Hearing Loss: A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.Hearing Disorders: Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.Hearing Loss, Sensorineural: Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.Hearing Tests: Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.Hearing: The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.Hearing Aids: Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)Audiometry: The testing of the acuity of the sense of hearing to determine the thresholds of the lowest intensity levels at which an individual can hear a set of tones. The frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz are used to test air conduction thresholds and the frequencies between 250 and 4000 Hz are used to test bone conduction thresholds.Persons With Hearing Impairments: Persons with any degree of loss of hearing that has an impact on their activities of daily living or that requires special assistance or intervention.Hearing Loss, Bilateral: Partial hearing loss in both ears.Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced: Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.Correction of Hearing Impairment: Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.Deafness: A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.Audiometry, Pure-Tone: Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.Presbycusis: Gradual bilateral hearing loss associated with aging that is due to progressive degeneration of cochlear structures and central auditory pathways. Hearing loss usually begins with the high frequencies then progresses to sounds of middle and low frequencies.Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem: Electrical waves in the CEREBRAL CORTEX generated by BRAIN STEM structures in response to auditory click stimuli. These are found to be abnormal in many patients with CEREBELLOPONTINE ANGLE lesions, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, or other DEMYELINATING DISEASES.Hearing Loss, Conductive: Hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the COCHLEA. The interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the EAR CANAL; TYMPANIC MEMBRANE; or EAR OSSICLES.Hearing Loss, High-Frequency: Hearing loss in frequencies above 1000 hertz.Auditory Threshold: The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.Neonatal Screening: The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.Noise, Occupational: Noise present in occupational, industrial, and factory situations.Cochlea: The part of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH.Noise: Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous: Self-generated faint acoustic signals from the inner ear (COCHLEA) without external stimulation. These faint signals can be recorded in the EAR CANAL and are indications of active OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions are found in all classes of land vertebrates.Ear Protective Devices: Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.Audiometry, Evoked Response: A form of electrophysiologic audiometry in which an analog computer is included in the circuit to average out ongoing or spontaneous brain wave activity. A characteristic pattern of response to a sound stimulus may then become evident. Evoked response audiometry is known also as electric response audiometry.Hearing Loss, Unilateral: Partial or complete hearing loss in one ear.Ear, Inner: The essential part of the hearing organ consists of two labyrinthine compartments: the bony labyrinthine and the membranous labyrinth. The bony labyrinth is a complex of three interconnecting cavities or spaces (COCHLEA; VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH; and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS) in the TEMPORAL BONE. Within the bony labyrinth lies the membranous labyrinth which is a complex of sacs and tubules (COCHLEAR DUCT; SACCULE AND UTRICLE; and SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS) forming a continuous space enclosed by EPITHELIUM and connective tissue. These spaces are filled with LABYRINTHINE FLUIDS of various compositions.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.Acoustic Impedance Tests: Objective tests of middle ear function based on the difficulty (impedance) or ease (admittance) of sound flow through the middle ear. These include static impedance and dynamic impedance (i.e., tympanometry and impedance tests in conjunction with intra-aural muscle reflex elicitation). This term is used also for various components of impedance and admittance (e.g., compliance, conductance, reactance, resistance, susceptance).Labyrinth Diseases: Pathological processes of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) which contains the essential apparatus of hearing (COCHLEA) and balance (SEMICIRCULAR CANALS).Speech Perception: The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).Consanguinity: The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.Audiology: The study of hearing and hearing impairment.Connexins: A group of homologous proteins which form the intermembrane channels of GAP JUNCTIONS. The connexins are the products of an identified gene family which has both highly conserved and highly divergent regions. The variety contributes to the wide range of functional properties of gap junctions.Audiometry, Speech: Measurement of the ability to hear speech under various conditions of intensity and noise interference using sound-field as well as earphones and bone oscillators.Hearing Loss, Functional: Hearing loss without a physical basis. Often observed in patients with psychological or behavioral disorders.Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases: Pathological processes of the VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE, including the branches of COCHLEAR NERVE and VESTIBULAR NERVE. Common examples are VESTIBULAR NEURITIS, cochlear neuritis, and ACOUSTIC NEUROMA. Clinical signs are varying degree of HEARING LOSS; VERTIGO; and TINNITUS.Hearing Loss, Sudden: Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.Usher Syndromes: Autosomal recessive hereditary disorders characterized by congenital SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS and RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA. Genetically and symptomatically heterogeneous, clinical classes include type I, type II, and type III. Their severity, age of onset of retinitis pigmentosa and the degree of vestibular dysfunction are variable.Creatine Kinase, BB Form: A form of creatine kinase found in the BRAIN.Hair Cells, Auditory: Sensory cells in the organ of Corti, characterized by their apical stereocilia (hair-like projections). The inner and outer hair cells, as defined by their proximity to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus), change morphologically along the COCHLEA. Towards the cochlear apex, the length of hair cell bodies and their apical STEREOCILIA increase, allowing differential responses to various frequencies of sound.Education of Hearing Disabled: The teaching or training of those individuals with hearing disability or impairment.Tinnitus: A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.Cochlear Nerve: The cochlear part of the 8th cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE). The cochlear nerve fibers originate from neurons of the SPIRAL GANGLION and project peripherally to cochlear hair cells and centrally to the cochlear nuclei (COCHLEAR NUCLEUS) of the BRAIN STEM. They mediate the sense of hearing.Spiral Ligament of Cochlea: A spiral thickening of the fibrous lining of the cochlear wall. Spiral ligament secures the membranous COCHLEAR DUCT to the bony spiral canal of the COCHLEA. Its spiral ligament fibrocytes function in conjunction with the STRIA VASCULARIS to mediate cochlear ion homeostasis.Lod Score: The total relative probability, expressed on a logarithmic scale, that a linkage relationship exists among selected loci. Lod is an acronym for "logarithmic odds."Oman: A sultanate on the southeast coast of the Arabian peninsula. Its capital is Masqat. Before the 16th century it was ruled by independent emirs but was captured and controlled by the Portuguese 1508-1648. In 1741 it was recovered by a descendent of Yemen's imam. After its decline in the 19th century, it became virtually a political and economic dependency within the British Government of India, retaining close ties with Great Britain by treaty from 1939 to 1970 when it achieved autonomy. The name was recorded by Pliny in the 1st century A.D. as Omana, said to be derived from the founder of the state, Oman ben Ibrahim al-Khalil. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p890; Oman Embassy, Washington; Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Cochlear Implantation: Surgical insertion of an electronic hearing device (COCHLEAR IMPLANTS) with electrodes to the COCHLEAR NERVE in the inner ear to create sound sensation in patients with residual nerve fibers.Stria Vascularis: A layer of stratified EPITHELIUM forming the endolymphatic border of the cochlear duct at the lateral wall of the cochlea. Stria vascularis contains primarily three cell types (marginal, intermediate, and basal), and capillaries. The marginal cells directly facing the ENDOLYMPH are important in producing ion gradients and endochoclear potential.Acoustic Stimulation: Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.Perceptual Masking: The interference of one perceptual stimulus with another causing a decrease or lessening in perceptual effectiveness.Evoked Potentials, Auditory: The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.DNA Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Speech Intelligibility: Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Hair Cells, Auditory, Inner: Auditory sensory cells of organ of Corti, usually placed in one row medially to the core of spongy bone (the modiolus). Inner hair cells are in fewer numbers than the OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS, and their STEREOCILIA are approximately twice as thick as those of the outer hair cells.Otoscopy: Examination of the EAR CANAL and eardrum with an OTOSCOPE.Vision Disorders: Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).Physical Conditioning, Human: Diet modification and physical exercise to improve the ability to carry out daily tasks and perform physical activities.Spiral Ganglion: The sensory ganglion of the COCHLEAR NERVE. The cells of the spiral ganglion send fibers peripherally to the cochlear hair cells and centrally to the COCHLEAR NUCLEI of the BRAIN STEM.Cerumen: The yellow or brown waxy secretions produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal.Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.Speech Reception Threshold Test: A test to determine the lowest sound intensity level at which fifty percent or more of the spondaic test words (words of two syllables having equal stress) are repeated correctly.Speech Discrimination Tests: Tests of the ability to hear and understand speech as determined by scoring the number of words in a word list repeated correctly.Mild Cognitive Impairment: A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.Sound Spectrography: The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.Genetic Linkage: The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.Language Development: The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.Hair Cells, Auditory, Outer: Sensory cells of organ of Corti. In mammals, they are usually arranged in three or four rows, and away from the core of spongy bone (the modiolus), lateral to the INNER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS and other supporting structures. Their cell bodies and STEREOCILIA increase in length from the cochlear base toward the apex and laterally across the rows, allowing differential responses to various frequencies of sound.Vestibular Function Tests: A number of tests used to determine if the brain or balance portion of the inner ear are causing dizziness.Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the inner ear (LABYRINTH).Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Auditory Perception: The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.Psychoacoustics: The science pertaining to the interrelationship of psychologic phenomena and the individual's response to the physical properties of sound.Vestibular Aqueduct: A small bony canal linking the vestibule of the inner ear to the posterior part of the internal surface of the petrous TEMPORAL BONE. It transmits the endolymphatic duct and two small blood vessels.Loudness Perception: The perceived attribute of a sound which corresponds to the physical attribute of intensity.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Music: Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.Genes, Dominant: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.RNA, Transfer, Ser: A transfer RNA which is specific for carrying serine to sites on the ribosomes in preparation for protein synthesis.Phonetics: The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Hearing Loss, Central: Hearing loss due to disease of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS (in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM) which originate in the COCHLEAR NUCLEI of the PONS and then ascend bilaterally to the MIDBRAIN, the THALAMUS, and then the AUDITORY CORTEX in the TEMPORAL LOBE. Bilateral lesions of the auditory pathways are usually required to cause central hearing loss. Cortical deafness refers to loss of hearing due to bilateral auditory cortex lesions. Unilateral BRAIN STEM lesions involving the cochlear nuclei may result in unilateral hearing loss.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.WisconsinChild Language: The language and sounds expressed by a child at a particular maturational stage in development.Temporal Bone: Either of a pair of compound bones forming the lateral (left and right) surfaces and base of the skull which contains the organs of hearing. It is a large bone formed by the fusion of parts: the squamous (the flattened anterior-superior part), the tympanic (the curved anterior-inferior part), the mastoid (the irregular posterior portion), and the petrous (the part at the base of the skull).Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Vestibule, Labyrinth: An oval, bony chamber of the inner ear, part of the bony labyrinth. It is continuous with bony COCHLEA anteriorly, and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS posteriorly. The vestibule contains two communicating sacs (utricle and saccule) of the balancing apparatus. The oval window on its lateral wall is occupied by the base of the STAPES of the MIDDLE EAR.Transcription Factor Brn-3C: A POU domain factor that activates neuronal cell GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of GENES encoding NEUROFILAMENT PROTEINS, alpha internexin, and SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25. Mutations in the Brn-3c gene have been associated with DEAFNESS.Tectorial Membrane: A membrane, attached to the bony SPIRAL LAMINA, overlying and coupling with the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI in the inner ear. It is a glycoprotein-rich keratin-like layer containing fibrils embedded in a dense amorphous substance.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Pitch Perception: A dimension of auditory sensation varying with cycles per second of the sound stimulus.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Speech Acoustics: The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.PakistanHistory, 16th Century: Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.Vestibular Diseases: Pathological processes of the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH which contains part of the balancing apparatus. Patients with vestibular diseases show instability and are at risk of frequent falls.Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.United StatesMutation, Missense: A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Ear, External: The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.DNA, Mitochondrial: Double-stranded DNA of MITOCHONDRIA. In eukaryotes, the mitochondrial GENOME is circular and codes for ribosomal RNAs, transfer RNAs, and about 10 proteins.Otitis Media: Inflammation of the MIDDLE EAR including the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE.Speech Production Measurement: Measurement of parameters of the speech product such as vocal tone, loudness, pitch, voice quality, articulation, resonance, phonation, phonetic structure and prosody.Ear Canal: The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.Myoclonic Cerebellar Dyssynergia: A condition marked by progressive CEREBELLAR ATAXIA combined with MYOCLONUS usually presenting in the third decade of life or later. Additional clinical features may include generalized and focal SEIZURES, spasticity, and DYSKINESIAS. Autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been reported. Pathologically, the dentate nucleus and brachium conjunctivum of the CEREBELLUM are atrophic, with variable involvement of the spinal cord, cerebellar cortex, and basal ganglia. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1991, Ch37, pp60-1)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Speech: Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.Cochlear Implants: Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function, but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA, the hair cells (HAIR CELLS, VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Meningitis, Bacterial: Bacterial infections of the leptomeninges and subarachnoid space, frequently involving the cerebral cortex, cranial nerves, cerebral blood vessels, spinal cord, and nerve roots.Visually Impaired Persons: Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.Bone Conduction: Transmission of sound waves through vibration of bones in the SKULL to the inner ear (COCHLEA). By using bone conduction stimulation and by bypassing any OUTER EAR or MIDDLE EAR abnormalities, hearing thresholds of the cochlea can be determined. Bone conduction hearing differs from normal hearing which is based on air conduction stimulation via the EAR CANAL and the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.Sign Language: A system of hand gestures used for communication by the deaf or by people speaking different languages.Early Diagnosis: Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Iodine Compounds: Inorganic compounds that contain iodine as an integral part of the molecule.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 4: A specific pair of GROUP B CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.Memory Disorders: Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Signal-To-Noise Ratio: The comparison of the quantity of meaningful data to the irrelevant or incorrect data.Haplotypes: The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2: A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Optic Atrophy: Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Wolfram Syndrome: A hereditary condition characterized by multiple symptoms including those of DIABETES INSIPIDUS; DIABETES MELLITUS; OPTIC ATROPHY; and DEAFNESS. This syndrome is also known as DIDMOAD (first letter of each word) and is usually associated with VASOPRESSIN deficiency. It is caused by mutations in gene WFS1 encoding wolframin, a 100-kDa transmembrane protein.