Health

Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese

Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Study: Sudden hearing loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccination

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have tried to address recent reports that sudden sensorineural hearing loss—a condition that occurs as a result of damage to the inner ear—has been suspected of being ...

Neuroscience

Phantom noises and hypersensitivity to sound: Tech to the rescue?

Imagine it's night, you're lying in bed, all is quiet. But you keep hearing what sounds like whistling, or buzzing, or sizzling. Or your partner is washing the dishes beside you and you find the clanking of the plates unbearable.

Neuroscience

Anyone can get super-hearing

Humans can observe what and where something happens around them with their hearing, as long as sound frequencies lie between 20 Hz and 20 000 Hz. Researchers at Aalto University have now developed a new audio technique that ...

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Hearing impairment

A hearing impairment or deafness is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. Caused by a wide range of biological and environmental factors, loss of hearing can happen to any organism that perceives sound. "Hearing impaired" is often used to refer to those who are deaf, although the term is viewed negatively by members of Deaf culture, who prefer the terms "Deaf" and "Hard of Hearing".

Sound waves vary in amplitude and in frequency. Amplitude is the sound wave's peak pressure variation. Frequency is the number of cycles per second of a sinusoidal component of a sound wave. Loss of the ability to detect some frequencies, or to detect low-amplitude sounds that an organism naturally detects, is a hearing impairment.

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