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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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 new study by researchers at UCLA and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests that improvements in air quality over the past decade have resulted in fewer cases of ear...