Caffeine Consumption Lowers Tinnitus Risk

New discoveries about caffeine have come to light and it is a healing discovery for those suffering with Tinnitus or ringing of the ears. Specifically women have been studied in this American Journal of Medicine study since 1991. The results were highest in younger and middle aged women suffering with this condition as they upped […]

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5 Summer Hearing Aid Care Tips

Summer is here, at least in the United States it is, and the heat and humidity can cause hearing aid problems, especially if you’re involved in outdoor activities. Here are some tips on how to protect your hearing aid investment and still have fun in the sun. 1) Avoid getting your hearing aids wet, whether […]

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The Fate of Your Hearing Could be In the Air

A recent study conducted by Manchester University connects smokers, or those who have been exposed to secondary smoke from smokers, to hearing loss. People who were not subjected to tobacco smoke had a reduced incidence of hearing loss compared to those who were smokers or had been continuously exposed to second hand smoke. Smoking has […]

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Drugs That Can Cause Hearing Loss

Did you know that a lot of prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause hearing loss? If 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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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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