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According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. An estimated
A new study published Monday in Pediatrics has found that ear infections aren’t as universal a rite of passage for newborns as they once were, thanks largely to vaccinations and breastfeeding. The researchers, hailing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, recruited the help of 367 families with newly born infants from October 2008 to March 2014.
"Open Technology" or open fit hearing aids have changed the hearing aid industry. The word "open" in this context means the hearing aid does not completely close the patient's ear canal. Though a debate about openness among hearing professionals could be made related to the vent size of a custom made hearing aid or ear mold, the hearing aids that
As people age, it is natural to be more proactive about health. The multitude of recommended screenings and tests that are linked with certain age milestones simplify making healthy aging a priority. However, for the majority of aging individuals, hearing health is too frequently left out of proactive health planning. For the 37.5 million American adults who report some trouble
Tinnitus, an annoyingly persistent ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over 65. People who suffer from tinnitus report a wide range of coping mechanisms. Many never come to terms with the constant buzzing, humming and ticking – but some people with chronic tinnitus have developed some unique ways of dealing with the problem, according to a new
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received approval from New York State Department of Education to establish a first-of-its-kind Master of Science degree program in healthcare interpretation to meet the demands of nationally certified sign-language interpreters desiring a master’s degree specific to working in healthcare environments. The program is a collaborative venture between NTID and
Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new WHO report, "Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how", suggests that 60% of this can be prevented. It also highlights that if hearing loss is detected early enough, and if children receive the care they need, they can reach their full potential. “A child who struggles
A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found that hearing aids improve brain function in persons with hearing loss. Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also
The first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses found that 94 percent of older adults in the United States have at least one sensory deficit, 38 percent have two, and 28 percent have three, four or five. The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society ,
More than one in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of three and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children. Prevalence increases with age, with 7.5 percent of children ages 15-17 and 6.0 percent of children ages 12-14 having any dizziness