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13 March 2022

Hearing Loss, Epilepsy May Be Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Hearing loss and epilepsy were associated with a future diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, an observational study of primary care records in East London showed. Among ethnically diverse primary care patients, epilepsy (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.63-3.83) and hearing loss (OR 1.66, 95% CI 1.06-2.58) were linked with a subsequent Parkinson’s […]

23 February 2022

Dave Grohl On Learning To Read Lips After Hearing Loss

In a recent appearance on “The Howard Stern Show,” the Foo Fighters frontman shared that his years as a rock musician have taken a toll on his hearing. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images via CNN) The pandemic has made life more difficult for Dave Grohl in a surprising way. In […]

03 February 2022

Hearing Loss Can Increase Loneliness – Here’s What To Do About it!

One of the inspirations for the Talkabout study, which pairs people living alone with conversational partners for biweekly video chats, was an encounter Geoff Plant, founder of the Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation, had in the park. It was the early days of the pandemic, and Plant was masked up. He stopped to […]

30 January 2022

5 Key Facts About Ringing In The Ear That People Should Know

KENILWORTH, N.J., Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ear ringing, or tinnitus, is experienced by most people at some point in their lifetimes. Over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus and about 20 million experience chronic tinnitus. While the ringing is commonly temporary and resolves itself, there are forms of tinnitus […]

11 January 2022

What You Need to Know About Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Over 50 and experiencing hearing loss? Chances are you’ve got what’s known as sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which accounts for around 90 percent of hearing loss in adults 50 and older and results from damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve. While SNHL is typically permanent, it is often […]

06 January 2022

How Balance & Hearing Are Connected – And Why This Matters

Walking and moving without falling or feeling dizzy are tasks you can accomplish thanks to your balance system. As with many systems in your body, when it’s functioning properly, it’s easy to take your balance for granted. Our balance system—also known as the vestibular system—is a complicated one. The brain […]

30 December 2021

Is Hearing Loss An Inevitable Part of Aging?

Physicians, the public, and perhaps even some audiologists think that hearing loss is part of normal aging, as shown by the use of the outmoded and inaccurate descriptors “presbycusis” and “age-related hearing loss.” Hearing loss is certainly common with age,1 but analysis of other conditions common in older people, forgotten studies […]

27 December 2021

Hearing Loss: Signs, Symptoms and Complications

The main symptom of hearing loss is the inability to hear sound. Depending on the type of hearing loss, symptoms can vary from difficulty understanding words to having a hard time hearing in crowded spaces to deafness in one or both ears. Some people may also experience tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Hearing loss […]

19 December 2021

How Teachers Can Tackle Noise and Hearing Loss

Teachers are communicators. But they can’t communicate what they need to in the classroom if they can’t hear what students say. And schools can be noisy places. Not rock concert noisy, but noisy enough to make communication a challenge and potentially impact teachers’ hearing. Not to mention, with many schools […]