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.
Hearing aid feedback, sometimes referred to as "whistling" or "squealing," is typically caused by hearing aids that do not fit properly or by ear wax blocking the ear canal. Most new hearing aids offer technology that reduces or eliminates this annoying feedback.
Wayne State University engineering student Na Zhu has received a research grant to help her develop a system to pinpoint the source of tinnitus in the brain. Her work is expected to lead to a better understanding of the underlying cause of tinnitus, which would help in developing tinnitus treatments.
The Gift of Hearing Foundation (GOHF) is dedicated to increasing access to cochlear implants. In some cases, the GOHF is able to provide financial help for cochlear implants to patients when no other option exists.
In a recent study, men were found to perform better localizing sounds in situations where background noise was present. This finding may be related to a mechanism in the brain that helps with attention.
Two new proteins have been discovered which are instrumental in the ear's ability to respond to sound vibrations. These proteins are also linked to Usher Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss as well as balance and vision problems.
A hearing test is the first step in determining if you have hearing loss or need hearing aids. It is a quick, painless, and non-invasive test performed by an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.
The Better Hearing Institute urges people to wear ear plugs while watching fireworks displays this 4th of July. Avoiding using firecrackers at home is another way to prevent potentially permanent hearing loss and tinnitus caused by loud noises.
Noise induced hearing loss is preventable by simply wearing hearing protection. You may not notice immediate damage; but remember that exposure is cumulative through the years - so start protecting your hearing now.
Researchers are investigating how to help people with cochlear implants get more enjoyment from listening to music.
Support the American Tinnitus Association’s (ATA) research grant program either in person or online. There will be prizes for the highest fundraising teams and a raffle for all physical participants.
Dr. William F. House explains how he overcame adversity and criticism to create life-changing treatments for hearing disorders including the cochlear implant.
The first step in determining whether or not you have hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated at a hearing center.
Researchers in Australia have created a model that induces tinnitus and measures brain cell activity, a step necessary in developing new tinnitus treatments.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and Healthy Hearing has joined the Better Hearing and Speech Council (BHSC) in promoting the Across America Hearing Check Challenge – a free online hearing test that lets individuals quickly and confidentially determine if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing professional.
Yes, you can protect your hearing from noise and preserve the hearing you have.
Hearing loss is the third largest health problem after heart disease and arthritis in America today. When people cannot afford hearing aids it impacts their work and earning potential, relationships, education opportunities, and their ability to participate socially.
Oticon Hearing Foundation made a $27,500 donation by the to the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) to support graduate audiology scholarships.
For the third year in a row, Oticon wins top award for its booth at the 2011 AudiologyNOW! conference and donates $10,000 to a local charity.
Scientists have discovered an underlying cause for tinnitus, which could lead to the development of new drug treatments and a possible tinnitus cure.
Oticon Hearing announces the call for nominations for the 2011 Oticon Focus on People Awards, honoring individuals who have demonstrated that hearing loss does not limit a person's ability to make a positive difference.
Representatives Tom Latham (R-IA) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) have reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit (H.R. 1479) with 36 original co-sponsors, including 4 members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
SoundCure’s tinnitus therapy, funded by the American Tinnitus Association, has shown great success in bringing relief to sufferers of tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears.
The American Tinnitus Association celebrates its 40th anniversary during National Tinnitus Awareness Week, May 15-21, 2011.
Learn about hearing aids and their use as tinnitus treatment to stop ringing in the ears from Jessica Krause, M.S. and Managing Editor of HealthyHearing.com. For more in-depth information on tinnitus ringing in the ears, tinnitus treatments and hearing aids, visit: http://www.healthyhearing.com
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