Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

For years, hearing health professionals have advised patients to guard the hair cells within the inner ear and have warned of sounds that can damage these cells. Until now, no one has understood that along with protecting these hair cells there are even more delicate areas of the ear known as nerve fibers and these areas can be more easily damaged. In fact, up until now that damage and the level of hearing loss occurring within these fibers has remained hidden.

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Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014
Kids whispering. Hearing loss and learning disabilities have been connected.

The Mozart Effect is a much touted finding that showed listening to Mozart could make people and specifically children and infants smarter. Now new research suggests that listening to music, not just Mozart, can have more to do with hearing health and education than previously thought. The idea that music can improve hearing and education was shown by testing students with hearing deficits and learning disabilities. It turns out, if listening is a skill, improving that skill can greatly enhance a child's attention and ability to discern sounds, resulting in better education.

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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most people are familiar with the styles and options for glasses, contacts, and even LASIK surgery, but the choices available for hearing aids aren't as widely known. Since treating hearing loss sooner rather than later is shown to improve mental and physical health as we age, it's important to know what kinds of hearing aids are best suited for your needs.

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