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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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The short answer to this question is: most cases of hearing loss are not curable but the condition is highly treatable. To understand this and to know what type of hearing loss can be cured, it is critical to know more about hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most …

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Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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This month, the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) is raising awareness of communication disorders by celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month. They are educating the public about the various communication impairments affecting hearing, speech, language, and voice, as well as providing information about the experts who can help. This …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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Hearing loss and deafness result from sound signals that don’t enter the brain due to a hearing system problem. Based on where the problem lies, there are two main types of hearing loss: Sensorineural hearing lossoccurs from damage to the hair cells within the inner ear or damage to the …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

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Ear infections are very common conditions, particularly among children. These painful infections can occur in a number of ear locations, but the most common form is in the middle ear, otherwise known as otitis media. When bacteria-laden fluid is trapped in this part of the ear, it can inflame and …

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Common Hearing Myths

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When it comes to hearing loss, many things may seem obvious, but the truth is, some of our strongly held beliefs about hearing loss are actually myths. Hearing loss affects one in every five Americans, so it’s important to take the time to decipher what’s true and what’s not when …

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Symptoms of Memory Loss Could Actually Be Hearing Loss

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Every three seconds someone in the world develops a dementia disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Both the increased public awareness of dementia as well as the increased prevalence, has made many of us more cognizant of our own memory and problem-solving abilities. If you have started to notice some changes …

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What are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

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Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in the U.S., especially among older adults. 15 percent of Americans aged 18 and over–about 37.5 million people–have some trouble hearing, and 1 in 3 people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 lives with hearing loss. …