Hearing Loss

The Degrees of Hearing Loss Explained

Hearing loss is often believed to be a senior person’s problem, but more younger people are now experiencing some degree of hearing loss. There’s no denying we live in a noisy world, from construction and traffic to public areas and even inside our own homes. Even though you may not feel that you have hearing ...click here to read more

New therapies treat hearing loss

The 21st century used to seem like an incredible and distant future. It was something you would read about in science fiction books. Now that we live in an era where much of that fantasy has become a reality, we can appreciate the technological leap we have taken in less than half a century. We ...click here to read more

Hearing loss update: Temporary, noise-induced, and otosclerosis hearing loss

Hearing loss can be the result of a multitude of factors from common noise-induced hearing loss to the more uncommon otosclerosis hearing loss. It is estimated that 20 percent of Americans, which accounts for nearly 48 million people, will report some degree of hearing loss in our lifetime. More importantly, one in three individuals over ...click here to read more

Meniere’s disease: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and home remedies

Meniere’s disease can lead to symptoms such as vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Eventually, Meniere’s disease can progress to deafness. This disease is a dysfunction of the endolymphatic sac in the inner ear—also known as the labyrinth. The labyrinth system consists of small fluid-filled channels that send signals to the brain. Estimates show that one ...click here to read more

Research shows brain rewires itself consistently due to deafness

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the brains of those born with congenital deafness consistently rewire themselves to repurpose areas of the brain normally used for hearing. While previous studies have shown that the brains of animals often rewire themselves in a consistent manner when ...click here to read more

Cognitive training may aid those with severe tinnitus

A recent study conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine has revealed a potential connection between the effects of severe tinnitus and cognitive training. Dr. Jay F. Piccirillo led the study with the purpose of observing how cognitive training can affect and even aid patients with severe tinnitus in improving their working memory, selective ...click here to read more

Hearing loss associated with iron deficiency anemia

Hearing loss has been associated with iron deficiency and anemia, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. The study was helmed by Pennsylvania State University’s Kathleen M. Schieffer, and it observed the relationship between sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in adults aged 21–90. ...click here to read more

Improved hearing test detects hidden hearing loss

A new test has been developed for detecting hidden hearing loss. Hidden hearing loss cannot be diagnosed traditionally as standard hearing tests show normal or near-normal results. Many patients are told their hearing is fine, and yet their hearing quality is less than perfect. Leslie R. Bernstein who conducted the study explained, “We now have ...click here to read more