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  • Women with diabetes have hearing problems


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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. ...

  • Degree of Hearing Loss


    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)


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • Hearing


    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


    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 ...

  • Further evidence of link between hearing loss and depression


    According to a presentation at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd annual convention in Toronto, Canada untreated hearing loss leads to depression and other cognitive disorders. The presentation highlighted results of sev ...

  • How To Tell If Your Child’s Hearing is Normal


    About Child’s Hearing Many children under the age of 18 have some hearing loss including four out of every thousand newborns. Hearing loss can increase the risk of speech and language developmental delays. So, every parent ...

  • Do you know the warning signs of hearing loss


    Hearing loss is the most common sensory impairment in adults over the age of 65, affecting more than 30% of Canadians in this age group. 1 in 10 Canadians has a hearing loss. Common causes of hearing loss include the aging process ...

  • Digital Hearing Aids Current State-of-the-Art


    by Todd A. Ricketts There has been explosion in the number of digital hearing aids on the market in the last five years. At last count, there are 22 manufacturers with digital hearing aids marketed under 40 different model names. Manu ...

  • Choosing a Communication Approach


    Choosing a Communication Approach Selecting a Communications Approach Questions to Ask of Your Family Questions to Ask Professionals Whom to Meet With Additional Considerations Selecting a Communicati ...

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