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Brains of Deaf People Cleverly Adapt

Scientists are amazed by the power of the brain to adapt, heal and rewire nerve functions to compensate for loss of physical functions. Recently medical researchers identified a new phenomenon: People born deaf process touch differently from individuals born with normal hearing.

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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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