The Healthy Hearing Report

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Living with Mild Hearing Loss

Most people equate hearing loss with sounds that are not loud enough. However, hearing impairment involves two factors; loudness and clarity. Generally speaking, hearing loss...

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Genetic Research: Positive Results Towards Hearing Loss Treatment

At least two recent hearing research studies focusing on hearing restoration through gene therapy came up with positive and promising results that bring us a step closer to finding the elusive cure for genetic or acquired hearing loss.

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Hearing loss charities: Where are they now?

Last year during the holiday season, we highlighted five organizations that are doing extraordinary work to provide resources for and support children and adults who have hearing loss.

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Cocktail Party Ear: 'Please Pass the Pigs in a Blanket.'

The brain is an amazing mechanism.Youre at a crowded do with lots of noise, the band is playing and the noise level keeps going up with each round of drinks. Been there? Youre...

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Noise Pollution Harming Sea Creatures

Underwater noise pollution has been found to be harmful to sea creatures, causing hemorrhage and other trauma to their auditory system.

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How is Hearing Loss Measured?

Hearing loss is measured by a professional during a comprehensive hearing evaluation. During the hearing evaluation, the ability to hear the loudness of specific tones is assessed.

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What is an Otologist?

Otolaryngologists (also called ear-nose-and-throat, or ENT doctors) are physicians who have advanced training in disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Otologists neurotologist...

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Infant Hearing Screening

What are the relative merits of ABR and OAE for screening premature infants?

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Musicians and Hearing Loss

What are the most important recommendations for musicians to protect their hearing during performances?

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Management of Noise Induced Hearing Loss

What are the recent developments in the management of noise-induced hearing loss?

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CAPD/APD Age Restrictions

At what age can APD/CAP disorders first be diagnosed? (Note: We use the terms APD- Auditory Processing Disorder and , CAPD- Central auditory processing Disorder interchangeably)

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Managing Unilateral Hearing Loss

A doctor recently told us that our 10 year old daughter has 70-80% hearing loss in one of her ears. He said this could have been there since birth. Has anyone found any treatment that can help inner ear problems? He says there is no treatment, and that no

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Fluctuating Hearing with Menstruation

Have you found any correlation between changes in hearing and a woman'smenstrual cycle? I have a female patient who has threshold shifts of approximately 10dB immediately preceding and during menstruation.

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Pediatric ENG

How do ENG protocols differ for testing pediatric patients? What is the youngest age recommended for performing this test? At what point might balance assessment be necessary for pediatric patients?

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Differentiating between ADD, ADHD, and APD

My son is 11 years old and has a hard time in school. His doctor has mentioned ADD. How do I tell the difference between ADD, ADHD and APD? Are there medicines that can help?

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AIDS and Hearing

What is the effect of AIDS on hearing?

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Asymmetric Normal Hearing

My 9 yr old has a 12-decibel loss in one ear and a 6 dB loss in the other. Military medical will not treat this but it is causing him trouble at school. They will not treat him until he is at a 15 loss. Is this reasonable? I have difficulty accepting that

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Hearing Loss and ADD

How can you tell if a person with hearing loss also has ADD?

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Delayed Speech and Language in a Two Year Old

My 2 1/2 year old son has delayed speech. I'm in the process of getting his hearing checked out, but he seems to hear fine. Could he have normal hearing, but just hear sounds differently from the rest of us?

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Audition and Interior Decorating

I would like to know if there are some tips on furniture arrangement of a living/family room to promote better hearing for someone that has a moderate conductive hearing loss.

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