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Help is available for tinnitus sufferers, part 1

By Robert Mario Suffering from a “ringing in the ears” sounds benign enough on the scale of medical problems, but tinnitus and related hearing disorders that affect millions of Americans can become so severe that they lead to decreased life quality, anxiety, panic, depression and social isolation. Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, is a […]

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Hearing loss in middle age is preventable

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researchers found that hearing loss in middle-aged adults is associated with being male, having a noisy job and having certain cardiovascular disease risk factors. Scott D. Nash, a researcher with the Department of Population Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health, found that one of […]

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Helping deaf people to enjoy music again

Researchers from the University of Southampton are investigating how to help deaf people, who have received a cochlear implant, to get more enjoyment from music. Music professor David Nicholls and Dr Rachel van Besouw from the University’s Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) have secured a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council […]

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Listening to ourselves speak

By Dr. Robert Mario Like the mute button on the TV remote control, our brains filter out unwanted noise so we can focus on what we’re listening to. But when it comes to our own speech, a new brain study from the University of California, Berkeley shows that instead of one mute button, we have […]

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Tinnitus may be a result of the brain trying to repair itself

By Dr. Robert Mario Tinnitus appears to be produced by an unfortunate confluence of structural and functional changes in the brain, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center. The phantom ringing sounds heard by about 40 million people in the U.S. today are caused by brains that try, but fail to protect their human hosts […]

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Hearing health box Questions about hearing aids answered, part II

Hearing aids take time and patience to use successfully. Know your hearing aid’s features. With your hearing specialist, practice putting in and taking out the aid, cleaning it, identifying right and left aids, and replacing the batteries. Ask how to test it in listening environments where you have problems. Adjust the aid’s volume and program […]

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