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.
You’ve probably had a severe cold and noticed sounds are muffled or you may have ringing in your ears. The problem is called sudden hearing loss and usually it’s a temporary condition that goes away as the cold symptoms disappear. There also are several other common health problems that can lead to sudden hearing loss. … Read Full Article
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
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:
The birth of a baby is a momentous and exciting experience. But as parents and family members bask in the joy of new life, it’s difficult to think about the possibility of the child having hearing difficulties. Medical research shows that diagnosing hearing problems at a young age improves the ability for deaf children to … Read Full Article
When you have a big event, like a tailgate and party for the big game, or getting together to watch your favorite show, do you consider the family member or friend who has hearing issues? Should you:
One in five young people ages 12 to 16 have hearing loss, according to a 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Many have lost the ability to hear at high frequencies, but often the problem goes undetected due to limitations in traditional hearing tests.
When you were growing up, your parents may have told you to “turn it down” when you listened to the TV or radio. Today’s young people are hearing these words, too, except the concern is about the sound level of their video games, tablets, MP3 players and smartphones. Generations ago, people were not aware of noise-induced hearing … Read Full Article
Hearing loss often occurs when people are exposed to loud noises, such as an explosion or concert, but it also develops when they experience repetitive sounds. Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report that continuous sounds can damage inner ear hair cells and lead to the development of tinnitus or permanent … Read Full Article
As people age, it’s natural for the brain to shrink. And for years, medical professionals have understood that the brain structure of those with hearing impairment is different from that of people with normal hearing.