The latest information on hearing loss for individuals who are experiencing loss of hearing, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about hearing loss to make the right hearing health decisions.
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New research has confirmed that prolonged exposure to road noise and wind buffeting while riding in top-down convertibles can cause hearing damage.
Your hearing test will be graphed on something called an audiogram, which demonstrates your hearing sensitivity for different pitches and volumes.
Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association, along with researchers from the University of Minnesota, tests toys and puts out a list of the top ten noisiest toys to help parents combat hearing loss in children.
Diet and good health have been studied for years. However, recent findings associate diet with something new – your ability to hear.
Diagnosing a hearing loss in someone suffering with Alzheimer's can be a huge relief. Hearing loss decreases the Alzheimer patient's ability to communicate, and when hearing is restored, their quality of life improves.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 30 million Americans are occupationally exposed to harmful noise at work. And now a just-released study shows that high-level noise in a workplace endangers not only the hearing, but also the heart.
The noise levels in many restaurants reach the threshold of pain, creating a din that can reach sound pressure levels produced by a jet engine. Restaurant owners are looking for ways to keep diners coming in while they keep background sounds down in the comfort zone.
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 new British survey found that in marriages where one spouse has an untreated hearing loss, the other partner suffers as well. In fact, some of the respondents with hearing loss said that their partner had threatened to leave unless the hearing loss is treated.
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.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. Take this October, National Protect Your Hearing Month, to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Get out in your community and get talking!
As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.
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.
Treatment for hearing loss is better done sooner than later. Nearly 23% in a recent hearing loss survey said hearing loss is affecting success at work, 25% said it is affecting their earnings, and 40% said that it has affected their home life.
You didn't think that food and hearing loss treatment could belong in the same sentence, but did you know that fish oils provide hearing loss protection?
When coping with hearing loss in yourself or others, take these simple steps to take this totally unnecessary stress factor out of everyday life.
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.
61% of hearing loss occurs in men, so guys, get a hearing test during Men's Health Week.
When your ears are exposed to loud noises, our body chemistry actually changes to try to protect our ears, similar to the fight-or-flight response.
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.
An extensive study has now officially shown a relationship between hearing loss and the use of Viagra.
A vast majority of causes of hearing loss in children are totally preventable because they are caused by the ears' number 1 enemy - loud environmental noise. Take these steps to help protect your kids hearing.
Better Hearing Institute (BHI) says that more than 13 million women suffer from unaddressed hearing loss, which undermines their quality of life. A great number of women don't include a hearing test as part of their healthcare routine because they attach more stigma to hearing loss than men.
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.
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