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21 December 2016
One in ten US adults suffer from tinnitus
A study has found that nearly one in ten US adults has experienced tinnitus in the past 12 months. More than one third of those with tinnitus experienced constant symptoms.
13 December 2016
Most people with hearing loss only wait a short time before acquiring hearing aids
Nearly three out of four persons with hearing loss acquire their hearing aids within three years after they become aware of their hearing loss, according to the European surveys EuroTrak.
06 December 2016
Hearing problems may result in limited movement to local areas
Seniors suffering from hearing problems are more than twice as likely as others to limit their movement only to nearby areas, a study shows. This may reduce overall quality of life.
29 November 2016
Canada: Large disparities between measured and self-reported hearing loss
One in five Canadians aged 20 to 79 was found to have a hearing loss in at least one ear when tested audiometrically. Among those aged 70 to 79 the figure was 65%. Overall less than 4% reported themselves to have a hearing loss.
22 November 2016
Epoxy and noise is a dangerous cocktail for your hearing
Exposure to both epoxy adhesives and noise increases the risk of hearing loss in workers by 42%, a study has found.
21 November 2016
Millions of Europeans at risk of poorer quality of life
A small fraction of the available Bluetooth bandwidth should be reserved for the hard of hearing. If not 120 million Europeans are at risk of poorer quality of life.
15 November 2016
Two out of five classical orchestral musicians are hearing impaired
Two out of five musicians have hearing loss and three out of four suffer from varying degrees of tinnitus, a Norwegian study finds.
07 November 2016
Brazil: 28% of young people experience tinnitus
More than half of the students in the study had experienced temporary tinnitus.
01 November 2016
Fewer and fewer feel embarrassed to wear hearing aids
But why are people embarrassed to wear hearing aids, you may ask? Practically no one is embarrassed to wear glasses.
24 October 2016
New Zealand: One in twenty has tinnitus
Nearly 5% of the New Zealand population is affected by tinnitus. Slightly more men than women are likely to report tinnitus.
18 October 2016
Undiagnosed hearing loss in seniors may increase social isolation
People between 60-69 years with undiagnosed or untreated hearing problems are more likely to suffer from social isolation and cognitive impairment.
11 October 2016
Hearing problems are common in Sweden
Almost half of all Swedish people over 50 years of age have a hearing problem. These hearing problems may have serious negative consequences on both work life and social life.
05 October 2016
Why some vestibular schwannomas cause hearing loss
Findings explain, why some vestibular schwannomas cause hearing loss even though they are not large enough to compress nearby structures that control hearing.
27 September 2016
Increased risk of psychosis with hearing loss
Several scientific studies suggest that hearing loss is a risk factor for psychosis.
19 September 2016
People exposed to noise at work have a five times higher risk of hearing problems
Workers exposed to occupational noise have a five times higher risk of hearing problems and tinnitus, a study finds. Around 22 million American workers are affected by hazardous noise.
12 September 2016
More than 15 million Britons will suffer from hearing loss by 2035
In less than twenty years, approximately 15.6 million British people will suffer from hearing loss according to a UK charity. Today hearing loss affects more than 11 million people in the UK.
05 September 2016
Cardiovascular health affects hearing
There is a link between our cardiovascular health and our auditory function.
30 August 2016
Disclosure strategies may improve communication for those with hearing loss
A study reveals three different strategies to address hearing loss. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss.
23 August 2016
Medicines can cause hearing loss
Certain types of medications can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
16 August 2016
Two cochlear implants help deaf children at school
A study shows that deaf children who receive two cochlear implants are able to bridge the academic gap to those with normal hearing.
09 August 2016
Gene causing Otosclerosis discovered
The discovery of a new gene may have brought scientists one step closer to finding a treatment for Otosclerosis. Otosclerosis causes hearing loss.
01 August 2016
Many Canadian oil and gas workers experience hearing loss
Workers in the oil and gas sector in British Columbia, Canada are twice as likely to lose their hearing as workers in other noisy industries, a report from the Canadian WorkSafeBC has found.
22 July 2016
Dangerous decibels at fitness centres may lead to hearing loss
The music at fitness classes often reaches unsafe levels blaring anywhere from 100 to 115 dB with spinning classes among the worst offenders. Studies show that participants as well as instructors in such classes are at serious risk of damaging their hearing.
18 July 2016
Sound deprivation may result in irreversible hearing loss
Sound deprivation may cause irreversible hearing loss, a study reveals. The findings suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss – which can occur with reoccurring ear infections – can lead to permanent hearing loss if left untreated.
11 July 2016
Noise exposure harms the hearing of the fetus
Noise exposure during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with hearing problems, a Swedish study finds.
05 July 2016
New Zealand: Number of seniors with hearing loss is expected to double
The number of New Zealanders aged 70 years and older suffering from hearing loss is expected to double in the next 50 years.
28 June 2016
Antibiotics for bacterial infections may cause hearing loss
Patients treated with aminoglycoside antibiotics are at risk of hearing loss, a study shows.
