23 hours ago

Pistorius Steroids Defense? Lawyers May Pursue 'Roid Rage' Based Insanity Defense

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Ever since 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend was shot dead in his Pretoria home last week, South African papers have printed lurid details of the killing which, if true, pose major challenges to the Paralympic star's defence team, experts say.

Initial reports of the shooting in the early hours of Thursday suggested Pistorius, 26, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, may have mistaken law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder.

A statement released by his family dismissed the charge of murder laid on Friday in "the strongest terms". His bail hearing resumes in a Pretoria magistrate's court

2 days ago

Hearing Aids And What Hearing Aids Means

I understand how hard it is to accept that your loved one has hearing problems. But you ought to be happy that this happened in this era that there exists lots of hearing aids that can help. If this had happened many years ago, then you will be faced with a permanent problem. But with the advancement made today with the various hearing aids, that hearing problem surely isn't permanent.

Are you one of those that still marvel at the awesome nature of hearing aids? I do too and can't stop wondering how unique the technology is that makes it possible for the hearing aids to amplify sounds of speech and voice enough for the user to excellently hear and understand what is being said.

If you think your hearing problem can't be solved, I want to tell you that hearing aids have helped lots of people and can help you as well, if you put them to use. Of course not every case of hearing problem can be helped with hearing aids, but it's worth trying.

How often do you change the batteries of your hearing aids? If you don't change them very often, there's every likelihood that this can affect the performance of your hearing aids. So, always ensure to change the batteries as you use them. And always use the best of batteries for your hearing aids.

If you are one of those always wondering how the bone conduction hearing aids work, listen up. These type of hearing aids work by collecting sound from the outside world. Then they transmit the signal they have received to what is called an oscillator. This oscillator then vibrates against the skull. This then makes it possible for the inner ear to pick the vibrations up and interpret as sounds.

Yes, even if you are suffering from what has been termed as permanent hearing loss, hearing aids can help. For example, the implanted bone conduction hearing aids can come very handy for people suffering from permanent hearing loss. But of course, only use this as a last resort.

Don't listen to what society says about hearing aids. Many people with hearing problems don't want to use hearing aids because of what society says or how society looks at them. This is utter rubbish. What's important to you, if you have a hearing problem, is to be able to HEAR! What's your business if everyone thinks it's odd. Tell you the truth - they will laugh at you more if they talk to you and you don't hear. So, go ahead and use your hearing aid and be happy about it.

Always work with your audiologist to guide you in choosing and using the right hearing aid. Don't be like those people with hearing problems that think they know more than everyone else. Such people always end up with more problems than they had in the beginning. Your audiologist is an expert in such matters. They obviously know lots more than you and can help you more than you can help yourself.

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3 days ago

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1 week ago

Beltone Legend Offers Next Generation Hearing Aid Technology

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beltone, a leader in hearing

aids for the past 75 years, announced today the launch of the

Beltone Legend(TM) hearing aid, which features new technology and hearing

innovations that make it the most advanced and versatile hearing aid

available today. With the Beltone Legend launch, Beltone now offers the

first Made for iPhone custom hearing aids available on the market.

"As we celebrate this milestone company anniversary, we are excited to

introduce our leading-edge hearing innovation," said Beltone President

Todd Murray. "Beltone Legend demonstrates our ongoing commitment to put

the latest science and technology into service for the hearing impaired."

With support for Made for iPhone hearing aids built right into Apple iOS

devices, users can answer and talk on the phone, make FaceTime calls and

listen to music in high-quality stereo sound. They can also easily

access hearing aid features from within the device itself, including

volume, battery life, presets, and Live Listen, which uses the iPhone's

built-in microphone to deliver sound to the hearing aid.

Two ground-breaking Beltone Legend features are uniquely designed to

help users build a three-dimensional sound picture in their brain,

making it easier to focus on conversations.

Personal Sound ID mimics the natural sound level difference

between your ears, which can help users identify where sounds originate

CrossLink Directionality enhances sound quality by monitoring

the sound environment and automatically selecting the most natural

speech focus settings

To reflect the growing trend of mobile personal health tracking, Beltone

designed Beltone Legend hearing aids with the capability to receive

clear, clean sound streamed from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without

any additional adapters, essentially turning the user's hearing aid into

tiny wireless headphones. By downloading the Beltone HearPlus(TM) app,

users can even adjust their settings to match any listening environment,

via their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Several additional advanced features automatically adjust sounds to

reflect the listener's environment. Through revolutionary hearing

technology, Beltone Legend makes intricate adjustments automatically,

removing the need for inconvenient manual changes. Beltone Legend

hearing aids intuitively eliminate background noise, boost

higher-pitched sounds and limit unnecessary feedback, among other

features.

