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  • Deafness
  • In profound deafness, even the highest intensity sounds produced by an audiometer (an instrument used to measure hearing by producing pure tone sounds through a range of frequencies) may not be detected. (wikipedia.org)
  • Visit our Hearing / Deafness category page for the latest news on this subject, or sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest updates on Hearing / Deafness. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Advocacy and research efforts are directed at the improvement of hearing technology, the development of alternate communication skills, and the prevention of deafness. (healthfinder.gov)
  • That's higher than in the general population: According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, hearing loss affects 18 percent of U.S. adults aged 45 to 64. (reuters.com)
  • moderate
  • Hearing loss can be categorized as mild (25 to 40 dB ), moderate (41 to 55 dB), moderate-severe (56 to 70 dB), severe (71 to 90 dB), or profound (greater than 90 dB). (wikipedia.org)
  • A person with a moderate hearing loss may hear almost no speech when another person is talking at a normal level. (cdc.gov)
  • I've just learned that I have moderate conductive loss in my right ear, left ear is perfect. (medhelp.org)
  • The result may be mild or even moderate hearing loss. (asha.org)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults with moderate kidney disease may require screening for hearing loss, according to the authors of a new study. (reuters.com)
  • In the study, of adults aged 50 years and older, 54 percent of people with moderate kidney disease had some extent of hearing loss, while 30 percent of those with the disease suffered severe hearing loss. (reuters.com)
  • Researchers
  • Two missense mutations in a specific receptor that crosses the cellular membrane (sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2 or S1PR2) are associated with hearing loss in two Pakistani families, said an international group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine. (bcm.edu)
  • The researchers said in the future, stimulating activity of this protein might reduce the harmful effects of antibiotics (e.g. gentamicin) on the ear's hair cells, which are critical to hearing. (bcm.edu)
  • Researchers hope that increased awareness could lead workers and managers to request professional noise surveys and to implement engineering controls or hearing conservation programs to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Given the new findings, researchers believe that it is important for these patients to be aware of the link between their condition and hearing loss. (reuters.com)
  • However, the researchers say that paracetamol and NSAIDS were not considered to cause hearing problems. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The researchers calculated that smokers were 15.1% more likely to develop hearing loss, compared with passive smokers and non-smokers, while passive smokers were 28% more likely to develop hearing loss than non-smokers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Ex-smokers were found to have a slightly reduced risk of hearing loss, which the researchers say could be a result of an overall healthier lifestyle once they quit the habit. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers are unable to determine the exact reasons why smoking and passive smoking increases the risk of hearing loss. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Explaining why passive smokers appear to have a higher risk of hearing loss than smokers, the researchers note that passive smokers were only compared with non-smokers in the study, while smokers were compared with both passive smokers and non-smokers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • intervention
  • The earlier children with hearing loss are identified and start getting intervention, the more likely they will reach their full potential. (cdc.gov)
  • difficulty
  • Those aged 60 and over were 16 per cent more likely to have difficulty hearing than those of a similar age who did not regularly take the drug. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • complications
  • 25% or more of hearing loss in babies is due to "environmental" causes such as maternal infections during pregnancy and complications after birth. (cdc.gov)
  • At the other extreme are repeated bouts with infection, thick "glue-like" fluid and possible complications such as permanent hearing loss. (asha.org)
  • pediatric
  • Key clinical practice points for pediatric care physicians from national Early Hearing Provider Education committee. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to vision and hearing screenings, learn what to look out for in your kids so you know when to see a pediatric ophthalmologist or audiologist. (uhhospitals.org)
  • often
  • But other types - such as gradual hearing loss, which often happens as you get older - may be permanent. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This type of hearing loss can often be treated with medicine or surgery. (cdc.gov)
  • The volunteers were all given questionnaires determining how often they took the drugs, the extent of the hearing loss that they had suffered and a variety of other physiological, medical and social factors. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Hearing loss is often viewed as an inevitable consequence of aging, but as the research published today shows, this may not always be the case. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • severe
  • For most patients who lost hearing in the study, the loss was less than severe, only affecting decibel levels around that of a whisper or low conversation. (reuters.com)
  • people
  • For example, some people with hearing loss are also blind. (cdc.gov)
  • After a couple of years of turning up the tv and asking people to repeat themselves, I had my hearing tested. (medhelp.org)
  • A PSAP, in contrast, is for people with normal hearing who have a desire or need to amplify sounds in certain situations. (fda.gov)
  • 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. (healthfinder.gov)
  • More than million people in Britain are thought to suffer from some kind of hearing loss, making it one of the most common health problems in the country. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • There are around 9 million deaf and heard of hearing people in Britain, more than 6.5 million of whom are aged over 60. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Around two million people across the country currently use a hearing aid, but it is thought that another four million could benefit from one. (telegraph.co.uk)