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Developing Drugs to Treat Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

There is huge opportunity for companies looking for a money maker! According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 360 million people with disabling hearing loss who need help. Currently, we work to fit these individuals with hearing aids and teach others about reducing noise exposure. But what if we could develop a […]

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Hearing Loss in Children

The incidence of hearing loss in children is higher than you might expect. Studies have shown that newborn hearing screenings identify from one to four out of 1,000 babies tested, depending on the research cited. Most hospitals offer newborn hearing screening and many audiologists offer the test in their office for the babies missed at […]

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From the Mouth of the Hearing Aid Consumer

People often ask me after an exam how much better they will hear if they choose to wear hearing aids. They want to understand what they are getting themselves into by investing their time and effort into a device about which they have heard mixed reviews. It is an excellent question, one that I would […]

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Misophonia: Don’t Make That Sound

Misophonia is the term used for people who suffer from annoyance to specific sounds. As I write this, I looked back at my choice to use the word “suffer” and then decided based on my experience with people who have the disorder, suffer is the perfect word. The person suffers when hearing particular sounds. People […]

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How Sleep Apnea Can Cause Hearing Loss

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects about 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Most of us think of sleep apnea as snoring with periodic gasping or “snorting” noises. Sleep apnea interrupts sleep and can cause excessive daytime fatigue and other symptoms such as generalized inflammation, cardiovascular and endocrine problems. More […]

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