Colds are often caused by rhinoviruses – invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on things we touch. Scientists have discovered that there are more than 105 different types of rhinoviruses that can attack your immune system and make you sick.
Listening to your favorite music while enjoying the heat of the sun or sitting under a canopy of twinkling stars is a perfect way to celebrate summer. Outdoor concerts are popular venues as the loud music is dissipated by the open atmosphere. However, if you’re sitting too close to the speakers, you are at increased … Read Full Article
About 1 in 10 Americans know they have diminished hearing, but most have never had their hearing checked, reports WebMD. Some people think hearing loss is inevitable, a problem that naturally occurs with age. Others believe that wearing a clunky hearing aid is the only treatment option for hearing loss, and they would rather read … Read Full Article
Hearing enriches the world around us and it’s easy to take it for granted. Sadly though, by age 50, many people have experienced, or are suffering from, hearing loss. Protect your hearing throughout life by following six simple tips: Protect – People use noisy appliances, such as hair dryers, music players, lawn mowers and chain … Read Full Article
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Hearing conversations in noisy situations can be challenging. You may talk louder or stand closer to others in order to communicate and hear responses. If this doesn’t work, you also may try to read lips to fill in conversation gaps.
Kids by nature have short attention spans and become frustrated when having to pay attention for long periods of time. It’s not uncommon for them to show their feelings through their actions, such as tantrums or being stubborn. Health experts say these behaviors could be signs of hearing loss. Here are four things parents, caregivers … Read Full Article
When sitting in a noisy meeting, restaurant or family gathering, there are many times when you can’t hear comments from the person next to you. Sometimes people blame hearing difficulties on the noisy situation, but employers are discovering an increasing number of employees are hearing impaired. Many now are adding hearing benefits and education to … Read Full Article
Babies giggle and smile when adults or older children play peek-a-boo or a “surprise” game. In addition to having fun playing with infants, research shows surprises or new experiences stimulate and help babies learn. Absorbing knowledge Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied non-talkative 11-month-old infants to explore their reactions when surprised by new experiences or … Read Full Article
Research shows people expect to experience hearing loss as they age. Some think it’s connected to genetics, while others believe hearing problems occur gradually throughout life. Medical professionals report there are many reasons why people may lose their hearing. Here are four things to know about hearing loss: