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A recent study showed that 8 out of 10 New Yorkers are exposed to enough noise to damage their hearing. While this may not seem surprising, given the level of noise that a large city provides, what is surprising is that many of them voluntarily exposed themselves to potentially damaging levels of noise by listening […]

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Hearing loss affects people in different ways, but often we see an effect on personal relationships, self-confidence, job or school performance and overall emotional well-being. Let’s face it, being able to clearly hear what happens around you is important. If you are experiencing difficulty hearing, you are not alone. Over 36 million Americans have some […]

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Your hearing is an important factor in your day-to-day quality of life. Hearing loss may be difficult to recognize in its early stages, but progressively worsens over time. If you have noticed a change in your hearing, you are not alone. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America: One in three people over the […]

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We have known for some time that part of the aging process involves the brain shrinking. What we are learning now is that those with hearing loss experience a faster rate of brain shrinkage than those without hearing impairments. The research was conducted by John Hopkins University in Maryland and published in the journal Neurolmage. […]

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Did your child get a new electronic device for the holidays this year? If so, chances are they have a pair of headphones or ear buds seemingly permanently attached to their heads. While this may need some much-needed post-holiday quiet for parents, it could mean hearing loss for your kids if they don’t turn the […]

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  There has been an ongoing competition this year for NFL fans to break noise records and earn the title of being the loudest fans. Unfortunately, the decibels of sound that fans are creating are loud enough to do some pretty serious damage to the ear, and since the damage isn’t often accompanied by pain, […]

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  Researchers at the Harvard Medical School, led by Dr. Albert Edge, have found a potential cure for permanent deafness or hearing loss caused by loud noise exposure.  It was previously thought that it was impossible to restore the sensory hair cells of the ear once they were destroyed, but a new drug that stimulates […]

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A recent study done by researchers at Standford University School of Medicine may give hope to veterans that have experienced hearing loss from roadside bombs or other explosions. The study used a mouse model, and shows that the loud blasts actually cause hair-cell and nerve-cell damage, rather than structural damage, to the part of the […]

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In most cases of hearing loss, the delicate hair cells of the inner ear are broken or cease to function properly. When this occurs, the brain cannot receive all of the sounds and frequencies that it requires to form a complete range of hearing. Outside of the obvious inconveniences experienced when hearing loss begins to […]

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House Bill 74 is one many Atlanta parents are hoping gets approved quickly, as it would require private insurance companies to pay for children’s hearing aids. The bill has support from both parties, and under normal circumstances, would likely be approved by now. Instead, a bill from two years ago has House Bill 74 stuck […]

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