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Debunking Myths about Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

23 September 2020


Singapore is gradually seeing an increasing number of hearing loss in the population. With more babies diagnosed with hearing loss through the newborn hearing screening and with an estimated 422,000 older adults in Singapore suffering from hearing loss (Academy of Medicine, 2017), this "invisible disability" is still often misunderstood.


This talk will tackle some of the most common myths about hearing loss and cochlear implants and discuss if technology has truly changed what it means to be deaf.


At the end of the talk, participants will be able to debunk the following myths:

  • Hearing devices restore hearing to normal limits.
  • Raising your voice is the most effective way to communicate with a patient with hearing loss.
  • Hearing loss that is untreated has minimal impact on the rest of a patient's health.
  • Cochlear implants are only a solution for young children
  • Lip-reading is taught using the Auditory-Verbal approach.
  • Implant users who can already talk need not undergo (re)habilitation.


Click here for more lecture details.


To register, scan the QR code or click on the web link. Registration closes on 28 August 2020, Friday.

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Upon registration, participants agreed to the following PGAHI Terms & Conditions.


Lecture Details


23 September 2020, Wednesday



6.00 pm – 6.45 pm



45 minutes






Zoom Cloud Meetings


Registration Closing Date:

28 August 2020, Friday


Target Audience:

Allied health professionals


(Limited to 300 participants per lecture.

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Cloud Meetings app. For ease of accessing the lecture, please download/update Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Details of the lecture meeting link will be sent to the successful registrants nearer the lecture date.)