Funds for Seniors to Cover More Aids

The importance of government initiative cannot be undermined in assisting elderly. The Government has taken a very positive step towards helping the elderly people of society who require assistance. The expected launch of Senior’s Mobility and Enabling Fund has made assistive devices such as hearing aid, wheelchairs etc. much easily attainable and affordable for the elder citizens. The plan is that the government will provide 10 million dollars initially for the original mobility fund which will help reduce the cost of basic aids for the elderly and increase accessibil...

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The Gift of Hearing

Auditory-Verbal therapy is teaching children with hearing impairment to listen and talk and maximizing their residual hearing with the constant use of amplification devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants. Auditory-verbal therapy emphasizes imparting skills of speech and listening. Julius is a 5 year old child. He was born with an ear abnormality called Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. In simplified terms, this means that he has abnormally structures in his inner ear which impedes sound conduction. Due to this abnormality, Julius could not hear normally and ...

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Helping Cancer Patients Hear Again

In Singapore, nose cancer patients as well as patients affected by cancer in the head reagion who undergocancer treatment maybeaffected by hearing loss. Statistically, 1 in 20 persons with nose cancer and undergoing radiotherapy will be affected with a significant hearing loss and requires treatment such as hearing aids or implant. The Audiologist will work closely with ENT doctors to determine whether a hearing aid or an cochlear implant is necessary. The concept of providing cancer patients with hearing aids or cochlear implant is fairly new in Singapore but there are ...

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