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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I. I Hearing threatened by increasing noise Family after you see your doctor bring your prescription to 1609 9th Pottery play Keeping little ones happy and busy at- the same time is not always as easy as it may seem. But Marilyn Niehaus manages to win the hearts of her charges with a pottery class. The children at- tended the kindergarten session held at Assump- tion church hall and were pleased to be able to mix and puddle with lots of clay. Children from left to right are Shelly Sta- Jimmy Shannon Patri- cia Lang and Ritea Cor- azza. Finished products are shown at with handprints outnumbering pots. By GEORGE STEPHENSON Herald Staff Writer In an age where noise is one of few constants there is a growing danger of hearing impairment and deafness. Advanced technology has introduced machines that 'operate at sound levels well above 85 decibels the amount the human ear can withstand without damage construc- jets and radios send wave after wave of sound washing over the auditory sense. Yet with such increases in noise there is still a marked indifference by most people toward the faculty of hearing. Fred former superintendent of the Alberta School for the now employed by the public school says society doesn't pay much attention to hearing. is very infrequent for even an adult to get a hear- ing check. For every 100 people who take eye tests there is likely less than one person who takes a hearing he says. Mr. Cartwright says the general public has become more aware of the problems of noise because of publicity of the dangers. we look at the number of people who get their hearing checked it can be said the publicity has not made a very profound One of the greatest problems in helping the general public become aware of hearing impair- ment and problems is the lack of understanding of the relationship of hearing to other he says. don't unders- tand the relationship between hearing and language or hearing and speech even professionals such as psy- chologists and lawyers should have a greater un- derstanding of this relationship also don't seem to realize there is no relationship between hear- ing loss and the ability of the he says In the area of testing there are a few indications of increased awareness of hearing in Lethbridge. Bill speech pathologist and audiologist for the public school spends a major part of his time on detecting hearing loss and audlological assessments. In past years he spent the major portion of his time on speech therapy but increased con- cern for the hearing han- dicapped has changed Mr. Cartwright says. Another indication of in- creased awareness to the problem is every public health nurse has accessibility to an used for initial audio he adds. the department industrial health services and the workman's com- pensation board have made inroads into the problem of noise in industry. There is an increasing problem in Lethbridge in- dustry regarding noise but there is considerable work being done on the says the safety supervisor for the compensation board in Lethbridge. Arthur local in- spector for the workman's compensation says many industries have not yet taken adequate precautions against noise dangers. The board cannot check out all industry however. The compensation board has set down regulations regarding noise through co-. operation with industrial health services. If any workman is re- quired to work in noisy areas where the sound levels the max- imum as set out in the provincial board of health the employer shall take appropriate measures to suppress such noise or isolate the workman from the the board regulation says. The Lethbridge board checks noise levels by us- ing hand gauges. If the sound level in a business is found to be more than 90 decibels the board notifies the department of in- dustrial health and it does a noise survey of the in- dustry using more elaborate equipment. The department carries out noise surveys in in- dustry at all times and not just on request from the Mr. Baldry says. Although moving in the direction of more control on through governments at all levels have been con- fronted recently with far reaching recommen- dations regarding noise and hearing impairment. The Canadian Rehabi- litation Council for the Disabled studied the problem of the deaf and hard of hearing and made recommendations to various disciplines in- cluding the medical i and the provincial and federal governments The study and recommendations focused on the need for provision of education professional and assessment job and the employment of master or super- visors employed to guide teachers FREDA WALTON of CLASSIC COIFFURES CLAUDECOUPAL would like to announce that CLAUDE COUPAL of will be holding a HAIRDRISSINO SCHOOL MONDAY ind TUESDAY. NOV. 19th ind 20th it CLASSIC 323-6M St. S. Claude owner-director of the House of Haute Coiffure is an accomplished hairdresser of many years and has earned the respect of his colleagues in every dimension of the hairstylmg profession Claude is recognized as a trainer of Provincial winners as well as an