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Hearing problems

Kindergarten and preschool workers report more hearing problems than others

A new Swedish study shows that many preschool and kindergarten employees have hearing problems because of their work.

Thousands of children undergo grommet surgery without visible effect

Many children receive the treatment even though doctors do not know how effective it is or whether it is even needed.

Safe in traffic despite impaired hearing

People with reduced hearing are not any worse at driving cars than others.

More bystander help for cardiac arrest victims in remote areas

More than twice as many people are surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden today compared to 20 years ago – and life-saving CPR from bystanders is more likely in remote areas than in cities.

Intelligent ear plug protects hearing

Recently 80 workers on the oil drilling platforms in the North Sea started their shifts by putting an intelligent plug in their ears.