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Food Industry: The industry concerned with processing, preparing, preserving, distributing, and serving of foods and beverages.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Organ of Corti: The spiral EPITHELIUM containing sensory AUDITORY HAIR CELLS and supporting cells in the cochlea. Organ of Corti, situated on the BASILAR MEMBRANE and overlaid by a gelatinous TECTORIAL MEMBRANE, converts sound-induced mechanical waves to neural impulses to the brain.Goiter: Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC).Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6: A specific pair GROUP C CHROMSOMES of the human chromosome classification.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.GeorgiaDevelopmental Disabilities: Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (From American Psychiatric Glossary, 6th ed)Neuroma, Acoustic: A benign SCHWANNOMA of the eighth cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE), mostly arising from the vestibular branch (VESTIBULAR NERVE) during the fifth or sixth decade of life. Clinical manifestations include HEARING LOSS; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; TINNITUS; and FACIAL PAIN. Bilateral acoustic neuromas are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p673)Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.BelgiumCodon, Nonsense: An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.Dementia: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.Prosthesis Fitting: The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Tympanic Membrane: An oval semitransparent membrane separating the external EAR CANAL from the tympanic cavity (EAR, MIDDLE). It contains three layers: the skin of the external ear canal; the core of radially and circularly arranged collagen fibers; and the MUCOSA of the middle ear.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Sound Localization: Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Hearing Loss, Mixed Conductive-Sensorineural: Hearing loss due to damage or impairment of both the conductive elements (HEARING LOSS, CONDUCTIVE) and the sensorineural elements (HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL) of the ear.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.IsraelSex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Sound: A type of non-ionizing radiation in which energy is transmitted through solid, liquid, or gas as compression waves. Sound (acoustic or sonic) radiation with frequencies above the audible range is classified as ultrasonic. Sound radiation below the audible range is classified as infrasonic.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.NorwayAuditory Pathways: NEURAL PATHWAYS and connections within the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, beginning at the hair cells of the ORGAN OF CORTI, continuing along the eighth cranial nerve, and terminating at the AUDITORY CORTEX.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Hyperacusis: An abnormally disproportionate increase in the sensation of loudness in response to auditory stimuli of normal volume. COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; STAPES SURGERY; and other disorders may be associated with this condition.Language Development Disorders: Conditions characterized by language abilities (comprehension and expression of speech and writing) that are below the expected level for a given age, generally in the absence of an intellectual impairment. These conditions may be associated with DEAFNESS; BRAIN DISEASES; MENTAL DISORDERS; or environmental factors.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1: A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.Point Mutation: A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.Alzheimer Disease: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)Microsatellite Repeats: A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Croatia: Created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Genetic Loci: Specific regions that are mapped within a GENOME. Genetic loci are usually identified with a shorthand notation that indicates the chromosome number and the position of a specific band along the P or Q arm of the chromosome where they are found. For example the locus 6p21 is found within band 21 of the P-arm of CHROMOSOME 6. 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... contact about home you are at allsands home health diseases hearing loss information hearing loss information information the different types of hearing loss which one do you have hearing loss can take several forms hearing loss is defined as the lack of hearing in one or more of your ears whether the problem originates in your inner or outer ear here are the types of hearing loss that are most common and why they happen conducive hearing loss this type of hearing loss occurs in the middle or outer ear the signs that you may have conducive hearing loss include hearing muffled sounds or a quality of hearing that is sub par in this type of hearing loss the crispness of what you hear may actually be fine but you likely find yourself asking people to repeat themselves often because the sounds you hear are more quiet this type of hearing loss is typically caused by an infection in your middle ear a problem ...
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*  Breaking News: Children with Hearing Loss Twice as Likely t... : The Hearing Journal
... Enter your Email address:. Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without your express consent. The Hearing Journal Wolters Kluwer Health Logo. Login. Open Access. Breaking News: Children with Hearing Loss Twice as Likely t... Next Article. Breaking News: Children with Hearing Loss Twice as Likely to Have Autism, Posing Challenge for Audiologists Shaw, Gina. Children with hearing loss are nearly twice as likely as hearing children to have a diagnosis of autism, and that risk rise with severity of hearing loss. The disorders that cause hearing loss also cause autism, predisposing a child with hearing loss to autism, but hearing loss is almost always diagnosed first because of newborn hearing screening. Most audiologists are likely to be screening, diagnosing, and treating hearing loss in children and adults ...
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*  Hearing Loss Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - Hearing Loss Pictures - eMedicineHealth
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*  How to Recognize Hearing Loss in Children
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*  Parent's Guide to Hearing Screening | NCBDDD | CDC
CDC. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. CDC A-Z Index. CDC A-Z. Hearing Loss in Children. Testing a Baby for Hearing Loss. Error processing SSI file Newborn Hearing Screening. All babies with hearing loss should begin intervention services before six months of age Intervention services are types of programs and resources available for children and their families. The audiologist will ask you questions about your baby's health, hearing loss in you family, and how well you think your baby hears. Young babies with hearing loss can better understand sounds using hearing aids. They can help many types of hearing losses — mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Your baby's audiologist will help you pick the best type for your baby's hearing loss. Mild Hearing Loss: A person with a mild hearing loss may hear some speech sounds but soft ...
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*  Can a Pill Protect Against Hearing Loss? You Are What You Eat
Can a Pill Protect Against Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. Hearing Loss Free guide. Tinnitus Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. Used hearing aids. Latest news October is Audiology Awareness Month Learn all about why Audiology Awareness Month is important to your hearing health, and how to find events in your area. Read more Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Read more Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Help. Report Can a Pill Protect Against Hearing Loss. Related Help Pages: Hearing loss Prevention Can a Pill Protect Against Hearing Loss. One test group received a placebo sugar pill, one received either vitamin A, C and E or the ...
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*  Reasons for Hearing Loss: Noise Pollution Levels
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*  Listen from ear to ear : tips of the month, 10/2011, no. 4 :: Oklahoma Digital Prairie: Documents, I
1 in 300 infants are born with mild to profound hearing loss 50% of congenital hearing loss are genetic Genetic hearing loss: 5-10% syndromic 90% non-syndromic Most inherited as autosomal recessive disorders 50% of these are thought to be due to Connexin 26 20-30% of all congenital loss is estimated to be due to Connexin 26 50 genes have been discovered for non-syndromic hearing loss 30 genes have been discovered for syn-dromic hearing loss CONNEXIN 26 Cx26 What is it. 1 in 300 infants are born with mild to profound hearing loss 50% of congenital hearing loss are genetic Genetic hearing loss: 5-10% syndromic 90% non-syndromic Most inherited as autosomal recessive disorders 50% of these are thought to be due to Connexin 26 20-30% of all congenital loss is estimated to be due to Connexin 26 50 genes have been discovered for non-syndromic hearing loss 30 genes have been discovered for syn-dromic hearing loss CONNEXIN 26 Cx26 What is it. Cx26 ...
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*  Managing your hearing loss - stages - Deafness
... Deafness Site. Felicity Bleckly BellaOnline's Deafness Editor. Managing your hearing loss - stages If you get a cold, ‘flu or even a more serious disease such as diabetes or cancer, you manage it appropriately. Yet notoriously, those of us who fear we have a hearing loss most often take a very long time to do anything about it before we seek professional so we can better manage the symptoms. The first thing is to determine what hearing stage you are in. Mild Hearing loss You will experience some difficulty in understanding speech when there is background noise. When you watch television you may find the volume ok, but the speech is not always clear. Many people with a mild hearing loss will find it more difficult to understand higher pitched voices, those of children and women. Moderate Hearing loss Once you reach this stage you will avoid situations where there is background noise and your family will complain you have the television too loud. By now not only ...
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*  Causes of Hearing Loss - A guide to Hearing Loss
... Hearing loss can be caused by many things such as age, over exposure to loud noise, hay fever, an injury, side effects of certain medicines, ear blockage or colds and congestion. It can also be caused any one of a number of ear conditions such as tinnitus, otitis media or otosclerosis. Even something relatively mild such as ear wax can cause problems if it is allowed to build up in the ear. Other less well known factors include ear piercing, cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or infections such as mumps or measles. Many of these cause hearing loss later on in life but some people start life with impaired hearing or a total inability to hear any sound or noise. Whether you view a complete lack of hearing as an extreme form of hearing loss or as deafness is still open to debate but the fact remains that the ear cannot function as normal which for some people, impacts upon their quality of life. You will probably be familiar with many of these causes but may be ...
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*  Blockage in the Ear Canal - A guide to Hearing Loss
... A blockage can be minor or major but what is common to both is that of hearing loss. The degree of hearing loss will depend upon the extent of the blockage. If the blockage is a minor one then hearing will only be moderately affected but a complete blockage in the ear will radically affect the ability to hear. It can be caused by excess ear wax but other forms of blockage include colds and sinusitis and objects in the ear. Colds and ear infections Blocked ears are just one of several symptoms of a cold. Excess mucus is produced as a result of a cold which collects in the ear canal and blocks it. This may be accompanied by a discharge, some pain and dizziness. Balance will also be affected. If you are suffering from earache as a result of these and these symptoms worsen then visit your GP. Objects in the ear Young children are fond of inserting various objects into their noses, mouths and ears. But if the object is still within the ear after 24 hours or causes swelling, bleeding and ...
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*  Noise Induced Hearing Loss: 100% Preventable
... Clinics Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. News. Hearing Loss Free guide. Noise. Tinnitus Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. Used hearing aids. Latest news October is Audiology Awareness Month Learn all about why Audiology Awareness Month is important to your hearing health, and how to find events in your area. Read more Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus Are aspartame and tinnitus linked. Read more Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Help. News. Report Noise Induced Hearing Loss: 100% Preventable. Related Help Pages: Hearing loss Noise Prevention Noise Induced Hearing Loss: ...
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*  Parchment Hill - Causes of Congenital Hearing Loss
... Causes of Congenital Hearing Loss I have been curious for a long time as to what the common causes of hearing loss are. was it possible to see how common the causes were. of how common common causes of congenital at birth hearing loss are:. Category Sub-category Percent. Genetic Unknown non-syndromatic with recessive behavior 16.4%. Genetic Connexin 26 GJB2 16.4%. Birth Related Other birth/pregnancy related causes 16.3%. Genetic Unknown non-syndromatic with dominant behavior 8.4%. Genetic Down Syndrome 5.5%. Birth Related Hyperbilirubinemia jaundice 2.5%. Genetic CHARGE Syndrome 2.5%. Birth Related Maternal Alcohol/Drug Usage 2.0%. Genetic Usher Syndrome 1.3%. Genetic Other Syndromes 0.5%. Birth Related Rubella 0.0%. The goal of this chart is to show known causes of hearing loss at or shortly after birth within about a month, in the United States, as of the end of the year 2007. Geography is important; for example, rubella is almost non-existant in newborns in the United ...
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*  Hearing Loss Symptoms & Treatment in Turlock, CA - Emanuel Medical Center
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*  Living with Hearing Loss: Sarah Wegley
... Clinics Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. News. Browse By State Browse By City. Search. Hearing Loss Free guide. Tinnitus Free guide. Assistive Listening Devices Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. VA. Used hearing aids. Hearing aid manufacturers. Latest news Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Read more Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus Are aspartame and tinnitus linked. Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Be part of the conversation Spend a weekend in Oklahoma City, where you can get a taste of the old West while enjoying world-class restaurants and shopping at the same time. Read more Hearing loss blogs we still love A quick round-up of some of the bloggers we’ve highlighted in the past ...
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*  Northside Hospital - Hearing loss - infantsNorthside Hospital -
Northside Hospital - Hearing loss - infants. Northside Hospital -. Medical Services. Surgery. Emergency Services. Maternity Classes. Hearing loss - infants Definition Hearing loss is not being able to hear sound in one or both ears. Hearing loss can also develop in children who had normal hearing as infants. The loss can occur in one or both ears. Risk factors for infant hearing loss include: Family history of hearing loss Low birth weight Hearing loss may occur when there is a problem in the outer or middle ear. They include: Birth defects that cause changes in the structure of the ear canal or middle ear Buildup of ear wax Buildup of fluid behind the eardrum Injury to or rupture of the eardrum Objects stuck in the ear canal Scar on the eardrum from many infections Another type of hearing loss is due to a problem with the inner ear. This type of hearing loss can be caused by: Exposure to certain toxic chemicals or medications while in the ...
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*  Tips for Parents and Grandparents with Hearing Loss
... Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. Search. Hearing Loss Free guide. Children. Tinnitus Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. Children. Used hearing aids. Latest news Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Read more Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus Are aspartame and tinnitus linked. Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Help. Report Tips for Parents and Grandparents with Hearing Loss. Related Help Pages: Hearing aids Cochlear implants Assistive listening devices Tips for Parents and Grandparents with Hearing Loss Monday, June 1st, 2009 Editor s Note: This article is written by guest contributor Shanna Groves. As a hard of hearing HOH ...
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*  JAMA Network | JAMA Neurology | Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia
Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia. COMMENT. We performed the present study to investigate the prospective association of hearing loss with incident dementia within the cohort of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging BLSA. where P exposed was the prevalence of baseline hearing loss of at least 25 dB and RR was the rate ratio hazard ratio of dementia risk associated with hearing loss. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Baseline Study Cohort by Incident Dementia a. Confirmatory analyses from models including baseline Blessed error score to account for baseline cognitive function or models using age as the time scale rather than time-on-study to account for residual confounding between age and hearing loss produced virtually unchanged findings cf Table 3. When the outcome of the analysis was restricted to incident AD 37 of the 58 cases of dementia , hearing loss was associated with an excess risk of 1.20 per 10 dB of hearing loss 95% CI, 0.94-1.53. ...
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*  How Hearing Works
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*  BioSpace - A Novel Missense Mutation in the Connexin30 Causes Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss
