Progress Reported in Reversing Cochlear Hair Cell Damage

Hearing loss currently has no cure and is managed mainly with the use of hearing aids or cochlear implants. Depending on the level and nature of hearing loss, the benefit of hearing aids may range from significantly life-changing to a useless, inconvenient bit of plastic in your ear. Cochlear implants

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Could Your Medication Be Causing Hearing Problems?

When you’re first prescribed medications to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease or to treat a life-threatening bacterial infection, hearing loss is probably the last thing to concern you. Ototoxicity is the word used to describe damaging effects to the ear and hearing, typically from the use of certain medications

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How to Communicate with a Hearing-Impaired Person

Many activities of daily life become more difficult with impaired hearing, not least of which is participating in conversations. Given the fact that millions of people cannot hear the frequencies at which speech occurs, knowing how to communicate with a hearing-impaired person can make a difference. It can improve communication,

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Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented?

Several pieces of interesting research were released in the world of audiology this month and we want to tell you about them. One study has found that smoking increases hearing loss. Other bodies of research have found new connections between hearing loss, cognitive impairment, dementia and memory loss. As physicians

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Why Do People Suddenly Lose Their Hearing?

In 2018, one out of every 5,000 people1 will suddenly lose their hearing. It will occur without warning, either all at once or over the course of several days. The majority of people will lose hearing in only one ear but nevertheless it should be considered a medical emergency and

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