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Dealing With Single Sided Deafness

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Dealing With Single Sided Deafness

One form of deafness that most people do not know about is single-sided deafness. Just as it sounds, this term indicates a person has experienced deafness on one side and not the other. This form of deafness is often overlooked but is not as uncommon as you might think. Three out of every 100 students…

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Understanding Presbycusis

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Understanding Presbycusis

Presbycusis? What is that? You may know this condition as age-related hearing loss. Over time, people can begin to lose their hearing in tiny unnoticeable amounts. These tiny moments accumulate over time until it becomes a very noticeable problem. Many people dealing with this condition either do not think they have a problem or have…

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2013 Aids For The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing

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2013 Aids For The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing

Hearing loss and deafness can affect individuals from all walks of life. Of the various types of hearing loss, noise induced and age related are the most common. To minimize the impact that such hearing loss has on quality of life, the healthcare industry offers a number of devices that are tasked with helping manage…

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How Hearing Aids Can Slow the Progression of Dementia

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How Hearing Aids Can Slow the Progression of Dementia

Although it may sound a bit absurd, there is a definite correlation between hearing loss and the onset of dementia. Consider living in a world where every sound is distorted and the voices you hear sound like they are coming through a bucket of water. It would be quite frustrating and after a time you…

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Coping With Tinnitus: The Sound You Can’t Turn Off

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Coping With Tinnitus: The Sound You Can't Turn Off

By definition, tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any actual corresponding noise. For millions of Americans, however, tinnitus is an exasperating ordeal marked by constant buzzing, whirring and other varieties of noise that simply won’t go away no matter what. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders,…

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Coping With the Emotional Toll Caused by Hearing Loss

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Coping With the Emotional Toll Caused by Hearing Loss

Whether you’re an adult or the parent of a small child, coming to grips with a hearing loss or hearing-impairment diagnoses is never easy. Many people facing this situation find themselves feeling a range of emotions, from sadness to shock to anger. To help you and your family come to terms with these emotions, here…

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What We Need to Know Before Hearing Test

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What We Need to Know Before Hearing Test

All the sensory organs coordinate with each other with the help of nerves and make an individual to develop the cognitive skills and be smart in the task or responsibility. Ear the organ of hearing pick up the waves of sound through air. The eardrum vibrates to the waves in the middle ear and passes…

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What Exactly Is an Audiologist?

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What Exactly Is an Audiologist?

Playing an important role in modern medicine, an audiologist is an expert who works on hearing and hearing defects. Audiologists tend to be specialists who work on providing the best care for hearing disorders, and can take on many different roles within various institutions. What, then, are some of the key tasks that an audiologist…

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Researchers Take A New Step in Combating Hearing Loss

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Researchers Take A New Step in Combating Hearing Loss

The recent festive period came with an added bonus for researches at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School.  This arrived in the form of a successful step in the pursuit to cure hearing loss. It’s been an age-old concern and people have many a time been convinced that they’ve made ground-breaking steps towards…

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Losing Your Hearing? Buy Hearing Aids Online to Stay in Touch

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Losing Your Hearing? Buy Hearing Aids Online to Stay in Touch

A few years ago my husband started to experience hearing loss.  He was only in his mid-forties but his job involved working with loud machinery.  Although these days hearing protectors were worn due to health and safety regulations this was not the case when he first started out twenty years ago. His hearing had already…

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