China News Service, Shanghai, March 1 (Reporter Chen Jing) Hearing loss is one of the most widespread sensory organ defects in the world.

  Professor Yang Jun, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing diseases and director of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, told reporters on the 1st that with the development of various hearing examination and treatment technologies, the cause, degree, and nature of different hearing diseases (Type), you can receive medication, surgery, or choose to be fitted with hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants and other intervention measures, so that patients can communicate normally with others and integrate into the world of sound.

Experts provide free consultation to patients.

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  “In the past, when people talked about cochlear implants, they would think of newborns with congenital deafness. However, as the population ages, the hearing problems of the elderly will increasingly affect their quality of life, and the options for changing their lives are also increasing. ." Professor Yang Jun said, "Only when you can hear can you live a better life. Elderly people must not ignore the deterioration of their hearing! Don't delay!"

  The 25th National Hearing Day is approaching, and the theme of this year’s event is: Technology to assist hearing, sharing a better life.

On the 1st, the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department of Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine officially released a popular science monograph - "Hearing Disease Self-Help Manual".

  It is reported that the "Hearing Disease Self-Help Handbook" is carefully planned and edited by Professor Yang Jun.

The book systematically introduces common hearing diseases and their clinical manifestations, as well as the key points of hearing intervention and rehabilitation. It is divided into 6 parts, focusing on basic knowledge related to hearing diseases, hearing examination, diagnosis and audiological characteristics of common clinical hearing diseases, Hearing loss intervention, hearing care and other contents will be introduced in detail.

"Hearing Disease Self-Help Manual" is officially released.

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  It is reported that this book condenses the achievements of Professor Yang Jun's team in popularizing hearing disease knowledge in recent years. It is rich in pictures and texts, vivid in image, easy to understand, and highly practical. It can be used by hearing disease patients and the public to know and understand hearing diseases. It can also be used as a reference for clinicians, technicians, medical students, etc. who are engaged in related work.

  On the day when the popular science monograph was released, Xinhua Hospital also held a large-scale free clinic event.

Experts from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery also provide services such as cochlear implant policy interpretation, cochlear implant consultation, cochlear implant maintenance and adjustment.

During the interview, the reporter learned that from October 1, 2023, cochlear implants will be included in Shanghai Medical Insurance, and the payment category will be Category B.