Newborn hearing test

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The hearing screening test allows those babies who have hearing loss to be identified early. About one to two in every 1,000* babies has significant hearing loss so early identification is known to be important for the development of the child. It also means that support and information can be provided to parents at an…

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You Hear What You Eat: 5 Foods That Can Prevent Hearing Loss…and Hearing Aids

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There are myriads of ways to maintain healthy hearing. Protecting your ears from continued hazardous noise exposure and keeping ear infections at bay are certainly fundamental. However, a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a balanced diet can do its fair share to prevent or delay hearing loss. This week we looked at how “what you…

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Smoking and Hearing Loss: One More Reason to Kick the Habit

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Researchers have known the dangers of smoking tobacco for decades. Of course we know smoking cigarettes contributes to lung cancer, throat cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, allergies and other breathing disorders. Yet, with all the solid, statistical data in place, one out of five Americans still puff away daily. A published report on Audiology Online from Western Michigan…

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6 Tips for Easy Hearing Aid Care

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You count on your hearing aids every day to provide you with the hearing quality you have come to enjoy. In the rare instances when your devices malfunction, it can be a difficult few days or weeks while you wait for them to be repaired. Through some preventative maintenance and proper care, you can extend…

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5 Common Causes of Deafness

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Music, movies, speeches, conversations-you use your ears to enjoy these different things. You love to listen to your favorite singer as you cook dinner. May be you play movies at home just to have background noise. Or perhaps you revel in gossip with your best friends. Recently, though, you’ve had a harder time hearing. You…

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Hearing Loss and Headphones – Is Anyone Listening?

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As a parent, do you often find yourself asking your teenagers to remove their headphones so you can speak to them? You may want to consider doing it even more often. Today, 1 in 5 teens has some form of hearing loss – a rate about 30% higher than it was in the 1980s and 1990s – which…

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Is your hearing loss getting you down

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Finding it hard to follow conversations can take its toll on relationships, which is one reason why taking action to tackle your hearing loss is important. Despite the fact that deafness can be socially isolating, it can take up to 10 years for people who clearly have hearing loss to get tested A key reason…

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Uncovering the inner ears’ noise defense mechanism

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New research has identified a new way in which the inner ear can protect itself against the damaging effects of noise.  Noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common cause of deafness, after age-related hearing loss. It is caused by exposure to loud sounds, and is an especial hazard for those who work in noisy…

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Protect your ears from loud music

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Noise levels around the stages at music festivals can reach 110 decibels or more. That’s like standing next to a jackhammer drilling into concrete. Spending too long listening to loud music can cause permanent damage to your ears, resulting in problems such as  hearing loss. However, ear health campaigners say that music lovers are not aware…

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Ears – How your ears work?

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This topic tells you about your ears and how they work. Your ears are very important. Think what it would be like if you could not hear people talking or music or the telephone ring or your pet dog bark. We all need to take care of our ears – the topic ‘Ears – looking after your ears’,…

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