Scuba Diving and Hearing Loss

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Scuba diving lessons are usually worth the same as a full day of surfing lessons or a few hours of private water skiing lessons. This may sound fun especially if you are someone who loves the ocean and seeks these types of adventure. You can roam the waters freely and bask in…

Noise Levels for Babies – When Sounds Become Too Loud

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The pain threshold of a human ear is at 120 decibels (dB) and any sound above 85 dB can already cause hearing loss. A baby’s auditory faculty is more sensitive than the hearing of an adult and therefore has a lower level of tolerance to excessively loud sounds. Parents should be aware…

Hearing Loss Due to Aging: How It Happens

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reveals age as the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults who are between 20 and 69 years of age, with the greatest incidence of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 group. Image source: Senior Health 365 Presbyacusis refers to the…

Understanding the Signs of Hearing Loss

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For individuals who were born without hearing defects, it is not always easy to accept the truth if they begin experiencing cases of hearing difficulty. In most situations, unless confirmed by an audiologist, people tend to ignore the warning signs and so the condition is left untreated and worsens over time. Below are just some…

Putting Importance on the Hearing Aid Fitting Process

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Individuals with hearing difficulty require correct diagnosis and management for them to be able to identify the best possible solution to their condition. The fitting process plays a vital role in ensuring that they will be able to maximize the use of hearing aids as they go out of the doctor’s office…

Identifying Autism in Deaf Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Autism is a condition that presents itself from early childhood and is marked by communication disorders, shorter attention span and inability to form relationships with other people. The number of deaf children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing. Such condition can further complicate communication development. According…

Hearing Loss in Adults and Children

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Adults aged 50 onwards are more prone to hearing loss due to age-related damage to the cochlea, the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti, or spiral organ, the receptor organ for hearing. There are two types of hearing loss:…

The HLAA 2017 Convention

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is holding its 2017 convention on June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early registration is open until March 31 at lower rates. You can register online by logging into the HLAA online portal. You may also sign up offline by completing the early-bird registration…

Chronic Ear Infections and Hearing Loss: Is it Time for a Surgical Operation?

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By Dez Duran-Lamanilao Ear infections are more common in children because of hygiene habits, developing or underdeveloped immune systems, and shorter and narrower Eustachian tubes. Also known as the auditory tube or pharyngotympanic tube, the Eustachian tube equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum to prevent damage as well as drains mucus from…

How Sound Travels

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For those suffering from hearing loss, the science of sound and how sound travels is an interesting subject. Learning how sounds travels through various states of matter, echo, and vibrations of sounds are discussed in the video.

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