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  • Does Snoring Lead To Hearing Loss? September 12, 2017 If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may also find yourself at risk for hearing loss. Sleep apnea affects millions of adults, resulting in a bad sleep and general health problems. Apnea can cause generalized inflammation, cardiovascular and endocrine problems; these issues contribute to hearing loss. A recent study of close to 14,000 subjects Latinos in ...
  • Help! My hearing is muffled! August 28, 2017 A common sign of hearing loss is when people report their hearing is muffled. When a person indicates that they have some sudden or gradual hearing loss and that loss affects one or both ears, it is important to visit a specialist. Muffled hearing can be caused by a number of factors, but only a ...
  • Better TV Sound For Those With Hearing Loss August 16, 2017 One of the biggest day-to-day problems that those with hearing loss experience is the difficulty to understand what’s being said, and not just in face-to-face conversation. Dialogue on your television may be especially hard to hear, with background noise in your home, poor-quality speakers, or just bad sound design within the show itself. Thankfully, modern ...
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear August 1, 2017 Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer part of the ear canal that can be caused by exposure to bacteria from swimming in polluted water, or by water becoming trapped in the ear, which causes the germs normally found there to multiply. People that swim in pools (rather than lakes or oceans) tend to ...
  • How to Talk to Someone With Hearing Loss July 24, 2017 Because language is our primary source of communication, it becomes difficult to properly communicate with someone who has hearing loss if you aren’t familiar with it. Although sign language is very handy, it’s not always an option, and we need to be able to communicate properly without it. Speaking clearly is a must, and even during ...
  • The Tech Hearing Bias July 20, 2017 If you have hearing problems inventors haven’t been working with you. There is an age bias as they create their products for the younger faster adopters. And if you have hearing impairment the problem is even worse. The Important Senses We all have five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste Of all senses, vision and hearing ...
  • Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids July 7, 2017 -As of this July, over-the-counter hearing aids (OTC hearing aids) will be available to purchase in the United States. Many people may be curious about this option for hearing loss and what it means for the industry, so here is some more information about them. What are they? Over-the-counter hearing aids can be bought directly in stores ...
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss – It’s Everywhere June 15, 2017 Symptoms, causes, and prevention tips for (NIHL) Noise-induced hearing loss. There are over 10 million people in the US alone with noise-induced hearing loss. People with noise-induced hearing loss have it due to prolonged exposure to loud noise. Regretfully, a big number of NIHL cases are preventable. We are all subjected to sound every day, everything from ...
  • In One Ear and Out the Other May 30, 2017 How is your hearing? Remember the phone commercial who’s slogan was “Can you hear me now?” In reality, that may be a bigger question than about your wireless coverage. It can be a sign of potential health trouble when questions like that are left unanswered or are constantly asked to be repeated. Good communication is a ...
  • Understanding Speech. Is it My Hearing or Am I Getting Old? February 1, 2017   Age-related hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Hearing loss can impact a person’s ability to understand and interpret speech, which impairs their ability to communicate. As a result, as we age our ability to communicate becomes more difficult. When an older person asks us to repeat something we just said, ...
  • Noise-induced Hearing Loss February 1, 2017 What is Noise-induced hearing loss? Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a permanent hearing impairment that is a direct result of over-exposure to loud noise. Hearing loss is caused by irreversible damage to the inner ear and results in poor hearing capabilities. In the past 20 years, hearing loss has become more common in the younger generations. Some ...
  • Hearing Loss in the Workplace November 9, 2016 Hearing loss due to noise-exposure is not always considered to be too much of a threat, especially by younger generations. The possibility of damaging your hearing due to the noises around them may seem unlikely. They go to concerts and loud events without ear protection, and don’t think that will have any effect on them ...
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss November 9, 2016 While many people are aware of the severity of noise-induced hearing loss, fewer actually know how common it is. Hearing loss induced by listening to overly loud music has been found in about 15 percent of teenagers and is suspected to increase with time. Noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL, usually shows itself in adolescents through ...
  • Donating Hearing Aids October 17, 2016 Anyone who’s owned or been familiar with hearing aids, eyeglasses, and similar devices know that they can be quite expensive. So you may be hesitant to possibly throw away your previous glasses, your grandma’s old hearing aids, and etc. without putting them to any more use. But don’t worry- there are actually several options for ...
  • Hearing Aids for Children August 29, 2016 About 3 out of 1000 children in the United States are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss. Other children develop hearing loss later in life through ear infections or exposure to loud noise. If your child has been diagnosed with hearing loss, you will be presented a number of options for treatment, ...
  • Hearing Loss Affects The Whole Family August 29, 2016 Hearing loss does not just affect your hearing, it affects your ability to communicate and your daily behavior. Difficulties in communication not only hinder our social lives, but our familial lives as well. When a family member has hearing loss, the entire family is affected. Daily conversation and interaction create relationship stress. When humans are around ...
  • 3 Things to Know about Hearing Aids August 29, 2016 Visiting an audiologist, getting an official hearing test, and purchasing hearing aids are all big steps in taking back control over your life. These actions demonstrate your ability to acknowledge your hearing impairment and be proactive about it. Especially for older adults, hearing aids greatly improve quality of life and daily routine. Social activities are no ...
  • Protecting Your Ears in the Summertime August 26, 2016 Protecting your hearing during the summer may not be something you’ve thought about before, but it’s an important precaution that will keep your hearing healthy. The loud noises of summer sporting events, concerts, and firework displays can be more damaging than you may think. And if you have hearing aids, summer brings new challenges of ...
  • Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids August 22, 2016 When you’re first getting accustomed to using new hearing aids, it can be very difficult to adjust to the new sounds and sensations. About 25 percent of people with new hearing aids end up never wearing them because they find the aids uncomfortable and strange at first. But there are many tricks that you can ...
  • Hearing Aids Through History August 20, 2016 Hearing aids date back all the way to the late 1500s, in a book titled Natural Magick. In this book, the author discusses wooden hearing aids carved into the shapes of animal ears that have superior hearing. Hearing aids have changed dramatically over the course of 500 years. 17th and 18th Centuries In the 1600s and 1700s, ...
  • Things to Know About Your New Hearing Aids August 15, 2016 Now that you’ve acknowledged that you need hearing aids, there are still several steps you should take to be sure the process goes smoothly. Be proud of yourself for taking that first big step towards healthy hearing. Now you can focus on getting the best hearing aids possible, as well as making follow-up appointments. When buying ...
