The (Really Cool) History of Hearing Aids

Evidence of hearing loss dates back to at least 10 000 years ago with archaeological investigations uncovering human remains with auditory exostoses, bony growths in the ear canal that may cause hearing impairment. The earliest written record of hearing loss was found in ancient Egypt where a manuscript dated to

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Even Mild Hearing Loss Triples The Risk Of Falling

Mild hearing loss impacts an individual’s life in many ways. It can make it difficult to participate in conversations, hear others in busy environments like restaurants, and make it harder to enjoy watching television. Perhaps the most dangerous effect of mild hearing loss is that it can triple the risk

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The Physiological Effects of Music and Noise on the Human Body

“What is that noise?” is the refrain of every generation when listening to a younger generation’s music. Sound familiar? Does the music your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews listen to sound like nothing more than fingernails on a chalkboard? It’s an interesting phenomenon: what is music to some is noise

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Have you heard about hearing assistance dogs?

There are many different types of service dogs. Guide dogs assist the blind and the visually impaired. Service dogs assist people with balance issues, autism, those who need seizure alerts and more. Did you know there are also hearing assistance dogs? They assist those who are deaf and hard of

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Educational audiologists – an important resource for your hearing-impaired child

For children with hearing impairments and their families, an educational audiologist can be an invaluable resource. According to the Educational Audiology Association these professionals specialize in delivering comprehensive support services to children in educational settings. They serve as a critical linchpin between a child who needs support and the successful

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Music Is a Powerful Learning Tool for Hearing-Impaired Children

It may seem counter-intuitive that music can help the hearing-impaired to detect sound, but that is exactly what research is discovering. In fact, scientists are finding that music and singing may help hearing-impaired children to perceive speech. That’s an important finding given the role that communication plays in early childhood

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The Hard of Hearing Young People Foundation

The Hard of Hearing Young People Foundation is an organization worth knowing about. Their slogan tells you everything you need to know, “You Give. We Share. People Hear.” The 501c3 not-for-profit foundation was formed in 2011 with the mission to “help hard of hearing youth secure adequate hearing aids to enhance

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