Reducing Brain Inflammation in Mice May Just Treat Your Tinnitus

brain inflammation and tinnitus

What is the key to treating the bothersome buzzing that affects over 500 million people worldwide? Though Tinnitus can be irreversible in many cases, a pioneering study published in PLOS Biology is exploring new ways that inflammation of the brain mediates tinnitus in mice with noise-induced hearing loss, and how reducing that inflammation may help… Continue reading Reducing Brain Inflammation in Mice May Just Treat Your Tinnitus

Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?

what can it mean to not hear clearly

The process of hearing is not limited to the ears. The brain plays a significant role in the processing and understanding of sound. Understanding involves hearing and focus. It is not just concerned with the effort required to hear a sound, but with the energy needed to process that sound. It is the complex process… Continue reading Do I Have Hearing Loss If I Can Hear, But Not Understand?

Can Hearing Loss Cause Personality Changes?

personality changes and hearing loss

Some social effects of hearing loss are obvious. In addition to difficulties in hearing, a person with hearing loss may become less likely to participate in social activities, undergo more stress in social situations, and experience new challenges in their personal relationships. However, research suggests that the changes may run even deeper – indicating that… Continue reading Can Hearing Loss Cause Personality Changes?

Eating To Protect Your Hearing

Foods that support hearing health

Healthy eating is vital to good health. The proper function of the body depends upon foods that contain the minerals that help keep us well. Did you know that certain foods and minerals can also benefit your hearing health? Read on to find foods and minerals that can help to improve your communication. Foods That… Continue reading Eating To Protect Your Hearing

Auditory Rehabilitation: There’s More Than One Option to Manage Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is everywhere these days. If you aren’t affected, there’s a very good chance that someone close to you is. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health: Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. About 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from using hearing… Continue reading Auditory Rehabilitation: There’s More Than One Option to Manage Hearing Loss

Technology & Hearing: Hearables, Hearing Loss, and Health Intervention

You probably know that noise exposure can lead to hearing damage and loss and that some workplaces and job environments come with a lot of noise exposure. Did you know, however, that nearly 24 percent of hearing impairment cases among U.S. workers is attributable to workplace noise exposure? That’s nearly one-quarter of all hearing impairment… Continue reading Technology & Hearing: Hearables, Hearing Loss, and Health Intervention