New articles are published every month under the headings below.

The blood test that can prevent hearing loss

Oct 2016 West - Welfare Society Territory

Researchers from the University of Connecticut, have identified a protein called prestin found in the blood that could be used to identify if someone really is going deaf. The higher the level, the greater the severity of hearing loss. The only way reduced hearing can currently be measured accurately is with a time -consuming hearing test – an audiogram – which involves being referred to an audiologist. However, the new blood test being trialled by scientists could potentially be conducted at a doctor’s surgery – and according to initial results, it can identify hearing loss at a far earlier stage than a standard hearing test. This means hearing aids could be given to people sooner, which might help to prevent the development of social problems, such as social isolation and depression.

Events Coming Up

22 Apr 2018;
10:30AM - 02:00PM
Illawarra Cochlear Implant Support Group
03 May 2018;
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Thursday Social Gatherings
20 May 2018;
11:00AM - 03:00PM
Sunday BBQ - May

Hear For You

Hear For You logo

Hear For You web site

Vision Statement: “For all young people who
are deaf to reach their potential in life.”

Become a Member

Become a Cicada member
For only A$10 per year, you will receive a copy of Buzz magazine and can attend events.

Deafblindness

Here is a link to Deafblindness support and information. They are based in Western Australia and supported by Senses Australia.

VCNT - Visitors 2018

Today 54

Yesterday 101

Week 432

Month 1793

All 5090

Currently are 23 guests and no members online

Kubik-Rubik Joomla! Extensions