... Login. Post Jobs. Job Seeker:. Login. Sign Up. News. Jobs. Career Resources. Hotbeds. Career Fairs. Events. Company Profiles. Investors. Search Life Sciences Jobs. Search Job Title Only. Radius: Miles. PLoS By Category. Recent PLoS Articles. Otolaryngology. A Novel Missense Mutation in the Connexin30 Causes Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss Published: Friday, June 24, 2011 Author: Wen-Hung Wang et al. by Wen-Hung Wang, Yu-Fan Liu, Ching-Chyuan Su, Mao-Chang Su, Shuan-Yow Li, Jiann-Jou Yang Dysfunctional gap junctions caused by GJB2 CX26 and GJB6 CX30 mutations are implicated in nearly half of nonsyndromic hearing loss cases. A recent study identified a heterozygous mutation, c.119C>T p.A40V , in the GJB6 gene of patients with nonsyndromic hearing loss. However, the functional role of the mutation in hearing loss remains unclear. In this study, analyses of cell biology indicated that a p.A40V missense mutation of CX30 causes CX30 protein accumulation in the Golgi body rather than in ...
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*  Hearing Evaluation in Children
FOR KIDS. For Kids. Kids Home. Causes of Hearing Loss. Treatment for Hearing Loss. Most children who are born with a hearing loss can be diagnosed through a hearing screening. If your baby does not pass the hearing screening, it doesn't necessarily mean there's a hearing loss. If your newborn doesn't pass the initial hearing screening, it's important to get a retest within 3 months so treatment can begin right away. Kids who seem to have normal hearing should continue to have their hearing evaluated at regular doctors' appointments. But if your child seems to have trouble hearing, if speech development seems abnormal, or if your child's speech is difficult to understand, talk with your doctor. Symptoms of a Hearing Loss Even if your newborn passes the hearing screening, continue to watch for signs that hearing is normal. Infants and young children frequently develop conductive hearing loss due to ear infections. ...
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*  Lupus & Arthritis: Steroids Research Yields Hearing Loss Treatment Clues
... Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. Hearing Loss Free guide. Tinnitus Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. Used hearing aids. Latest news Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Read more Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus Are aspartame and tinnitus linked. Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Help. Report Lupus & Arthritis: Steroids Research Yields Hearing Loss Treatment Clues. Related Help Pages: Hearing loss Treatment Causes Lupus & Arthritis: Steroids Research Yields Hearing Loss Treatment Clues Monday, February 21st, 2011 Cochlear Ion Homeostasis Mechanisms Are Suppressed in Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease and Restored by Glucocorticoid Treatment New way of thinking ...
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*  Hearing Loss Resources
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*  The best vacations for families with hearing loss
... Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Hearing Aids Help. News. Search. Hearing Loss Free guide. Tinnitus Free guide. Assistive Listening Devices Free guide. Hearing Aids Free guide. Used hearing aids. Latest news Consumer Reports Hearing Aids: Hear well in a noisy world Despite some challenges, the majority of participants in a Consumer Reports study find they are “highly satisfied” with their hearing aids. Read more Research shows possible link between aspartame and tinnitus Are aspartame and tinnitus linked. Hearing loss in Oklahoma City. Find a Professional. Hearing Loss Help. Hearing Aids Help. News. Report The best vacations for families with hearing loss. Related Help Pages: Hearing loss Children Assistive listening devices The best vacations for families with hearing loss Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer for Healthy Hearing. Family vacations if you have hearing ...
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*  Hearing Loss Resources
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*  Dr. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO - Me
Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO - Mexico, MO. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM. These fluid waves make the hair cells move; this motion is then converted to electrical signals. These electrical signals are carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the sounds we perceive. * Atrophy of nerve cells in the cochlea, to and/or within the brain. Most age-related hearing loss is actually due to a combination of one or more of these factors hair cell changes being the most common. Age-related hearing loss typically starts subtly and often with higher frequency sounds so if your partner has a high-pitched voice, your hearing loss may actually begin with ...
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*  .. What Does a Chicken Have to Do with Hearing Loss? .. About AU Bankaitis .. Share this: .. Like t
Hearing Aids Made for iPhone – guest post by Jennifer Groth. Moment of Remembrance →. What Does a Chicken Have to Do with Hearing Loss. Posted on. May 14, 2014 by. AU Bankaitis. What would you think if someone told you that a baby chick holds the cure for hearing loss? One of the keys to restoring normal hearing in humans is cochlear hair cell regeneration, something that most animals other than mammals, including chickens, can do. The Hearing Health Foundation recently launched a new public service announcement PSA called “Chirp the News” which features a baby chick with hearing loss who goes on to live a happy, normal-hearing life. After viewing it, my curiosity was piqued. I had an opportunity to ask Shari Eberts, Chairman of the HHF’s Board of Directors, a couple of questions and wanted to share what I learned. Question: For those that are not familiar with your organization, what is the Hearing Health Foundation and/or what is the ...
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Everything you need to know about your ears and how to look after them, with our support. Filter latest articles by:. Children’s hearing My hearing Seniors’ hearing Young adults’ hearing. Protecting your hearing. January 12, 2014. in Hearing Loss. Loud noise can damage the sensitive structures within your inner ear, leading to irreversible hearing loss. The higher the level of sound and the longer the exposure, the more damage is likely to occur. Continue reading →. Signs of hearing loss in babies. January 12, 2014. in Hearing Loss. It can be tricky to tell if babies are having trouble hearing because in the first two months of life they often don’t respond to the softest sounds they can hear. Rest assured this is normal and a lack of response doesn’t necessarily mean your baby can’t hear. Continue reading →. Tinnitus: what it is and how to treat it. December 30, 2013. in Hearing Loss. Research suggests that 30 per cent ...
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*  Answers to some frequently asked questions - Causes of Hearing Loss - My Baby's Hearing
In 70% of cases of genetic hearing loss, the cause is autosomal recessive ; therefore, Both parents are carriers of a gene that causes recessive hearing loss. At one of these locations, a parent my carry one of the recessive genes that can cause deafness and one of the dominant genes that is responsible for normal hearing. Because each parent has only one recessive gene that can cause hearing loss, both parents can hear. If the autosomal dominant gene also has other physical findings i.e., it is syndromic , the parent who has the dominant gene also may have some of these other physical findings. The findings from a genetic evaluation may be relevant for your child's medical care What is the likelihood that this will happen again with any other children in my family. If the cause of your child's hearing loss is an autosomal recessive gene, then the likelihood that this will happen in another child assuming the same partner is 1 in 4 25%. If the cause of your child's ...
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*  Reducing Your Risk of Hearing Loss - TriStar Medical Group
... TriStar Medical Group. Reducing Your Risk of Hearing Loss Home. Main Page Risk Factors Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Screening Reducing Your Risk Talking to Your Doctor Resource Guide. The following are steps you can take to help prevent other types of hearing loss:. Avoid Loud Noises. Wear ear protection when you will be exposed to loud noises. Wear Head Protection. Wear head protection when you are participating in activities that could result in head injury. Prenatal Care. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about prenatal care that may protect your baby from hearing loss. Avoid Certain Medications. Certain medications may contribute to hearing loss. Talk to your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. Decreasing or quitting smoking may prevent or delay age-related hearing loss. Prevent Ear Infections. Washing your hands often can help prevent colds and flu, which can increase the risk of ear infections and lead to ...
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*  Technology As Means To Bridging The Literacy Gap Between Children With Normal Hearing And Children W
... ith Severe To Profound Hearing Loss. Universia Biblioteca de Recursos. Lógica Matemáticas Astronomía y Astrofísica Física Química Ciencias de la Vida.  Technology as a Means to Bridging the Literacy Gap between Children with Normal Hearing and Children with Severe to Profound Hearing Loss 1 La descarga del recurso depende de la página de origen 2 Para poder descargar el recurso, es necesario ser usuario registrado en Universia. Descripción : The language and reading development gap that exists between children with normal hearing and children with severe to profound hearing loss has been well documented and supported with past research Ching et al., 2010. With the advent of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening program, children with severe to profound hearing loss are diagnosed earlier, and more importantly, receive intervention for their hearing loss earlier Marcoux & Hansen, 2003. Improvements in hearing aid technology and cochlear ...
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*  Sleep apnea tied to hearing loss in large study | EurekAlert! Science News
EurekAlert. EurekAlert. About EurekAlert. ATS 2014, SAN DIEGO Both high and low frequency hearing impairment have been linked with sleep apnea in a new study of nearly 14,000 individuals. "In our population-based study of 13,967 subjects from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, we found that sleep apnea was independently associated with hearing impairment at both high and low frequencies after adjustment for other possible causes of hearing loss," said lead author Amit Chopra, MD, currently at the Albany Medical Center in New York. High frequency hearing impairment was defined as having a mean hearing threshold of greater than 25 decibels in either ear at 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000 and 8000 Hz, and low frequency hearing impairment was defined as having a mean hearing threshold of greater than 25 decibels in either ear at 500 Hz and 1000 Hz. Among the 13,967 study subjects, 9.9% had at least moderate sleep apnea AHI 15, 19.0% had high frequency ...
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*  Hearing Loss
... Bookworm Room. October 31, 2012 by. Bookworm note : This guest-blogger post deviates from other guest posts that have focused on political or social issues. John O Connor s post is about hearing loss from medication, which is not something I usually talk about at my blog. However, I ve spent about 30 hours including driving time over the last few weeks taking my mom to the audiologist to get fitted for a hearing aid. It s a very time consuming process, since they first tested her hearing, then they took a mold of her ear canal, and then they spent a very generous amount of time tweaking the hearing aid to optimize her hearing experience. The hearing aids are very good, but they do not cure her hearing loss; they just amplify sounds in an impressively sophisticated way. It would be nicer if she had more hearing. One way to protect your hearing is to avoid loud noises. Another way, it turns out, is to minimize your use of certain widely ...
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*  Hearing Evaluation in Children
ABOUT BROWARD HEALTH. Home / Kids Health Kids Health. For Kids. Kids Home. Health Problems. Causes of Hearing Loss. Most children who are born with a hearing loss can be diagnosed through a hearing screening. If your baby does not pass the hearing screening, it doesn't necessarily mean there's a hearing loss. If your newborn doesn't pass the initial hearing screening, it's important to get a retest within 3 months so treatment can begin right away. Treatment for hearing loss can be the most effective if it's started by the time a child is 6 months old. Kids who seem to have normal hearing should continue to have their hearing evaluated at regular doctors' appointments. But if your child seems to have trouble hearing, if speech development seems abnormal, or if your child's speech is difficult to understand, talk with your doctor. Symptoms of a Hearing Loss Even if your newborn passes the hearing screening, continue to watch ...
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*  Shooting Sports and Hearing Loss: 'Bang, Bang. Youre Deaf!'
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*  MacReportMedia - Keep Your Mind Fit: Check Your Hearing and Address Hearing Loss for World Alzhei
... mer’s Month, the Better Hearing Institute Urges. MacReport Media Publishing, Inc. Home. About Us. Services. Contact. Register. Help. Login. Email. Print. Share. Tweet. Send to Kindle. SOURCE: Better Hearing Institute. WASHINGTON, DC via MacReportMedia.com, 9/5/2014 8:00:00 AM. Keep Your Mind Fit: Check Your Hearing and Address Hearing Loss for World Alzheimer’s Month, the Better Hearing Institute Urges. Get your hearing tested and address hearing loss, the. Better Hearing Institute BHI is urging in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month in September. As more studies show a link between hearing loss and dementia, BHI is raising awareness of the importance of addressing hearing loss to benefit overall cognitive function. BHI also is offering a free, confidential online hearing check at. www.BetterHearing.org to help individuals determine if they need a more comprehensive hearing test by a hearing healthcare ...
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*  Reducing Your Risk of Hearing Loss - MEDtropolis
... Skip to content. . Home. Health Library. Kids Health. Virtual Body. Helpful Links. Home. Health Library. Health Library. Back. Main Page Risk Factors Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Screening Reducing Your Risk Talking to Your Doctor Resource Guide. There is currently no effective way to prevent congenital or genetic hearing loss. However, hearing screening for newborns can help ensure that hearing loss in young babies is detected and treated at the earliest possible stage. The following are steps you can take to help prevent other types of hearing loss:. Avoid Loud Noises. Wear ear protection when you will be exposed to loud noises. Wear Head Protection. Wear head protection when you are participating in activities that could result in head injury. Prenatal Care. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about prenatal care that may protect your baby from hearing loss. Avoid Certain Medications. Certain medications may contribute to ...
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*  Treatment and prevention of hearing loss - Ear Health - Body & Health
... Article tools printer friendly. send to friend. bookmark. feedback Font:. smaller default larger largest. Body Health Home. Ear Health Ear health overview. Outer ear infection. Middle ear infection otitis media. Inner ear infection labyrinthitis. Hearing loss. The facts about hearing loss. Causes of hearing loss. Symptoms and complications of hearing loss. Diagnosing hearing loss. Treatment and prevention of hearing loss. MP3 player risks: truth or fiction. Tools. Medications. Related Conditions. Support Groups. Health Features. Health Resources Health Main. Drugs. Conditions. Ask an Expert. Community Support. Health Channels. Health Video. Tools. Health Features. Site Map. Newsletter Take control of your health. . Treatment and prevention of hearing loss Sensorineural hearing loss or deafness tends to be permanent because it involves damage to nerves or to the inner ear. The only method of treatment is a hearing aid worn in the ear, a ...
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*  North Atlanta GA Pediatrician Doctors - Hearing Loss in Children: Get the Facts on Detecting It
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*  Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss? | Home - Home
Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss. Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss. POSTED: 09:00 AM MDT Apr 15, 2013. UPDATED: 02:52 PM MDT Apr 27, 2015. NewsUSA - Data from many studies suggest that the incidence of Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. However, many of the symptoms associated with early Alzheimer's disease are the same as those associated with hearing loss. According to a recent study led by Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the risk of dementia increased among participants with at least a mild 25-decibel hearing loss. Participants with more severe hearing loss were most likely to be diagnosed with dementia -- and even Alzheimer's. Several symptoms are common to both Alzheimer's and untreated hearing loss. These symptoms include depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and problems talking and understanding what is being said. In addition, people with either Alzheimer's or unidentified hearing loss may have inappropriate ...
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*  Over 360 mn people live with hearing loss: WHO | 472434
Over 360 mn people live with hearing loss: WHO. New User. Bollywood. News. Gulf-Middle East. Over 360 mn people live with hearing loss: WHO. Over 360 mn people live with hearing loss: WHO. By Indo Asian News Service Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:06:02 PM IST +05:30 GMT. 0 Comment. Geneva, Feb 28 IANS More than 360 million people in the world are suffering from hearing loss, a report released by the World Health Organization WHO estimated. Geneva, Feb 28 IANS More than 360 million people in the world are suffering from hearing loss, a report released by the World Health Organization WHO estimated. In the report prepared for International Ear Care Day March 3, WHO said one in three people over the age of 65, or a total of 165 million people worldwide, live with hearing loss, and another 32 million affected by hearing loss are children under the age of 15, reported Xinhua. Shelly Chadha of the WHO's Department of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness said about ...
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*  VR4 Hearing Loss
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*  Hearing Loss: Causes, Symptoms & Prevention