  • Breakthrough in Gene Therapy for Hearing July 6, 2016 A major breakthrough in a technique for gene therapy to allow regrowth of auditory nerves has been published in the Science Translational Medicine journal. For the first time ever, a cochlear implant was used to generate electrical pulses to deliver gene therapy. This advancement in technology may help science treat a wide range of neurological ...
  • Professional Musicians Likely to Develop Induced Hearing Loss July 5, 2016 It doesn’t seem surprising that a recent study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals professional musicians to be more susceptible to induced hearing loss than the general public. In fact, the findings conclude professional musicians to be more than 57% more likely to develop tinnitus than the general public. Tinnitus is a consistent ...
  • Seven Ways to Keep Your Ears Healthy July 4, 2016 While we cannot gain back the hearing that we lose, we can take action in order to ensure we keep our ears as healthy as possible.  1. Drink a Glass of Skim Milk Everyday Milk is proven to keep your bones healthy. This is especially true for bones in your ear, specifically the cochlea. A study of ...
  • Hearing Loss and Age Discrimination in the Workplace June 30, 2016 Age discrimination in the workplace is already a substantial problem throughout North America. Employers may treat an applicant or employee less favorably or harass them because of his or her age, leading to an unfair and uncomfortable work environment. However, older workers with hearing loss face additional problems – they must overcome the stigma of ...
  • Six Myths about Hearing Loss June 30, 2016 It is estimated that over 15% of American adults age 18 years or older have some trouble hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, 1 out of 10 adults over the age of 50 have some sort of hearing loss. Although hearing loss is becoming more common, there are several ...
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Stop It Before It Starts June 30, 2016 The common media portrayal of young people damaging their hearing by listening to loud music is, in fact, grounded in reality. For example, a recent study revealed that 13% of men between the ages of 20 and 69 suffer hearing loss related to noise. While music is not the only culprit, all persons are vulnerable ...
  • Potential Side Effect of Infant Sleep Machines June 29, 2016 Recent research by scientists at the University of Toronto suggests that infant sleep machines (ISMs) may be dangerous to an infant’s hearing. For years people have used ISMs to lull their baby to sleep with gentle and soothing sounds. However, researchers at the University of Toronto report that the maximum volume may emit decibel levels ...
  • Football Player Serves As Inspiration June 28, 2016 Few environments require you to be more aware of your surroundings than a football field. The speed and physicality of the game demand a sense of space and sound. Additionally, football is game of verbal codes and secret languages. Players need to possess strong command of verbal and hearing skills. These skill requirements make the story ...
  • New Approaches To Tinnitus June 27, 2016 In recent years, tinnitus has emerged as a wide-spread and costly health issue affecting millions of people. For example, in the United States, tinnitus now costs about $1.7 billion a year to treat. However, despite its commonality, there is no cure. Despite the lack of a cure, there are both established and emerging approaches to manage ...
  • Hearing Loss Is Common June 23, 2016 The older you become, the more likely you are to have hearing damage. A study done by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that 1/5 of Americans over the age of 45 have some sort of hearing loss, while 1/3 suffer from hearing loss at ages 65 to 74. Above the ...
  • New Understanding Of Hearing Loss June 22, 2016 Our understanding of noise-induced hearing loss has expanded in recent years. Most significantly, recent work by researchers at the Harvard Medical School demonstrates that nerve fibers in the inner ear are even more susceptible to damage from loud noise than hair cells. Most previous research on hearing loss focused on how the loss of hair ...
  • Does Snoring Lead To Hearing Loss? June 21, 2016 If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may also find yourself at risk for hearing loss. Sleep apnea affects millions of adults, resulting in poor sleep and general health problems. Apnea can cause generalized inflammation, cardiovascular and endocrine problems; these issues contribute to hearing loss. A recent study of close to 14,000 subjects Latinos in the ...
  • Being Safe with Earbuds June 20, 2016 Earbuds, or earphones as some call them, are becoming more and more popular amongst music listeners of all ages due to their compact size, portability, and ease of use. These tiny pieces of technology offer so much to us – entertainment and convenience – but they can cause so much irreversible damage. If you use your ...
  • Ear Allergies and their Effect on Hearing Loss June 16, 2016 Allergies can affect numerous parts of the body, whether it be the sinuses or throat. But allergies can also affect the ears in numerous ways. Allergies are commonly caused by reactions to specific materials, foods, or medicine, and can lead to loss of hearing, infections, and irritation. Earrings are the most common issue with ear-related allergies. ...
  • Healthy Ears June 15, 2016 Summer is the season for traveling, swimming, and enjoying festivities. Whether you are flying to see family or explore Europe, jumping in the neighbor’s pool or swimming with dolphins, or watching a huge fireworks show, your ears need protection. In any season, exposure to excessive noise can damage hearing in higher pitches. Noise-induced hearing ...
  • Ear Protection: Essential for Hunters June 14, 2016 It is well documented that exposure to loud noise can damaged the inner ear hair cells, leading to permanent hearing loss. Additionally, ear protection curbs such damage, yet many persons avoid such preventative measures when engaged in noisy activities. For example, studies show that close to 95% of hunters avoid hearing protection, but regularly expose ...
  • The Emotional Aspects of Tinnitus June 13, 2016 Tinnitus affects millions of persons across North America. The persistent ringing in the ears affects quality of life. In fact, recent research indicates that those afflicted with tinnitus process emotions differently in the brain that persons with normal hearing. Previous research studies indicate that tinnitus is associated with increased stress, anxiety, irritability and depression, but ...
  • Tinnitus Management June 9, 2016 One often overlooked side effect of serious accidents is ongoing tinnitus or ringing in the ears. While tinnitus is considered a minor side effect, it can be a tortuous, affecting every aspect of a sufferer’s life. Nathan Bushay knows all too well the trouble it causes. Nathan survived a serious car crash, but suffered severe tinnitus. ...
  • Chickens Restore Hearing: Are Humans Next? June 8, 2016 Chickens, along with other non-mammalian vertebrates, have the ability to replace damaged hair cells in their ears. By transforming supporting cells into hair cells, these animals are able to restore their own damaged hearing. This ability offers millions of people around the world the hope that someday soon this ability can be cultivated in humans. Research ...
