormality, to ear with major structural alteration or to total absence of ear (anotia). The reported prevalence varies from 0.83 to 17.4 per 10,000 births worldwide. A higher prevalence rates are observed in […]
Cochlear implants are electronic prosthetic devices used in adults and children with sensory neural hearing loss, who are not benefited by the use of conventional hearing aids. They bypasses the functions of damaged hair cells inside the inner ear and directly stimulates the spiral ganglion of cochlear nerve (nerve of hearing).
The Junge Symphoniker Hamburg orchestra, Germany in association with CuteCircuit wearable tech company has brought an innovative and revolutionary new gadget for the hearing impaired people, which will allow the deaf to feel the musics – “The Sound Shirt How Sound Shirt works? This wearable garment will converts sound energy into micro vibrations which can be felt on […]
Cochlear Implant (CI) is a prosthetic electronic device which replaces the function of damaged inner ear. CI provides direct electrical stimulation to the auditory (hearing) nerve in the inner ear bypassing the damaged hair cells. They are used in patients (both adults and children) with sensory neural hearing loss who are not benefited by conventional hearing aids. […]