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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The National Association for Music Education, 75,000 members strong, is the newest sponsor of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Listen to Your Buds (LTYB) campaign which educates children about how to use personal audio technology safely.
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.
People with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in salary and wages annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss, according to the latest national study by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).
Certain combinations of drugs have been found to be effective in protecting against permanent noise-induced hearing loss, even at lower dosages.
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.
New research on glucocorticoids show they may help improve hearing but don't seem to be acting on inflammation, leading researchers towards new hearing loss treatments possibilities.
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 recent televised ABC experiment regarding discrimination against deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals provides an opportunity to educate prospective employers and human resource professionals about the potential that deaf and hard-of-hearing employees have.
Incidence of child abuse is more than 25% higher among hearing impaired children, when compared to children with normal hearing.
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.
Scientists have identified a protein responsible for protecting the ear from age related hearing loss and could provide a new target for anti-aging drug therapies.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is reminding the public about the potential risks of hearing damage and a negative impact on communication development that can happen from the misuse or overuse of various types of devices.
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.
Many studies have shown that hearing loss, especially untreated hearing loss, can have a negative impact on the quality of life; everything from relationships with friends and loved ones, to earning power on the job.
53% of respondents believe that they or their spouse has a hearing loss, yet only a quarter have consulted an audiologist, according to a poll fielded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the 2010 AARP Life@50+ Convention.
The House Ear Institute (HEI) returned for its 13th year at the AES Convention to provide hearing conservation education and free hearing screening tests to thousands of Audio Engineering Society (AES) members.
While a commonly held misconception is that hearing loss impacts only older people, that is not the case. Government data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have permanent hearing damage.
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?
When ear infections are left untreated, complications can include hearing loss, speech problems and more severe infections that can cause meningitis. An unfortunately, not all kids have the same access to medical specialists and medicines.
Approximately 13 million American women suffer from untreated hearing loss and are at a greater risk of depression and other emotional and psychological problems, as well as diminished safety and earning power.
Newborns with permanent hearing impairment that received a hearing screening test had better language development and quality of life at ages 3 to 5 years compared to newborns who received hearing screening through behavioral testing.
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) launched its position paper on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) as part of a national campaign to improve early identification of hearing loss in children.
At the 129th AES Convention, House Ear Institute is returning for its 13th year to provide hearing conservation education and hearing screenings to thousands of Audio Engineering Society (AES) members and a comprehensive hearing health outreach program.
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