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Now hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.com

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Now hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.comNow hear this! Masks interfere with our hearing devices - yoursun.comPosted: 20 Jun 2020 06:30 AM PDT Like most of us, I have been following the CDC guidelines to stay safe and healthy by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing of 6 feet.We folks with hearing loss cannot hear at 6 feet away. So, we hope no one wants to have a conversation with us at the grocery store.The masks do not help in that area either. Most of us with hearing loss need to read lips.The masks are a pain to those of us who wear hearing devices. We try to stretch the elastic bands over the ears to secure the mask. These elastic bands interfere with the tubing in hearing aids and with the devices themselves.When I pull the elastic bands over my cochlear implants, the implants fall off and the elastic bands get raveled in my hair. There I am with the implants on the floor – not daring to move my feet for fear of stepping on them and with the…

Why many shy away from hearing aids and over-the-counter devices - Washington Post

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ByJanice Neumann March 30 at 10:00 AM Jen Durgin’s dad once ordered a pair of $20 hearing aids through the mail but gave up on the devices when they did not work well without getting them adjusted by an audiologist.Durgin, who has two deaf children, tried to persuade her dad to see an audiologist for testing and fitting, but to no avail.“I think he just views hearing loss as a normal part of aging,” said Durgin about her 77-year-old father, who lives in New England. “For someone who never went to the doctor as a child and almost never as an adult, he just doesn’t view it as necessary.”People who use prescription hearing aids or over-the-counter personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) often shy away from getting them adjusted when they don’t work well. They may struggle with the technology, hate the stigma of being old and hard of hearing or have trouble affording the extra cost, which is typically included with prescribed hearing aids but not PSAPs.Hearing loss affects nearly a th…

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss - NewsBytes

Cytomegalovirus: Pregnant women warned about virus that harms babies - NEWS.com.au

Pregnant women or those trying to conceive are being warned about a herpes-like virus that can have debilitating and life-threatening consequences for unborn babies.For the first time, Australia’s peak body for obstetricians and gynaecologists — the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) — has released official recommendations on how women can protect their babies from its devastating effects.The virus, which is called cytomegalovirus (CMV), is transmitted through bodily fluids such as saliva, tears, urine and breast milk.And while it is typically harmless in healthy people, with 85 per cent of the population contracting CMV at some point in their lifetime, it can pose a danger to unborn babies.According to the peak body, women who catch CMV while pregnant may pass the virus to their unborn child.“If infected, some of these children may have health problems such as hearing loss, developmental delay and learning problems,” the RANZCOG report read.“The most serious cases …

Otolaryngology Conference: Comprehensive Otolaryngology 2019 - Boston March 29-31, 2019 - MD Linx

This course is designed to address the practice gaps and the educational needs of general otolaryngologists. The course will span two and a half days and will consist of didactic lectures, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. The panel discussions will discuss challenging clinical cases that are chosen to complement the lectures and to help apply the knowledge acquired in the course to clinical practice. An ample opportunity for Q&A will be provided at the end of every section and during breaks when the attendees and faculty are encouraged to interact freely. The two main clinical foci of the course are paranasal sinus disorders and sleep-disordered breathing. However, the course extends into the various otolaryngology subspecialties that general otolaryngologists may encounter in their clinical practice. The first day is dedicated to epistaxis management, frontal sinus surgery, FESS, ESS, smell and taste dysfunction, sleep disordered breathing, nasal and soft palate surgery i…

How to treat Ménière's disease - The Listener - Noted

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RelatedArticlesModule - Menieres disease treatmentAlthough the inner-ear disorder can be very distressing, there are effective treatments for Ménière’s disease.The first time Fiona Fraser had an attack of Ménière’s disease – a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe vertigo (dizziness) as well tinnitus, partial hearing loss and a feeling of fullness in the ear – she dismissed it as “one of those things” and pretty much forgot about it.For the next four years, it seemed that the attack was indeed a one-off mystery. Then, in 2015, she had a spate of similar attacks – including one in which she ended up on the bathroom floor of an apartment she was sharing with a colleague on a work trip.She also developed permanent hearing loss and tinnitus in her left ear – a high-pitched squealing and buzzing that is particularly noticeable when she is trying to get to sleep.Related Eventually, after a number of tests, including an MRI scan to rule out the possibility that her one-sided hearing lo…

Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss - MENAFN.COM

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(MENAFN - NewsBytes)Kannada couple develops '80% cheaper' portable device to detect hearing-loss
31 Mar 2019Hearing loss is a common problem faced by many in India and is often not taken seriously.However, an audiologist couple, Uday Raga Kiran and wife Remya, from Karnataka's Hubli is striving to address the issue of hearing loss and change people's "casual approach" towards it.They developed a low-cost portable device that makes detection of hearing loss quicker and 80% cheaper.Here's more.Deafness is a silent disability, says Uday
The issue"...Though hearing is one of the important senses, deafness is a silent disability. Unlike poor vision, where one can easily know if one cannot see properly, there is no way for the people to determine any hearing issue," Uday told TBI."To add to that, people's attitude doesn't help. By the time they realize they cannot hear properly it is too late," he added.Uday and Remya founded Nautilu…

Weeklky Calendar, March 31, 2019 - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Garden Gurus: Tips & Tricks, doors open at 2:30 p.m., event from 3–4:30 p.m., KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., Life Long Learning program, featuring tips and tricks to make your garden flourish this spring, speakers Bill Richardson, Georgia Schmunk, Dennis Hill and Ann Barrett, $5 suggested donation, register kafmradio.org, 241-8801. River City Singles, bowling  12:30 p.m. Sundays, Orchard Mesa Lanes, pre-register at 263-8462; Early Start Breakfast, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Denny's, pre-register at 245-4995; Social Club FAC, 5 p.m. Fridays, Travelodge, 718 Horizon Drive, play cards/visit, singles ages 55 and older welcome. Quarterly Veterans Memorial Service, 1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, military honors and tribute to veterans who had no military honors during their committal in January–March, open to the public, 263-8986. Grand Mesa Jeep Club, social hour and no host dinner, 6–7 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., Fiesta Guadalajara, 710 Nort…

Why many shy away from hearing aids and over-the-counter devices - Washington Post

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ByJanice Neumann March 30 at 10:00 AM Jen Durgin’s dad once ordered a pair of $20 hearing aids through the mail but gave up on the devices when they did not work well without getting them adjusted by an audiologist.Durgin, who has two deaf children, tried to persuade her dad to see an audiologist for testing and fitting, but to no avail.“I think he just views hearing loss as a normal part of aging,” said Durgin about her 77-year-old father, who lives in New England. “For someone who never went to the doctor as a child and almost never as an adult, he just doesn’t view it as necessary.”People who use prescription hearing aids or over-the-counter personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) often shy away from getting them adjusted when they don’t work well. They may struggle with the technology, hate the stigma of being old and hard of hearing or have trouble affording the extra cost, which is typically included with prescribed hearing aids but not PSAPs.Hearing loss affects nearly a th…

Jim Kelly helps empower kids with hearing loss - WKBW-TV

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and HearStrong ambassador Jim Kelly joined GMA Strahan and Sara Thursday to recognize two sisters who are raising money for kids in need of hearing aids.Kelly was joined by HearStrong's Founder, Ed Keller, to present a $5,000 donation to Carly and Emma Waters so they can help more kids.HearStrong says they aim to raise another $10,000, which they say the will match, for a total of $25,000.Carly and Emma decided to begin raising money for those in need of hearing aids because Emma and her younger sibling Molly have hearing loss.When Carly found out how expensive hearing aids were and how many families have difficulty affording them, she decided to wanted to help and started sewing and selling stuffed lemons to raise money.6-year-old Emma helps Carly make her lemons.“I want to help people hear better and I want people to be happy and proud of their ears” says Emma. “I want to let people know all about hearing aids and how they…

Why many shy away from hearing aids and over-the-counter devices - Washington Post

