Ears And Antibiotics Curses and Cures "We have all known for a long time now that the effects of antibiotic overuse is going to catch up with us. Well they have. Antibiotics can be found in our rivers and streams, our livestock of every kind and our personal medications. We have used them shamelessly without any controls since they were invented. You can actually go to your local grocery today and choose your hamburger with, or without antibiotics please. Penicillin was first discovered by read more..
Scientists Enhance Early Generation Antibiotics to Eliminate Hearing Loss Side-Effect "Human cells are equipped with ribosomes that look deceptively similar to those of the bacteria. Which is why the aminoglycosides also sometimes latch onto them, leading to damage. So-called ototoxic side effects may cause loss of hearing or even deafness and may be traced back to irreversible damage of the sensory cells in the inner ear." Read complete article here Read How to Improve Your Hearing read more..
Hearing Basics 101 In this article you will find all the necessary tools and information to learn about the ear, the types of hearing loss. Including the use of autotoxic (unsafe) drugs that cause hearing impairment. There is also a choice of hearing tests on this web site that will immediately let you know if you do have any hearing problems and what can be done about them. Other articles on this site will then explain natural ways to deal with hearing problems or give hearing device read more..
Listen up! Diabetes can make you go deaf Here is another reason to keep your blood sugar levels under check — diabetes can make you go deaf. Yes, diabetic hearing loss – though not an often discussed topic – is a reality. Dr Mihir Raut, diabetologist at LifeSpan clinics tells you about diabetic hearing loss. What are the common types of hearing loss a diabetic is likely to suffer? Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss a diabetic may suffer from. This read more..
MIRACLE!! Deaf Boy Hears Father's Voice For the First Time!!! Watch this miracle as previously deaf boy, Grayson Clamp hears his father's voice for the first time!! read more..
Watch this toddler hear clearly for first time and laugh uncontrollably "Dylan's reaction to the first moments wearing hearing aids is priceless! Born on Valentine's Day 2012, 11 weeks premature, weighing 3 lbs and battled a dangerous infection for 101 days in the NICU. He's had 15 brain surgeries to treat the Hydrocephalus he acquired while battling the infection. In 2013 he developed moderate hearing loss (he was not born deaf, that is just a misconception) and this video shows him read more..
Babies with low birth weight prone to hearing problems–Expert Hearing problems if detected early can be corrected. "A Paediatrician with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Solomon Adeleke, said babies with low birth weight and over matured ones were prone to congenital hearing loss. Mr. Adeleke told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday that such hearing loss could be acquired from birth or through infection. He said that congenital hearing problem read more..
What's it Like to Receive Cochlear Implants? What is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is a small device that provides a sense of sound to the profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The device has two main parts: an external sound processor and the implant itself. You can see the external sound processor on the side of someone's ear while they're wearing it. It might look similar to a hearing aid. read more..
A Must Have for Hearing Aid Wearers - Telecoil "From electric motors to telephones to auto applications, the list is endless. With micro-miniaturization, even hearing aids benefit from an electrical coil called a telecoil or T-Coil. Though tiny compared to the one pictured above, T-Coils are extremely powerful and versatile. " "Although the majority of hearing instruments today are equipped with T-Coils as standard equipment there are a number of hearing aids available that don’t have them read more..
Dementia: How Is Hearing Loss Connected? by Erik Maxwell, Au.D. Too many times as audiologists we have people tell us that they have decided not to treat their hearing loss at this time. There are many reasons why they choose not to pursue treatment. Some of these reasons include that they aren’t ready, or that they don’t think that the hearing loss is bad enough right now, or that they will just wait until the hearing loss gets really bad and people have to yell at read more..
Hearing loss accelerates brain function decline in older adults Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins. In the study, volunteers with hearing loss, undergoing repeated cognition tests over six years, had cognitive abilities that declined some 30 percent to 40 percent faster than in those whose hearing was normal. Levels of read more..
According to DR. Shapiro in a study from UCLA, a one third rise in noise levels in cities along with a one third rise in pollutants, has a negative effect on your ears. It's important to professionally clean your ears regularly with products from your drug store. For more information click here read more..
Excellent Resources for the Hard of Hearing - AARP AARP Health Encyclopedia-The AARP Health Encyclopedia is an excellent source of age related health issues, including "Hearing Impairment". RERC -Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement (RERC-HE) is a national project funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the read more..
Hearing loss may lead to depression, suicidal tendency Kolkata: With hearing loss and deafness leading to severe depression in nearly eight percent patients and nearly four percent of them acquiring suicidal tendencies, experts Saturday called for mandating hearing screening of newborns for early identification of the malady. Read complete article here: http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/diseases/hearing-loss-may-lead-to-depression-suicidal-tendency_26228.html read more..
2014 Hearing Aid Designs Prettier Pretty! Right? "It’s estimated that there are 4 million people with hearing loss in the UK who could benefit from wearing a hearing aid but who don’t wear one. According to Action on Hearing Loss audiology specialist, Crystal Rolfe, many people are put off by the idea of wearing hearing aids because they think they are unsightly and that they will make them look old and disabled. "There’s still a stigma surrounding hearing aids, but it’s out of read more..
FDA-Regulated Study of Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss Launches Signals Potential of Newborn Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine for Common Disorders "Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), the world's largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company, announces the start of a U.S. Food and Drug (FDA)-regulated study being conducted at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando to investigate the use of a child's stem cells from their own stored umbilical cord blood read more..
When Hearing Aids Won’t Do - NY Times by Judith Graham Most older adults choose not to use hearing aids. Many find them too expensive, difficult to manipulate, embarrassing — or just too poignant a reminder of advancing age. But hearing aids aren’t the only options available. In selected situations, a device known as a personal sound amplifying product, or P.S.A.P., can be a useful alternative, experts say — with some caveats. The category includes a wide range of products read more..
Canadian Professor Explores Therapies To Combat Hearing Loss "There are currently no approved disease-modifying drugs for hearing loss, which affects nearly a third of people aged 65 to 74 and half of those over 75. A professor at the University of Toronto is exploring biological solutions to help millions of Canadians suffering from hearing loss. There are no biological solutions for hearing loss. Current therapies are limited to hearing aids or cochlear implants, neither of which read more..
Lee Major’s Rechargeable BIONIC Hearing Aid Micro-digital is the latest technology; it captures sound and amplifies it as it travels through your ear. This doesn’t just make sound louder, it makes it clearer so you can truly hear what you’re missing. Features adjustable volume control, and fits in either right or left ear. Great for mild to moderate hearing loss. Rechargeable. When charged, it lasts between 6 and 10 hours. Comes with everything you need for charging, cleaning, read more..
Dire Straits Star Opens Up About Hearing Loss "Dire Straits rocker John Illsley has opened up about his hearing loss, revealing he struggles to dine out in restaurants playing music these days. The bass player admits he can no longer listen to loud music and much of what he once enjoyed is now little more than a noise - and he's urging music industry boffins to look at the apparent rise in hearing troubles among people of his generation and younger, and turn the volume down." Read more read more..