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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 […]

02 December 2021

Raising Awareness In The Name of Accessibility For Those Hard Of Hearing

Hear Québec aims to make Montreal more accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Members of the non-profit group stood outside city hall and McGill university campus Tuesday morning handing out face masks with a clear, see-through window. “The more people are aware of what our needs are, […]

22 November 2021

Covid-19 Can Infect The Ears – Causing A Chronic Condition

As millions more humans contract and recover from COVID-19, doctors and scientists have observed more unexpected chronic conditions resulting from infection. The latest and most peculiar case involves long-term issues with one’s ears as a result of COVID-19, a condition that has been informally dubbed “Covid ear.” The name mirrors […]

12 November 2021

Noise Induced Hearing Loss In Children – Protecting Little Ears

It’s easy to shrug off hearing loss as an unfortunate part of getting older, but that doesn’t have to be true. Experts increasingly believe that some progressive hearing decline is due to extended exposure to loud sounds, and that exposure seems to be starting at even younger ages. The Journal of the […]

05 November 2021

How To Cope With Hearing Loss In Social Settings

Approximately 37.5 million U.S. adults report some trouble hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and the effects aren’t just physical: Hearing loss can leave you feeling isolated, even in a roomful of family and friends. In one Dutch study, each decibel of hearing loss […]