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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.
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A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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If you or someone you know need help with hearing loss, book a Free Hearing Test now by calling 0800 808 6788.
While noise surveillance and annual hearing tests are conducted, they occur at a much lower rate than required for a population that is overexposed to noise.
Between hearing tests, musicians have the ability to monitor their own hearing sensitivity using smartphone-based applications.
To verify this observation, they looked at the data of more than 1,650 newborns, and correlated newborn hearing test results with method of delivery.
When the results of multiple hearing tests were averaged, more than half of the apparent noise-induced hearing losses had disappeared, a finding consistent with measurement error.
The company's first move is to offer everyone in Newcastle a free hearing test.
But it is still too early to assess SIDS risk on the basis of standard hearing tests, cautioned Dr.
Richard Liu of the University of Alberta conducted pre- and postgame hearing tests on fans who attended any of three playoff games for the 2006 Stanley Cup between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers.
Children and their parents were able to get several free services such as vision screenings, blood pressure checks and hearing tests, and a free bicycle helmet giveaway was available for kids.
The Otogram guides a patient through the following diagnostic hearing tests in approximately 20 minutes: comprehensive audiogram, which includes pure-tone air and bone conduction, speech reception threshold, and speech discrimination, all with masking; tympanometry; acoustic reflex; and otoacoustic emissions (OAE).
More newborns will get hearing tests now that 22 states have received a total of $3 million to develop and expand newborn hearing screening and intervention programs.
Computerized hearing tests make it possible to screen newborns.