Chronic Pain. Symptom Checker Healthline. What Is Hearing Loss. Hearing begins when sound waves pass through the outer ear to the eardrum a thin piece of skin between your outer and middle ear. Conductive Hearing Loss This type of hearing loss occurs when sounds are not able to travel from the outer ear to the eardrum and the bones of the middle ear. Conductive hearing loss can be caused by: ear infections otitis media allergies serous otitis media swimmer’s ear otitis externa a buildup of wax in the ear a foreign object that has become stuck in the ear benign tumors scarring of the ear canal due to recurrent infections. How Can the Symptoms of Hearing Loss Be Treated. If your hearing loss is caused by an infection, your doctor may need to prescribe antibiotics. Meniere’s disease.National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health.Retrieved July 22, 2012, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000702.htm Types of hearing loss. ...
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*  "Perforated eardrum + infection + hearing loss": Ear, Nose & Throat Community - Support Group
My eardrum became perforated 21 days ago due to a pretty bad middle ear infection. Does something as simple as a perforation and/or middle ear infection ever cause permanent hearing loss. My eardrum became perforated 21 days ago due to a pretty bad middle ear infection. Does something as simple as a perforation and/or middle ear infection ever cause permanent hearing loss. Share this: Perforated eardrum + infection + hearing loss It would not be possible for me to predict how long it will take your hearing to return. SteveYYZ replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD 's response: Thank you for your reply. As for the infection, the ENT asked a couple of times, "Have you ever had a bad infection like this". Share this: Perforated eardrum + infection + hearing loss Thank you for your reply. As for the infection, the ENT asked a couple of times, "Have you ever had a bad infection like this". replied to SteveYYZ 's response: You will know more after your ENT follow-up examination. Share ...
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*  Better Hearing Workshops — hcc
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*  Aspirin trial to try and tackle hearing loss in cancer patients | News | Nursing Times
Aspirin trial to try and tackle hearing loss in cancer patients. Nursing Times. Nursing Times Learning. Aspirin trial to try and tackle hearing loss in cancer patients 8 May, 2014. Researchers across the UK are examining whether aspirin could help cancer patients avoid permanent hearing loss − a side effect of a widely-used chemotherapy drug. Cisplatin is given to about 18,500 people with cancer each year, and around one in two of them experience permanent hearing loss as a result. The participants will be divided into two groups, with half of the patients receiving high-dose aspirin along with their standard cisplatin treatment four times a day, and the other half receiving placebos. Nursing Times Learning. Majority of cancer patients with depression get no treatment 28-Aug-2014 NHS hearing loss services to be reviewed by regulator 8-Jul-2014 Think-tank issues call for action on hearing loss 7-Jul-2014 Some patients with cancer symptoms 'delay GP visit by three ...
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*  Hearing Loss Magazine - Read It Both Ways . . . Printed and/or Digital | Hearing Loss Association of
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*  Midland TX Pediatrician Doctors - Hearing Loss in Children: Get the Facts on Detecting It
... Health Living. Healthy Kids. Hearing Ear. Health Living. Midland Pediatrician Doctors for Detecting Hearing Loss in Children Type of Physician: Pediatrician What is a Pediatrician. 13 Rebecca Melvin Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 2 office location s. Wood Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. 19 Rebecca Melvin Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. Ross Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. Culp Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. Sager Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. MacFerran Midland Pediatric Associates 4214 Mamies Cir Midland, TX 79707 432 620-8687 1 office location s. 31 Omosede Evbuomwan ProCare Healthy Kids Clinic 3001 John Ben Shepperd Pkwy ...
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*  Listen up: Dementia linked to hearing loss | St. Cloud TIMES | sctimes.com
Listen up: Dementia linked to hearing loss. St. Cloud TIMES. sctimes.com. WORK FOR US. JOBS. CARS. HOMES. APARTMENTS. CLASSIFIEDS. AUCTIONS. SHOPPING. Hi,. My account. Newsletters. Log out. Log in. Subscribe. Activate. E-Newspaper. News. Sports. Life. Opinion. Entertainment. Business. Watchdog. LATEST HEADLINES. LATEST HEADLINES. LATEST HEADLINES. LATEST HEADLINES. LATEST HEADLINES. LATEST HEADLINES. FEATURED:. Watchdog. Chat. Advertise. DealChicken. Cookbook. Videos. CollegeGuide. Listen up: Dementia linked to hearing loss. Jan. 21, 2013. Comments. Print. A A Cognitive problems developed faster among older adults with mild hearing loss in a new study. / BananaStock. by Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY. by Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY. Filed Under. USA Today news. USA Today nation. . ADVERTISEMENT. Millions of hearing-impaired older adults are more likely to suffer early memory and thinking problems than adults without hearing loss, a study out Monday finds. Cognitive problems developed ...
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*  What are treatment options for hearing loss? | Home - Home
What are treatment options for hearing loss. Back To Mobile Site. Back To Mobile Site. Contact Us. Election Center. ABC-7 Listens. ABC-7 Xtra. Estelas Escuelas. News. Election Center. US World News. Health. Estelas Escuelas. Weather. Severe Weather. El Paso Chihuahuas. Inside KVIA. Contact Us. People Of ABC-7. KVIA Jobs. Tender Care Home Health. El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. Cancer Care. Contact Us. What are treatment options for hearing loss. Small Text. If there are no medical or surgical options, or if you chose not to pursue them, an audiologist can provide options that may include hearing aids or other devices. Hearing loss conditions and treatments. Presbycusis, the most common cause of hearing loss, results from the effects of aging on the inner ear. Audiologists can provide education and fit you with hearing aids and other assistive devices, as well as provide strategies to improve your hearing in common situations. Chronic otitis media is a condition of ...
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*  All ears! Causes of hearing loss from The Doctors | Kane County Chronicle
All ears. Causes of hearing loss from The Doctors. Kane County Chronicle. Subscribe to Kane County Chronicle. News. News Home. Local. Education. Local Business. Town News and Info. Sports. Sports Home. Kane County Cougars. Chicago Football. Features. Features. Planit Kane. Opinion. Opinion Home. Share Photos. Video. News Video. Planit. Local Deals. Share. Share Photos. Business Showcase. Kane County Magazine. Subscriber Services. Mild hearing loss can come and go with an ear infection, but if it lingers more than a few weeks and becomes chronic, or fluid buildup in the middle ear is persistent, it may result in more significant hearing loss or cause permanent damage. A new study has found that obese teens had greater hearing loss across all frequencies and were almost twice as likely to have one-sided, low-frequency hearing loss compared with their normal-weight peers. Scientists suspect that obesity-related inflammation may be a factor, and though more research is needed, ...
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*  New Mouse Model For Understanding Cause Of Progressive Hearing Loss -- ScienceDaily
... Your source for the latest research news. Mobile. Follow. Subscribe. Breaking News :. Ancient Ocean Alga Was Pre-Set for Life On Land. Volcanic Eruptions Affect Flow of Major Rivers. Ocean Bacteria: Millions of Tons of Hydrocarbons. How the Brain Recognizes Objects. Chernobyl: The Animals Have Returned. Illegal Trade Puts Cacti On Most Threatened List. World's Largest Atom Smashers: Smallest Droplets. Crucial Hurdle Overcome in Quantum Computing. Your Visual Cortex Is Making Decisions. Anorexia Nervosa and Gut Bacteria Linked: Study. Science News from research organizations. New Mouse Model For Understanding Cause Of Progressive Hearing Loss. Date: May 5, 2009 Source: Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health Summary: Scientists have developed a new mouse model that can be associated with deafness. With this model they succeeded for the first time in showing that microRNA, a new class of genes, influences hearing loss. The respective microRNA seed region ...
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*  Toward an Understanding of Acquired Hearing Loss in a Family: Narrative Play Format as a New Voice i
... n Qualitative Methodology. Toward an Understanding of Acquired Hearing Loss in a Family: Narrative Play Format as a New Voice in Qualitative Methodology by Bruce A. Depression, anxiety, loneliness and social withdrawal have all been documented as symptoms of acquired hearing loss in adults. Rutman 1989 and Dineen 1990 both argue that acquired hearing loss can be more disabling than congenital hearing loss. People with acquired hearing loss often report that professionals seem to lack understanding and empathy and often confuse the treatment of those with acquired hearing loss with congenitally deaf people David & Trehub, 1989 ; Woolley, 1993. Lincoln and Denzin, two notable advocates of qualitative research term this crisis 'the fifth moment' 1994b. There exists only a small body of research on acquired deafness in adults. As Ellis and Bochner 1992 observe, personal narratives bridge the dominions of public and private life. I was aware of Bruce's brother David's ...
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*  Hearing Loss - MEDtropolis
Health Library. Health Library. Health Library. Problems that contribute to hearing loss can occur in one or more of these parts. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions in the United States. Hearing loss is the most common birth defect. There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Conductive hearing loss is due to problems in the outer or middle ear that interfere with sound passing to the inner ear. It usually involves a decrease in sound level and can often be corrected by medical or surgical treatment. Causes of conductive hearing loss:. Blockage by ear wax Fluid in the middle ear Ear infection, also known as otitis media Otosclerosis a disorder of the bones in the middle ear Hole in the eardrum Abnormalities in the outer ear, middle ear, or ear canal Defect at birth that causes complete closure of the ear canal Tumors Trauma leading to disruption of the bones in the middle ear Sensorineural hearing ...
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*  Now hear this: Mouse study sheds light on hearing loss in older adults
News from UW-Madison. UW-Madison > News > Now hear this: Mouse study ... The study has identified a gene that is essential to age-related hearing loss, a condition marked by deaths of sensory hair cells and spiral ganglion neurons in the inner ear. Free radicals trigger a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death, by which damaged cells "commit suicide." Apoptosis is often beneficial, as it eliminates cells that may be destined for cancer. Before the study, it was already clear that "aging was associated with a major loss of hair cells and ganglion cells, so it was plausible that programmed cell death was playing a role in hearing loss," says Prolla. "We also thought that oxidative stress the presence of free radicals contributes to age-related hearing loss, so we put two and two together and showed that oxidative stress does indeed induce age-related hearing loss.". In mice, Prolla and the study's first author, Shinichi Someya, a postdoctoral researcher at UW-Madison, ...
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*  .. A-Z Health Topics .. Risk Factors for Hearing Loss .. References .. Revision Information
Library to Search Health Library Health Day News Consumer Medication Information. Risk Factors for Hearing Loss. A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your likelihood of developing hearing loss. If you have a number of risk factors, ask your healthcare provider what you can do to reduce your risk. Risk factors for hearing loss include:. Premature birth and low birth weight are risk factors for developing hearing loss. Low birth weight has an especially strong effect among full-term children. Exposure to loud noise is a major cause of and risk factor for hearing loss. Loud sounds can cause damage to the hearing nerve and hair cells in the inner ear. The loss can be caused by a single exposure to loud noise, such as an explosion, or by repeated exposure to loud sounds over a period of time, such as loud machinery in a workplace or loud music. Some recreational ...
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*  Hearing Loss Association of America
... Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion health.gov. healthfinder.gov. healthypeople.gov. Department of Health and Human Services. Skip to Content En espa ol. Open Search Search healthfinder.gov:. Health Topics A to Z. myhealthfinder. Shareable Tools. Content Syndication. myhealthfinder Tools. Health News. News Archive. Find Services Near You. Women and Pregnant Women. Related Resources. Find Services Near You. Hearing Loss Association of America. Organization URL s www.hearingloss.org info@hearingloss.org Other Contact Information 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1200 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-657-2248 Voice 301-913-9413 FAX Description The Hearing Loss Association of America, founded in 1979, seeks to educate people with hearing loss and the public about hearing loss and its management, and to promote the interests of people with hearing loss. The Association provides self-help programs, technical information, social activities, and referrals on the ...
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*  What's Up Doc? Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - Entertainment & Life - Wicked Local - Bosto
Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - Entertainment & Life - Wicked Local - Boston, MA. newsletter. Jeff Hersh Daily News correspondent. Wicked Local. Jeff Hersh Daily News correspondent. Posted Jul. 8, 2014 at 5:36 PM Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 5:36 PM. Jeff Hersh Daily News correspondent. Posted Jul. These fluid waves make the hair cells move; this motion is then converted to electrical signals. These electrical signals are carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the sounds we perceive. Many age-related changes can compromise hearing, including: n Functional limitations of the hair cells within the cochlea, usually beginning with limited ability to react to high frequencies. n Atrophy of nerve cells in the cochlea, to and/or within the brain. Most age-related hearing loss is actually due to a combination of one or more of these factors hair cell changes being the most common. About 10 percent of people age 45 to 55 have symptomatic hearing loss; ...
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*  Hearing Implants | Cochlear Nucleus 6 System | Cochlear Intl
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*  Johns Hopkins: Hearing Problems Lead to Dementia
... View Newsmax Mobile. Brain Health. Natural Health. Anti-Aging. Diet Fitness. Health Wire. hearing loss. dementia. Frank Lin. hearing aids. social isolation. Johns Hopkins: Hearing Problems Lead to Dementia. Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 02:54 PM. Comment. Seniors who suffer hearing loss are at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to new research by Frank Lin, M.D., an otolaryngologist and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. Compared to individuals with normal hearing, people with mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss, respectively, had a two-three- and five- fold increased risk of developing dementia, he told Newsmax Health. And aside from the greater dementia risk, he found that those with hearing problems lost their cognitive skills faster than others about 35 percent faster. The worse the hearing loss, the faster the rate of cognitive decline, Dr. Social Isolation. Like many Alzheimer s experts, he pinpoints ...
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*  Child Hearing Problems & Loss: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
... Symptoms. Health A-Z. ADD/ADHD. Featured Topics. See what your medical symptoms could mean, and learn about possible conditions. Second Opinion: Read expert perspectives on popular health topics. WebMD Pain Coach. Find Information About:. Taking Medications During Pregnancy. WebMD My Medicine Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more. Drug News. Living Healthy. Living Healthy Centers. Diet, Food Fitness. Weight Loss Obesity. Healthy Beauty. Fit Kids. Featured Topics. Food Fitness Planner: Personalize Your Weight Loss Plan. Family Pregnancy. Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox. Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life. As a parent, you are likely to be the first person to notice hearing problems in your child. Check with your child's doctor if you think that your child has hearing problems. Other hospitals only test infants who are at risk for hearing ...
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*  Health/Conditions and Diseases/Communication Disorders/Hearing -- The Doctors Lounge(TM)
Health/Conditions and Diseases/Communication Disorders/Hearing -- The Doctors Lounge TM. Medical Software. url: auditoryneuropathy.tripod.com/ Auditory Neuropathy Information Contains a compilation of all the information available on the web dealing with the subject of Auditory Neuropathy, an unusual type of hearing loss, not necessarily resulting in deafness. url: groups.yahoo.com/group/AuditoryNeuropathy/ Capital Ear Group Washington DC based clinic providing sophisticated treatments and surgeries for sufferers of hearing loss, dizziness and vertigo. url: www.elizabeth-foundation.org eMedicine Health - Hearing Loss Consumer resource center providing the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hearing loss. url: healthlink.mcw.edu/article/990316608.html Healthy Hearing News and information about hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus, cochlear implants and all other hearing health topics. url: www.healthyhearing.com Hearing Disorders News ...
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*  Cochlear Hearing Implants | Cochlear International
Cochlear Hearing Implants. Cochlear International. Log in Find your nearest clinic. Understand Hearing and hearing loss. I have hearing loss Learn more about the different types of hearing loss, how they can impact you and how they can be treated. My child was born deaf You are not alone - learn how we can support you as you help your child along their hearing journey. My child has hearing loss Learn more about the different types of hearing loss, how each can affect your child and how they can be treated. About hearing and hearing loss If you or someone close to you is affected by hearing loss, it's important you fully understand it. What is hearing loss. Cochlear implants A cochlear implant is an established, effective and long-term solution for people with moderate to profound hearing loss. Baha® bone conduction implants A bone conduction implant is an established, effective long-term solution for people with ...
