hearing loss prevention

Preventive Hearing Care is a Life-long Commitment

By Monique Hammond / March 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Preventive Hearing Care is a Life-long Commitment

 Save natural hearing Hearing is the sense that is all too often taken for granted – until it goes away. Even as the notion of “prevention” is all the rage in health care, preventive hearing care to save natural hearing is not a major concern.   Only when the effects of damage and neglect become…

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Making the Most of DIY Hearing Care

By Monique Hammond / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Making the Most of DIY Hearing Care

Over-simplifying hearing loss?  The son who had accompanied his mother to a hearing loss meeting shared confidentially that he liked his music loud and that he did not worry about hearing damage. He felt that he heard enough and that nowadays hearing loss is easy. “With all of that technology out there, you fix it…

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Cytomegalovirus and newborn deafness

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Newborn Deafness and Hearing Loss

By Ralph D Thomas / July 19, 2021 /

The dangers of congenital CMV during pregnancy Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common, non-genetic cause for hearing loss or deafness in newborn babies. If the virus that infects the mother during pregnancy is passed on to the child, he/she will be born with congenital (present at birth) CMV infection. Yet, some 91% of women do not know…

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COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss?

By Ralph D Thomas / August 18, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss?

An overlooked but possible COVID-19 complication  It is well-known that many viruses are capable of causing hearing damage and hearing loss. The list of culprits, includes viruses that cause measles, mumps, rubella, the CMV virus (CytoMegaloVirus) as well as viruses in the Herpes family. However, as reports of ear and hearing problems are published, the…

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Noise induced hearing loss

Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Sound Danger Zones

By Ralph D Thomas / May 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Sound Danger Zones

By now, it is well known that repeated and prolonged exposures to excessively loud sound damage and age ears and hearing permanently and prematurely. This is called Noise-induced Hearing Loss. The damage is cumulative but it is preventable.  So, how loud is it? Many people are willing and eager to protect themselves from sound damage but they do…

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Why Noise-induced Hearing Loss Should be a Public Health Issue

By Ralph D Thomas / February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Noise-induced Hearing Loss Should be a Public Health Issue

Permanent but preventable  Excessively loud sound prematurely ages the ears. It leads to Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), which is the second leading cause of hearing loss worldwide, right after aging. It is a major reason why younger and younger people are joining the ranks of those with hearing and communication challenges. The sad part is…

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Six Tips for Better Hearing in the New Year.

By Ralph D Thomas / January 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Six Tips for Better Hearing in the New Year.

In the interest of quality of life, keep communication and learning alive. Don’t let the music die. How can all of that be done? Prevent hearing loss and preserve existing hearing.!.  1) Get out of denial Hearing no longer what it used to be? Let this be the year to get out of denial. Find out…

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