  • Does Hearing Loss Intensify Social Isolation June 7, 2016 For years, researchers and practitioners have speculated that hearing impairment increases social isolation among older adults. We already know that as we age, our personality changes, but recent research highlights that these personality changes are heightened if the subject is hearing impaired. These new insights into the relationship between hearing loss, personality changes, and social ...
  • EarLens System Offers New Technological Solution June 6, 2016 Hearing aid technology evolves as new developments, insights, and discoveries drive new products. Digital technology has made devices smaller, easier to manipulate, and even more cost effective. Now a new device is taking light and using it to transmit sound for the hearing impaired. The EarLens Corporation, based in California, has raised millions of dollars to ...
  • Overview of Tinnitus June 3, 2016 Tinnitus refers to ringing, buzzing, or hissing sounds in the ear. This affliction affects millions of North Americans, often affecting their work and social life as well as interrupting regular sleep patterns. While tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss, it does not contribute to hearing loss. The causes of tinnitus are many and include: • ...
  • Tinnitus Treatment : Is Caffeine the Key? June 2, 2016 Tinnitus Tinnitus is a term covering a broad range of issues resulting in ringing or buzzing in the ear. Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss, but is difficult to measure as well as complicated to treat. While commonly a result of noise-related hearing loss, tinnitus has a variety of causes. Tinnitus affects millions of persons in ...
  • Tinnitus: Causes June 1, 2016 Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is often caused by inner ear cell damage. This damage results in the release of electrical signals to your brain and the resultant ringing or humming sounds. Tinnitus can develop or be exacerbated by many factors, including: Loud Noise Extended exposure to noise via power equipment, heavy machinery, firearms, and loud ...
  • Hospital Stays More Likely For Adults With Hearing Loss May 27, 2016 The medical community has long argued that hearing loss leads to cognitive decline, social isolation, depression, and other ailments. This position is now bolstered by a new study that shows that persons with hearing loss over age 70 are both more likely to be depressed and much more likely to require hospitalization for a variety ...
  • Increase Risk For Falls Linked To Hearing Loss May 26, 2016 Hearing loss is linked to numerous medical, psychological, and social issues. For example, hearing loss often leads to increased social isolation, depression, and even dementia. Recent review of existing data indicates that hearing loss is also linked to a significant increase in tripping and falling, especially among adults. Falls often lead to injury and lengthy ...
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss May 25, 2016 Hearing loss that originates from problems with the vestibulocochlear nerve, the inner ear, or the central processing areas of the brain is commonly referred to as sensorineural hearing loss. The great majority of persons suffering this type of hearing loss have abnormalities in the hair cells of the inner ear (more specifically, in the organ ...
  • Mixed Hearing Loss May 24, 2016 The medical community uses the term “mixed hearing loss” to describe any condition when there is damage to both the outer/middle ear as well as to the inner ear. In these cases, there is both sensorineural as well as conductive hearing loss. The causes of mixed hearing loss are as varied as the causes of ...
  • New Research: Low-Frequencies Trigger Auditory Response May 23, 2016 Although low-frequency signals are barely perceptible to the human ear, they actually trigger measureable responses in the human auditory system, according to research done by neurobiologists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Germany. Humans have trouble perceiving low-frequency sounds, having only a range of 20 to 20,000 Hz. Hearing threshold, the sound level which ...
  • Sudden Deafness: Important Things To Know May 19, 2016 Sudden deafness refers to any rapid loss of hearing. The loss can occur immediately or over a few days in one or both ears. This affliction is also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) and is a serious medical condition often overlooked because sufferers attribute the loss to something benign such as ear wax ...
  • The Common Forms of Hearing Loss May 18, 2016 Hearing loss can come in many forms and variations depending on the person that has it, and is not all caused by the same things. However, there is a lot of information that doctors have about hearing loss, and the most common aspects of it. This is important to learn if you or someone you ...
  • The Indicators of Hearing Loss May 17, 2016 Many people suffer from hearing loss but are unaware of it. If you are experiencing certain symptoms, or are at all suspicious of hearing loss, it is best to be tested as soon as possible. Think about the following symptoms and see if they apply to you. You have trouble in conversations ...
  • Hearing Loss In Canada: An Emerging Health Issue May 16, 2016 Across Canada, hearing loss is emerging as a serious health issue, especially among our aging population. While close to 10% of the population recently reported some form of hearing loss, that percentage soars to close to 50% among adults over the age of 50. As our population ages, hearing loss emerges as a serious public ...
  • Earbuds and Hearing Loss May 12, 2016 As the number of mobile devices such as phones and music players increase in use, more people have been using the new in-ear earphones to deliver their music directly into the ear canal. This technology has led to an epidemic of hearing damage – especially in teens and young adults – which is spreading at ...
  • What is Tinnitus? May 11, 2016 Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ears. It’s a fairly common condition, afflicting 36 million Americans intermittently. However, there are a small percentage of people (7 million) that suffer from severe and chronic tinnitus; so much so that it affects their everyday lives. There are two types of Tinnitus: Subjective This is Tinnitus that only you ...
  • Hearing Loss in Children May 10, 2016 Infant hearing loss, while not common, affects thousands of children per year. Such hearing loss affects regular development and, if untreated, can lead to complications through adolescence and adulthood. Consequently, it is standard procedure to screen newborn babies for their hearing capabilities. These tests are continued for the first few months of growth and development. ...
  • Possible Cure for NIHL May 9, 2016 As many people know, hearing damage and loss is a permanent condition with a very limited number of treatment options. However, researchers at Weill Cornell and the Gladstone Institute have just discovered a possible preventative drug-therapy for hearing loss, particularly noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Loud noises destroy the hair cells in the cochlea, thus impairing the ...
  • Your Balance System May 5, 2016 The balance system (vestibular system) is what makes it possible for us to walk, run, and move without falling. This delicate system is controlled by the brain, the inner ear, and all the sensory systems of the body (joints, muscles, and skin). Concentrated in the inner ear, the balance system encompasses three fluid-filled semicircular canals that ...
  • Toddler Toys and Hearing Loss May 4, 2016 The irreversible damage from repeated exposure to high-volume noise is something every adult knows about, but it’s something we should be educating children about as well. Teaching kids the importance of hearing preservation and instructing them on healthy hearing habits is a wonderful preventative measure. Since noise-induced hearing loss occurs gradually, it’s extremely important that parents ...
