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.
People with hearing loss sometimes find it challenging to carry on a conversation with one person, and participating in a group discussion can be overwhelming. Often they cannot follow comments and end up feeling isolated from the conversation.
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.
It’s not uncommon for kids and adults to experience an earache with a cold virus. But sometimes the ache may be a sign of an ear infection.
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.
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.
Researchers in Finland have have developed a solution to help people who are struggling with visual and hearing impairment be independent, and navigate through their normal routines.
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.
To ensure kids enjoy good health throughout their school-age years, parents need to take advantage of health screenings available through health clinics and physician offices. The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, reinforces the importance of health care screenings by requiring most insurance plans to pay for preventive care evaluations.
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.