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More than 10 million Americans already have irreversible hearing damage as a result of exposure to loud noise, and according to the latest research, the incidence of acquired hearing loss in adolescents only continues to rise. “Prevention – particularly in adolescents and young adults - is the key to maintaining long-term hearing and the quality of life that comes with

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In a new study published in Trends and Cognitive Sciences , researchers say they have identified the defects in the brain that lead to tinnitus and chronic pain. The team hopes the findings will be the first step to developing therapies for these common complaints. The authors of this new research - from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington,

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Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in underserved and vulnerable populations, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report

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Whether it is a popular concert, a trip to a festival, or partying at a club, more than half of US music listeners surveyed regularly go out and enjoy music to the fullest. What many of them forget, however, is that while listening to great sounds is a lot of fun, it can have serious implications for our hearing. Right

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Soldiers need to have good quality earplugs to protect their ears from damage because constantly listening to bullets being fired and bombs going off isn’t exactly what our ears were made for. However, they can’t just block out all noise, what if their commander is shouting orders at them or if an enemy is sneaking up on them? Surely there

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In an increasingly fast-paced and technology-based world, people with hearing loss have struggled with staying connected to those around them due to hearing aids that are not directly connected to cellular devices. “Previously, hearing aids weren’t able to connect to your Bluetooth mobile device without a streamer, a device worn around the neck to connect smart phones or TVs to

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Picture a rock and roll concert, with music blaring out of giant speakers on stage. Now imagine a sophisticated symphony performance. Which group of musicians would be more likely to suffer hearing loss? Surprisingly, it’s classical musicians who may be most at risk, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. “We don’t generally think of musicians as being

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New research suggests older adults who receive cochlear implants could enjoy improved speech perception, mood and cognition. Hearing impairment has been associated with cognitive decline in people over the age of 65, but cochlear implants could help fight some of these effects, a news release reported. A team of researchers looked at the relationship between cognitive function and hearing restoration

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In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery , Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and colleagues compared the costs of health care for a matched group of privately insured individuals with and without a diagnosis of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss affects more than 60 percent of U.S. adults older

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One September morning, Judi Page woke to find that her life had changed overnight. Though she had no history of hearing problems, Judi suddenly lost all hearing in her left ear and had only limited hearing in her right ear. When she visited a doctor, she learned that the cause of the hearing loss was unknown and the damage would

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