hearing impairment


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Noun1.hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
deafness, hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
conduction deafness, conductive hearing loss, middle-ear deafness - hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear
auditory hyperesthesia, hyperacusia, hyperacusis - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
nerve deafness, sensorineural hearing loss - hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve
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There are a number of rationales for the identification and use of risk factors for hearing impairment. These include assisting in identifying children who should undergo audiological assessments in geographical regions where UNHS programmes do not exist, [5,6] identifying children who require medical and/or audiological monitoring, [7] facilitating the identification of children who are at risk for auditory neuropathy [1] and effective primary prevention of disabling conditions, as well as their earlier identification, which allows for timely intervention.
Since 2010, the company has incorporated practices that enable people with hearing impairment to integrate into the workplace, including a sign-language course that new employees are required to complete.
Al-Zayed reiterated the Parliament's support to civil society institutions which care for people with special needs and those with physical disabilities and hearing impairment.
Mmopi said statistically, one out of every 1 000 babies born in the world had hearing impairment. In Botswana, he said approximately 20 000 people had hearing impairment.
The chief minister in order to ensure implementation of Article 25 of the Constitution and the UN convention had written a letter to Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Shah to seek opinion from the driving licence branch and traffic police to make necessary amendments to the law so that the persons with hearing impairment could be issued driving licences.
Karachi needs 5000 qualified audiologists to cater to the citizens with hearing impairment.' He demanded of Sindh government to appoint audiologists in district headquarter hospitals all over Sindh province to treat preventable hearing loss.
They seek to influence governments to fulfil their obligations to those living with hearing impairments, pushing for greater inclusion and raising awareness of the principle of nothing about us, without us'.People with disabilities are more likely to be excluded from social and economic decisions and opportunities, exposing them to poorer health, lower education achievements and economic participation and higher rates of poverty than those disabilities.
At the event, a book We Have a Child with Hearing Impairment, which is also a great source of information, will be launched.
The forum also stressed the importance of popularising sultanate's experience in the field of media for people with hearing impairment in the Arab world and abroad.
"Repeated measurements are needed to confirm the association of portable music player use with hearing impairment in children."
People with hearing impairment will have a chance to understand the sermon in sign language at the Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal mosque, they added.

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