  • Hearing Loss from Ear Infections May 3, 2016 Alongside age and overexposure to noise, ear infections are one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss induced by ear infections, however, is generally temporary or reversible. Although ear infections are common, it is important that they are treated properly. If you or someone you know has symptoms of ear infections, seek medical attention. ...
  • Sudden Hearing Loss May 2, 2016 Some adults wake up in the morning to discover a sudden loss of hearing in one or both of their ears, thinking the loss of hearing was caused by allergies or earwax buildup. Oftentimes, allergies or earwax buildup may be the reason for this hearing loss, but sometimes the condition may be far more serious. Every ...
  • Compatible Hearing Aids for Cell Phones April 29, 2016 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) necessitates that all cell phone companies and service providers manufacture phones that are hearing aid friendly. In order to meet regulation standards, phones must now create less static, less interference, and better telecoil connections. Cell phones that work sufficiently with hearing aids will have a microphone (M) rating of M3 or ...
  • Daily Maintenance for Your Hearing Aid April 28, 2016 In order to ensure optimum working capacity and longevity in your hearing aid, you must perform routine checks on it. Your audiologist will show you the proper ways to do this. Be sure to obtain a battery tester, a drying container, a forced air blower, and a listening tube before starting any of these maintenance ...
  • How to Clean Your Ears Properly April 27, 2016 Earwax (also known as cerumen) is an important secretion produced by the human body. Many people believe that earwax accumulation is directly linked with poor hygiene and lack of cleanliness. Ironically, earwax actually helps keep your ears clean. Earwax’s main purpose is to protect the ears from outside elements. Earwax prevents substances such as dead skin ...
  • The Evolution of the Earplug April 26, 2016 What are earplugs? Earplugs are small tools placed in the ears that are used to block out unwanted noise and water. They have existed for several hundred years, but have only recently been changed to fit the modern age. How were modern earplugs created? The foam-like earplugs we are familiar with today descended from earplugs created in the ...
  • Middle Ear Infections Can Lead to Hearing Loss April 25, 2016 Middle ear infections (also known as otitis media) are common in young children. These infections can involve inflammation, fluid build-up, and mild to severe pain in the middle ear. These symptoms reduce the ear’s ability to pick up sound by reducing the mobility of the eardrum and closing up the ear canal. Although middle ear infections ...
  • Hearing Loss Signs April 21, 2016 Hearing loss is a normal part of the aging process, but it also can affect young people. Social stigma over such loss and resulting treatments leads many people to not seek help if they suffer from hearing loss. As with most health issues, the earlier a problem is noticed and diagnosed, the better the chance ...
  • Hearing Loss is No Laughing Matter April 20, 2016 Hearing loss is a condition that is commonly trivialized and overlooked by younger and middle-aged Canadians. People often underestimate the devastation that disabling hearing loss can bring to one’s life. One of the main impacts of hearing loss is on the human’s ability to communicate with others. Human-to-human communication is critical for an individual’s social and ...
  • Music Only for an Hour A Day- WHO April 19, 2016 It is well known that listening to music at loud volumes is damaging to people’s hearing, but did you know how long you listen to music also affects your hearing? The World Health Organization (WHO) – the United Nations public health arm – recommends you cut music to an hour a day. However, even an hour ...
  • Choosing the Right Hearing Aid April 18, 2016 Where to Start Knowing where to start searching for hearing aids can be frightening – especially with all the options available and with all the complicated terms. Below is a general guide for choosing your hearing aids. Before making a decision, contact a hearing care professional (HCP). HCPs perform tests and learn about your lifestyle so ...
  • Hearing Aid Marketplace Outlook April 13, 2016 As hearing loss becomes a better diagnosed and treated ailment, the global hearing market is expanding. The rise of new technologically sophisticated hearing aid devices has increased demand as the aids become more discrete and better functioning. Combined with an increased social awareness of hearing loss, the increase in demand, along with country-specific reimbursement programs, ...
  • Hearing Loss Caused by Tumors April 12, 2016 Most people are aware that hearing loss can come from the effects of aging, as well as exposure to loud noise. However, while uncommon, certain non-cancerous tumors are also able to damage a person’s hearing. They can result in a gradual loss of hearing as well as tinnitus, and can happen in irregular and sporadic ...
  • Signs of Hearing Loss – What to Look For April 11, 2016 Unlike vision loss where people tend to promptly seek assistance by wearing glasses, hearing loss tends to be ignored, become rationalized by age, or is blamed on others for not speaking clearly enough. According to the Stats Canada Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), 6% of adults over the age of 55 report limitations as a ...
  • Preventing Hearing Loss for Baby Boomers April 8, 2016 For a long time, it was commonly believed that hearing loss would be extremely prevalent in the Baby Boomer generation – the generation of people born between 1946 and 1964 – due to the excessive amounts of loud rock ‘n’ roll and metal music they listened to in their youth. However, a recent study performed ...
  • Why Hearing Loss Should Matter More than You Know April 7, 2016 Hearing loss is more damaging to an individual’s life than you may realize because it affects more than just your ability to hear. Losing your hearing can completely alter your life in ways that you may not have thought possible. Losing your hearing can profoundly damage your social and mental health, harm your emotional stability, and ...
  • Nasal Balloons Help Treat ‘Glue Ear’ in Children April 4, 2016 Otitis media with effusion (OME – colloquially known as “glue ear”) is a condition common in children between 6 months and 3 years of age in which fluid builds up in the middle ear. A new study indicates that autoinflation – a medical technique in which the Eustachian tube is reopened by nasal balloons – ...
  • Hearing Loss & Lifestyle April 3, 2016 People of all ages can suffer from hearing loss. Unfortunately, social stigmas surrounding hearing aids leads to delayed diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, people with active lifestyles avoid getting help for fear of having to use an aid that hinders certain activities. Recent technological advances in hearing aid design and function make getting help ...
  • New Hearing Aid Technology – Sleeker Designs April 2, 2016 Hearing is one of our most important capabilities. We use our hearing to stay safe, maintain our social lives, and to hear life’s moments. Without our hearing, our quality of life decreases. Going to the movies, having group discussions, having a one-on-one dinner conversation, or even talking on the phone without being able to hear can ...
