Hearing impairment or deafness is decreased or absent ability to perceive auditory information. While some cases of hearing loss are reversible with medical treatment, many lead to a permanent disability. Of vital importance are the age at which the hearing loss occurred, as this may interfere with the acquisition of spoken language. Hearing aids and cochlear implants may alleviate some of the barriers caused by hearing impairment, but are often insufficient. ...

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Hearing Loss Symptoms

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How Well Do You Hear?
... Hearing is vital to your safety and ability to communicate. Yet many people are unaware that they have hearing loss and how their hearing can be improved. Complete the 10-item questionnaire1 below to ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What We Learn From Hearing Tests
... I. The Audiogram Hearing threshold — This refers to the faintest levels of sounds or words that are heard. Pure tones — These levels are easy to control. They tell us how the various frequency (pitch)...
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Hearing Loss Prevention

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Prevention
... These steps can help you prevent noise-induced hearing loss: Protect your ears in the workplace. Specially designed earmuffs that resemble earphones can protect your ears by bringing most loud sounds ...
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Hearing Loss Treatment

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Treatment
... If your hearing loss is due to damage to your inner ear, a hearing aid can be helpful by making sounds stronger and easier for you to hear. If you can''t hear well because of earwax blockage, your doc...
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Hearing Loss Support

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Communication Strategies for Family and Friends
... Hearing aids alone may not enable the person with hearing loss to communicate successfully in all listening situations. As a family member or friend of a person with hearing loss, you can help make th...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Repairing A Tiny Sound System Restores Lost Hearing
... Well into the movie "Immortal Beloved," a speculative story about Beethoven and his mystery lover, the world’s greatest composer saws off the legs of his piano. This allows him to lay flat o...
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Hearing Loss Other

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Hearing Loss
... Along with arthritis, hypertension and heart disease, hearing loss is one of the most common physical disorders in the United States. It is second only to lower back pain as the most common physical d...
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Hearing Loss: An Overview
... Hearing Loss How do we hear? The outer ear collects and directs sound into the ear canal. The sound causes the eardrum to vibrate and these vibrations are sent to the middle ear. The middle ear is an ...
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Hearing Loss Treatment

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Hearing Loss
... Do people seem to mumble a lot lately? Do you have trouble hearing in church or theaters? Is it hard to pick up what others say at the dinner table or at family gatherings? Does your family ask you to...
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  • Captions for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers
    ... Captions are words displayed on a television screen that describe the audio or sound portion of a program. Captions allow viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow the dialogue and the action ...
  • Cochlear Implants
    ... A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The implant is surgically placed unde...
  • Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
    ... Otitis media is an infection or inflammation of the middle ear. This inflammation often begins when infections that cause sore throats, colds, or other respiratory or breathing problems spread to the ...
  • Otosclerosis
    ... Otosclerosis is the abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear. This bone prevents structures within the ear from working properly and causes hearing loss. For some people with otosclerosis, the hearin...
  • Presbycusis
    ... Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages...
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  • Usher Syndrome
    ... Usher syndrome is the most common condition that involves both hearing and vision problems. A syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one feature or symptom. The major symptoms of Usher s...
  • Waardenburg Syndrome
    ... Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is an inherited disorder often characterized by varying degrees of hearing loss and changes in skin and hair pigmentation. The syndrome got its name from a Dutch eye doctor n...

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