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Noise is Difficult to Define

Editor: Is it just me or are we suddenly being inundated with articles on noise and its effect on hearing loss? It seems that I see a related article at least once a week! I guess that’s good, if it means people are becoming aware of noise’s potential to damage hearing. Here’s a great article on noise from ASHA (http://www.asha.org/hearing/disorders/noise.cfm). ...

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Medical Aspects of Hearing Loss

Medical Aspects of Hearing Loss This portion of our website focuses on the medical aspects of hearing loss. Psychological and Psychosocial Implications of Hearing Loss Cochlear Implant Information Here’s a good introduction to deafness, including types, causes, and treatment. So how do we hear, anyway? Ever wonder why hearing aids aren’t covered by medical insurance?Want to know what’s being done ...

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Tinnitus may interfere with tough mental tasks

Tinnitus may interfere with tough mental tasks Editor: Here’s more evidence that tinnitus may interfere with the performance of demanding mental tasks. People who suffer from chronic, moderate tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have more trouble performing demanding cognitive tasks than individuals without tinnitus, Australian investigators report. “Our results are good news in that there is no difference ...

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Twelve million seek medical help for tinnitus

Twelve million seek medical help for tinnitus By Linda Gemayel Editor: Here’s an interesting article on tinnitus by audiologist Linda Gamayel. It is reprinted with permission from the KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS. Tinnitus is a term derived from the Latin word “tinnire” meaning “to jingle.” The word is often pronounced two different ways, TINnitus and tinNITEus. According to dictionaries, neither pronunciation is ...

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Chronic, Moderate Tinnitus Interferes with Cognitive Abilities

Chronic, Moderate Tinnitus Interferes with Cognitive Abilities Editor: A recent study concludes that people with chronic, moderate tinnitus don’t perform as well on some tests of cognitive function as people without tinnitus. Here’s the report. Study Reports Impact on Selective Attention, Long-Term Memory. Individuals with chronic, moderate tinnitus do more poorly on demanding working memory and attention tests than those ...

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TINNITUS – What are those noises you hear

TINNITUS – What are those noises you hear? By Laine Waggoner, MA, MS Editor: If you have a hearing loss, chances are you’re all too familiar with tinnitus. What is commonly called “ringing in the ears” is, in fact, a variety of sounds. Here’s Laine Waggoner, the Director of HEAR (Hearing-loss Education And Resources) with an update on this topic. ...

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You can manage but not cure tinnitus

You can manage but not cure tinnitus By Jim Miller Editor: Have you noticed how much attention is being paid to tinnitus recently? I think it’s because we baby boomers are looking for answers regarding this and other hearing loss issues. I think that’s a very good thing. Thanks to Jim Miller for permission to share this article. You can ...

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How to Treat Tinnitus

How to Treat Tinnitus Editor: There’s no cure for tinnitus, but there are some treatments that can help people live with it. Here’s a story that discusses some of the things that work. Thanks to WHDH 7 NEWS in Boston for their permission to share it with you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears that affects about 50,000,000 ...

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New treatment for people with tinnitus – Promises better sleep

New treatment for people with tinnitus – Promises better sleep   Editor: Here’s an interesting idea to deal with sleep deprivation due to tinnitus – make yourself more sleepy by bedtime! Here’s the story from John Carroll University. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Wearing glasses that block the blue light that causes melatonin suppression allows it to flow. Putting them on for a ...

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