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Hearing Loss

Noisy Toys

The holiday season is quickly approaching! However, before you buy your child the newest and trendiest toy, you might want to check the volume. Some toys can produce sounds that are damaging to your child’s ears. Research has shown that some toys are as loud as a jet plane engine when placed next to the …

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IS A COCHLEAR IMPLANT A TYPE OF “HIGH-TECH” HEARING AID?

No. Hearing aids amplify sound in very sophisticated ways to enable a hearing impaired person to better use the residual hearing they possess. Modern hearing aids are very “high-tech” themselves and can work remarkably well even for patients with severe hearing loss. In order to work effectively the patient must have enough quantity and quality …

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ARE PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE FALLS?

Hearing loss has been associated with a variety of conditions, including dementia, as detailed in our last issue. Recently, a study from the National Institute on Aging and Johns Hopkins University showed that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for a big problem, especially in the elderly population: falls. In this recent study, …

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WHEN IS HEARING LOSS NOT JUST HEARING LOSS?: HOW HEARING LOSS CAN BE A SIGN OF MORE THAN JUST GETTING OLDER.

Hearing loss is very common. It is estimated that one in every five people have it. Many people consider hearing loss normal with age and do not feel it is necessary to have it evaluated. Although hearing loss may be due to a benign cause, it may be the symptom of a medical disorder. For …

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