Hearing Loss

Youth are quietly losing their hearing

Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University audiologist.

Aug 27, 2014
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Two ears are better than one

Hearing-impaired children fitted with a second cochlear implant (CI) early in life, have significantly better outcomes in aspects of their communication and learning.

Jul 28, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Sounds of summer may threaten your hearing

(HealthDay)—Some of the most common sounds of summer—such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction—can pose a threat to your hearing if you don't take steps to protect yourself, an expert warns.

Jun 27, 2014
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Hearing impairment is a disability wherein the ability to detect certain frequencies of sound is completely or partially impaired. Deafness can mean the same thing, but is more commonly applied to the case of severe or complete hearing impairment.

When applied to humans, the term hearing impaired is rejected by the majority of deaf people where the terms deaf and hard-of-hearing are preferred.

This text uses material from Wikipedia licensed under CC BY-SA

Latest Spotlight News

A new way to diagnose malaria, using magnetic fields

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and ...

Gene clues to glaucoma risk

Scientists on Sunday said they had identified six genetic variants linked to glaucoma, a discovery that should help earlier diagnosis and better treatment for this often-debilitating eye disease.

Memory in silent neurons

According to a generally-accepted model of synaptic plasticity, a neuron that communicates with others of the same kind emits an electrical impulse as well as activating its synapses transiently. This electrical ...