Wellness

Fighting Hearing Loss

The ability to hear is dependent on healthy hair cells in the inner ear. These hairs help convert sound vibrations into signals that travel along the auditory nerve to the brain where sounds are identified.

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Brains of Deaf People Cleverly Adapt

Scientists are amazed by the power of the brain to adapt, heal and rewire nerve functions to compensate for loss of physical functions. Recently medical researchers identified a new phenomenon: People born deaf process touch differently from individuals born with normal hearing.

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How Well Do You Hear?

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States and is experienced by more than 50 million Americans, reports the American Academy of Audiology.

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Tinnitus

Researchers Test New Treatment Options for Tinnitus

Unfortunately, there are no known cures for tinnitus. Historically, individuals with tinnitus were told to “just live with the sounds.” But in recent years, medical scientists have discovered a variety of treatment options that lessen the severity of tinnitus sounds, making it more bearable for individuals to live with these noises.

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