  • Have My Parents Lost Their Hearing? April 1, 2016 It’s common for sons and daughters to suspect their parents of hearing loss but sometimes it’s hard to be sure if hearing aids are the right solution. Some changes affect our loved ones so slowly that we aren’t sure what’s happening to them or why. The aging process affects people in various ways. Older parents might ...
  • Ear Care: Steps To Protect Your Hearing March 31, 2016 Caring for your ears is the first step towards keeping your hearing healthy. From overuse of ear buds to listening to music or video games to over zealous ear cleaning, there are many opportunities to damage your hearing. Follow some simple steps to keep your ears safe and your hearing functional. Step 1: Keep Ear ...
  • Self Diagnosis- Is Your Hearing a Problem? March 30, 2016 Hearing loss may not be an issue on everyone’s radar. It’s usually associated with aging, and younger people may think they are mostly immune to a deteriorating auditory system. However, in today’s world of concerts, loud sports games, and busy cities, young people may not realize that they are being exposed to a lot of ...
  • Future Pill for Hearing Loss? March 29, 2016 Exposure to loud noises in the military isn’t just common, it’s a given in almost every soldier’s experience. The sound of a jet taking off, a gun firing, or any kind of explosive- these all exceed a person’s threshold for decibels of noise. Noise exposure is a major cause of hearing loss, and this places ...
  • The Tympanogram: What It Is March 28, 2016 Tympanometry is a remarkably quick and non-behavioural method that almost instantly assesses the status of the middle ear.
  • Which Hearing Aid is Right for Me? March 22, 2016     When looking for a hearing aid that will genuinely improve your hearing, there are many characteristics to be aware of. There are several styles available, and with the help of a hearing healthcare professional (HHP) you can find the type that functions the best for you.     Although a HHP will give you a full ...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Aid Batteries March 17, 2016 One of the first and most important things that you need to know when managing hearing aids is battery care. In order to run properly, a hearing aid needs a high quality battery designed specifically for the use of a hearing aid. Without this, a hearing aid’s ability will be significantly lowered and will not ...
  • Hearing Aids Can Help Dementia Patients March 12, 2016 According to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), moderate to profound hearing loss can lead to self-isolation and a number of cognitive problems including depression and dementia. Recent studies suggest that two-thirds of Americans over 70 years of age will have some significant degree of hearing loss. This puts a large number of individuals ...
  • Signs That You Need Hearing Aids March 7, 2016 Hearing loss can be caused by a number of factors – disease, cerumen (earwax) buildup, heredity, and ear infections, amongst others. However, hearing loss in adults over 30 years of age is usually caused by the aging process and over-exposure to loud noises. As we grow older, our hearing slowly deteriorates. This slow process can make ...
  • Why You Should Take a Hearing Test February 26, 2016 Hearing tests are, for the most part, very simple and fast procedures that determine levels of hearing loss based on your ability to hear sounds. Although a hearing test may seem like an unnecessary evil, the way we receive and interpret sound is actually quite complicated and requires an expert to judge if it is ...
  • How an Audiologist Can Help You February 22, 2016 If you or someone close to you experiences hearing loss, then you may want to invest in learning about the ways an audiologist can improve the lives of their patients. Simply put, an audiologist is someone who is a licensed healthcare professional that focuses on diagnosing and treating hearing loss. They have extensive training experience ...
  • The Most Common Types of Hearing Loss February 20, 2016 Hearing loss is a common condition in which an individual has difficulty hearing and interpreting sounds. Although the condition is most commonly found in older populations, hearing loss can affect any individual from the time they are born to when they grow old. The types of hearing loss and their treatments are usually categorized by ...
  • How Hearing Aids Work February 15, 2016 For those with hearing loss, life can become a series of struggles. Friends and family members may become tired of shouting, while others resort to avoiding communication altogether. Many individuals with hearing loss actively avoid social interactions because they feel lost in conversation. These problems often result in feelings of loneliness and isolation, resulting in ...
  • Tips for Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aid February 9, 2016 The process of hearing loss is usually slow and takes place over the course of several years. Most adults that suffer from hearing loss wait several years before getting hearing aids because their brain perceives the subtle changes in hearing as “normal.” This slow process results in most hearing-impaired adults forgetting what healthy hearing is really ...
  • Chronic Pain with Tinnitus January 26, 2016 If you’ve experienced tinnitus, or a ringing of the ears, you might be aware that the sensation can persist long after it first occurs. It may seem similar to the chronic ache or pain someone feels after they sustain a major injury- and this isn’t necessarily a coincidence, according to recent scientific studies. The Georgetown University ...
  • Complications with Patient Communication January 26, 2016 Pharmacies and other health care service providers are in the business of communicating with their clients. Patients who have hearing loss may misunderstand or otherwise misinterpret instructions; this miscommunication can result in delayed or inappropriate treatment as well as costly errors in prescription dosages. In fact, in the worst case scenario, miscommunication can worsen an ...
  • Stigmas on Hearing Loss January 18, 2016 Statistics demonstrate that hearing loss affects close to 25% of Canadians. This loss is not restricted to older persons and, in fact, 40% of person under the age of 40 claim some degree of hearing loss. In addition to hearing loss being widespread across the population, data also indicates that many stigmas and prejudices exist ...
  • Vertigo, Dizziness & Hearing Loss January 4, 2016 For many years, popular opinion view loss of balance or instability on one’s feet as a natural bi-product of aging. However, recent research indicates that vertigo, dizziness, and loss of balance are often related to hearing loss. If one treat’s the hearing loss, then agility and balance improve. Modern health practitioners agree that the key ...
  • Common Symptoms of Hearing Loss January 4, 2016 Hearing loss is a very serious issue, but is not always noticed right away by those who have it. Common symptoms of hearing loss are often brushed aside by those who experience them, and in many cases, that person’s friends and family pick up on the signs before they do. There are two main categories ...
  • Mice and Hearing Loss January 4, 2016 One of the common forms of hearing damage comes in the way of chronic conductive hearing loss. This occurs when the ear canal that delivers sound waves to the inner ear is damaged. Normally these sounds are transmitted to the eardrum, and then to the tiny bones within the inner ear, but in a person ...
