One in five young people ages 12 to 16 have hearing loss, according to a 2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Many have lost the ability to hear at high frequencies, but often the problem goes undetected due to limitations in traditional hearing tests.
An ear infection can be a miserable experience for a child (and parents). Doctors typically prescribe antibiotics to clear up the painful infection and usually this takes care of the problem. For children with recurring ear infections, medical professionals typically recommend ear-tube surgery. New guidelines indicate this may not be the best option.
When you were growing up, your parents may have told you to “turn it down” when you listened to the TV or radio. Today’s young people are hearing these words, too, except the concern is about the sound level of their video games, tablets, MP3 players and smartphones. Generations ago, people were not aware of noise-induced hearing … Read Full Article
As people age, it’s natural for the brain to shrink. And for years, medical professionals have understood that the brain structure of those with hearing impairment is different from that of people with normal hearing.Read Full Article
Every year over 30 million Americans are exposed to hazardous occupational noises, emphasizing the importance of protecting your hearing while at work.Read Full Article
When hearing loss occurs, depending on the degree of impairment, some frequencies of sound may be lost forever. But often, hearing aids can be adjusted to help people enjoy music again.Read Full Article
CoupleListening177856917Medical professionals estimate that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Described as persistent ringing sounds in the ears, tinnitus often impacts people’s ability to concentrate, sleep or just enjoy living.Read Full Article
People with hearing loss sometimes find it challenging to carry on a conversation with one person, and participating in a group discussion can be overwhelming. Often they cannot follow comments and end up feeling isolated from the conversation.Read Full Article
Water sports provide hours of fun and fitness activities for Americans, but the Hearing Health Foundation reports that frequent swimming and surfing can create ear problems.Read Full Article
More than 36 million Americans have permanent hearing loss. In the past five years, the number of hearing-impaired people has increased nearly 10 percent. Interestingly, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than age 65, with one in 10 school-aged kids having some form of hearing loss.Read Full Article