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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Multiple studies investigate link between hearing loss and analgesic medication.
According to a study done by the National Institute of Health, hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the disease.
Recent research shows people suffering from chronic migraines may be at a greater risk of developing hearing loss.
Studies conclude nearly 60 percent of soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan report having hearing problems or tinnitus due to noise exposure from service time.
Studies find children with even mild forms of hearing loss are at risk for learning and other social, emotional, behavioral and self-image problems.
Researchers discover a new genetic mutation responsible for deafness and hearing loss associated with Usher Syndrome type 1.
Rochester Institute of Technology NTID offers 'New Signers Program' to incoming deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Study shows how to create effective antibiotics that don't damage hearing.
Study shows noise levels in French Quarter and other New Orleans neighborhoods are exceedingly high; residents question effects on hearing loss.
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducts study finding link between diabetes and hearing loss in women.
Despite the increase in noise-induced hearing loss in teenagers, a recent poll reveals most parents do not believe their children are at risk for hearing damage and have not spoken with them about it.
During the holidays, people with hearing loss often recognize that they aren't able to hear the sounds of family and friends. Sometimes, this hearing loss is due to noise exposure and is preventable.
A new study indicates that college students, males, and non-White individuals may be at risk for hearing loss as a result of listening to their iPods and mp3 players at higher volumes.
Researchers at the University of Bath have analyzed the way motorcycle helmets affect the wind noise that reaches a rider's ears. This research should lead to better helmets that help protect riders from hearing loss.
New research from NYU Langone Medical Center has found that teens exposed to secondhand smoke displayed higher incidence of hearing loss. Over 80% of these teens did not know they had hearing loss, and most teens do not receive routine hearing screenings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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