The latest information on hearing loss causes for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about what causes hearing loss to make the right hearing health decisions.
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Children with chronic ear infections of the middle ear can experience changes in their sense of taste, and these changes may be related to childhood obesity.
Singer, performer, and music legend Phil Collins has announced that he will be leaving the music scene due to health problems, including hearing loss.
Listening to music via portable music players at high volumes may impact the ear's ability to discriminate sounds, even though typical hearing test results are normal.
New evidence indicates that hearing loss affects over 60% of Americans over the age of 70.
Researchers found that hearing loss in middle-aged adults is associated with being male, having a noisy job, and having certain cardiovascular disease risk factors.
There are many causes of temporary hearing loss, including noise exposure, ear wax, and middle ear infections.
New research findings suggest that auditory neuropathy is not actually due to loss of neurons, as the name implies, but to loss of the inner ear sensory cells that drive them.
Nearly 70 genes in our DNA have been identified as causes for hereditary hearing loss so far, and many more gene candidates continue to be investigated.
New research indicates older adults with hearing loss appear more likely to develop dementia and their risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe.
New research has confirmed that prolonged exposure to road noise and wind buffeting while riding in top-down convertibles can cause hearing damage.
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is educating the hearing health community about heart disease and its connection to hearing loss during February, American Heart Month.
Regardless of gender and the number of cigarettes smoked per day, nicotine seems to cause a reduction in the blood supply to the smokers' cochlea, thereby affecting hearing.
Research reveals that households with secondhand smoke, children between 12 and 17 are almost twice as likely to have recurrent ear infections as compared to adolescents who live in a smoke-free environment.
Hearing loss for many is just a part of the aging process. Like our vision, our hearing often deteriorates or wears down as we move into our golden years. So does everyone get hearing loss due to age?
A recent study found that smokers were more likely to experience hearing loss, even after adjusting for age, lifestyle factors, geography, socio-economic factors and other calculations to level the playing field and preclude other causes of hearing loss.
A recent study has shown that the presence of chemical contaminants can interact with noise and modify the way in which work-related "deafness" – which is increasingly common among young people – manifests itself.
A patient suffered from vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear. Henry Ford Hospital successfully alleviated her vertigo and restored her hearing – an extremely rare occurrence.
New research indicates that older people who suffer from moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) may require screening and treatment for hearing loss. The study revealed that over 50 percent of CKD patients had some degree of hearing loss and nearly 30 percent had severe hearing loss.
New research shows that fewer than 20 percent of teenagers in the United States have a hearing loss as a result of exposure to loud sounds, thus offering a different analysis of data reported earlier this year.
Noise is the most widespread form of pollution we have and noise affects the entire body including blood pressure, drug side effects, heartbeat, breathing, digestion and more.
A new study has found disparities among children suffering from repeated ear infections. Frequent ear infections plague white children and children living below the poverty level more than children of other racial or ethnic backrounds or income levels.
A new study suggests that regular use of analgesics such as aspirin, Tylenol and Advil along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by men under the age of 60 could be ototoxic, which means they could cause hearing loss.
New research shows that hearing loss among U.S. teens is up 30% and more than 70% when just mild or worse cases of hearing loss are considered. ASHA encourages the public to follow the hearing safety tips listed on its 'Listen To Your Buds' website which teaches young children how to use personal audio technology safely.
A little known phenomenon related to the low frequency sound generated by wind power turbines is making some scientists challenge the common wisdom that what we can’t hear won’t hurt us.
Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.
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