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In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and colleagues compared the costs of healthcare for a matched group of privately insured individuals with and without a diagnosis of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss affects more than 60 percent of U.S. adults older than 70

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In February, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern about the recent outbreak of the Zika Virus Disease. Within one week of the WHO’s declaration, the Center for Disease Control issued its highest response (Level 1) activation, due to the growing number of Zika cases recently reported. The reported cases consist of individuals who contracted

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A RUB study demonstrates: in many countries, hearing screenings of newborn infants are inadequate or are not performed at all. Whereas an early diagnose is crucial in order to treat the disorder successfully. Tests immediately after birth Prof Dr Katrin Neumann's study demonstrates that developing countries in particular are lagging behind in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments. As

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Hearing loss is the third most common chronic illness for older adults. It can impact everyday life and can significantly affect a person's health and safety if gone untreated. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. However, in 2005 more than 325,000 hearing aids, less than four years old were unused according to a previous study in

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According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals that can damage hearing or balance functions of the ear. An estimated

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A new study published Monday in Pediatrics has found that ear infections aren’t as universal a rite of passage for newborns as they once were, thanks largely to vaccinations and breastfeeding. The researchers, hailing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, recruited the help of 367 families with newly born infants from October 2008 to March 2014.

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"Open Technology" or open fit hearing aids have changed the hearing aid industry. The word "open" in this context means the hearing aid does not completely close the patient's ear canal. Though a debate about openness among hearing professionals could be made related to the vent size of a custom made hearing aid or ear mold, the hearing aids that

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As people age, it is natural to be more proactive about health. The multitude of recommended screenings and tests that are linked with certain age milestones simplify making healthy aging a priority. However, for the majority of aging individuals, hearing health is too frequently left out of proactive health planning. For the 37.5 million American adults who report some trouble

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Tinnitus, an annoyingly persistent ringing in the ears, affects nearly one-third of adults over 65. People who suffer from tinnitus report a wide range of coping mechanisms. Many never come to terms with the constant buzzing, humming and ticking – but some people with chronic tinnitus have developed some unique ways of dealing with the problem, according to a new

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received approval from New York State Department of Education to establish a first-of-its-kind Master of Science degree program in healthcare interpretation to meet the demands of nationally certified sign-language interpreters desiring a master’s degree specific to working in healthcare environments. The program is a collaborative venture between NTID and

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