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Over five percent of the world’s population currently has some degree of hearing loss . This accounts for roughly 466 million people, with around 34 million of them being children. It’s estimated that by 2050, well over 900 million people will have hearing loss, making it one of the most common conditions that you could develop. To help give you

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For some people, the onset of hearing problems is rapid and very noticeable. In the majority of cases, however, hearing loss occurs gradually. With relatively minor changes to your hearing function occurring over time, you may not realize that you’re experiencing problems straight away. However, it’s important to identify potential hearing issues as quickly as possible. By taking action quickly,

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Have you ever wondered how sound waves turn into the familiar sounds we hear and recognize every day? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), which developed Noisy Planet, has produced a two-and-a-half-minute animated video, Journey of Sound to the Brain, that follows sound waves as they pass through the ear canal and are changed to electrical

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Did you know that there are several different types of hearing loss? Presbycusis (loss of hearing that occurs gradually as one ages) is the most common for those 55 and older. Exposure to loud noises also contributes to many with hearing damage. Genetics, birth defects, infections of the head or ear, excessive earwax (temporary hearing loss issue), and reactions to

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A study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that enhancing hearing improved the balance of older adults with hearing loss. In the study, subjects who wore hearing aids performed better on balance tests when their hearing aids were turned on vs. when they were off. The study’s author attributed the results to more than just

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