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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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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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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Four Reasons You Should Get a Hearing Test

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Hearing loss is a progressive condition, so not everyone realizes they have it. And even if they do know, it may be much more severe than they realize. In fact, people wait an average of seven years before seeking help for their hearing problem. If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it’s important to
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What Is Dual Sensory Impairment?

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Hearing and vision loss are both associated with the natural aging process, and unfortunately for many, both conditions can co-occur. This is known as dual sensory impairment, which affects approximately 20 percent of adults over 75 years of age. Dual sensory impairment is not always linked to old age, however. The condition can be congenital
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Is it Selective Hearing or Hearing Loss?

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Some El Paso couples—especially those who have celebrated milestone wedding anniversaries in the double digits—accuse their partners of “selective hearing.” While this may be true in a few cases (asking your significant other to clean the gutters when there’s a football game on TV is a prime example), often they’re not ignoring or tuning out
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