Instructor of small groups m private teaching As a performer in Canadian and Inter- national Claude has been awarded Canadian Champion Canadian Team Member In Vienna America's Cupwinner South America International New York International Team Winner 1968 and 1969 m New York The of following bMirty will tit taking pert In ClMde HOUM of Hair StytM of ChrMholm and VI Collliu of Bimtott. Some models will be needed for this school Phone Freda Walton at 328-3066. CLASSIC COIFFURES WILL BE CLOSED NOV. 20th Calendar The regular meeting of Lethbridge Lodge No. 2 IOOF will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Oddfellows Building. Nomination of officers. Visiting members welcome The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Ladies Aux- iliary will meet at 2 p m Fri- KEEP YOUR acme LUCKY NUMBER fora chance on valuable monthly Every month from now until next holders of Acme catalogues will receive valuable merchan- dise prizes. 10 winning catalogue numbers will be selected each month by computer and winning numbers will be posted in all Acme stores Make sure you have a up your 1973-74 Acme merchandise catalogue at your nearby Acme if one has not been delivered to your home Full contest details appear on the back cover of your catalogue Acme gives you another chance to too in the big Grand Prize draw for a Rustler motor home. Enter your name whenever you call in at Acme the store that gives you everyday low prices plus a chance on valuable prizes. acme day in the civic centre There will be handwork and donations for the annual bazaar. Members are remind- ed to bring items for the grocery hamper. Tickets for the tea and bazaar will be available Bingo and lunch to follow. All new members and friends welcome. The Midnight Squares will dance at p.m. Friday in the Port Macleod elementary school Round dance practice at 8 p m Women are asked to please bring a box lunch and cups. Everyone welcome. The Lethbridge Old Time Dance Club will hold a dance at p.m. Saturday at Assumption 24th St. and 14th Ave. with the Country Couples Orchestra in attendance Everyone welcome. The Southern Alberta Writer's Workshop will meet at 2 30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Alberta K. 1002 12 St. B S. The University Women's Club of Lethbridge will hold the monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in the gas company auditorium Dr. Dorothy Lam- Dr. J. Ray Stewart and Myrna McGregor will present the reading within and without the university. Golden Mile Open Monday through Fri- day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next Keep fit 10 a.m. Hair dressing 2 p.m. Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Potluck 1 p.m. Whist drive p.m. sharp. Cash prizes. Small household appliance class 2 p.m. CMnlif The Golden Mile Singers will hold the second annual carol festival at 2 p.m. Satur- Dec. 8 with religious songs and piano duets featured. All welcome to attend. The singers would greatly appreciate the addi- tion of bass and tenor singers. The Christmas party will be held at the centre at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Members are asked to take note. Tickets must be picked up prior to Deo. 1 Couple cuddled 120 babies BOSTON A white- haired Boston couple has pow- diapered and cuddled 120 newly bom illegitimate children while an adoption agency finds them permanent homes. usually get them when they're five days Mrs. Walter Desmond said. stay an average of three long enough for us to fall in love For 26 Walter and Florence Desmond have worked with a foster-child program of the Catholic Char- itable Bureau. After they have an infant for a short there is the inevitable phone call from the bureau. say they'll be by to pick up the baby the next Mrs Desmond said. know it's but it still hits us pretty had black babies and Chinese babies and every other said a retired hospital janitor who has made the infants his life's work. a baby's color is not his happiness of the is the important Mrs. Desmond said can't be heartbroken when you know someone you love is getting a chance at When he was Des- mond never made as much as a year. And now the couple finds the weekly sti- pend from the bureau is not enough to pay for the toys and other extras they like to shower on the babies. Their five-room apartment in the city's Dorchester sec- tion is filled with photographs of the babies they've cared for. Mrs. Desmond pointed to a framed picture of a mong- oloid child and the one we loved because he was with us for 19 and he needed love more than any of the others. years a naval of- ficer and his wife who had adopted another mongoloid child adopted too. Wasn't that hated to lose but we were thrilled at the same because we knew the kind of love and care he would STRETCHING FRUIT To stretch a package of frozen mixed add orange sections. We're Celebrating Our 20th ANNIVERSARY To thank you for your wonderful sup- port over these years we are offer- ing this Anniversary While In our store See our Christmas Gift Ideas and Christmas Mantle and Table Arrangements LORNA'S FLOWERS LTD. 1508 9th S. 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