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Understanding Hearing Loss. Hearing loss varies from person to person – it varies by the degree of loss, the type of loss, the suitability of hearing technology available to meet the loss. It is also affected by the ability of the individual to adapt. What works for one person is not always the answer for others with hearing loss. It’s important to understand the complexity of hearing loss and show support for the hard of hearing person’s efforts to deal with their loss of hearing. Here are some facts to help in both understanding and support of the person with hearing loss:. Hard of hearing people do not hear more softly; they hear differently. People may lose the ability to hear high pitched sounds, or low pitched sounds; they may lose hearing in one ear and be unable to determine sound direction or origin; or they may lose the ability to hear in background noise; they may have tinnitus ringing or other noises in their ears that ...
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7 Reasons to Visit - Maze Hearing Balance, LLC. Home. About Us About Us. Why We re Different. Our Professionals. Hearing Care Services. 7 Reasons to Visit. Testimonials. Patient Forms. News Events. Contact. Your Hearing Hearing Loss Explained. The Effects of Hearing Loss Most adult hearing loss develops over the course of many years. And its gradual onset can make its effects difficult to notice. Perhaps, the most distressing is the sense of detachment created by increased difficulty of communication that is often experienced in one's closest personal relationships. Hearing Aids. - Hearing Aid Comparison. - Hearing Aid Styles. - Hearing Aid Accessories. - Affordable Hearing Aids. Hearing Resources. - Facts about Hearing Loss. - Tinnitus. - Dizziness, Loss of Balance, Vertigo. - Hearing Tests. - Online Hearing Test. - Communication Tips. - Protecting Your Hearing. - Ask the Audiologist. - Tinnitus ...
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*  Preventing Hearing Loss - Sinai Grace
... Patient Care Services. Preventing Hearing Loss Home / Medical Services / Audiology / Preventing Hearing Loss Hearing Facts. Of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, 12.3 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus noises in the ears, like hissing, buzzing, ringing. Approximately 17 percent 36 million of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45 to 64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65 to 74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing impairment. Only one out of five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one. Earplugs: Earplugs are placed into the ear canal so that they totally block the canal. Earplugs can reduce noise 15-30 decibels depending on how they are made and fit. Earmuffs: Earmuffs fit over the ears and reduce the amount of sound that enters the ...
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*  Signs of Adult Hearing Loss
... skip navigation display mode choose default style choose high contrast hearing health home pamf home search site search medical team locations our services hearing facts ent services section title hearing facts how we hear types of hearing loss adult hearing loss hearing self quiz hearing loss in children main content signs of adult hearing loss because hearing loss in adults can develop gradually over several years most people are not aware of the extent of their loss until family or friends bring it to their attention knowing the risk factors and recognizing the symptoms of hearing loss in yourself or someone you know is the first step to improving the situation the following conditions are risk factors for hearing loss and should be evaluated by an audiologist trouble understanding people dizziness or balance problem tinnitus or ringing in the ears muffled or plugged ears ear trauma or head trauma certain ototoxic drugs ...
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*  Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss? | Home - Home
Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss. Home - Home. . Back To Top. View full site. Home. Search. Select a section. Latest News. Morning Show. National News. Georgia News. Weather. Hurricane Info. Sports. Health. Money. Consumer News. Traffic. Entertainment. Education. Live Video. Video. Weird News. Slideshows. 4 Your Home. Personal Finance. Back To School. Submit Tip/Photo. Download News4Jax apps. Email Sign-Up. Home. Is it Alzheimer's or hearing loss. Published On: Apr 15 2013 11:00:37 AM EDT. Updated On: Apr 27 2015 04:52:38 PM EDT. NewsUSA - Data from many studies suggest that the incidence of Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. However, many of the symptoms associated with early Alzheimer's disease are the same as those associated with hearing loss. According to a recent study led by Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the risk of dementia increased among participants with at least a mild 25-decibel hearing loss. Participants with more severe ...
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*  Hearing Loss Association of America Speaks Out on the Latest UnitedHealthcare® Initiative | Hearing
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*  Other Treatments for Hearing Loss | Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point | Hudson, FL
Other Treatments for Hearing Loss. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Health Info. Health Info Health Info. Health Library. Hospital Affiliation Letters for Medical Center Staff. Hospital Leadership. Health Info. Health Info Health Library. 10/01/2015 - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Continues Its Tuesday Tutorials Dedicated to Cancer Awareness With “Lung Cancer” by Domenick Sorresso Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will continue its “Tuesday Tutorials” on October 20 when it will present “Lung Cancer: Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment” at the Rao Musunuru, MD Conference... Hearing aids are small devices that are worn in or behind one or both ears to make sounds louder. For a significant sensorineural hearing loss, a hearing aid may help but will not bring hearing back completely. It can take time and patience to get used to a hearing aid because things sound different. Many other types of equipment are made with amplifying devices for ...
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Other Treatments for Hearing Loss. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Health Info. Health Info Health Info. Health Library. Hospital Affiliation Letters for Medical Center Staff. Hospital Leadership. Health Info. Health Info Health Library. 10/01/2015 - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Continues Its Tuesday Tutorials Dedicated to Cancer Awareness With “Lung Cancer” by Domenick Sorresso Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will continue its “Tuesday Tutorials” on October 20 when it will present “Lung Cancer: Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment” at the Rao Musunuru, MD Conference... Hearing aids are small devices that are worn in or behind one or both ears to make sounds louder. For a significant sensorineural hearing loss, a hearing aid may help but will not bring hearing back completely. It can take time and patience to get used to a hearing aid because things sound different. Many other types of equipment are made with amplifying devices for ...
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*  Diabetes and Hearing Loss | Daily Chronicle
Diabetes and Hearing Loss. Daily Chronicle. . Subscribe to Daily Chronicle. News. News Home. Local. Town News and Info. Mugs in the News. Marketplace. Local Business. Text Alerts. Sports. Sports Home. Text Alerts. Blackhawks. Bulls. Cubs. Other Sports. Features. Features Home. A E. Health. TV Listings. Opinion. Opinion Home. Letters to the Editor. National Columnists. Local Columnists. Editorial Cartoons. Video. News Video. Live Video. Planit. Local Deals. Share. Another Year Older. Birth Announcements. Birthday announcements. Death Notice. Letters to the Editor. Share Your Photos. Business Showcase. Contact Us. Deals. Photo Lists. Photo Store. Place a Classified Ad. Public Notices. Subscribe. Subscriber Services. Today's Ads. News. Sports. Features. Opinion. Video. Text Alerts. Planit. Share. More. Jobs. Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most widespread health concerns. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of ...
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*  Pharma firms turn attention to hearing loss
... April 9, 2014 Pharma firms turn attention to hearing loss April 9, 2014 Hearing loss affects 36 million Americans to some degree, often leaving them feeling isolated, but it has received little attention from the pharmaceutical industry—until now. Small firms have brought a handful of potential therapies to the development pipeline, and pharmaceutical heavyweights are taking notice, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News C&EN, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society. The story states that the most common cause of hearing loss is loud noise, either from a single event like the bang of a firecracker or from chronic exposure, say daily listening to a cranked-up iPod. Explore further: Researchers gain insight into protective mechanisms for hearing loss More information: "Sound Science" cen.acs.org/articles/92/i14/Sound-Science.html. Researchers from the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have created ...
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*  Dr. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO -
Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO - St. Robert, MO. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. Posted Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. Posted Jul. 9, 2014 at 11:16 AM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM. These vibrations are then transferred to the tiny middle ear bones, which then cause fluid waves in the cochlea a snail shaped, fluid-filled organ in the inner ear with tiny hair-like structures projecting into the fluid. These fluid waves make the hair cells move; this motion is then converted to electrical signals. These electrical signals are carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the sounds we perceive. * Atrophy of nerve cells in the cochlea, to and/or within the brain. Most age-related hearing loss is actually due to a combination of one ...
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*  Hearing loss - Ear Disorders - MedHelp
... Communities. Communities Health Tools Information My MedHelp Login or. General Health Diet and Fitness. Heart Heart Disease. 25 - 34 years old. 35+ years old. All Communities. Learn More. Diet and Fitness. Heart Disease. Find People. Ear Disorders Expert Forum. Hearing loss. Back to Forum. Eric Wilkinson. Answered by Eric P Wilkinson, MD. Hearing loss. Two years ago I had my hearing tested by an ENT. I bet I have 50% hearing loss now. If I can hear normal after yawning then why is it a permanent loss. Related Discussions Hearing Loss Hi, Since past 3/4 months I am expiriencing hearing loss... Daughter with hearing loss. 2 replies : I have had hearing loss almost my whole life. change in audiogram, 2 years later 7 replies : Im 26 years old and have tinnitus for about 4 years. Eric P Wilkinson, MD. I doubt you can hear normal after yawning, better yes, normal no. I doubt you can hear normal after yawning, better yes, normal no. Back to Forum. Click ...
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*  Dr. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - Hillsdale.net - Hillsdale, MI - Hil
Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging - News - Hillsdale.net - Hillsdale, MI - Hillsdale, MI. Jeff Hersh: Hearing loss, another symptom of aging. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. Hillsdale.net - Hillsdale, MI. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM. Jeff Hersh More Content Now. 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM. These vibrations are then transferred to the tiny middle ear bones, which then cause fluid waves in the cochlea a snail shaped, fluid-filled organ in the inner ear with tiny hair-like structures projecting into the fluid. These fluid waves make the hair cells move; this motion is then converted to electrical signals. These electrical signals are carried by the auditory nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted as the sounds we perceive. Many age-related changes can compromise hearing, including: * Functional limitations of the hair cells within the cochlea, usually beginning with limited ability to react to ...
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*  A fly's hearing: Fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people -- ScienceDaily
... A fly's hearing: Fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people. Date: September 2, 2013 Source: University of Iowa Summary: Researchers say that the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is an ideal model to study hearing loss in humans caused by loud noise. University of Iowa researchers say that the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, is an ideal model to study hearing loss in humans caused by loud noise. "As far as we know, this is the first time anyone has used an insect system as a model for NIHL noise-induced hearing loss," says Daniel Eberl, UI biology professor and corresponding author on the study. "A fly's hearing: Fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people." ScienceDaily. A fly's hearing: Fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people. "A fly's hearing: Fruit fly is ideal model to study hearing loss in people." ScienceDaily. RELATED TOPICS. Health Medicine. Health ...
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Hearing may deteriorate gradually from chronic and repeated noise exposure, such as loud music or background noise, or suddenly, from an acute, high intensity noise incident including gunshots and airhorns.Prelingual deafness: A prelingual deaf individual is someone who was born with a hearing loss, or whose hearing loss occurred before they began to speak. Infants usually start saying their first words around one year.AudiometryFrequency following response: Frequency following response (FFR), also referred to as Frequency Following Potential (FFP), is an evoked potential generated by periodic or nearly-periodic auditory stimuli.Burkard, R.Conductive hearing lossContax N Digital: The Contax N Digital was a six-megapixel digital SLR camera produced by Contax in Japan. 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It primarily results from the decrease in acoustic impedance contrast when a hydrocarbon (with a low acoustic impedance) replaces the brine-saturated zone (with a high acoustic impedance) that underlies a shale (with the lowest acoustic impedance of the three), decreasing the reflection coefficient.Autoimmune inner ear disease: Autoimmune inner ear disease is a suspected autoimmune disease characterized by rapidly progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.Inner Ear, Autoimmune (eMedicine, 2006) It occurs when the body's immune system attacks cells in the inner ear that are mistaken for a virus or bacteria.Cousin couple: A cousin couple is a pair of cousins who are involved in a romantic or sexual relationship.International Journal of Audiology: The International Journal of Audiology is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research in audiology, including psychoacoustics, anatomy, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, speech and hearing sciences and rehabilitation devices. It is an official journal of the British Society of Audiology, the International Society of Audiology, and the Nordic Audiological Society.Connexon: In biology, a connexon, also known as a connexin hemichannel or a pannexin channel, is an assembly of six proteins called connexins that form the pore for a gap junction between the cytoplasm of two adjacent cells. This channel allows for bidirectional flow of ions and signaling molecules.SildenafilUsherStereocilia (inner ear): In the inner ear, stereocilia are the mechanosensing organelles of hair cells, which respond to fluid motion in numerous types of animals for various functions, including hearing and balance. They are about 10–50 micrometers in length and share some similar features of microvilli.International Deaf Education Association: The International Deaf Education Association (IDEA) is an organization focused on educating the deaf in Bohol, Philippines initiated by the United States Peace Corps, under the leadership of Dennis Drake. The organization is a non-profit establishment that provides education to the impoverished and neglected deaf and blind children in the Philippines.TinnitusEnergy in Oman: Energy in Oman describes energy and electricity production, consumption and import in Oman. Energy policy of Oman will describe the energy policy in the politics of Oman more in detail.Auditory event: Auditory events describe the subjective perception, when listening to a certain sound situation. 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NAME is a benign glandular neoplasm of middle ear showing histologic and immunohistochemical neuroendocrine and mucin-secreting differentiation (biphasic or dual differentiation).Genetic linkage: Genetic linkage is the tendency of alleles that are located close together on a chromosome to be inherited together during the meiosis phase of sexual reproduction. Genes whose loci are nearer to each other are less likely to be separated onto different chromatids during chromosomal crossover, and are therefore said to be genetically linked.Language pedagogy: Language education may take place as a general school subject, in a specialized language school, or out of school with a rich selection of proprietary methods online and in books, CDs and DVDs. There are many methods of teaching languages.Hair cell: Hair cells are the sensory receptors of both the auditory system and the vestibular system in all vertebrates. 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Among them, Computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), also called test of balance (TOB), is a non-invasive specialized clinical assessment technique used to quantify the central nervous system adaptive mechanisms (sensory, motor and central) involved in the control of posture and balance, both in normal (such as in physical education and sports training) and abnormal conditions (particularly in the diagnosis of balance disorders and in physical therapy and postural re-education).LabyrinthitisAge adjustment: In epidemiology and demography, age adjustment, also called age standardization, is a technique used to allow populations to be compared when the age profiles of the populations are quite different.Chromosome regionsAuditory scene analysis: In psychophysics, auditory scene analysis (ASA) is a proposed model for the basis of auditory perception. 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(1/284) Talker and lexical effects on audiovisual word recognition by adults with cochlear implants.