  • New Technology in Hearing Aid Devices November 6, 2015 Hearing loss is emerging as a serious health issue and an awareness of the seriousness of such loss is rising. However, despite the increased awareness, many sufferers still shy away from getting the help they need. The stigma associated with clunky, bulky, and difficult to adjust hearing aids prevents many patients from researching the new ...
  • Hearing Loss in a Big City November 6, 2015 Being hearing impaired already causes enough difficulties in a casual, conversational setting. But the noise and chaos of a big city results in exponentially worse complications, often adding further hearing damage to those who are exposed to the city for a long time. Young people who live in a particularly noisy city could see their ...
  • Diabetes and Hearing Loss November 6, 2015 Hearing loss is a high risk for everyone, whether it be caused by age or exposure to loud noise, but it is almost twice as likely for someone with diabetes. Not everyone is aware of this, and unfortunately, a lot diabetes health check-ups do not include hearing tests. But it’s important to keep your hearing ...
  • Hearing Loss: Simple Steps for Diagnosis & Treatment September 18, 2015 Hearing loss affects millions of Canadians each year. It is among the most common physical ailments adults suffer. While some hearing loss is likely as we age, it is important to pay attention to your auditory health at all ages and to take steps to both diagnose and treat any hearing loss. Hearing loss is often ...
  • Hearing Loss, Technology, and Depression September 18, 2015 Recent research has supported what many doctors and patients have suspected for years: even slight hearing loss, if untreated, can lead to depression, anxiety, and social isolation. David Myers, a psychology professor at Hope College in Michigan, presented on the topic hearing loss and psychology at a recent convention. Myers found that people with untreated ...
  • Aging and Hearing Loss September 18, 2015 For many baby boomers, taking care of aging family members is part of their daily routine. Baby boomers who spend time around their parents may notice that their loved ones are disengaged, withdrawn, and even depressed. This is not a natural part of the aging process and, unfortunately, is often casually diagnosed as mental fatigue ...
  • Do These Hearing Aids Make Me Look Old? August 12, 2015 The idea of getting hearing aids is scary and often embarrassing for many people. They may worry about how they will look to others, if the aids will be difficult to use, and etc. However, with today’s advancements in hearing aid technology, as well as society’s increasing acceptance of everyone regardless of any impairment, there ...
  • Fun Hearing Aids for Kids August 12, 2015 There are many struggles that come with hearing damage, one of which being the use of hearing aids. People may be embarrassed or nervous to get hearing aids, and there may be social stigmas attached to them. It can be especially difficult for children with auditory problems, and they may be scared to wear something ...
  • What’s That Ringing I Hear? August 12, 2015 After a loud concert, you may often experience temporary ringing in your ears. You may not be too concerned by it- most of the time it goes away after a while. But the effects of that hearing damage do not. The ringing may fade away, but failure to use ear protection and being exposed to ...
  • Can You Hear Me Now? August 12, 2015 Your Predisposition to a Hearing Disability Having a hearing disability or being partially deaf can take a lot of energy and effort. Straining to understand what is said at a table full of friends, or having to have things repeated to you multiple times are some of the struggles that those with hearing loss face every ...
  • New Contribution to Cause of Hearing Loss August 12, 2015 It has long been accepted that the cause hearing loss is a common health problem that comes with aging, and is caused by sensory hair cells dying in the inner ear. However, new information and research suggests that there could be another factor that results in age-related hearing damage. Hopefully, this means that doctors will ...
  • Apple Watch & Hearing Aids July 22, 2015 Hearing aids have made incredible technical strides in the past decade. The introduction of the new Apple Watch has opened even more doors. The Danish hearing ad manufacturer ReSound has issued an app for the Apple Watch that allows wearers to adjust their hearing devices using their watch. The app, called ReSound Smart allows users to ...
  • Hearing Loop Helps Hearing Impaired July 22, 2015 Hearing aids can provide a new sense of freedom to those with hearing loss. Hearing aids make everyday conversation more enjoyable; make watching movies less of a burden, and makes interpreting our environment more natural. However, for some people, hearing aids alone are sometimes not enough. Hearing aids transmit sound from the environment into your ears, ...
  • Routine Hearing Tests for Men’s Health July 22, 2015 Hearing loss is becoming a much more common threat in this day and age, with the constant exposure to loud noise and social stigmas attached to using ear protection. Younger and middle-aged people now have more chances of damage to their hearing, and, as new studies now show- men are more likely than women to ...
  • Music Only for an Hour A Day July 2, 2015 In our society, hearing loss has always been mainly associated with those over 65, and has seemed like something in the distant future for anyone younger than that. However, numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that at least 43 million people under the age of 35 have hearing loss, and that number is ...
  • Hearing Loss Is Not A Laughing Matter July 2, 2015 For decades, hearing loss seemed exclusive to seniors, and did not threaten anyone under the age of 65. However, with the increasing volumes of noisy venues, the social stigmas attached to using ear protection, and exposure to loud music on personal devices, hearing damage can start as early as 30, or even younger. Aging is ...
  • Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for You July 2, 2015 Over the past few years, hearing devices such as hearing aids, personal sound amplifiers, and sound enhancers have become easier to purchase. Companies now provide several options for consumers, which can make the process of choosing a hearing aid difficult. Online stores now offer private online hearing tests, questionnaires, and cheap options to consumers. Some stores ...
  • The Signs of Hearing Loss June 9, 2015 Hearing loss can affect a person at anytime in their life, but as we age the chances to experience some form of loss increase. The earlier any hearing loss is diagnosed, the better chances for intervention and treatment. With this in mind, family members are often the best first source of qualitative data on hearing ...
  • Hearing Loss & Associated Medical Conditions June 9, 2015 Hearing loss is increasingly recognized as a serious medical condition that affects quality of life. Common issues associated with untreated hearing loss include social isolation, confusion, and even severe depression. However, there is also evidence that hearing loss is tied to other medical conditions. The structures of the ear help regulate your balance. Problems with hearing ...
  • Hearing Loss & New Technology June 9, 2015 Millions of North Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss each year. This loss can lead to communication problems, social discomfort, depression, and even other serious medical issues. However, no matter the degree or severity of the loss, there is increasingly sophisticated technological help available. The first step is helping someone with hearing loss is ...
  • How the Earplug has Changed May 6, 2015 Earplugs – small devices that block out unwanted sound and water – have been around for hundreds of years. However, earplug technology has only recently been refashioned to fit the modern age. Before the 20th century, earplugs were commonly created out of wax and/or clay materials. The small foam-like earplugs we know today descended from mid-1900s ...
