Springtime is beautiful, but it can impact hearing in several ways.
The inner ear is filled with fluid, and that fluid is extremely sensitive to the sudden changes in barometric pressure that occur in springtime. 773 more words
Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States. Repeated exposures to loud machinery may, over an extended period of time, present serious risks to human hearing. 668 more words
On Valentine’s Day this year, we posted about the connection between hearing and heart health (Find the post by clicking here) and a new study makes that connection considerably more serious by linking hearing loss to an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. 652 more words
Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. 421 more words
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, costing the nation about $277 billion in 2018. 440 more words
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age related hearing loss. 424 more words
About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Nearly three times as many women have the disease as men. In women, RA most commonly begins between ages 30 and 60. 274 more words