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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Hearing Aid Technology

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Hearing aid technology has made significant changes over the past several years and continues to evolve. Almost 95% of new hearing aid fittings today use digital technology. Analog Technology The hearing aid industry does not manufacture as many analog hearing aids as in the past and some manufacturers only make digital devices. There are some…

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Signs of Hearing Loss

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The signs of hearing loss can be subtle and emerge slowly, or early signs of hearing loss can be significant and come about suddenly. Either way, there are common indications and hearing impaired signs. You should suspect hearing loss if you experience any of the signs below. You might have hearing loss if you ….

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Age related hearing loss

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What is age-related hearing loss? Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has…

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Sound Advice on Hearing Protection for Young Ears

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs when tiny sensory cells in our inner ear, called hair cells, are damaged by sounds that are too loud and that last too long. How near we are to the source of the noise also matters. NIHL can be permanent—but it is preventable. You can help your tween enjoy healthy…

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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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Signs you may have hearing loss and how to deal with them

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There are many different causes of hearing loss and even different types of hearing loss. The most common cause of hearing loss is presbycusis, hearing loss due to the aging process. Typically, hearing loss due to age is influenced by genetics, exposure to loud sounds through your lifetime and general overall health. Although hearing loss…

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