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Tinnitus (/tinədəs/) is the “ringing” or “buzzing” of the ears. Anyone can experience tinnitus. Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure, however, researchers and organizations such as the Tinnitus Hub, British Tinnitus Association, American Tinnitus Association, among many others, strive to bring awareness to the causes,...

HEARING LOSS AND OTOTOXICITY Oto = ear Toxicity = poisoning  According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), there are more than 200 ototoxic medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, on the market today. The National Center for Biotechnology Information has reported that, “The cisplatin ototoxicity occurs between 23% and...

Audiometry is a hearing test audiologists use to examine your natural hearing ability. They test issues related to the inner ear, such as hearing certain tones and balance.  We have highlighted the different types of audiometry exams that a hearing health professional may conduct when working...

Credit: Safe 'N' CLear A new challenge arises as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic - communication barriers due to face masks. The hearing impaired and deaf communities rely heavily on lip reading to communicate. There is a great need for clear masks and we’ve been...

Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs), such as sound cannons were made for the military to control large crowds.  They amplify a tremendous amount of sound that can reach a relatively long distance. LRADs transform electrical impulses into sound. “LRADs create very loud sounds - identical waves emerge...

Hearing loss is a common condition that can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender, or race. It can happen in any part of the ear and the experience can differ from person to person due to the cause and type of hearing loss. The...

Hearing begins with the outer ear. The outer ear consists of two parts: the pinna and the ear canal. The pinna and the ear canal can naturally boost sound levels up to a frequency of 3,000 Hz. This is very helpful for everyday speech because...

The Anatomy of the Ear Ever wonder what exactly goes on in our ears? How every single part of the ear plays a huge role in the way we hear sounds? Have you ever wanted to learn more about it, but as soon as you read...

  Avoid extended exposure to environmental noise.  Sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) can permanently damage hearing and extended exposure at lower levels sounds may also damage your hearing. Try to give your hearing a rest by taking breaks from noise exposure whenever possible. Hearing damage can...

Here is a list of occupations in America where workers suffer the most from noise-induced hearing loss. As it stands, occupational hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in the United States. Unfortunately, most of us don't realize how damaging our working environments can be...