Hearing Loss

Centenarians epitomise our fears about growing old

Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative universe, ...

Mar 05, 2014
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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
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Hearing loss linked to accelerated brain tissue loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. ...

Jan 22, 2014
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