Drugs That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Did you know that a lot of prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause hearing loss?┬áIf not, you’re not alone. These drugs are also known as Ototoxic medicines, and many people are unaware that there are over 200 of these drugs on the market today. As a matter of fact, the word Ototoxic means “damage to [...]

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In The Mouth Hearing Aid

This is not the first bone conduction hearing aid on the market, but the SoundBite is the first that does not require surgery, is easily removable, and you put it in your mouth. How does it work? The device that is put in your mouth helps one hear through vibrations that is picked up by [...]

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Bluetooth to Help with the Troubles of Hearing Aids and Mobiles

Users of traditional hearing aids have long complained that it is still difficult to take part in conversations via a mobile phone, whether or not they have their devices in. A large portion of people with hearing difficulties have decided to eschew mobile calls altogether, instead option to chat through text messages. This is, of [...]

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Teen Given New Hearing Aids

Alyssa Kuykendall, a teenager with hearing loss, may begin to hear again today. Twice within the past three years, her hearing aids were destroyed when her parent’s house in Piqua caught fire. When the 17-year-old appeared on the Dr. Phil television show, she was donated a pair of hearing aids by Oticon, the world’s second [...]

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Noisy Toys May Cause Hearing Loss In Children

The toys you got for your children on Christmas may cause them hearing problems. Those police car toys and rubber duckies can give off sounds of 90 decibels (dB). That’s as loud as a lawnmower. Noise at this level is painful and can result in permanent hearing loss in your children. Doctors are seeing a [...]

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Bone Conduction Implant System

Just recently, a man received the world’s first bone conduction implant system, called the Bonebridge. Brian Hogg, 29, from Edinburgh in Scotland received this implant along with a right ear reconstruction in December 2012, which was needed because of a genetic disorder that affects the proper growth of the head and neck, called Treacher Collins [...]

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Sudden, Temporary Hearing Loss A Good Thing

Contrary to popular belief, sudden and temporary hearing loss, especially after being exposed to loud noise, may be good and not necessarily bad or damaging. In fact, when sound levels rise, the cells in our cochlea releases the ATP hormone, which causes temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity. There has been cases where people lost their [...]

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Hearing Aids to Prevent Falls?

A study is being set up to research whether hearing aids and other devices can help prevent falls. UT Dallas researchers are recruiting patients for a new study to look at a possible connection between hearing deficits and the likelihood of falls. They are looking for 10 adults, ages 50 to 80 years, who have [...]

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Emergency Service for the Deaf and Speech-Impaired

It looks like emergency service via 911 is becoming a reality for the deaf and speech-impaired in North America. In Canada, it was announced recently that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has ordered that wireless carriers must make changes to make it possible for 911 to be available via text messaging within twelve months. [...]

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Deaf Business Feature: Marco daManlius Designs

Marco daManlius is the owner of the business, Marco daManlius Designs, based in Liverpool, New York, USA. He is profoundly deaf and has 40 years’ experience in art, design, and drafting. How did you come to be deaf? I was born hard of hearing, blind in one eye, and underweight. I was fitted with a [...]

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