- Pain relievers come with some established health risks; now, researchers add potential hearing loss to the list for long-term users.
- Our senses often work in ways we don’t realize; they go behind the scenes to produce the wonderful smells, sights, and sounds we love to experience.
- These are the most common types of hallucinations that individuals may experience, from auditory to visual.
- A loss of hearing as we age may not be entirely due to our ears, suggests new research.
- A new study finds that even young adults may have "hidden hearing loss," but what is the disorder, and can it be reversed?
- New research suggests that Zika can cause hearing loss in infected newborns. The virus has already been linked to microcephaly.
- One woman shares her story, and why she was willing to pay the price for the perception of hearing.
- New study finds that a cup of coffee can lengthen the time it takes to recover from temporary noise-induced hearing loss.
- “Clear speech” tends to increase a listener’s sense of a talker’s femininity: study.
- Two undergraduate students from the University of Washington have designed gloves that translate ASL into verbal speech.
- A CDC report finds that 13 percent of people who work in noisy jobs have some degree of hearing loss, with mining and construction work especially hazardous to ear health.
- A new study proves earplugs are effective in preventing hearing loss among attendees at music festivals.
Hearing Problems & Deafness
There are two different types of hearing impairments, conductive hearing impairment and sensorineural hearing impairment. A third type is a combination of the two called mixed hearing loss. Hearing impairments are categorized by their type - conductive, sensorineural or both, by their severity, and by the age of onset. Furthermore, a hearing impairment may exist in only one ear or in both ears.