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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Hearing

All time
Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined
Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.
# listen up
Hard of herring? Not us, say crabs
Scientists have found crabs have an inner ear that helps them to hear nearby predators.
# Hearing
Cork plane crash inquests to start today
Six people died in the 2011 crash.
# upheld
Jared Payne handed two-week ban for 'reckless act' against Saracens
The Kiwi is suspended until Ulster’s home clash with Leinster.
# inspired by cadbury
Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years
Her friend put together a very special mixtape for her.
Column: Our world has never been louder – and noise can be dangerous
Tinnitus can be caused frighteningly easily – at any age – and even lead to permanent hearing damage, writes Robert Kelly.
# Sentencing
France scrum-half Morgan Parra to learn Six Nations fate tomorrow
The Clermont number nine attended a disciplinary hearing in Paris this morning.
# pump down the volume
Turn it down: Deafness charity warns of hearing risk from loud earphones say that that early results of a new study show that three out of five young people are listening to earphones at unsafe levels.
# Budget 2014
Silent protest outside Dáil today over childrens' cochlear implants funding
Parents are calling on the Health Minister to allocate funding for bilateral cochlear implants for children.
# Moriarty Tribunal
Fine Gael's €600k Moriarty Tribunal bill paid by Taoiseach's Department
The Moriarty Tribunal costs continue to accumulate…in the third quarter of this year, the bill came to €886,482.23.
# cochlear
Family fundraises for hospital that helped Ellie hear
Ellie was diagnosed with hearing problems, and fitted for a cochlear implant. Now her family wants to give back to those who helped her.
# Oscar Pistorius
Pistorius to be indicted for murder on Reeva Steenkamp's 30th birthday
The 26-year-old athlete is due back in court this morning.
# Hearing
Texts, video cited in charges against NFL star Aaron Hernandez
A piece of blue Bubblicious gum and mobile phone tracing is at the centre of the case against the former Patriots tight end.
# All Ears
Watch this 3-year-old hear his dad's voice for the first time
Born totally deaf, this is the moment Grayson Clamp first heard the words ‘I love you’.
# listen up
“What’s that, dear?”: The science of selective hearing
Ever tuned out of one conversation just to listen in on another? Course you have.
# happy new ear
Concern over backlog for cochlear implants
Parents campaigning on the issue still hope to meet the Health Minister over the issue of bilateral cochlear implants for children.
# Hillsborough
Hillsborough families to attend pre-inquest hearing today
The pre-inquest hearing at London’s High Court is likely to set a date and location for the full inquests into the death of 96 people at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium 24 years ago.
# cochlear implants
Billy’s fight to hear as parents call for cochlear implants
Billy Cairns (4) currently cannot hear as he has undergone an operation to repair a faulty cochlear implant – his parents say he would not be experiencing this if he had been fitted with two.
# Inspiring
WATCH: 26-year-old woman hears sound for the first time
There’s something in our eye.
# cochlear implants
Reilly: "Priority" to offer children bilateral cochlear implants in 2014
Parents are calling on the Government to fit children with two cochlear implants as standard, instead of the current one.
# Anglo case
Pics: Seán FitzPatrick and former Anglo execs back in court
The former head of the now defunct bank was back in court today ahead of his and two other former bank executives’ trial next year.
# Oscar Pistorius
Pistorius back in court as lead detective faces attempted murder charges
Charges against the detective has been withdrawn and Botha said he thought their reinstatement was linked to his work on this case.
# Oscar Pistorius
PICTURES: Oscar Pistorius in court
Photographers were briefly allowed to work inside the courtroom today.
# Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius to face pre-meditated murder charge
The Paralympic champion stands accused of the pre-meditated murder of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp.
# Isolation
Free seminar aims to support deaf teens and their parents who feel isolated
Irish Deaf Kids said students with hearing difficulties are now benefiting from modern technologies, which should be used more in schools.
# Hearing
"It's a shame": Parents appeal for funding for cochlear implants
Parents are to hand a letter to Beaumont hospital calling on them to equip children with two implants instead of one.
# Disappearance
April Jones abduction: Mark Bridger pleads 'not guilty'
The five-year-old has been missing since 1 October 2012.
# Abortion
No psychiatrists outside Dublin to assess suicidal pregnant women
Dr Anthony McCarthy of the National Maternity Hospital said that there is a wrong assumption that women will try to manipulate psychiatrists by saying they are suicidal in order to have a termination.
# Murder
Court hears of harrowing scenes at Aurora cinema shooting
One police officer recalled finding the youngest victim, a six-year-old girl, with no pulse.
# Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann to cut some payments after unions reject Labour Court hearing
The company has said that it is to cut overtime, shift, premium and rota payments after trade unions rejected the offer, it said today.
# All Ears
What was that? Free hearing tests available nationwide next week
Free hearing screening will be provided by Hidden Hearing in its 65 centres nationwide and through its mobile clinic which will tour the country.
# Death Penalty
Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution
Warren Hill, who is intellectually disabled,was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner.
# Fitzpatrick
Seán FitzPatrick charged in connection with alleged Anglo financial irregularities
The former chairman and chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank has been charged with 16 offences related to alleged fraud at the bank.
# Irish Rail
Blind community to blitz Irish Rail with protest texts
Two staffers at Irish Rail are due to be inundated with texts about the poor quality of audible announcements on Irish trains.
RTÉ chair and DG back before Oireachtas committee over Fr Reynolds case
Tom Savage and Noel Curran face more questions from TDs and senators over the Fr Reynolds defamation case.
# Health
Caption competition: What is Uncle Gaybo listening to?
Your captions please…
# Human Rights
Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group
At today’s Universal Periodic Review, the Irish government was also called on to address the situation of thousands of asylum seekers and take steps towards improving the conditions they live in.
# Human Rights
Ireland takes steps to improve prison conditions
These include in-cell sanitation in Mountjoy and the introduction of special drug-free areas in prisons by the end of 2012.
# Hearing
British Olympic Association look to uphold lifetime bans
They have called on the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s challenge, which is seeking to allow banned athletes to compete at this summer’s games.
# Banned
Game over: Bradley Davies banned for the rest of the Six Nations
The Welsh lock has been hit with a seven-week ban for his “tip tackle” on Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan.