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
Infants frequently have a runny nose, feel warm, are cranky, or pull on their eyes. Parents and caregivers may assume their child is teething or has a cold. But did you know these also are signs of an ear infection? Colds and ear infections are the two most prevalent health disorders young children experience. Infants … Read Full Article
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
There’s probably someone in your life that has moments of selective hearing. You talk to them when they’re right next to you and they don’t even hear you. But in a crowded room they can block out the noise and clearly hear one person’s conversation. Researchers studied these human behaviors and discovered how selective hearing works.
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.
Your brain turns sounds into words instantaneously. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied the areas of the brain that recognize speech and discovered several amazing features. Sounds outside the brain are received and transferred into four regions, where they are processed into recognizable words:
An ear infection can be a miserable experience for a child (and parents). Doctors typically prescribe antibiotics to clear up the painful infection and usually this takes care of the problem. For children with recurring ear infections, medical professionals typically recommend ear-tube surgery. New guidelines indicate this may not be the best option.