Identifying Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Presbycusis, age-related hearing loss, is a common health condition in adults over the age of 50. This acquired hearing loss can have consequences, including communication problems, social isolation, depression, and overall diminished quality of life. Although presbycusis is prevalent, it often goes unrecognized due to the slow and gradual onset of the disorder. To complicate… Continue reading Identifying Unrecognized 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

Hearing Loss, Visual Problems And Their Impact On Learning And Development

Hearing loss and visual problems

Problems with hearing and vision frequently occur among children. The welcome news is that, for the most part, the issues are temporary. However, there is new evidence that indicates that mild deficiencies in hearing and vision can impact learning and development. How often hearing and visual problems occur together during childhood and how this affects… Continue reading Hearing Loss, Visual Problems And Their Impact On Learning And Development

Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe

Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

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

Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.

Places that can be damaging to your hearing

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.

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

Living with Untreated Hearing Loss

living with untreated 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

Surprising Risk Factors For Hearing Loss

When many of us consider the classic risk factors for hearing loss, we think of things such as a traumatic injury or a lifetime of exposure to loud noise. While these events and environmental issues are, indeed, significant risk factors for hearing loss, there are many other risk factors for hearing loss that fly under… Continue reading Surprising Risk Factors For Hearing Loss

How To Avoid Losing Your Hearing Aids

Losing the ability to hear is bad enough, but what if you lose your hearing aids too? Losing hearing aids is more common than you might think. If your hearing aids are not in your ears or a safe storage container when not in use, there is no limit to the ways a hearing aid… Continue reading How To Avoid Losing Your Hearing Aids