Translation of a Lianhe Zaobao Newpaper Article

More Workers with Hearing Loss Diagnosed Early

Hearing Aids: Provide Medisave Option to Seniors

Hearing Aids: Too Few Qualify for Subsidies

Hearing Experts

Call to Regulate Sellers of Hearing Devices

Regarding hearing aid dispensing, health experts suggest that clinicians must be well-trained and certified for the job. The agony of hearing-impaired patients is increased when flawed, inappropriately-tuned hearing aids are fitted on them. They are not only ineffective, but can also cause immense frustration, and may even be a health risk as it can inflict noise-induced hearing loss on the wearer. Indeed, Dr. Euan Murugasu, consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon, has gone as far as saying ‘’The wrong hearing aid or an improperly fitted one is, in a way, ...

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1 in 6 Singapore Youth Faces Risk of Hearing Loss: Study

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a preventable cause of acquired hearing loss. Currently, much focus is directed to workplace NIHL. In recent years, portable music players (PMPs) such as MP3 players and smart phones have gained a popular acceptance from the public and there have been a rising number of young adults utilizing these devices at increasingly higher music volumes. Locally, there is a perception that our youths are being exposed to potentially damaging noise levels from use of personal music players. According to the study conducted and the report ...

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Mr Yiap Kim Hong

Hearing Aids for a War Hero

Hearing Aids Subsidy – a Tribute to a War Hero Rattling sound of the propellers roared through the air.  Captain “Winkie” Ho Weng Toh was piloting the B-25 Mitchell bomber in the early morning of March 1945.  His heart was burning with fire and could not wait to bomb the hell out of the Japanese military installations. Captain Ho dropped the bombs when he finally reached his targets. “Boom!” “Boom!” Thunderous explosions rang through the morning sky. Captain Ho’s ears hurt but he was not bothered. He was proud to have accomplished his mission. Captain ...

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Winne Ng