  • Ear Cleaning How-To May 6, 2015 Cerumen – commonly referred to as ear wax – is a natural secretion by the human body. Although it is commonly believed that cerumen buildup is an indication of poor cleanliness and poor hygiene, cerumen is actually very beneficial and serves an extremely important purpose. Cerumen collects dust, dead cells, and debris – such as hairspray ...
  • Hearing Aids- Myths & Facts March 27, 2015 The following are some common misconceptions about hearing aids: Myth: A hearing aid will further impair your hearing. Fact: A well-maintained and properly fitted hearing aid will no hinder your hearing in any way. Myth: My hearing loss is not extreme enough for a hearing aid. Fact: Hearing loss often develops slowly. Because of this, you may not notice ...
  • Hearing Aids and Cellphones March 27, 2015 If you have or are planning to get hearing aids, you may be worried about how they will impact your cell phone usage. In the past, finding a cell phone that worked with hearing aids was often difficult. Recently however, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules for cell phone makers that make it ...
  • Daily Care for Hearing Aids March 27, 2015 Hearing aids must be properly maintained in order to ensure that they work properly. Your audiologist should provide information on how to care for the devices. Ask them if you should have listening tubes, battery testers, forced air blowers, and drying containers if you do not already have them. Batteries Check battery levels weekly. Depending on the ...
  • Your Ear and Balance March 27, 2015 Balance and equilibrium may not be something you think about regularly. However, the balance system is extremely significant, and has a presence in almost everything you do. Understanding how it works and how it affects your daily life is crucial in maintaining a functioning balance system, and moving smoothly through your daily life. Balance is controlled ...
  • Loud Toys and Hearing Loss March 27, 2015 Loss of hearing may normally be associated with aging, or with loud, damaging rock concerts. However, studies have shown that children’s hearing can be damaged at a very young age due to the toys they play with. Exposure to loud noises can cause a build up of hearing loss over time, especially at such a young ...
  • Possible Cure for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss March 18, 2015 Millions of people suffer from hearing loss, typically in the form of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL occurs when the synapses of the cochlea become damaged; stemming from exposure to sounds 85 decimals or higher. It’s a widely-accepted fact that there is no cure. Because of this, these individuals have learned to live with the ...
  • NexGen: Successful Growth March 6, 2015 As hearing loss increases across the baby boomer population, the need for diagnosis and treatment is also growing. NexGen Hearing is a business that has recognized this need and developed a company that is professional and efficient. In the past two years, NexGen has grown from a company with two clinics on Vancouver Island to ...
  • Online Hearing Consultations March 6, 2015 Hearing loss affects millions of Canadians. Many sufferers, however, fail to seek out the initial consultations necessary for proper treatment. Furthermore, those that do get some help such as a hearing aid do not get the follow-up help required to ensure the maximum benefits of such aids. In recent months, both Mainland Hearing and NexGen ...
  • Detecting Children’s Hearing Loss February 10, 2015 Hearing loss, even if minor, greatly influences the development of speech and communication in childhood. To help alleviate future problems, newborn babies are almost uniformly screened and tested for their hearing capabilities. As an infant grows, further hearing tests are administered, anywhere here in the BC area. These BC hearing tests are important since early ...
  • Ringing in Ears? February 10, 2015 Ringing in the ears, or Tinnitus, effects millions of Americans. It predominantly plagues those who experience constant exposure to loud noises, such as veterans of the military and workers that use heavy equipment and machinery. It can also be caused by cardiovascular diseases, jaw misalignment, head and neck trauma, medications, and wax buildup. Because tinnitus can ...
  • Is Hearing Loss Reversible? January 28, 2015 A new gene therapy is being developed that may revert hearing loss. Novartis AG (NOVN) a company that manufactures consumer healthcare products, has created a treatment that stimulates the regrowth of damaged hair cells in the inner ear. This will come as a major relief to the millions of people that suffer from hearing loss. It’s ...
  • Newborn Hearing Tests Prove to Be Most Beneficial January 28, 2015 Hearing loss is one of the most common congenital anomalies. In the past, hearing tests would only be conducted on infants that met the high-risk criteria. This was detrimental, as half of newborns born with hearing loss have no known risk factors. Initiating hearing tests in all newborns makes it possible to diagnose and treat ...
  • Hearing Loss In Canada January 28, 2015 Hearing loss affects millions of Canadians. Those affected range from infants born with some degree of loss to older Canadians. In fact, hearing loss is one of most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and a widespread disability that influences quality of life issues for those affected. Unmanaged hearing loss leads to social isolation, depression, ...
  • Hearing Aids and Balance January 9, 2015 Hearing aids can aid more than hearing – they may improve safety by preventing falls by older adults with hearing loss. According to recent research by Timothy E. Hullar, professor of otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, older adults with hearing loss have better stability using hearing aids than when not ...
  • Preventing Hearing Loss With A Supplement January 9, 2015 A new study at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes indicates that a certain supplement can prevent hearing loss. The chemical found in this supplement is called Nicotinamide riboside, and is a type of vitamin B3. This chemical can protect the ear from noise-induced hearing loss, and this ground-breaking study will be very ...
  • New Findings: Low-Frequency Signals Trigger Auditory Response December 18, 2014 Low-frequency sounds are difficult for humans to hear, but new research indicates that despite their lack of perception, these signals trigger detectable micromechanical responses by the nerve cells in the inner ear. Researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Germany report that sounds at frequencies below 100 Hz, previously thought to be ...
  • Sudden Deafness: Causes and Treatment December 17, 2014 Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), also known as sudden deafness, is the abnormal rapid loss of hearing in one or both ears – instantaneously or over the course of several days. Many people who encounter SSHL neglect seeing a doctor because they attribute the hearing loss to allergies, earwax, and other everyday conditions. However, SSHL ...
  • The Facts about Noise Induced Hearing Loss October 23, 2014 When hearing damage results from extended exposure to loud noises, then that damage is referred to as noise induced hearing loss. The loss can affect an individual’s ability to understand normal speech. This happens because loud sounds kill cells in the inner ear. Since there is no way to repair these cells, the damage is ...
