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What Did You Say?
With ever increasing advances in medical care technology, remote diagnosing certainly isn't unheard of. It's a much newer field when it comes to hearing screenings.
Hearing the Music Loud and Clear
It may go against what your parents always warned you about, but lifelong musicians actually experience less hearing loss as they age.
Protein Contributes to Deaf-Blindness
The discovery of a new role for a protein that mutates in a common genetic disorder that leaves individuals deaf and blind could explain the cause of the most severe cases of the disorder.
Glue Ear Infections Healed with Disolving Pellets
When thick, sticky fluid collects behind the ear drum over a period of weeks and months, patients can develop glue ear, a painless condition that could lead to hearing loss. Scientists have found an innovative way to treat it.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Heart health is important for a number of reasons. One of the more unusual may be that it can aid with processing what we hear, particularly as the aging process begins.
Safeguarding Against Swimmer's Ear
Maybe it starts with a grumpy child holding their ear. Perhaps your first thought is an ear infection. But with broiling summer days coaxing families to beaches and pools, it may be something else.
Men Have Hearing Advantage
Women are better than men at a number of things such as noticing fine details and changes such as a new hair cut. But men have the upper hand when it comes to parking and navigating a new city. They are known to excel at these visuo-spatial abilities.
Soundly Interfering
Loud conversations amid background noise are difficult even for people with normal hearing to take. This is especially true for people with hearing aids, as most of these aids aren't customized to each patient's hearing thresholds.
New Test To Detect Hearing Loss in Babies
Cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) is a known cause of many birth defects, including permanent hearing loss, but most CMV infections in infants are not identified early. Researchers report that a new saliva test can identify CMV in newborns with 97 percent accuracy.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Imagine a wonderful world with all new feeling sensations, new sights and new tastes. No sounds are available, but all these new touches, sights and tastes are pretty thrilling.