"We are thrilled to introduce revolutionary technology that can help

people hear better in any environment," said John Cariola, Beltone

Director of Product Marketing. "Beltone Legend represents our focused

effort to develop innovative features that help people take greater

control of their hearing."

Beltone is recognizing its 75th anniversary in 2015 and will

celebrate the company's legacy at the Beltone National Meeting in April.

For more information on the new Beltone Legend hearing aids, please

visit www.Beltone.com.

About Beltone

Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is part of the GN Hearing Care

Group, utilizing advanced technology to produce hearing

aid instruments sold in the United States, Canada and over 50

countries worldwide. In addition to providing outstanding service and

support for its U.S. hearing care network operating in over 1,500

offices in North America, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for

quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and

older. Visit Beltone at www.beltone.com.

1 week ago

Oscar Pistorius Trial Resumes After Break

The defense team for Oscar Pistorius will try to salvage the case this week when his high profile trial resumes this week in the High Court in Pretoria.

The case stood down for just over two weeks to accommodate the Easter Weekend and several other public holidays in South Africa, and will be disrupted by another public holiday on Wednesday, when South Africans go to the polls to vote.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. The State alleges he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door during a violent argument, but the double amputee sprinter insists it was a case of mistaken identity. He claims he acted in self defense, as he thought there was one or more intruders in his home.

When the case resumes Monday, the defense is expected to continue to call witnesses to support this version.

It is expected that ballistics expert Tom "Wollie" Wolmarans, will be the next witness to testify. Wolmarans, a retired SAPS forensics expert, is widely recognised as one of the best in the field.

Before the case was postponed, prosecutor Gerrie Nel attacked the credibility and competence of defense witness Roger Dixon, who did sound tests to support claims that when witnesses thought they were hearing gunshots, it was in fact Pistorius trying to break down the bathroom door with a cricket bat.



Dixon also did visibility tests in Pistorius' bedroom, but conceded he did not use any equipment but relied solely on his eyes.

Despite the fact that he is a geologist and admitted he's neither a ballistics expert, nor a wound or blood spatter expert or a medical specialist, Dixon's testimony contradicted key elements in the evidence of the State's pathologist and ballistics expert -- prompting Nel, who has been named "the Bull Terrier" by the South African media, to question his integrity.

Nel also tore into Pistorius at the start of his barbed cross examination, showing him graphic images of Steenkamp's head wound, while insisting that he take responsibility for killing the model.



"It's time that you look at it. Take responsibility for what you've done, Mr Pistorius," he said. "Say it. Say I shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp"

Although an exact time frame for the trial is not yet clear, Pistorius' defense advocate, Barry Roux, has indicated he hopes to wrap up his case by May 16.

The trial will then be adjourned to give both sides time to prepare written final arguments, parts of which they will highlight when court resumes.

After that, the case will see another postponement to give Judge Thokozile Masipa and her two assessors time to consider a verdict. That judgement is expected to be delivered toward the end of July.

2 weeks ago

Joseph MutaleAdvanced Postgraduate diploma (University of pretoria SA)

We are passing through the path that has been passed through by many great men and women who came before you and me. That is why we need to be confident all the time because our experiences are not unique even though we are unique individuals. This is supposed to teach you and me that we just have to keep the faith and we should continual choosing to go deeper and deeper within ourselves because all the answers we are looking for are within us as seen from our forerunners.

I strongly believe that it is not everyone who embarks on the journey home will reach his destiny, most do not. This should not keep you down so that you do not embark on the journey and you don't even try, remember

3 weeks ago

South African Race-Culture & Sports: Dismantling Of Culture, Arts, Sports & Cultural Transmission Of Africans In Mzantsi

Asa Hilliard:

"The transmission of African culture for the purposes of socializing the community must, first and foremost, must be under the control of the African Community. There is no alternative to it. If we have few resources, then we on do only what our resources permit.

Retreading and Retracing My Thoughts On Culture:

Preface Notes For The Article Below

I have posted cultural musical video of the Africans of Mzantsi on these Hubs, so that, when one read the post above, you can simply review what I had posted earlier. the topic for the article I wrote and am posting here on this Hub is called

"Cultural Wars - The Video Story Of Africans and their Cult