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Hearing Health Blog

Around three out of every thousand children are born with severe hearing impairment. In just over half the cases, the cause of hearing loss in an infant is genetic, meaning there's a mutation, or change, in a gene or group of genes that impact a child's ability to hear. By coding for proteins, genes determine physical characteristics such as eye

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Hearing loss goes unacknowledged far too often. Whether or not it is acknowledged, not hearing properly is only the beginning. Hearing loss, for most people, is a disorder that comes on gradually over time and may actually not even be recognized for years. Instead, it can affect everything in a person’s world, both external and internal, before being treated. Communication

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Tinnitus refers to a condition characterized by a sufferer experiencing constant noise, despite there being any noise in the environment.  This noise may be described as ringing, whistling, buzzing, whooshing, hissing, or even humming. The condition may be continuous or wax and wane during the day. In addition, tinnitus can occur in patients of any age; however, this condition is

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If you have constant ringing in your ears, discomfort in the ear canal, or suspect you have hearing loss, then you have the option to visit a medical doctor or an audiologist . Both are professionals who have studied to degree level or above, and are well qualified to investigate your issues. If you feel anxious at the prospect of

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Everyone’s hearing loss is different, and each problem has a different solution. The days of a one-size-fits-all hearing aid are long gone. Instead, your audiologist will carefully assess the nature of your hearing loss and your lifestyle needs in order to find the best solution for your individual needs. Perhaps you’ve had a hearing aid in the past that didn’t

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The world is a noisy place, especially if you live in an urban area. When you live and work in a large city, you may be exposed to a significant amount of noise from traffic, construction, and the sounds of everyday city life, not to mention air pollution. Even if you call a quiet rural community home, your own living

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Our bodies are more sophisticated than even the most advanced computer. If there is a problem with one circuit in your laptop, it can affect the rest of the machine’s performance. So if this happens with a device less complicated than a living body, surely a health issue could have an effect elsewhere in the body. For a while, doctors

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Hearing is something most people take for granted - until they lose it. Hearing loss often comes on gradually with age and is usually caused by a lifetime of exposure to noise. The effects of noise exposure are cumulative, meaning they add up over time and eventually cause enough damage to the inner ear to make it harder to hear.

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Most people look forward to summer and the chance to vacation and spend time outdoors with friends and family. Enjoy the summer sunshine and camaraderie this summer, but be aware that some of those activities could damage your hearing. The intensity of sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). When you expose your ears to sounds above 85 dB,

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Like it or not, sometimes you have to quietly admit to yourself that you are struggling to hear. You might only notice an issue when in a crowd, such as in a restaurant, and the background noise interferes with you hearing those close to you. In other situations you can cope without much difficulty. All of this leaves you with

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