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# hearing - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time Inspiring This post contains videos

WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time

There’s something in our eye.

# hearing - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Reilly: "Priority" to offer children bilateral cochlear implants in 2014

Parents are calling on the Government to fit children with two cochlear implants as standard, instead of the current one.

# hearing - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Pics: Seán FitzPatrick and former Anglo execs back in court Anglo Case This post contains images

Pics: Seán FitzPatrick and former Anglo execs back in court

The former head of the now defunct bank was back in court today ahead of his and two other former bank executives’ trial next year.

# hearing - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Pistorius back in court as lead detective faces attempted murder charges

Charges against the detective has been withdrawn and Botha said he thought their reinstatement was linked to his work on this case.

# hearing - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

PICTURES: Oscar Pistorius in court Oscar Pistorius This post contains images

PICTURES: Oscar Pistorius in court

Photographers were briefly allowed to work inside the courtroom today.

# hearing - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius to face pre-meditated murder charge

The Paralympic champion stands accused of the pre-meditated murder of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.

# hearing - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Free seminar aims to support deaf teens and their parents who feel isolated

Irish Deaf Kids said students with hearing difficulties are now benefiting from modern technologies, which should be used more in schools.

# hearing - Saturday 19 January, 2013

"It's a shame": Parents appeal for funding for cochlear implants

Parents are to hand a letter to Beaumont hospital calling on them to equip children with two implants instead of one.

# hearing - Monday 14 January, 2013

April Jones abduction: Mark Bridger pleads 'not guilty'

The five-year-old has been missing since 1 October 2012.

# hearing - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women

Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.

# hearing - Monday 7 January, 2013

Court hears of harrowing scenes at Aurora cinema shooting

One police officer recalled finding the youngest victim, a six-year-old girl, with no pulse.

# hearing - Friday 14 December, 2012

Bus Eireann to cut some payments after unions reject Labour Court hearing

The company has said that it is to cut overtime, shift, premium and rota payments after trade unions rejected the offer, it said today.

# hearing - Saturday 29 September, 2012

What was that? Free hearing tests available nationwide next week

Free hearing screening will be provided by Hidden Hearing in its 65 centres nationwide and through its mobile clinic which will tour the country.

# hearing - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution

Warren Hill, who is intellectually disabled,was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner.

Seán FitzPatrick charged in connection with alleged Anglo financial irregularities

The former chairman and chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has been charged with 16 offences related to alleged fraud at the bank.

# hearing - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Blind community to blitz Irish Rail with protest texts

Two staffers at Irish Rail are due to be inundated with texts about the poor quality of audible announcements on Irish trains.

# hearing - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case RTÉ This post contains videos

RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case

Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.

# hearing - Monday 26 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Caption competition: What is Uncle Gaybo listening to? Health This post contains images

Caption competition: What is Uncle Gaybo listening to?

Your captions please…

# hearing - Friday 16 March, 2012

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group

At today’s Universal Periodic Review, the Irish government was also called on to address the situation of thousands of asylum seekers and take steps towards improving the conditions they live in.

Ireland takes steps to improve prison conditions

These include in-cell sanitation in Mountjoy and the introduction of special drug-free areas in prisons by the end of 2012.

# hearing - Monday 12 March, 2012

From The42 British Olympic Association look to uphold lifetime bans Hearing

British Olympic Association look to uphold lifetime bans

They have called on the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s challenge, which is seeking to allow banned athletes to compete at this summer’s games.

# hearing - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

From The42 Game over: Bradley Davies banned for the rest of the Six Nations Banned

Game over: Bradley Davies banned for the rest of the Six Nations

The Welsh lock has been hit with a seven-week ban for his “tip tackle” on Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan.

# hearing - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

From The42 Terry to stand trial over alleged Anton Ferdinand comments John Terry

Terry to stand trial over alleged Anton Ferdinand comments

England and Chelsea captain John Terry has denied a racially aggravated public order charge and will stand trial in July.

# hearing - Friday 30 September, 2011

Citizen advice now available through 'live chat'

People with hearing or speech difficulties will now be able to access information as new instant-chat service launched.

# hearing - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Hearing tests for newborns introduced in CUMH

Cork University Maternity Hospital has introduced hearing screening for babies born at the hospital from 26 April.

# hearing - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

From The42 Are you sitting comfortably? Aidan O'Brien facing wait for punishment decision Hearing

Are you sitting comfortably? Aidan O'Brien facing wait for punishment decision

The Ballydoyle trainer is in hot water after ‘the Cape Blanco affair’.

# hearing - Thursday 19 August, 2010

NEW RESEARCH by a hospital in Boston has shown that hearing loss is on the up for teenagers – and suggests that the era of the personal stereo and iPod is to blame.

The findings, which compared two nationally representative surveys from the United States, showed that the rate of hearing difficulties in today’s teens is 31% higher in 2005 to 2006 then it was between 1988 and 1994.

Almost one in five teenagers now complain that they can’t discern words in whispered conversations, or hear leaves rustling in the distance.

While most of the hearing loss was mild, it is implied that the ‘Era of Earphones’ – the prevalence and increasing affordability of the personal stereo and later the MP3 player – is to blame, with overexposure to loud noises a key factor in the problems.

Girls were found to be significantly less likely than boys to demonstrate any loss of hearing – possibly suggesting that the louder genres of music typically favoured by young men could be to blame.

The report says:

Some risk factors, such as loud sound exposure from listing to music, may be of particular importance to adolescents.

Though it imposes limits on the volume that devices sold in Europe can produce, the European Commission warns that one in ten 30-year-olds could be wearing a hearing device within ten years because they listen to music at excessive volumes.

Indeed, Britain’s Royal National Institute for Deaf People found that two thirds of earphone wearers listen to music at a volume louder than the suggseted European limit.

Surveys show that more than 90% of teenagers in the western world use MP3 players – of which the iPod is the bestselling model – and often for several hours a day at maximum volume.

Hearing experts have recommended the ’60-60′ rule: that iPod owners avoid listening to no more than 60 minutes at a time, and at 60% of maximum volume.