Hearing Loss

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

What Are Hearing Aids? Hearing aids are small electronic devices that can be worn in or behind your ear. These devices amplify sound in quiet and noisy environments for those with hearing loss and also allows people to communicate and fully participate in everyday activities.

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What is a Hertz?

What is a Hertz? Hertz (Hz) is a unit of measurement of sound frequency. Frequency, often measured in Hertz, is the pitch of a sound while amplitude, measured in decibels (dB), is the loudness of a sound. Both loudness and pitch are subjective attributes that

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How Hearing Loss Affects Speech

How Hearing Loss Affects Speech Our sense of hearing plays a vital part in speech and development. Hearing may affect one’s words, sentences, speech, school success, and social skills. Certain missed sounds may delay speech development and language skills, such as reading and learning. ASHA

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The Difference Between Infrasound and Ultrasound

What is Infrasound? Infrasound is a low-frequency audible sound that is oftentimes below 20 Hz. Infrasounds can be caused by various sources, such as winds, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, and even wind turbines. Moreover, some animals, like elephants, even communicate with one another through infrasound since

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PSAP Device

5 PSAP Devices for your Hearing

What is a PSAP? Personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) are affordable alternative devices to hearing aids, designed to amplify sounds in certain environments and situations. These situations typically include lectures, bird watching, and hunting. PSAP devices are intended for people who are not hearing impaired.

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What is a Decibel?

What is a Decibel? A decibel (dB) is a unit of measurement that measures sound intensity. Sound waves are determined by the frequency and amplitude of the waves. Frequency, often measured in Hertz (Hz), is the pitch of a sound while amplitude, measured in decibels

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How Do You Get Muffled Hearing?

Have you ever experienced a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ears when you’re flying in an airplane? Do you have or know anyone with tinnitus? Have you ever felt pain in your ears after going swimming and feel as though you can’t quite

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6 Hearing Loss Causes You Should Know About

Hearing loss is a problem for many in the U.S. and around the world, and it becomes more of a problem as you age. According to the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, approximately 38.2 million Americans or 14.3% of the U.S.

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What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss? Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the loss of hearing caused by unsafe exposure to loud noise. Loud noise causes damage to the structures and the hair-like sensory cells in the inner ear and causes noise-induced hearing loss. Sounds at a

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