The present study examined how postlingually deafened adults with cochlear implants combine visual information from lipreading with auditory cues in an open-set word recognition task. Adults with normal hearing served as a comparison group. Word recognition performance was assessed using lexically controlled word lists presented under auditory-only, visual-only, and combined audiovisual presentation formats. Effects of talker variability were studied by manipulating the number of talkers producing the stimulus tokens. Lexical competition was investigated using sets of lexically easy and lexically hard test words. To assess the degree of audiovisual integration, a measure of visual enhancement, R(a), was used to assess the gain in performance provided in the audiovisual presentation format relative to the maximum possible performance obtainable in the auditory-only format. Results showed that word recognition performance was highest for audiovisual presentation followed by auditory-only and then visual-only stimulus presentation. Performance was better for single-talker lists than for multiple-talker lists, particularly under the audiovisual presentation format. Word recognition performance was better for the lexically easy than for the lexically hard words regardless of presentation format. Visual enhancement scores were higher for single-talker conditions compared to multiple-talker conditions and tended to be somewhat better for lexically easy words than for lexically hard words. The pattern of results suggests that information from the auditory and visual modalities is used to access common, multimodal lexical representations in memory. The findings are discussed in terms of the complementary nature of auditory and visual sources of information that specify the same underlying gestures and articulatory events in speech.  (+info)

