Updated 25 November 2015

News you should know


New technology to help diagnose hearing disability

This new technology developed by University of Pretoria researchers can turn any smartphone into an audiometer to test people's hearing.

This 3D printing technique allows surgeons to create new ears

Surgeons have developed a new technique that enables them to create 3D-printed prosthetics for children born with under-developed external ears.

What can be done to help kids hear?

If fitted properly, introducing a hearing aid earlier could help deaf kids with language development in the long run.

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