Tag Archive: hearing difficulties

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. Recently scientists identified new strategies that may provide relief from tinnitus. View full article »

Newborn Hearing Screenings

hearing concernsBabies 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 »

How Well Do You Hear?

Recognizing National Protect Your Hearing Month

hearing“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 »

TinnitusIt 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 »

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“Happy Birthday!”  Kids love to celebrate the day they were born with a special party, complete with songs, gifts and games. But as people reach the half-century mark, birthday remembrances are not always appreciated. It’s another reminder they are getting older. Medical researchers tell us that as we age, our bodies gradually slow down.  Eyesight and hearing are two of those bodily functions that usually change and diminish with age. View full article »

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