  • Teachers Can Be Susceptible to Hearing Loss October 23, 2014 The overture of back-to-school sounds- babbling students, loud morning and afternoon announcements, ringing bells, and slamming lockers put teachers at a high risk for hearing damage and loss. A recent national survey found that 15 percent of teachers have been diagnosed with a hearing problem. The survey also found that teachers aged 18 to 44 ...
  • Hearing Loss, Depression, & Hospitals October 23, 2014 Hearing loss among older adults has been associated with increased social isolation as well as other cognitive ailments. A new study by a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins has determined that people over 70 years old with hearing loss were much more likely to require hospitalization for a variety of issues than those persons ...
  • Hearing Loss & Falling Now Linked October 23, 2014 For years researchers have linked hearing loss with increased social isolation, depression, and even dementia. New research is now also indicating that hearing loss is linked to an increased risk of falls, especially in older adults. Falls amount to significant medical and financial costs to thousands of adults, so better understanding the causes of falls, ...
  • Environmental, Physical Causes of Tinnitus October 3, 2014 Tinnitus is a condition in which ringing, humming, or whistling sound is heard in the ear. The sound can be intermittent or constant. There are a variety of factors that can cause tinnitus. The common sources are as follows: Environmental Noisy work environment. Any work situations that involve the use of heavy power tools, such as saws or ...
  • What is Tinnitus? October 3, 2014 The Tinnitus Basics Any feelings of buzzing, hissing, or ringing in the ear is called tinnitus. These noises can be constant or sporadic, but it is often worse when background sounds are low, such as at night when you are trying to fall asleep. Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss; however, it does not cause ...
  • Causes of Tinnitus October 3, 2014 What is Tinnitus? In many cases of tinnitus are caused by damage to the inner ear cells. These injured cells release an electrical signal through a nerve to your brain, thus causing the ringing and humming sounds associated with tinnitus. Conditions that cause this are as follows: o   Atherosclerosis This blood vessel disorder is induced by fatty ...
  • Why ReSound LiNX is a Big Deal September 30, 2014 ReSound LiNX is a hearing aid that is specifically designed to work with an iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It’s small enough to be easily concealed and feels comfortable in the ear. This innovative blue-tooth technology allows hearing loss suffers to be connected to the things they love, as it works as a wireless stereo headphone ...
  • An Overview of Sensorineural Hearing Loss September 30, 2014 Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss that is caused by anomalies in the hair cells of the cochlea; specifically in the organ of Corti. The loss of hearing can range from mild to total deafness. Two tests are used to determine an SNHL diagnosis: the Rinne and the Weber. The Rinne ...
  • Hunters At Risk For Hearing Loss August 11, 2014 Across North America, hunting is a popular pastime. While most hunters are conscientious gun owners with a focus on firearm safety, far fewer hunters take the same precaution with their own auditory health. In fact, according to recent research, as many as 95 percent of hunters fail to use any form of hearing protection. Considering ...
  • Summer Fun and How We Hear August 11, 2014 Whether you spend your summer exploring swimming holes, going to music festivals, watching fireworks, or flying for a family vacation, your ear and hearing health might be at risk. Exposure to excessive noise can damage hearing as can improper ear care. Since noise-induced hearing loss is permanent, it is advised to consider using hearing protection ...
  • New Game Program That Enhances Hearing in Noisy Environments August 11, 2014 There are 48 million people in the United States that suffer from some form of hearing loss. Because of this, it’s nearly impossible for them to decipher soft speech in a noisy environment. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, as well as the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, have programmed a new game ...
  • Do Chickens Hold The Key? August 11, 2014 Millions of people around the world are affected by hearing loss. While therapy and support are critical in helping both hearing-impaired adults and children live rich, full lives, there is no cure for hearing loss. However, new research on chickens holds much promise. Chickens have the ability to restore their own hearing. The supporting cells in ...
  • Diet & Hearing Loss: New Insights August 11, 2014 New research is shedding light on how diet, perhaps even more than loud noise, affects hearing. Previous studies in non-human animals indicate that supplements such as vitamins A,C, and E, as well as magnesium, may prevent hearing loss by reducing inflammation while increasing blood supply to the inner ear. New clinical trials in humans are ...
  • Hearing Loss & Social Isolation June 24, 2014 As adults age, their personality changes. New research from the University of Gothenburg demonstrates that these personality trait changes are intensified when the aging adult is hearing-impaired. The new insight in how hearing loss depression affects older persons provides increased awareness of the effects of hearing loss in our society. This new research focused on 400 ...
  • Solutions for Hearing Loss June 23, 2014 20% of Americans over the age of 45 suffer from some sort of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. These rates continue to climb the older the age group gets. The institute reported that nearly 33% of Americans from ages 65 to 74 suffer from hearing loss, while ...
  • Sleep Apnea & Hearing Loss June 13, 2014 Snoring with periodic gasping characterizes sleep apnea, a common disorder affecting millions of adults across North America. This disorder results in poor sleep and, consequently, fatigued. However, recent research also suggests that sleep apnea is associated with other chronic issues, including hearing loss. Neomi Shah, a researcher with the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, ...
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Does New Research Shed Light? June 13, 2014 Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) affects up to 3 percent of children. CAPD generally refers to a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information. Children diagnosed with CAPD typically suffer speech and language disorders as well as learning disabilities. While the cause of CAPD is generally unknown, recent research on ...
  • Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Hearing Loss June 13, 2014 According to new research, smokers and passive smokers are more likely to suffer from hearing loss. The study was conducted in the UK using a sample of 164, 770 adults aged 40 to 69 years. All of the tested individuals have taken a hearing test between the years of 2007 and 2010. The results showed ...
  • Smokers Are More Likely to Experience Hearing Loss June 10, 2014 A new study shows a strong link between smoking and hearing loss. The startling statistics show that smokers have a 15.1% higher odds of hearing loss than non-smokers. Experiencing second hand smoke increases those odds by 28%. Researchers took samples from 164, 770 adults, aged 40 to 69 years of age who have taken hearing tests ...
  • New Research On Hearing Loss June 8, 2014 Research on both noise-induced and age-related hearing loss traditionally focuses on how the loss of hair cells affects hearing. However, recent efforts by scientists at the Harvard Medical School have determined that nerve fibers in the inner ear are even more susceptible to damage from loud noise than hair cells. These new findings have implications ...

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