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  • Hearing loss can come at any age

    2012-08-09

    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Dr. Linda Carleton says an early indication of a hearing problem often comes from the reaction of family members. "A lot of times, they will notice it first," said Carleton, a clinical audiologist with Hanni ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dynamic Real Ear to Coupler Differences

    2012-08-09

    The real-ear-to-coupler-difference (RECD) is the sound pressure level (SPL) difference between the 2 cc coupler as used in hearing aid specifications and measurements and the actual measurement obtained within a specific ear canal. In gen ...

  • Real Ear to Coupler Difference Comparing Left to Right Ears

    2012-08-09

    Of course, measured real-ear values are always preferred and are more accurate than estimated real-ear values. However, sometimes measuring the actual real-ear value is very difficult, sometimes it is very time consuming and some may argu ...

  • Hearing loss can hit at any age

    2012-08-09

    Hearing loss can strike people of any age. In fact, research shows that eight out of every 100 people with hearing loss are under the age of 18. Forty-six-year-old Guy McIlroy, from Johannesburg, was born with almost no hearing at all ...

  • Study links hearing loss to secondhand smoke

    2012-08-09

    Do you smoke or live with someone who does? Are there kids around? We're not asking because we plan on using some R-rated language. But we sure felt like it after seeing a new study showing yet another danger of secondhand smoke: It d ...

  • Advances in technology help people with hearing loss

    2012-08-09

    The basics of hearing treatment technology have been around for some time. Long gone are the days when people with hearing loss had to decide between hearing less or wearing clunky, uncomfortable equipment that required constant fiddling. ...

  • Testing detects hearing loss in babies

    2012-08-09

    AT just a few days old a simple hearing test for newborn Kailanah Brent could help set his path through school, work and beyond. Paediatric specialists say a hearing test, such as those administered to Kailanah and other youngsters in t ...

  • How Music May Help Ward Off Hearing Loss As We Age

    2012-08-09

    Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age. There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound ...

  • Your MP3 Player and Hearing Loss

    2012-08-09

    Nothing helps ease your morning commute more than listening to some music on your iPod, or maybe the latest news podcast so you’ll be up-to-date with what’s going on in the world before you get to the office.  Whatever th ...

  • Hearing Loss Causes Dementia

    2012-08-09

    Hearing loss affects one in every ten Americans, but many don’t take it seriously and many don’t use hearing aids. But now hear this--a study by otologists, the ear experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital, found that hearing loss ma ...

  • Preserving the Deaf Culture vs. Living in a Hearing World

    2012-08-09

    As technology becomes available to possibly enable more deaf to 'hear' via cochlear implants and specialized hearing aids, this discussion will likely continue to evolve.  There are 2 very good sides to this argument.  B ...

  • Hearing loss increasingly common in young adults

    2012-08-09

    Students may have to trade in their ear buds for hearing aids. A new study found evidence of hearing loss in “normal-hearing” college students. Today’s generation use cell phones, iPods and have surround-sound system ...

  • How to prevent hearing loss?

    2012-08-09

    CUMBERLAND — Ear infections are the reason that most children wind up in audiologist Jana Brown’s office — not surprising, since 85 percent of all children experience at least one ear infection in their lifetime, accordi ...

  • secondhand smoke and hearing loss

    2012-08-09

    Most teens whose hearing has been damaged by exposure to second-hand smoke don't even realize it.  Despite years of graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans, people continue to light up — especially at hom ...

  • Hearing loss sufferers take ACC to Human Rights Commission

    2012-08-09

    New Zealanders suffering from hearing loss have taken the first step towards changing an ACC threshold that they say is discriminatory and a breach of human rights. Under current ACC thresholds a person must have a hearing loss of at ...

  • College Hearing Loss

    2012-08-09

    Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a condition that occurs when the ear is exposed to excessive levels of noise. When we hear, tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea pick up sound vibrations, convert them into electrical signals and sen ...

  • From T In The Park to hearing aids: The health risks of festivals

    2012-08-09

    How often have you accused a loved one of having selective hearing? Perhaps it’s more apparent when you ask them to take out the rubbish. But what if it wasn’t a sly tactic to get out of doing household chores? What if they re ...

  • Take Steps to Halt Hearing Loss

    2012-08-09

    It is estimated that 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have some degree of hearing loss from exposure to excessive noise at work, or the community. “Most people experience some degree of hearing loss as they ...

  • Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention

    2012-08-09

    Noise Loud noise can be very damaging to hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you listen to the noise can put you at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Noise levels are measured in decibels, or dB for short. The h ...

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