Hearing Loss

What is Neural Hearing Loss?

Neural Hearing loss is caused by damage or wear to the nervous cells of the inner ear. When they are damaged or worn down, the nervous cells no longer properly transform sound waves into electrical messages and sent to the brain. In a normal functioning ear, sound waves are converted ...

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Hearing Loss Problems

Hearing Loss Problems have a lot of different causes and manifestations. It can be sudden or gradual. It can occur in one ear or both ears. It can be temporary or permanent. It happens to people of all ages and is associated with the aging process. Before discussing causes and ...

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What sounds cause hearing loss?

Noise induced hearing loss can be caused by a one-time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time, such as noise generated in a woodworking shop. Sound is measured in units called decibels. On the ...

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Ten Hearing Loss Treatments

Not being able to hear loved ones speak is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. Hearing loss can be divided into two primary categories based on its cause and possible treatment.Temporary hearing loss may be due to an injury, a drug interaction or a similar potentially ...

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Adjusting to your new hearing aids

Far too often, people have too many high expectations with their new hearing aids. The day you receive your new hearing aids, your audiologist carefully fits and adjusts them to meet your special hearing needs. You are tested to make sure you hear as well as possible. You are happy ...

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What is deafness?

Deafness is at first sight an invisible handicap : no external sign can be detected to determine if a person is deaf or not. Contrary to what some may believe, a deaf person is not necessarily mute. Often, a deaf person’s voice is tinged with a particular accent because he ...

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Ear plugs and swimming

Swimming ear plugs are ear plugs which are designed to keep water out of the ear, allowing people to swim or participate in other aquatic sports without getting water in their ears. Ear plugs are highly recommended for swimming, especially in the case of people who swim frequently, because swimmers ...

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Motorcycle caused hearing loss

Most motorcyclists understand the effects of a “silent killer” which follows them every time they enjoy riding their bikes. Unfortunately, some people still believe the causes of hearing loss are due to how loud the bike sounds, and/or that it affects only the people who do not wear full shell ...

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