Monthly Archives: April 2021

15 Apr

‘Miracle cure’ for deafness?

Which parent would not try a ‘miracle cure’ for deafness? Headlines have read ‘Bionic Ear’, miracle cure for deafness and similar wildly misinformed comments.  In a country where no amplification options are offered for deaf children, the potential to obtain access to cutting edge technology in China is just too tempting. It is a very expensive option and requires surgery, so it does not come without its dangers. For parents in any part of the world having a deaf child can...

01 Apr

Ei Ei Thaw Zin was beaming from ear to ear!

Ei Ei Thaw Zin’s teacher noticed that she was not responding in class as usual. It was strange as  Ei Ei Thaw Zin was normally a lively student, but she seemed to have become more withdrawn lately. The teacher checked her hearing aids and they were working well, so she decided to keep an eye on her. This went on for a couple of days and the aids were still working. However, when the teacher checked the earmoulds, she noticed...