Headphones and Hearing Loss: What You Should Know

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Data from studies evaluated by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that 50% of adolescents or young adults aged 12 to 35 are exposed to unsafe sound levels. This may be attributed to the use of personal audio devices, among other causes. It is acceptable to presume that the same applies to adults who are…

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How to Clean Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are an investment that you make to better your life. An important part of keeping your investment working for many years is to properly ensure that they are well taken care of. How do you take care of hearing aids? By making sure they are cleaned carefully and properly. You may be new…

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Hearing Acuity Screening: Revisiting the Basics

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Hearing Acuity Definition Hearing acuity is associated with one’s hearing acuteness. To define it in detail, it refers to an individual’s ability to perceive low-intensity sounds, differentiate between two sounds based on frequency or intensity, or recognize where the sound is coming from. While hearing acuity declines together with a person’s age,…

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Speech Perception and Cochlear Implants in Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Hearing loss has been a prevalent human sensory defect for some time now. Alternative medications, options and innovations are continuously being designed to deal with this condition; one of which is cochlear implants. Since their discovery, cochlear implants (Cis) have played a vital role in restoring hearing sensation to individuals who are…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Tinnitus Distress

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Tinnitus cure has been the subject of audiology experts for some time now. While it cannot be totally eliminated or does not just go away even with the use of hearing aids, there are available options that can help minimize or lessen a person’s response to the disease. Tinnitus, which affects about…

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Latest Advances in the Audiology Field

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao According to the World Health Organizaiton (WHO), more than 460 million people across the globe have disabling hearing loss, and more than 30 million of these are children. These figures hint that by 2050, over 900 million individuals will suffer from such condition. As such, people who are hard of hearing can…

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Mental Health, Stress and Your Hearing Sense

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Mental health plays a crucial role in the way people think, act or feel. You will think that the brain is the only part of your body involved in mental health, but it encompasses an individual’s psychological, social and emotional well-being. Thus, the need to take care of it regardless of whatever stage in life…

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Audiology Organizations Supporting the Deaf Community

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao United Nations and federal statistics show that there is an estimated 1 million of so-called “functionally deaf” individuals in the US and about 70 million worldwide. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that 15% of Americans aged 18 and above report some difficulty in hearing. And about…

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Otitis Media: Neurologic Complications in Adults and Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Image source: Clinical Advisor  While infants and children are more vulnerable to ear infections (may be related to hygiene habits and developing or underdeveloped immune systems), otitis media in adults may mean a subsidiary ear disease such as cholesteatoma, an abnormal, non-cancerous skin growth that can develop behind the eardrum, and chronic…

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Top 5 Noise Pollution Injury Prevention Tips

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao While people usually associate pollution with air, noise pollution or environmental noise, can also cause negative effects on human health; some of them include sleep disorder, mental fatigue, hypertension, stress, and possibly one of the most common consequences: loss of hearing or tinnitus.  When does noise become a threat to individuals?  …

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