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How does the ear work?

How does the ear work? The anatomy of our hearing or auditory system is extremely complex but can be broadly divided into two parts, one being called ‘peripheral’ and the other ‘central’The peripheral hearing system consists of three parts which are the outer . ear, the middle ear and the inner ear: The outer ear consists of the pinna (also called the auricle), ear canal and eardrum. The middle ear is a small, air-filled space containing three tiny bones called the malleus, incus and stapes but collectively called the ossicles. The malleus connects to the eardrum linking it to the outer ear and the stapes (smallest bone in the body) connects to the inner ear. The inner ear has both...

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Benefits of Listening To The Holy Quran

Learning Quran is made easy these days with a lot of sources to learn Quran both online and offline. With products like the Quran Moon Lamp and many digital and apps on the internet you can learn Quran anywhere, anytime, simply by listening to Quran audio from your smartphone. Listening to Quran is a sunnah and one of the easiest deeds you can do to receive Allah’s blessings. As stated in the Holy Quran: ‘…so give good news to My slaves, those who listen to the word and then follow the best of it…’ (Quran: 39.17-18) The first and foremost benefit of Quran for a person listening to it is that it serves as a reminder. The reminder is for everything that is...

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11 Tips to Help You Communicate with a Deaf Person More Effectively

Did you know that over 5% of the world’s population – 360 million people – have disabling hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children), from which the majority live in low- and middle-income countries? In fact, ‘9 in every 10 deaf children are born to hearing parents,’ but only 1 in 10 of those parents will learn sign language to be able to communicate fully with their son or daughter. Deaf people are cut-off from the usual forms of communicating – a shout of emergency warning, a beeping horn whilst driving, hearing your name at the doctors, train station announcement, hearing the Adhaan being called from a Mosque/TV/radio, or a simple ‘excuse me’ from a stranger at the supermarket. Learning about...

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On Being Deaf and Having a Sound Heart

I was raised in a hearing world and in a deaf world at the same time. I can’t say that I like one better than the other; I like them both. If I don’t understand something, you know, I have pen and paper, texting; I use it all. Alhamdulillah I can lip-read others, and though I can speak a little, my voice is projected primarily through my hands via sign language. Neelma Saleem is a Deaf mother of one and has a long history of advocating for her community, particularly related to deaf employment, health, and deaf empowerment. She is a Deaf Community Champion at Amin & Yasmin Ltd, who have launched the first Islamic Sign Language Book and Mobile App.

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