(2/284) The views and attitudes of parents of children with a sensory impairment towards orthodontic care.

A questionnaire was sent to the parents of 77 visually impaired (VI), 210 hearing impaired (HI) and 494 control children seeking their views on their child's dental appearance, orthodontic treatment need and issues that might influence the child undertaking treatment. The parents' views were compared with a dentist's assessment of treatment need using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). There was disagreement between the dentist's assessment and the parents' perceptions in all groups. However, the least disagreement was seen in the HI group. There was a statistically significant (P < 0.05) association between control and HI parents' views of their children's treatment needs and their opinion on their dental appearance. Most parents thought that orthodontic treatment was difficult to obtain and expensive and that their child would find difficulty coping with the treatment. Furthermore, parents of VI children considered that treatment was unlikely to be undertaken due to their child's reduced concern for their appearance. The study indicates that the awareness of treatment need for VI and HI children differs between their parents and dentists.  (+info)

(3/284) Nonword imitation by children with cochlear implants: consonant analyses.

OBJECTIVES: To complete detailed linguistic analyses of archived recordings of pediatric cochlear implant users' imitations of nonwords; to gain insight into the children's developing phonological systems and the wide range of variability in nonword responses. DESIGN: Nonword repetition: repetition of 20 auditory-only English-sounding nonwords. SETTING: Central Institute for the Deaf "Education of the Deaf Child" research program, St Louis, Mo. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-eight 8- to 10-year-old experienced pediatric cochlear implant users. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Several different consonant accuracy scores based on the linguistic structure (voicing, place, and manner of articulation) of the consonants being imitated; analysis of the errors produced for all consonants imitated incorrectly. RESULTS: Seventy-six children provided a response to at least 75% of the nonword stimuli. In these children's responses, 33% of the target consonants were imitated correctly, 25% of the target consonants were deleted, and substitutions were provided for 42% of the target consonants. The children tended to correctly reproduce target consonants with coronal place (which involve a mid-vocal tract constriction) more often than other consonants. Poorer performers tended to produce more deletions than the better performers, but their production errors tended to follow the same patterns as the better performers. CONCLUSIONS: Poorer performance on labial consonants suggests that scores were affected by the lack of visual cues such as lip closure. Oral communication users tended to perform better than total communication users, indicating that oral communication methods are beneficial to the development of pediatric cochlear implant users' phonological processing skills.  (+info)

