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It's estimated that up to 15 percent of Americans (50 million persons) might be victims of "tinnitus," that eternal whine or ringing in one's ears that won't ever stop One of the clinical descriptions of tinnitus is “the perception of a sound that’s not objectively measurable." There is no medical cure for tinnitus nor are there medicines to cure it. The people this

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Globally, one in three adults aged over 60 has hearing loss, increasing to four in five for those over 80. Over the life course, hearing declines through exposure to loud noise, secondary consequences of cardiovascular changes, or general ‘wear-and-tear’. While hearing loss in older adults is often dismissed as a normal consequence of aging and garners little attention from health

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Hearing loss is the world's fourth-leading cause of years lived with disability. The condition may worsen an array of mental, physical, and social complications. As over 90% of hearing loss is age-related, its burden is notably growing amid aging populations. Hearing ability is integrally tied with communication, and hearing loss leads to communication barriers. This in turn increases stress and

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Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in  eLife  shows that even mild-to-moderate levels of hearing loss in young children can lead to similar changes. Researchers say that the findings may have implications for how babies are screened for hearing loss and how

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Millions of workers are exposed to hearing hazards every year, and even though OSHA regulations and NIOSH recommendations in the U.S. specify hearing protection, occupational hearing loss is still the number one reported worker illness in manufacturing. Moreover, noise-induced hearing loss is permanent and irreversible, but avoidable with the help of proper hearing protection and other measures. Here we will explore some

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