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Newborn hearing screening usually takes place in maternity wards while the baby is settled or asleep. Newborn hearing screening usually takes place in maternity wards while the baby is settled or asleep. Kimberly/Flickr

Newborn hearing screening vital for giving babies the best start

Between one and three of every 1,000 newborns will have a significant, permanent hearing loss. These babies have a six-month window of opportunity for treatment that will allow them to retain their developmental…
Men account for 61% of the health expenditure on hearing loss. Men account for 61% of the health expenditure on hearing loss. charlene trapp

Wired by sound: the long-term impacts of constant noise

I have a favourite café that I have patronised regularly for many years. It’s often crowded and noisy and, until this year, I coped with that by taking my coffee early – before the café ambience became…
Sign languages vary from one part of the world to the next, just as spoken languages do. Sign languages vary from one part of the world to the next, just as spoken languages do. Margaret Woods/Moore

Warning signs: how our research was misrepresented in the news

Research needs to be presented carefully to not mislead the community. It’s worrying when information is taken out of context by the media for a news item that may only run for one day. But this is exactly…
Dimity Dornan offended many in the Deaf community with her acceptance speech during the Telstra Business Women of the Year Award. Dimity Dornan offended many in the Deaf community with her acceptance speech during the Telstra Business Women of the Year Award. AAP

Strong and proud: Deaf community has no need for self-appointed champions

Telstra’s Business Women of the Year awards are not usually known for attracting controversy. So, few people were prepared for the outrage that was sparked last week by Queensland winner, Dimity Dornan…

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