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Listening Fatigue And Hearing Loss

Issue 8.17

Have you ever suffered extreme mental fatigue? Perhaps you felt this way after finishing an important examination or task that required intense concentration. It’s like running a marathon in your head—and when you’re finished, you just want to collapse.

A comparable experience develops in those with hearing loss, and it’s referred […]

Listening Fatigue And Hearing Loss

Issue 33.16

Have you ever suffered extreme mental fatigue? Perhaps you felt this way after finishing an important examination or task that required intense concentration. It’s like running a marathon in your head—and when you’re finished, you just want to collapse.

A comparable experience develops in those with hearing loss, and it’s referred […]

Cochlear Implants… Are You A Candidate?

Issue 8.15

When a crucial part of your inner ear isn’t working properly, you may need more than a hearing aid, especially if you have a severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Many people suffer with hearing loss because their hair cells in the inner ear (or cochlea) are damaged. […]

Hearing Loss Linked To Depression, Social Isolation In Seniors… If Left Untreated

Issue 38.15

Untreated hearing loss has serious emotional and social consequences for older persons, according to a major new study by The National Council on the Aging (NCOA). The study was conducted by the Seniors Research Group, an alliance between NCOA and Market Strategies, Inc. James Firman, EdD, president and CEO of The […]

Dizziness and Balance – It’s a Three Legged Stool

Issue 14.15

Balance is achieved and maintained by a complex set of sensorimotor control systems that include sensory input from vision (sight), proprioception (touch), and the vestibular system (Inner ear- motion, equilibrium). These three systems are the legs to our personal “balance stool”.

Balance is the ability to maintain the body’s center of […]

Can Hearing Loss Be Tied To Sleep Apnea?

Issue 34.14

The answer is YES! A recent study published in May, 2014 found a high correlation with sleep apnea and hearing loss.

Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between […]