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  • Women with diabetes have hearing problems

    2012-09-04

    New US research has shown that women with diabetes may experience more hearing difficulties as they get older, particularly if their diabetes is not well controlled. Doctors from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit discovered that ...

  • Self-Test for Hearing Loss

    2017-08-28

    Self-Test for Hearing Loss You can use this self-administered test as an initial screen for yourself or your child and to find out if an audiologic (hearing) evaluation is needed. Does my child have a hearing loss that needs to be ...

  • Call for a greater focus on the causes of hearing loss

    2017-06-30

    Call for a greater focus on the causes of hearing loss   The US education and advocacy group Quiet Communities recently posted a piece on how the area of prevention of hearing loss should be given more attention. In many ...

  • The BBC’s guide to avoiding tinnitus

    2016-07-12

    As Glastonbury music festival gets underway in the UK, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has announced the launch of the BBC iWonder guide on tinnitus, ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’ The BBC g ...

  • Giving Your Child Access to Sound Next Steps for Parents

    2016-06-06

    by Melody Felzien and Judy Harrison, M.A.   As a parent of an infant with a newly diagnosed hearing loss, the decisions to be made can seem overwhelming and the outcomes unknown. This article provides an overview of what y ...

  • Who Should be Screened for Hearing Loss?

    2016-06-06

    People of any age can be screened for hearing loss. Newborn infants are now routinely screened before leaving the hospital. Most preschoolers and school-age children are screened periodically at their schools or in their doctors' offi ...

  • The Audiogram

    2016-05-18

    The audiogram is a graph showing the results of the pure-tone hearing tests. It illustrates the type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss. The frequency or pitch of the sound is referred to in Hertz (Hz). The ...

  • Difference Between Hearing Screening and Hearing Evaluation

    2016-05-18

    The difference between hearing screening and hearing evaluation can sometimes be confusing. A hearing screening is usually a preliminary step in which an individual’s hearing is checked to see if further evaluation is required. ...

  • Wearing One Aid vs. Two Aids

    2016-03-24

    Being able to hear with both ears is just as important as being able to see with both eyes. If you closed one eye, your depth perception would be distorted. If you close off one ear, your understanding is affected. Hearing occurs in your ...

  • What Hearing Aid Users Hear

    2016-03-24

    What Hearing Aid Users Hear Hearing aids do not restore hearing to typical levels. However, depending on the degree of hearing loss, hearing aids will enable a person to hear many sounds. This includes both environmental sounds such a ...

  • Degree of Hearing Loss

    2016-01-18

    Degree of Hearing Loss Degree of hearing loss refers to the severity of the loss. The table below shows one of the more commonly used classification systems. The numbers are representative of the patient's hearing loss range in de ...

  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)

    2016-01-18

    Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Types of Tests: Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) | Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) | Pure-Tone Testing| Speech Testing | Tests of the Middle Ear The audi ...

  • Pure-Tone Testing

    2015-12-03

    Types of Tests: A pure-tone air conduction hearing test determines the faintest tones a person can hear at selected pitches (frequencies), from low to high. During this test, earphones are worn so that information can be obtained for ...

  • Speech Testing

    2015-12-03

    Types of Tests: The audiologist will also conduct tests of listening and speech. These results are also recorded on the audiogram. One test that the audiologist conducts during a hearing test is the speech reception threshold (SR ...

  • Open Fit Hearing Aids

    2015-11-13

    Open fit hearing aids are fast becoming more popular. Open fit hearing aids are very small and nearly invisible on the ear. Essentially, open fit hearing aids are small BTE units that sit up on top of and behind the ear. There is no earmo ...

  • RIC (Receiver-In-the-Canal) Hearing Aids

    2015-11-13

    The RIC hearing aid moves the receiver (i.e., speaker) from the plastic case down into the sound tip connected with very thin wires wrapped with a thin tube. RIC hearing aids can cover both a sloping high frequency hearing loss as well as ...

  • Hearing Aid Types

    2015-10-19

    Over the years, generally there are 3 types of circuitry: Analog, Analog Programmable, and Digital.   Analog hearing aids offer basic amplification with some adjustments of trimmers and/or volume control available. They ...

  • Hearing Aid Styles

    2015-10-19

    Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) For mild to moderately-severe hearing loss:    * Smallest custom hearing aids available    * Fits inside the ear canal    * Nearly invisible    * Be ...

  • Hearing

    2015-09-16

    Hearing is the process by which humans, using ears, detect and perceive sounds. Sounds are pressure waves transmitted through some medium, usually air or water. Sound waves are characterized by frequency (measured in cycles per second, cp ...

  • Ear Wax

    2015-09-16

    The outer foundation of the ear canal is cartilage covered with skin that contains hair and glands that secrete cerumen or earwax (a yellow or brown substance). Together the hair and earwax help prevent "invaders" such as insect ...

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