Category: Hearing


6.27.14_SeniorHearingAs people age, it’s natural for the brain to shrink. And for years, medical professionals have understood that the brain structure of those with hearing impairment is different from that of people with normal hearing. However, a new study indicates that this shrinkage may be accelerated in older people with hearing loss. View full article »

Protect Your Hearing at Work

186221101Can noise at work damage your hearing?

Absolutely, reports the United States Department of Labor. Over 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous occupational noises every year. This emphasizes the importance of protecting your hearing while at work. View full article »

Fighting Hearing Loss

5.23Our world is getting louder. If hearing loss doesn’t impact you, it probably affects someone you know. Hearing is dependent on healthy hair cells in the inner ear that help convert sound vibrations into signals that travel along the auditory nerve to the brain. When cells are damaged, permanent hearing loss occurs. However, new research offers clues on how to regenerate hair cells and possibly cure hearing impairment. View full article »

4.28pictureIf you wear hearing aids, music might sound different than it did before. When hearing loss occurs, depending on the degree of impairment, some frequencies of sound may be lost forever. But often, hearing aids can be adjusted to help people enjoy music again. View full article »

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Many people experience hearing loss when inner ear hair cells are damaged as a result of illness, drugs or noise exposure. Fortunately, scientists are researching cures for hearing impairment and have made several interesting discoveries. View full article »

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