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Who is Audiologist?

Introduction An audiologist is a person who, by virtue of academic degree, clinical training, and license to practice and/or professional credential, is uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive array of professional services related to the assessment and habilitation / rehabilitation of persons with auditory and vestibular impairments, and to the …

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Central Auditory Processing Disorder

What is CAPD? CAPD also often referred as APD or Auditory Processing Disorder. In general, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) refers to how the brain as the Central Nervous System (CNS) has difficulty to process and use auditory information to find meaning. Thus CAPD often been related closely to a hearing …

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Communication Tips for Hard of Hearing People

Hearing Loss and Communication Communication is an essential part of our daily living. We need to communicate to establish good relationship, express needs and to understand message delivered by others. Hearing loss is a known communication barrier and often leads to communication breakdown. It causes frustration to people with hearing …

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Asthma and Reflux

What is the relationship between Asthma and GERD? ASTHMA is defined as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. GERD = Gastro esophageal reflux disease /( Heartburn) also referred to as acid reflux …

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

What is MRI? MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of imaging for diagnostic purpose by using a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency wave to produce three dimension (3D) computerized images. The history of MRI started in the early 1970 when research shows that nucleus of atom can be …

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Public Radiation Protection Awareness And Exposure

Public’s awareness on radiation protection and exposure are increasing. For an example, the nuclear energy are now being potentially generated as source of energy in our daily usages. In facts, the radioactive are widely used in medical treatment procedures in providing important information for diagnostic purposes. The new government project …

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Guidelines To Radioactive Iodine-131 Patients

The thyroid gland What is radioiodine-131 therapy and how is it used? Radioiodine-131 therapy is the treatment for patients who have an overactive thyroid gland, a condition called hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease which produces excessive thyroid hormones. Nuclear medicine can be used for imaging as well as therapeutic purpose …

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Principles Of Radiation Protection

Introduction Ionizing radiation is radiation with enough kinetic energy so that during an interaction with an atom, it can remove tightly bound electrons from the orbit of an atom, causing the atom to become charged or ionized. Such an event can alter chemical bonds and produce ions, that are especially …

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