Hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age, regardless of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. However, there are some groups of people that are predisposed to hearing loss for a variety of different reasons. Often, the groups of people that are more likely to experience hearing loss have a variety of different occupational and… Continue reading Gender and Hearing Loss
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
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?
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
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
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
We have all heard the phrase that we are more than our diagnosis. That’s because a diagnosis is very one-dimensional. A label that can be applied based on a series of boxes that have been checked off, parameters that have been met. That is true whether the diagnosis is anxiety, cancer or hearing loss. Just… Continue reading What is Your Degree of Hearing Access?
If you have read or watched the news in the last year, you have probably learned that the United States is struggling with an opioid crisis. The country is dealing with an addiction problem in general, and it’s an issue that is impacting people of all backgrounds, cultures, races, ethnicities, and ages. The deaf and… Continue reading New Research Finds Greater Rate of Opioid & Alcohol Use Disorders Among Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Populations
The summertime traveling season is upon us! When school lets out for summer vacation, many of us pack our bags and get ready for some fun in the sun. Before we get to our vacation, however, we often have to deal with the hassle of traveling, which can ruin a trip before it gets started… Continue reading Globetrotting With Hearing Loss: Tips and Tricks For Traveling With Hearing Aids
If you are an avid New York Times reader, you may have noticed a recent article titled “Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb” by Jane E. Brody. As the headline indicates, the article explores how hearing loss can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Drawing on recent research, Brody discusses the availability of hearing… Continue reading Hearing Loss in the New York Times: What You Need to Know