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ByJanice Neumann March 30 at 10:00 AM Jen Durgin’s dad once ordered a pair of $20 hearing aids through the mail but gave up on the devices when they did not work well without getting them adjusted by an audiologist.Durgin, who has two deaf children, tried to persuade her dad to see an audiologist for testing and fitting, but to no avail.“I think he just views hearing loss as a normal part of aging,” said Durgin about her 77-year-old father, who lives in New England. “For someone who never went to the doctor as a child and almost never as an adult, he just doesn’t view it as necessary.”People who use prescription hearing aids or over-the-counter personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) often shy away from getting them adjusted when they don’t work well. They may struggle with the technology, hate the stigma of being old and hard of hearing or have trouble affording the extra cost, which is typically included with prescribed hearing aids but not PSAPs.Hearing loss affects nearly a th…

Guest Opinion Column: Untreated hearing loss could mean brain decline - Fort Morgan Times

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By Dr. Alexandra KeenanDr. Alexandra Keenan Many of us have always believed that hearing loss only affects the ears, however medical studies have now found that ignoring your hearing loss can significantly accelerate cognitive deterioration.These studies have linked hearing loss with an increased risk of memory related problems, including doubling your risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia.The likely reason is that the brain's hearing center-the auditory cortex- is very close to regions in the brain where Alzheimer's starts.Hearing loss also has been linked to brain shrinkage. If a person has hearing loss, and does nothing to treat it, the auditory cortex becomes "impoverished" due to the lack of sound stimulation. This lack of stimulation can then lead to atrophy of that part of the brain.Treating hearing loss in a timely fashion can slow or even stop this process.Hearing loss is often such a gradual process that we don't realize it is happening or what we are mis…

Noise induced hearing loss claims: Consultation proposes Fixed Recoverable Costs - Lexology

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The Ministry of Justice has commenced its consultation on extending the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime in civil cases, proposing the introduction of a new process and FRC to noise induced hearing loss cases (NIHL) valued up to £25,000.These processes and FRC are in accordance with the proposals made by the Civil Justice Council, endorsed by Lord Justice Jackson in his supplemental report of 2017.The full consultation document can be found here.BackgroundA report from the Association of British Insurers in 2015 indicating a large increase in NIHL claims with high and disproportionate costs, led the Government to commission the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to make proposals on:Improving the handling of NIHL claimsA suitable regime of FRC for these claimsLord Jackson's Supplemental Report in 2017 endorsed the CJC's working party's proposals and made further recommendations regarding trial advocacy fees.Improving the handling of NIHL claimsPre-litigationThe consultation p…

Listen up, kids: Don't take your hearing for granted - CBC.ca

Understand and protect your hearing at menopause - Idaho State Journal

Over 48 million adults report some degree of hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic health condition after arthritis and heart disease facing older adults. For women entering the menopausal years, it can feel like everything is changing all at once, including the ability to hear. One of the more common questions women ask is: “Is there a connection between hearing loss and menopause?” The answer appears to be complex, but studies have suggested a correlation between hearing changes and menopause. I will be hosting the next Red Hot Mamas seminar, "Understanding and Protecting Your Hearing at Menopause." The presentation will cover types of hearing loss, tinnitus, who should be screened, treatment options for hearing loss as well as how to protect your hearing at menopause and beyond. This free seminar will be held in the Pebble Creek Conference Room at the Portneuf Medical Center on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the presentation b…

San Diego veteran claims defective earplugs caused hearing issues - 10News

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego veteran is suing 3M Company alleging earplugs he wore while in the military were defective.He’s the latest in a series of lawsuits that have been filed against the company by service members across the country.Kevin Alicie filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming he “used Defendant’s dangerously defective Dual-ended Combat Arms™ earplugs during tank firing, training firing, other live fire training, vehicle maintenance, and during other training and combat exercises.”According to the lawsuit Alicie wore the earplugs while at Camp Pendleton and was first diagnosed with hearing loss in California. Alicie tells 10News during his military carrier he started having problems with his hearing. He’d hear ringing.He says he didn’t think much about it until the ringing started to become more frequent.“I mentioned it to the doctor when I was doing my final physical, and sure enough when they did that last hearing test they found that there was hearing loss,” Alicie sa…

