Babies start learning as soon as they are born, and hearing is a key sense they use to become aware of the world around them. That’s why it is important for newborns to have a health screening in the first few days after birth. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 1 to 3 of every 1,000 babies born have some degree of hearing loss. For at least 50 percent of them, there were no known risk factors present that would indicate the problem before birth. View full article »
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Usually earaches caused by a cold virus disappear with use of over-the-counter cold medications. If it becomes painful or continues for several days, contact the doctor’s office for an evaluation and treatment, as the earache may be accompanied by an infection.
The ability to hear can be damaged by an infection that is not treated promptly. So it’s important to know the signs of an ear infection: View full article »
Scientists are amazed by the power of the brain to adapt, heal and rewire nerve functions to compensate for loss of physical functions. Recently medical researchers identified a new phenomenon: People born deaf process touch differently from individuals born with normal hearing. View full article »
Recognizing National Protect Your Hearing Month
“What did you say?” or “Could you repeat that?” are statements we’ve all made when we can’t understand a comment someone has made. While most hearing problems occur due to background noises muffling conversation or because we aren’t paying attention to what someone says, it also may be a sign of hearing loss or impairment. View full article »
It is described as a hissing, roaring, ringing, chirping or whooshing sound that disrupts hearing and peace of mind. This malady is called tinnitus, and it affects more than 44 million people in the United States. These individuals report the frequency of sounds occurring occasionally or regularly throughout the day. Medical professionals believe tinnitus usually results from exposure to loud noises. For example, soldiers returning from combat, where they were exposed to loud explosions on the battlefield, have experienced significant problems with tinnitus. View full article »