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Can Markers in the Body Help Detect Hearing Loss?

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While figuring out a cure for hearing loss would be life changing for the more than 48 million Americans currently experiencing this condition, new research out of Massachusetts reminds us the importance of not putting the cart before the horse. Sometimes preliminary research needs to be conducted in order to point other researchers in the
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What Causes Pediatric Hearing Loss?

It’s important to identify and treat hearing loss in children right away. Untreated hearing loss in children has been shown to lead to delayed speech and language skills, learning problems in school, poor self-esteem and difficulty making friends. Below are some of the most common causes of pediatric hearing loss. Acquired Causes Acquired hearing loss
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Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants

The most common treatment for hearing loss is hearing aids, but these devices don’t work for everyone. Understanding your treatment options can ensure you find the right solution for your unique type and degree of hearing loss. How Hearing Aids Work Hearings aids amplify sounds loud enough for you to hear them. There are a
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Can Technology Help Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the country, affecting more than 50 million Americans. A symptom of an underlying disorder rather than a disease itself, tinnitus can range from a mild annoyance to a debilitating condition. Experts around the world are working to develop coping mechanisms to help those with tinnitus
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October is Audiology Awareness Month

Hearing loss can be a confusing experience that leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated and isolated. October is Audiology Awareness Month, which means now is a great time to learn about life changes that can help make for a better tomorrow. Audiologists, including the experts at , can help identify hearing problems and recommend a treatment
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What to Know Before Your First Audiology Visit

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Hearing loss is common; in fact, an estimated 48 million Americans experience the condition. Yet despite its prevalence, only about one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them, and those who do wait an average of seven years to do so. We know that there are a lot of barriers
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What Is High-Frequency Hearing Loss?

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High-frequency hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss. If someone is diagnosed with high-frequency hearing loss, it means they have difficulty hearing sounds that are higher in pitch, like the sound of women’s and children’s voices. Anyone of any age can be affected by high-frequency hearing loss, but it is
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Protect Your Hearing This July Fourth

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Firework shows are truly breathtaking, but can be dangerous if not conducted appropriately. States and counties regulate what fireworks can and can’t be used in certain areas in order to protect people and properties, but many don’t take seriously the danger fireworks pose to hearing. The Consequences of Unsafe Firework Use According to Leigh Ann
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Hearing Aids Are a Sound Financial Investment

Ninety to 95 percent of mild to severe hearing loss cases could be successfully treated with hearing aids, but only about 20 percent of people who could benefit from the devices actually wear them. One of the biggest reasons people cite for not following through on their hearing loss treatment is the financial cost of
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Signs of Hearing Loss You May Be Ignoring

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The most obvious sign of hearing loss is difficulty hearing. But since hearing loss is a progressive condition, meaning it develops slowly over time, you may not even realize you’re having trouble following the conversation until your hearing loss has progressed beyond an easily-treatable stage. Below are some other signs of hearing loss to look
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