21 June 2016
Earplugs prevent temporary hearing loss
Pack your earplugs next time you head out for a concert or when going to a bar. The use of earplugs during exposure to recreational noise effectively prevents temporary hearing loss.
14 June 2016
Birth weight linked to hearing and vision problems
Under- and overweight at birth and poor childhood growth can be linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age.
06 June 2016
Hearing loss is common in former nuclear lab workers
Hearing loss is the most common disorder among former nuclear laboratory workers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the latest annual report for the Former Workers Screening Program shows. Nearly 60% of those screened in 2014 were found to be experiencing noise-induced hearing loss.
30 May 2016
Dental hygienists risk their hearing
A survey among experienced dental hygienists shows that they have a much higher prevalence of hearing problems than others.
23 May 2016
Obesity increases the risk of hearing loss
Obesity has a negative effect on hearing function, especially the ability to hear high frequencies, a study among women aged 18-40 finds. Previous studies confirm that low levels of physical activity increase the risk of hearing loss.
17 May 2016
Early intervention benefits children with hearing loss
Children with hearing loss experience improved language development when treated early and with well-fitted hearing aids.
10 May 2016
A test can measure susceptibility to noise induced hearing loss
A test can be used to measure how vulnerable people are to loud noises in the workplace, an Austrian study shows.
02 May 2016
New insights into the understanding of tinnitus
A global research team provides new knowledge about how tinnitus and hyperacusis might develop and be sustained.
25 April 2016
Living or working on farms may result in a hearing loss
Growing up on farms may affect your hearing. 12% of a group of persons now in their 30’s who lived or worked on farms in the 1990´s had a hearing loss of 25dB or more, a study finds.
18 April 2016
WHO: 60% of hearing losses among children can be prevented
Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO.
11 April 2016
Four out of ten musicians suffer from hearing loss
Being a musician is a huge risk factor in relation to hearing loss. More than 40% of musicians in the United Kingdom experience problems with their hearing and 75% also experience tinnitus, a survey finds.
05 April 2016
How we use our brain influences tinnitus
People with tinnitus who are less bothered by their symptoms use different brain regions when processing emotional information.
29 March 2016
One in four young Dutch people is affected by hearing loss
The major culprits of hearing loss among young Dutch people are listening to loud music on headphones and when going out.
23 March 2016
Smoking may cause hearing loss
Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to suffer from hearing loss. Current smokers have a 15% higher risk of hearing loss than non-smokers.
15 March 2016
The 10 worst jobs for your ears
When choosing your career, you might not think about the fact that a number of professions can put you at serious risk of noise-induced hearing loss.
07 March 2016
Study confirms association between hearing loss and dementia and cognitive decline
Yet another study confirms that hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. It also confirms that hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline.
04 March 2016
Hearing loss is a big worldwide problem
The non-profit organisation World Wide Hearing has made this informative video “Hearing Aids Will Connect You” on hearing loss and the benefits of using hearing aids.
29 February 2016
Women are better at explaining their hearing loss
Women are more than twice as likely as men to tell people about their hearing challenges and how the hearing loss impacts their ability to communicate, a U.S. study has found.
23 February 2016
Teeth checked! Eyes Checked. But what about your hearing?
Professional hearing care makes you both healthier and smarter. Maybe it’s time to get your hearing checked. Get a free hearing test on March 3rd.
22 February 2016
One in eight Italians has a hearing loss
13.6% of the Italians say that they have a hearing loss. Only 25.2% of those who have a hearing loss use hearing aids, a study finds.
17 February 2016
40 million Europeans can become healthier and smarter
Professional hearing care can make 40 million Europeans with hearing loss healthier and smarter. At the same time, professional hearing care is cost-efficient. A lunch debate is being held on March 1st at the European Parliament to present the benefits of professional hearing care.
16 February 2016
Train your cognitive functions and improve your hearing
Aging reduces speech intelligibility; even for people with no hearing loss. Cognitive training programs can decrease the problem.
08 February 2016
Half of Americans receive financial help for their hearing aids
An American study has shown that half of Americans with hearing aids have received some financial help to cover the cost of their hearing aids.
02 February 2016
Seniors in denial about their hearing loss
Many seniors are not proactive about treating their hearing loss and often overestimate how others will react if they wear hearing aids, a survey shows. This is in spite of numerous studies from all over the world which have shown that hearing aids improve both hearing and quality of life.
25 January 2016
One in eight Japanese people over 18 say they have a hearing loss
13.1% of Japanese people over the age of 18 say that they have a hearing loss. This is shown by the JapanTrak 2015 survey.
19 January 2016
People with osteoporosis are at higher risk of sudden hearing loss
Researchers in Taiwan find a relation between osteoporosis and sudden hearing loss.
12 January 2016
Nasal balloons can help against otitis media and ”glue ear”
The simple use of nasal balloons can help children with otitis media and the condition “glue ear” and can at the same time eliminate the excessive use and cost of antibiotics.
06 January 2016
Many believe that they cannot receive financial help for their hearing aids
In France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, many of those with hearing loss do not believe that a third party would pay any part of their hearing aids. In fact, 81% of hearing aid owners received some kind of third-party reimbursement.
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