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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New data reveals that the prevalence of hearing loss among U.S. teenagers has increased 31 percent, with 1 in 5 adolescents experiencing hearing loss.
A recent study concludes that portable media players are potential causes hearing problems and hearing damage.
A new study suggests that fish oil and omega 3 may prevent or delay the development of age related hearing loss.
The Hazardous Product Act currently bans toys emitting noise levels exceeding 100 decibels. With a toy that emits 100 decibels of sound, children run the risk of causing irreparable hearing damage during the normal course of play.
A genetic modifier in Usher Syndrome (USH) explains variability in hearing loss and will lead to better diagnosis in the future.
30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise pollution everyday. Protect yourself from major hearing loss causes.
Hearing loss that's age related is called presbycusis. Simple steps can be taken to prevent hearing loss from occurring, as well as treat hearing loss once it occurs.
New research shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and possibly Cialis and Levitra too.
Loud city noise has been proven to be hazardous to our hearing and health. Prolonged exposure to that level of sound damages not only hearing, but is also linked to onset of health ailments such as stress, ischemic heart disease, increase in blood pressure, and a change in heart rhythm, among many others.
New research suggests that elderly people diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s don’t undergo tests to rule out hearing loss, but they should because more than one-third of patients diagnosed with memory and hearing loss actually have a less severe category of dementia once the hearing problem was treated.
The annual noisy toy report identifies the most dangerous toys to children's hearing. The list includes Iron Man Mobile Headquarters Vehicle, Fisher Price Learning Letters Mailbox, Sesame Street Help Along Sing a Song book and Black & Decker Junior Chainsaw.
Hearing loss is often associated with age, however there actually many ways we can lose our hearing well before we enter our Golden years.
Numerous studies have demonstrated smokers have a 70 percent greater risk of developing hearing loss with age versus those who do not smoke. In addition, the risk of hearing loss increases with the number of cigarettes smoked, as well as with the intensity and the duration of exposure to smoke.
Young people who listen to personal music players for several hours a day at high volume could be putting their hearing at risk. iPods and MP3 players can generate levels of sound at the ear in excess of 120 decibels, similar in intensity to a jet engine, especially when used with earphones that insert into the ear canal.
As roller coasters continue to push the envelope of speed, a common ear injury - ear barotrauma, can lead to temporary hearing loss, and most commonly causes dizziness, ear discomfort or pain, or a sensation of having the ears pop.
An extensive study has now officially shown a relationship between hearing loss and the use of Viagra.
Degraded sensory experience during critical periods of childhood development can have detrimental effects on the brain and behavior. In children that commonly experience a buildup of viscous fluid in the middle ear cavity, a condition nicknamed 'lazy ear' can occur.
When the hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they atrophy – weaken – making recovery from hearing loss through mechanical means, aka a hearing aid, that much more difficult.
The ASHA has urged the FCC to consider the potential negative impact of misusing entertainment media on children's hearing and communication development. A study found that children ages 8-18 using media (TV, music, internet, etc.) 7 hours and 38 minutes of per day and even longer if media multitasking was counted.
One aspect of diabetes which is often not understood or discussed is the fact diabetes can put those with the disease at risk for developing hearing loss.
Most people believe hearing loss is predominantly age-related, yet research shows that 65 percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65.
Noise damages the delicate hearing mechanism nature provides. Exposure to noise above 80 decibels (dB, the measurement of the loudness of noise and sound) is harmful dependent upon the exposure time.
A study, conducted by a British group from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in the UK, clearly demonstrates that, indeed, while convertibles are fun, they can also lead to hearing loss.
A recent study found men under the age of 60 who regularly take aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.
The causes of unilateral hearing loss include ear trauma, noise exposure, and genetics. Unilateral hearing loss treatment depends on the cause and type of hearing loss.