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  • Is there anything to do to lessen intensity of the tinnitus?

    2012-08-09

    It is important to realize that the hearing system is one of the most delicate and sensitive mechanisms in the body. Since it is a part of the general nervous system, it is sensitive, to some degree, by anything that affects the overall h ...

  • Common Questions About Hearing

    2012-08-09

    Does "deaf" mean hear nothing ? "Deaf" means hearing loss in different types and level. Few people hear nothing. We can use "hearing loss"and "hearing difficultly"to replace "deaf". Pl ...

  • Tips for dealing with Tinnitus

    2012-08-09

    Tips for dealing with Tinnitus A 'cure' for tinnitus is yet to be developed, and many report that it may appear and disappear in relation to other underlying conditions. Relief from tinnitus is not an exact science, but here a ...

  • Top 5 Ways To Protect Your Hearing

    2012-08-09

    How loud is too loud? Prolonged exposure to sounds above 85 decibels (dB) may cause permanent hearing loss. Normal conversation is measured at a moderate noise level of 50-70 dB. A motorcycle or lawn mower is 85-90 dB. The extreme noise o ...

  • Listen: How Music Sounds to People with Cochlear implants

    2012-08-09

    A cochlear implant, or “bionic ear” if you’re into that sort of thing, is an implant for those who are either deaf or severely hard of hearing. Specifically, those who are deaf due to a loss /lack of  sensory hair c ...

  • Say What? Hearing Loss Hits Those in Their 50s

    2012-08-09

    Millions of Americans age 50 and older have significant hearing loss, but only one in seven wears a hearing aid, says a new in-depth survey by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. And if you think hearing loss is just a problem am ...

  • Hearing loss and falls

    2012-08-09

    Objectively measured hearing loss appears to be associated with a self-reported history of falling, researchers found. For every 10-decibel increase in hearing loss, the odds of having fallen in the previous year were higher, even aft ...

  • US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

    2012-08-09

    WASHINGTON — US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants. The phase I trial follo ...

  • Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study

    2012-08-09

    MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of falling, according to a new study. Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed data from more than 2,000 people ages 40 to 69 who took part in the U. ...

  • Losing your hearing means you could lose your footing: Study shows mild hearing loss triples risk of having a fall

    2012-08-09

    The risk of falling rises threefold even with the mildest hearing loss, according to a study. For moderate deafness, the chance of an accident doubles again – probably because such people have a poorer sense of their surroundings ...

  • US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

    2012-08-09

    US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants. The phase I trial follows promisin ...

  • Get help with hearing loss

    2012-08-09

    SALISBURY MP John Glen is urging constituents who wear NHS hearing aids to get essential follow-up support at local drop-in sessions run by Action on Hearing Loss’s pioneering Hear to Help project. Mr Glen visited a drop-in sess ...

  • Internet Therapy Helps Individuals with Tinnitus

    2012-08-09

    Tinnitus is a disabling condition that causes an individual to perceive sounds that are not present. Over 10% of the population suffers with this condition, with nearly 2% of the entire population struggling with tinnitus in the extremely ...

  • Personal Health: Lifelines for People With Hearing Loss

    2012-08-09

    Hearing loss, a disability currently untreated in about 85 percent of those affected, may be the nation’s most damaging and costly sensory handicap. It is a hidden disability, often not obvious to others or even to those who have it ...

  • Women with diabetes have hearing problems

    2012-08-09

    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 ...

  • Scientists discover deafness gene

    2012-08-09

    London - Scientists have found a single gene they believe could hold the key to age-related deafness.   Researchers found that when the FGF20 gene was removed from mice, the animals appeared perfectly healthy, but c ...

  • Health: Celebs own up to hearing loss to raise awareness

    2012-08-09

    Anne Diamond and a string of celebrities have recorded video messages of support for the charity Action on Hearing Loss. In her message, Anne Diamond admits for the first time she’s deaf in one ear. She says: ‘I have some ...

  • Beethoven's hearing loss may have shaped musical style

    2012-08-09

    British Medical Journal research analyzes composer's use of high notesLudwig van Beethoven’s hearing loss may have profoundly influenced the style of his music throughout his career, a study shows. New research in the Britis ...

  • UNC procedure gives veteran hearing back

    2012-08-09

    Chapel Hill, N.C. — It's an amazing era for many people who suffer from hearing loss. Thanks to ever-improving technology and the use of cochlear implants, devices surgically implanted into the inner ear, people once consign ...

  • Popular toys could damage hearing of children

    2012-08-09

    Washington: Some popular toys produce noise equal to that of a chain saw or rumble of a subway train and could damage hearing of children, reveals a study.  Otolaryngology (dealing with the ear, nose and throat) researchers from ...

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