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Could time cover eyesin the dark improve your hearing? A recent study suggests it could. Researchers from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University tested the so-called “Ray Charles Effect” on mice. They wanted to know if spending time in the dark - often reported to improve hearing in children - did the same for adults. In the study,

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Research indicates that the two most common causes of hearing loss are cumulative noise exposure and aging. Other surprising catalysts for hearing loss include: Frequent ear infections, including those caused by swimmer’s ear Ototoxic medications like Aspirin, Naproxen, or Ibuprofen Head or ear injuries, especially if left untreated Meniere’s disease or other chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s or Cardiovascular disease You

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I was on a walk with a co-worker the other day when it happened. On our stroll near our building’s parking lot, we passed a parked car. Without warning, its owner pressed a button on his key fob to lock it, eliciting an ear-splittingly loud beep from the car. It was so loud - and so unexpected - that I

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October is Audiology Awareness Month! Hearing loss can no longer be classified as a problem of the elderly. Over 36 million American adults experience varying degrees of hearing loss. What’s so startling about this statistic is that over half of that population is younger than age 65. The American Academy of Audiology has dedicated the month of October to increasing

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By developing a new platform designed to support the brain’s natural process of decoding sound, Oticon is revolutionizing hearing aid technology. Oticon’s newest BrainHearing feature is a combination of Speech Guard E, Spatial Sound, YouMatic and Free Focus technology. The program modifies signals the user doesn’t hear well, so speech characteristics are captured and preserved. This process reduces mental fatigue

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When we think of hearing loss in musicians, we’re likely to picture a haggard Keith Richards saying, “What? Didn’t’ catch that, love!” However, we seldom stop to think about how our hearing is affected by going to see a symphony orchestra. Furthermore, we don’t often think about the effects of loud music on the musicians themselves. Why? Perhaps we think

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It’s fairly well-known that hearing loss can be caused by physical trauma or exposure to loud noises, but a 2012 study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has shown that people living with diabetes, especially women, may be more at risk for hearing loss because of their condition. The research showed that women between the ages of 60 and 75

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If you’re a parent, you know when your child has an ear infection. Crying, irritability, and fever are a few of the telltale signs. But could you recognize an ear infection in yourself? Here’s how to tell if you have an ear infection. Symptoms include: A feeling of fullness in the ear Earache with sharp or dull pain. Warm drainage

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The accumulation of fluid behind the ear has been known to cause reduced hearing and deafness in babies and small children. As babies, the consistency of the fluid in our ears is watery and thin. If the fluid’s consistency grows thicker, this results in a condition called glue ear or otitis media with effusion or serious media (SOM). Surprisingly, this

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Just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy music anymore. Through the evolution of digital hearing aids, there are modern devices available to enhance your music-listening experience. Hearing aids with the latest technologies, such as noise reduction and feedback cancellation, are designed specifically to increase the ability to hear speech while minimizing background noise. These devices may

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