When you think of hearing loss, do you think of a minor annoyance? An inevitable part of aging? Something so insignificant that you don’t remember the last time you had a hearing evaluation? Or do you think of a health condition that could have serious impacts on your overall health and well-being? One that should… Continue reading Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe
On any given day, we expose ourselves to a wide variety of environmental sounds. For the most part, these sounds are at safe levels that do not damage our ability to hear. However, noise can be detrimental to our hearing when it is too loud or is long-lasting. Sustained exposure to these types of sounds… Continue reading Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.
Research teams at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are using an innovative approach to the problem of genetic hearing loss. This new research uses a gene-editing method to salvage the hearing of mice with hereditary hearing loss. In a process that targets a bad copy of a gene while sparing the good gene,… Continue reading Salvaging The Hearing of Mice With Genetic Hearing Loss Brings Hope to People With Hearing Loss
Have you ever considered the difference hearing can make in day-to-day life? If you haven’t yet experienced hearing loss, you may wonder just what it would be like to have a limited sense of hearing. How would your communication change? What impact would a hearing loss have on the things you do every day? It… Continue reading Living with Untreated Hearing Loss