Teenagers exposed to second-hand smoke could suffer hearing loss

second-hand smoke

Scientists think second-hand smoke affects the blood supply to the inner ear.

According to research, teenagers exposed to second-hand smoke are twice as likely to suffer hearing loss.  The research findings add to the list of health problems already attributed to second-hand smoke, including increased risks of asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.

 

Continue reading… “Teenagers exposed to second-hand smoke could suffer hearing loss”

0

Deaf Adults See Better Than Hearing People

Adults born deaf react more quickly to objects at the edge of their visual field!

Adults born deaf react more quickly to objects at the edge of their visual field than hearing people, according to groundbreaking new research by the University of Sheffield.

Continue reading… “Deaf Adults See Better Than Hearing People”

0

Hearing Loss From Loud Music Not as Prevelant as Previously Thought

headphones

Hearing loss rates from loud music lower that thought.

We all surely remember what our parents drilled into our brains about listening to loud music: Turn that  down or you’ll go deaf! As it turns out, the prevalence of young people suffering from hearing loss thanks to loud music may be much lower than previously believed, according to a new report published in theJournal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Although the latest findings go against recent research, the researchers warned that we should still be cautious of our exposure to loud noises over time.

 

Continue reading… “Hearing Loss From Loud Music Not as Prevelant as Previously Thought”

0

1 in 5 Teens Suffers From Hearing Loss Thanks to iPods and MP3 Players

 teen listening to ipod

Hearing loss in teens has risen 30% in 20 years.

Listening to personal music players such as iPods has contributed to hearing loss among teenagers rising by nearly a third in 20 years, a study shows.  Between 2005 and 2006, one in five adolescents suffered some form of hearing problem.

 

Continue reading… “1 in 5 Teens Suffers From Hearing Loss Thanks to iPods and MP3 Players”

0

New Drug Could Reverse Hearing Loss Caused by Loud Noises

loud

Hearing loss caused by loud noises is one of the leading occupational hazard in industrialized countries.

A potent new drug could reverse hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise, scientists revealed today.  Hearing loss caused by loud noise is one of the leading occupational hazards in industrialized countries, especially for those working in the military of construction industry. The RNID also estimates that four million young people are at risk of noise induced hearing loss from amplified music.

 

Continue reading… “New Drug Could Reverse Hearing Loss Caused by Loud Noises”

0

Viagra May Cause Hearing Loss

 hearing loss

Viagra may cause long-term hearing loss.

The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, and possibly other similar medications, may prompt long-term hearing loss among users, a new study suggests.In the May 18 issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham discuss evidence supporting an association between the onset of hearing problems and Viagra. The medication is one of the so-called class of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i), which also includes Cialis and Levitra.

 

Continue reading… “Viagra May Cause Hearing Loss”

0

SoundBite Hearing Aid Uses Your Teeth To Transmit Sound

soundbite_F5ZkK_54

SoundBite hearing aid

Single sided deafness affects around 200 out of every million people the world over. The loss of stereo hearing can prove dangerous when crossing the street, or other mobile environments. Sonitus Medical has developed a new device, SoundBite, that uses the natural conduction of teeth and bone to transmit sound to the inner ear even after the outer and middle ear are damaged.

 

Continue reading… “SoundBite Hearing Aid Uses Your Teeth To Transmit Sound”

0