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Tips To Communicate With Elderly With Hearing Problem

Sensorineural hearing loss in the elderly (Presbycusis) occurs due to degeneration process of the organ of hearing. This hearing disorder is progressive and permanent in nature. It is estimated that about 30%  of elderly of 65 to 75 years and 50% of over 75 years old are having hearing problem. …

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Has Your Child’s Hearing Been Tested?

Hearing is important for a child’s development. Children identified of having hearing difficulties at an early age are at risk of having speech and language delay in the future. Despite public’s knowledge on the importance of hearing in children, the awareness and attention of parents on their children’s hearing abilities …

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Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus is a sound that present in the ear without external sound stimulation. It can be heard in one ear, both ears, or in the head. In general, tinnitus is known as a ringing sound that can be perceived continuous or intermittently. Tinnitus can occur across all age groups but, only 0.5 to 2% of cases are significantly affected.

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Hearing Loss and Aural Rehabilition

The first thing you need to do once you are confirmed to have hearing loss is to accept the problem. Many people are unaware that hearing loss can indirectly affect individual quality of life, especially on psychosocial aspect and children‘s speech-language development. It is crucial to know about what should …

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Methanol Poisoning

Introduction Methanol is a type of alcohol that is used as organic solvent . Methanol is also known by other names such as methyl alcohol , ” wood alcohol” or “spirit” . At room temperature , methanol is a liquid form of light, volatile, colorless, flammable and has a unique …

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Thyroid

Introduction The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped which is located at the front of the neck , which is responsible for the production of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland uses iodine (source obtained from the diet such as salt and seafood) in the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are …

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Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is define as a life-threatening illness characterized by an elevated core body temperature that rises above 40° C and central nervous system dysfunction that results in delirium, convulsion or coma.

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