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Many things run in families - hair color, eye color and the risk of certain diseases. Not surprisingly, hearing loss can run in families also. In infants who are born deaf, about half have an associated genetic component. Hearing loss is the most common birth defect in developed countries, although not all hearing loss is genetic in origin. Infants born

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Sam Swiller had hearing problems since as early as he could remember. As an escape, he would listen to loud rock music like AC/DC and Nirvana - music that he could enjoy even without understanding the lyrics. He enjoyed the theory behind music: “the connection between a band and an audience.” Then in his 20s, his hearing completely vanished. Sam

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Wearing a hearing aid could have an unexpected benefit - it could improve your balance. A study carried out at the Washington University in St. Louis uncovered this unexpected benefit. In this study, researchers challenged a group of older participants to a series of balance tests with their hearing aids were turned on and again when they were turned off.

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Hearing aid technology has advanced in recent years just like most other fields of science and health. This is wonderful news to those who have sustained hearing loss during their lifetimes but don't want to limit their lifestyles. With technology reaching into almost every aspect of people's lives, it is only natural that it should also improve hearing restoration devices,

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Do you suspect that you have trouble hearing? Does anyone in your family have hearing problems? If so, visit an audiologist today to determine your exact hearing deficit and individualized treatment options. An audiologist can tell you a lot about the specific problems with your hearing. He first reviews the history of your hearing and then determines the actual cause

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Every moment of a new baby’s life is critical for development. Language learning begins within the first few months after birth. It’s absolutely critical that, if a baby has hearing loss , the child is fitted with a hearing aid. Parents must take responsibility for follow up testing. Videos of children hearing for the first time will undoubtedly bring you

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Some people are quick to see their doctor for a blood pressure and cholesterol check, but never consider having a hearing screening test. Hearing loss affects around 17% of the general population. Although older adults are the more common recipients of hearing loss, there's a growing epidemic of hearing problems among adolescents and teens, thanks to their love of loud

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Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, take a much needed vacation, or spend some time lounging on the beach. All these activities can introduce wear and tear on your hearing aid . Here are five ways to expand the life of your hearing aid. Keep your hearing aid out of direct sunlight or in a hot car.

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In general, there are three types of hearing loss based on what part of your ear is involved. The three main types are: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Let's look at each one more closely. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by damage to the inner ear. It is the most common type of permanent loss of hearing. In

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In simple terms, tinnitus is ringing in the ears, although, to some people, it's more of a buzzing, hissing or roaring sound. By no means an uncommon condition, tinnitus affects around 20% of people. Tinnitus is usually most noticeable in a quiet room or when you're trying to fall asleep at night. Unfortunately, the ringing can become such an annoyance

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