My Daughter Is Losing Her Hearing. Here's How It's Changing Our Lives. - HuffPost

Blood in urine: 9 causes in males - Medical News Today

66.3 pct Chinese attribute youth's hearing impairment to unhealthy lifestyles: survey - ecns

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A survey showed that 66.3 percent of 2,002 respondents believed unhealthy lifestyles resulted in hearing impairment among Chinese youth.While 79.7 percent of the respondents believed they had good hearing abilities, 70.1 percent of them expressed the concern that unhealthy exposure to sounds will harm their hearing, said the survey conducted by China Youth Daily.Excessive use of headphones or earbuds is among the common threats to young people's hearing ability, said Han Ri, a surgeon at Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, adding other reasons such as mental stress and lack of rest and sleep can cause sudden hearing loss."Young people should pay particular attention to their hearing ability in the midst of busy work schedules and stressful mental states. The volume and time length of headphone usage should be controlled to a moderate level, and the frequency of staying up late and being overstrained should be reduced as much as possible," Han said.Of all the…

Listen up, kids: Don't take your hearing for granted - CBC.ca

Hit by sudden hearing loss at 22, Japanese sake lecturer carved her career while running two businesses in Singapore - Business Insider

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Ayumi Fujishiro, 28, is among the world’s youngest Sake Service Institute Official Lecturers, and one of two in Singapore.IPPINIt happened all of a sudden, without any cause.Beginning with a tiny buzzing sound, followed by pain in her head, 22-year-old Ayumi Fujishiro found herself deaf in one ear all within a span of two days.While sudden hearing loss can devastate the career plans and confidence of someone who’s just entered the workforce, the Tokyo native did not let the loss drag her down.Instead, Fujishiro says that although her hearing has been affected, her sense of taste is sharper than ever – and that’s important, considering she’s one of the world’s youngest Sake Service Institute Official Lecturers.A sake lecturer is a certified sake expert, and one league above certified sake sommeliers (kikisake-shi).Now 28, Fujishiro is one of only two sake lecturers in Singapore and a large part of her job involves educating people about sake.Through appreciation talks, navigator course…

66.3 pct Chinese attribute youth's hearing impairment to unhealthy lifestyles: survey - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua

Video PlayerClose BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- A survey showed that 66.3 percent of 2,002 respondents believed unhealthy lifestyles resulted in hearing impairment among Chinese youth.While 79.7 percent of the respondents believed they had good hearing abilities, 70.1 percent of them expressed the concern that unhealthy exposure to sounds will harm their hearing, said the survey conducted by China Youth Daily.Excessive use of headphones or earbuds is among the common threats to young people's hearing ability, said Han Ri, a surgeon at Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, adding other reasons such as mental stress and lack of rest and sleep can cause sudden hearing loss."Young people should pay particular attention to their hearing ability in the midst of busy work schedules and stressful mental states. The volume and time length of headphone usage should be controlled to a moderate level, and the frequency of staying up late and being overstrained should be reduced…

EAROS ONE - The First Hearing Protection You Will Actually Want to Wear - Forbes

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The New Yorker entrepreneur Ronnie Madra has made it his mission to save our hearing. His stylish EAROS ONE is a sleek and comfortable way to protect your ears in places where the decibel levels can soar while still enabling full enjoyment of music and communication with those around you.Ronnie Madra, Entrepreneur and Founder of EAROS ONEMichelle McSwain The choice is no longer to stay away or just to accept the inevitable ear damage. Instead, with EAROS ONE securely in place you’re safe to enjoy an immersive clubbing or concert experience. The music still cuts through but it doesn’t cut through you. As an entrepreneur, who has spent years in the entertainment and music industry and co-founder of the leading international nightclubs (e.g., 1 OAK and Up&Down), Madra really believes that now is the time to take hearing protection much more seriously - and to a next level. He has suffered himself from tinnitus and attributes this to a long-term exposure to excessive noise. That, as we…