Hearing Loss

Ability to process speech declines with age

Researchers have found clues to the causes of age-related hearing loss. The ability to track and understand speech in both quiet and noisy environments deteriorates due in part to speech processing declines in both the midbrain ...

Oct 05, 2016
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Easing excruciating facial nerve pain

For more than a year, Surujdai Kalladeen suffered excruciating pain in her face that would render her unable to work or do anything for long stretches of time. After seeking help from several doctors, including a neurologist ...

Oct 06, 2016
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Our perception of growing old needs to evolve

"Weak", "sick", "immobile", "decrepit", "lonely", "depressed". If the prospect of growing old brings thoughts like these to mind, you are not alone. It seems that many people – of all age groups – have a preconceived ...

Oct 06, 2016
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Detecting hearing loss, vertigo via blood tests

There are more than 30 blood tests in clinical practice today to confirm disease. For heart attacks, cardiologists test the blood for cardiac enzymes; for osteoporosis, proteins in the blood can signal thinning bones.

Aug 18, 2016
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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.

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