How Music Is Helping Adults to Hear Better in Noisy Environments

An increasing number of adults feel that noise levels are interfering with their ability to enjoy public places. A survey1 conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) questioned adults about their attitudes toward noise and discovered that most adults believe that society in general is becoming increasingly loud. In addition,

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Potential Groundbreaking Treatment for Tinnitus

The American Academy of Audiology1 has announced what they call ground-breaking news in the search for treatments for tinnitus. The AAO reported that scientists at the University of Michigan discovered that “precisely-timed sound stimulation coupled with weak electrical pulses delivered to the neck or cheeks” could bring relief from tinnitus.

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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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Can Drugs Regenerate Hair Cells In Your Ear?

Hair cells are essential to hearing, but once damaged they cannot regrow, causing hearing loss. In fact, damaged hair cells are one of the leading causes of hearing loss in the United States. Now an exciting new discovery by researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts Eye and

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The Effects of Smoking on a Newborn’s Hearing

The dangers of smoking to pregnant women and their babies are well documented1. They can include premature and low birthweight babies, miscarriage and increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). New information recently published in Science Daily2 indicates that smoking may impact a child’s hearing, as well. New research

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