Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Research on the detrimental affects of hearing loss on the brain have led to studies analyzing if hearing aids can counteract that negative mental impact. Today there is more research that indicates that, yes, hearing aids can help the cognitive functions of people with hearing loss.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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When loud noise damages hair cells within the inner ear it's called noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Many tests can detect this damage to hair cells from noise, but there's another, hidden way loud sounds can damage hearing. Before loud noises damage hair cells, they can already have damaged the extremely sensitive nerve fibers inside the ear. This hearing damage is prevalent in young people, but isn't so easy to detect and is rarely tested. That's why it is called hidden hearing loss.

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Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016
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It's natural for people to assume that hearing loss is a very straight forward proposition. You can't hear the things around you. The truth is more complicated. In fact, someone with hearing loss might be able to hear some things just fine, but have a problem with hearing others things. Such is the case with high frequency hearing loss.

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