- Published on 07 November 2013
The landlocked mountain country of Lesotho in southern Africa is facing tremendous social and economic challenges. The main issues affecting the country are poverty, lack of education, and HIV/AIDS. The country has nearly 200,000 orphans for an overall population of just 2 million.
People with disabilities in the country of course also face major challenges in terms of education, integration and healthcare.
- Published on 04 November 2013
A universal newborn hearing screening program has been advocated in Taiwan since 1998, but coverage initially remained low. Since the Taiwanese government decided to subsidize infant hearing screening fully, significantly higher coverage rates have been achieved, demonstrating the importance of third-party funding.
- Published on 24 October 2013
Jaspreet Bahra, recently awarded UK Audiologist of the Year, has beaten off competition from fellow professionals in France, Germany/Austria, Ireland, Spain and Sweden to be named European Audiologist of the Year for 2013.
- Published on 22 October 2013
The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai, India, is considered to be one of the best medical institutions in Tamil Nadu state. Based on its statistics, 6 in 1,000 newborns at the hospital are born deaf.
- Published on 27 September 2013
- Published on 25 September 2013
A high percentage of children who do not pass hearing screening at birth are lost to follow-up.
- Published on 23 September 2013
MED-EL Medical Electronics has announced that Dr Ingeborg Hochmair, founder and CEO of the company, has been nominated to receive this year’s highly-respected Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.
- Published on 05 September 2013
Renowned researcher, great exponent of the field and promoter of public hearing health policies, in 1990 Dr. Maria Cecília Bevilacqua helped introduce a cochlear implant program at the “Little Center” and set up the Hearing Research Center, now a major CI center in South America.