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Research Shows Lifestyle Factors May Impact Dementia as Much as Age

According to recent Baycrest research, adults without dementia risk factors like smoking, diabetes, or hearing loss had brain health comparable to that of those who are 10 to 20 years younger than them. According to the research, only one dementia risk factor can age a person’s cognition by up to three years. “Our results suggest […]

Telehealth Provides Wider Access to Hearing Care

According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people across the globe are living with hearing loss. Much of that is preventable, stemming from excessive noise, untreated ear infections, and exposure to ototoxic chemicals. About half of youth and young adults are at risk for hearing loss due to recreational noise exposure. Careful monitoring can […]

Crocodile Ear Anatomy Could Provide New Insight Into Hearing Loss Issues

Over 1.2 billion individuals worldwide have hearing loss. Crocodiles, on the other hand, have excellent hearing for their whole lives and can live up to 70 years. One reason is that crocodiles can create new hair cells, and an Uppsala University research team is currently investigating why. Hopefully, understanding crocodile biology can benefit those who have hearing loss. […]

Frequent Earbud Usage Increases Risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Many people are returning to recreational activities they suspended during the pandemic, and hearing experts warn cranking up music using earbuds can lead to hearing loss. Dr. James Lewis, associate professor of audiology and speech pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, said many people listen to music while they are running a […]

Declining Grades Could Indicate Hearing Loss in Children

While some may think of hearing loss as something that happens with age, it can also happen to kids. Parents and teachers should consider hearing loss if a child’s academic performance declines or he or she develops behavioral issues, lack of focus and depression, the American Academy of Audiology advises. “Because children often don’t realize […]

Study Shows Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Common in Cancer Survivors

While children receiving chemotherapy routinely undergo hearing tests, adults don’t, and a new study by UC San Francisco reports for the first time that significant hearing issues often occur among adult survivors of the most common forms of cancer. The researchers found that more than half the survivors in their study who had been treated […]

Department of Labor Emphasizes Importance of Hearing Loss Programs in the Work Place

Following a 90-day outreach period, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Regional Emphasis Program for Noise Induced Hearing Loss will move into the enforcement phase beginning May 17, 2022. The emphasis program targets manufacturing industries with high rates of occupational hearing loss in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Historically, […]

New Captioning Tool Expands Options for Individuals with Hearing Loss

The number of tools used to caption words has been expanding in recent years. The tools are especially helpful for people with hearing loss who may not be able to use traditional hearing aids. Captioning services used to be limited mostly to television shows. But in recent years, developers have created apps for phones and other electronic devices. These […]

New Sequencing Enhances NICU Hearing Loss Findings

Expanded genomic sequencing may be an effective adjunct hearing screening to detect hearing loss among patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online July 11 in JAMA Network Open. Yunqian Zhu, from National Children’s Medical Center in Shanghai, and colleagues examined the association between expanded genomic sequencing combined with hearing […]