(4/284) Linguistic diversity in a deaf prison population: implications for due process.

The entire deaf prison population in the state of Texas formed the basis for this research. The linguistic skills of prison inmates were assessed using the following measures: (1) Kannapell's categories of bilingualism, (2) adaptation of the diagnostic criteria for Primitive Personality Disorder, (3) reading scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education, and (4) an evaluation of sign language use and skills by a certified sign language interpreter who had worked with deaf inmates for the past 17 years. Deaf inmates with reading scores below the federal standard for literacy (grade level 2.9) were the group most likely to demonstrate linguistic incompetence to stand trial, meaning that they probably lacked the ability to understand the charges against them and/or were unable to participate in their own defenses. Based on the language abilities and reading scores of this population, up to 50% of deaf state prison inmates may not have received due process throughout their arrest and adjudication. Despite their adjudicative and/or linguistic incompetence, these individuals were convicted in many cases, possibly violating their constitutional rights and their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  (+info)

(5/284) Education of deaf students in Spain: legal and educational politics developments.

This article examines the legal instruments and educational politics affecting deaf persons' educational rights in Spain. We present a historical view of deaf education in Spain before and after the Congress of Milan (1880) and then introduce educational legislation and practices in recent decades. At present, Spanish legislation is moving toward recognition of sign languages and the suitability of bilingual education for deaf students at all educational levels. This is a consequence of taking into account the low academic achievement of two generations of deaf students educated in a monolingual model. Bilingual projects are now run throughout Spain. We emphasize that efforts must be made in the legal sphere to regulate the way in which professionals who know sign language and Deaf culture-teachers, interpreters, deaf adult models-are incorporated in bilingual deaf schools.  (+info)

(6/284) When parents are deaf versus hard of hearing: patterns of sign use and school placement of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

This paper investigates the importance of knowing whether or not deaf and hard-of-hearing students have one or more deaf or hard-of-hearing parents. As noted by Mitchell and Karchmer (2004), deaf and hard-of-hearing school-age children and youth in the United States with at least one parent identified as "hearing impaired" are nearly evenly split between having at least one deaf parent and having at least one hard-of-hearing parent. However, there is no literature on the importance, if any, of this distinction. Findings from the investigation reported herein suggest that the distinction between having a deaf versus a hard-of-hearing parent is quite substantial, particularly as it pertains to the use of signing in the home. Further, signing in the home, which is reliably predicted by parental hearing status, is a significant predictor of the school setting in which the student is currently placed and the instructional use of signing in the classroom. Limitations related to the available measure of parental hearing status are discussed.  (+info)

(7/284) Attachment in deaf mothers and their children.

In attachment research, there has been a growing interest in how adults conceptualize their relationships with their own parents as well as in the transmission of attachment status from parent to child and the variables that influence that transmission. The primary goal of the present study was to examine the transmission of attachment from deaf mother to child. Adult Attachment Interviews were collected on 32 deaf women and Strange Situation Procedure data were obtained from their children. While the distribution of deaf mother attachment classifications was similar to that found with hearing samples, the concordance between mother and child in terms of attachment status was lower than in hearing samples. Having a deaf parent did not affect a deaf adult's attachment status. Post hoc analyses suggested a trend towards a dismissing stance in attachment relationships. Results are discussed in terms of variables affecting attachment status as well as the transmission of attachment.  (+info)

(8/284) Tutoring deaf students in higher education: a comparison of baccalaureate and sub-baccalaureate student perceptions.

Seventy-three deaf college students completed a survey examining perceptions about tutoring outcomes and emphases, characteristics of tutors, and responsibilities associated with learning through tutoring. The comparisons revealed that while baccalaureate and sub-baccalaureate students have many similar perceptions about tutoring, there are also some striking differences. In particular, as compared to the sub-baccalaureate students, baccalaureate students have a stronger preference for focusing on course content and for working with tutors who actively involve them during the tutoring sessions. In addition, baccalaureate students prefer to decide the focus of the tutoring themselves while sub-baccalaureate students tend to leave the decision to the tutor. The results of the analyses with three scales measuring perceptions of tutoring dimensions are summarized and recommendations for the selection and preparation of tutors, as well as for future research, are provided.  (+info)


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