Hearing Health Blog
Not only does noise in the workplace have the potential to damage workers’ hearing, but there is evidence that workplace noise may also raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels among workers exposed to elevated noise levels. This is an important finding because hypertension and high cholesterol are listed as top risk factors for heart disease. With this in mind,
How do you clean your ears ? The majority of people will reach for a cotton swab, dab it in some water, and then insert it into their ear to help get rid of the wax. It feels like you’re doing a great job, and then you see how much wax is on the cotton bud - so you must
Hearing loss is never a pleasant thing to experience. For some people, it’s not just temporary either–it’s a permanent condition that they have to live with for the rest of their lives. This fact alone can be stressful and mentally fatiguing, which is why it’s important to look for solutions to help you regain your hearing and thus your confidence.
“Presbycusis” refers to the slow and progressive loss of hearing that affects both ears to the same degree and usually starts around the age of 50. This age-related loss of hearing usually starts in the high-frequency range, where conversation is conducted. As a result, those suffering from presbycusis are likely to find that speech intelligibility is hindered more than
Can you hear a ringing in your ears? It may not even be a ringing. It could be a buzzing, a whistle or on occasion, a snippet of music. If so, it is likely that you are suffering from a condition known as tinnitus . Tinnitus causes people to hear sounds or noises that are not there. If you are
Eric Clapton recently expressed concerns that he had tinnitus and was “going deaf.” No less a musical talent than Ludwig van Beethoven shared these same concerns as he progressed from hearing buzzing in his ears (tinnitus) at age 26 to progressive hearing loss and total deafness by the age of 44. Yet, he still continued to compose music. He
Central to the type of hearing loss known as “sensorineural” is damage to the tiny “hair cells” that reside within the cochlea, where these sensory receptors convert sound waves into electrical signals that they transmit through the acoustic nerve to the brain. Unfortunately, once hair cells become damaged by loud noise, they do not have the ability to regenerate.
As increasing numbers of people have come to view hearing instruments as a technology extension to the smartphone, their coolness factor has risen commensurately. No longer regarded simply as a means of improving hearing, hearing instruments with Bluetooth connectivity have attained new status as communication and information-gathering devices. While once only compatible with Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems, newer
“Tinnitus” (ringing or buzzing in the ears) typically occurs as a result of overexposure to loud noises that damage the hair cells of the inner ear. Consequently, musicians, landscapers, factory workers, police/fire/ambulance workers, military personnel, and power tool users are afflicted with chronic buzzing in their ears. Although tinnitus’ exact cause remains elusive, the problem probably rests with noise-related
When people lean in to intently listen to what another person is saying, they usually instinctively turn their heads to the right side. There is a reason for this. Recent research has found that both children and adults rely more on their right ears for processing and retaining what they hear. This bias can largely be explained by the
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