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New Strategies May Provide Relief From Tinnitus

CoupleListening177856917Medical professionals estimate that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Described as persistent ringing sounds in the ears, tinnitus often impacts people’s ability to concentrate, sleep or just enjoy living.

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

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.

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How Well Do You Hear?

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States and is experienced by more than 50 million Americans, reports the American Academy of Audiology.

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Researchers Test New Treatment Options for Tinnitus

Unfortunately, there are no known cures for tinnitus. Historically, individuals with tinnitus were told to “just live with the sounds.” But in recent years, medical scientists have discovered a variety of treatment options that lessen the severity of tinnitus sounds, making it more bearable for individuals to live with these noises.

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Hearing for Life

More than 36 million Americans have permanent hearing loss. In the past five years, the number of hearing-impaired people has increased nearly 10 percent. Interestingly, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than age 65, with one in 10 school-aged kids having some form of hearing loss.

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The Cost of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a permanent problem that more than 36 million Americans struggle with each day. In the past five years, the number of hearing-impaired people has increased nearly 10 percent. And more than half of these individuals are younger than age 65.

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Baby Boomers Experience Hearing Problems

Health professionals report that at least 40 percent of an estimated 76 million baby boomers suffer from hearing loss. By 2030, they predict this number will increase to 65 percent.

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Kids’ Sensitive Ears Need Protection

More than 1.8 million kids have hearing problems. Many loud noises associated with routine activities can produce high levels of sound that, over time, can damage kids’ hearing.