3 Ways To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

Preventing Tinnitus

With over 20% of Americans reporting some form of tinnitus, this bothersome buzzing is quite a common problem. Unfortunately, tinnitus is often ignored and overlooked by many people suffering from the condition. It is estimated to affect up to 50 million people, leading to trouble sleeping, worsening quality of life, and even mental distress. To… Continue reading 3 Ways To Lower Your Risk of Tinnitus

The Link Between Viruses And Hearing Loss

Viruses and hearing loss

Viral infections can cause hearing loss. Viral infections can directly injure inner ear structures, induce inflammatory responses, or increase susceptibility to bacterial and fungal infections leading to hearing loss. The loss of hearing that is a product of viruses can be congenital or acquired, unilateral, or bilateral. Sensorineural hearing loss is most common, although conductive… Continue reading The Link Between Viruses And Hearing Loss

How Zebrafish are Explaining How Brain Rewiring Occurs in the Profoundly Congenitally Deaf

Brain Rewiring

According to a pioneering study conducted by the Oregon State University College of Science, small freshwater zebrafish have highlighted how the brain of humans who are congenitally deaf will rewire itself and affect how they learn. This is the first step in analyzing congenital deafness further than just the sensory hair cells inside the ear.… Continue reading How Zebrafish are Explaining How Brain Rewiring Occurs in the Profoundly Congenitally Deaf

How to Communicate More Compassionately With People With Hearing Loss

How to Communicate Better with those with Hearing Loss

Before we truly even notice it, our lives are enriched by the sounds around us. Whether that be the laughter of a close friend or a night out at your local club, sound connects us to the world and to our loved ones. Without this ability, our quality of life and our understanding of the… Continue reading How to Communicate More Compassionately With People With Hearing Loss

Harsh Sounds Can Cause Discomfort And Brain Disturbance

Harsh sounds and brain disturbance

Have you ever considered why loud sounds such as alarms or screams quickly make you take notice? Neuroscientists are curious, and they are analyzing how we listen to a range of different sounds. The central objective of the research is to examine the extent to which repetitive sound frequencies are considered to be unpleasant. The… Continue reading Harsh Sounds Can Cause Discomfort And Brain Disturbance