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)
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.
Partial hearing loss in both ears.
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.
Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.
Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.
The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)
The study of hearing and hearing impairment.
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.
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.
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
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.
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).
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.
Partial or complete hearing loss in one ear.
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.
A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
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.
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.
Hearing loss in frequencies above 1000 hertz.
The teaching or training of those individuals with hearing disability or impairment.
Ability to determine the specific location of a sound source.
Tests of the ability to hear and understand speech as determined by scoring the number of words in a word list repeated correctly.
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.
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.
Implants used in arthroscopic surgery and other orthopedic procedures to attach soft tissue to bone. One end of a suture is tied to soft tissue and the other end to the implant. The anchors are made of a variety of materials including titanium, stainless steel, or absorbable polymers.
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.
A surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.
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.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
Noise present in occupational, industrial, and factory situations.
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.
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).
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.
Skills in the use of language which lead to proficiency in written or spoken communication.
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.
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)
The interference of one perceptual stimulus with another causing a decrease or lessening in perceptual effectiveness.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
Electronic devices that increase the magnitude of a signal's power level or current.
The perceived attribute of a sound which corresponds to the physical attribute of intensity.
The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.
The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.
An implant used to replace one or more of the ear ossicles. They are usually made of plastic, Gelfoam, ceramic, or stainless steel.
The yellow or brown waxy secretions produced by vestigial apocrine sweat glands in the external ear canal.
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.
The science pertaining to the interrelationship of psychologic phenomena and the individual's response to the physical properties of sound.
Surgery performed on the external, middle, or internal ear.
Measurement of parameters of the speech product such as vocal tone, loudness, pitch, voice quality, articulation, resonance, phonation, phonetic structure and prosody.
Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.
The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.
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.
The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. In medicine it is often applied in procedures in speech and hearing studies. With regard to the environment, it refers to the characteristics of a room, auditorium, theatre, building, etc. that determines the audibility or fidelity of sounds in it. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
The comparison of the quantity of meaningful data to the irrelevant or incorrect data.
Surgical insertion of an electronic hearing device (AUDITORY BRAIN STEM IMPLANTS) with electrodes to the cochlea nucleus in the BRAIN STEM rather than to the inner ear as in COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION.
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).
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.
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.
Tests for central hearing disorders based on the competing message technique (binaural separation).
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by ACOUSTIC STIMULATION or stimulation of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS.

A comparison of language achievement in children with cochlear implants and children using hearing aids. (1/298)

English language achievement of 29 prelingually deaf children with 3 or more years of cochlear implant (CI) experience was compared to the achievement levels of prelingually deaf children who did not have such CI experience. Language achievement was measured by the Rhode Island Test of Language Structure (RITLS), a measure of signed and spoken sentence comprehension, and the Index of Productive Syntax (IPSyn), a measure of expressive (signed and spoken) English grammar. When the CI users were compared with their deaf age mates who contributed to the norms of the RITLS, it was found that CI users achieved significantly better scores. Likewise, we found that CI users performed better than 29 deaf children who used hearing aids (HAs) with respect to English grammar achievement as indexed by the IPSyn. Additionally, we found that chronological age highly correlated with IPSyn levels only among the non-CI users, whereas length of CI experience was significantly correlated with IPSyn scores for CI users. Finally, clear differences between those with and without CI experience were found by 2 years of post-implant experience. These data provide evidence that children who receive CIs benefit in the form of improved English language comprehension and production.  (+info)

Increased prevalence of impaired hearing in patients with type 2 diabetes in western India. (2/298)

In an out-patient study of 1344 general medical patients over 50 years old in India, the prevalence of hearing aid use was found to be significantly greater in type 2 diabetics.  (+info)

Parents' awareness and knowledge of the special needs of their hearing-impaired child. (3/298)

We surveyed parents of school-aged hearing impaired children to investigate their awareness and knowledge of the special needs of their child, especially in the area of the usage of hearing aids and methods of communication. Questionnaires were distributed to parents of hearing impaired children at 13 special schools for the deaf in Malaysia. Out of 1,267 questionnaires given out, 787 (62.1%) were completed and returned. Results of the survey indicated the majority of parents (68.6%) suspected hearing loss late, that is after their child's first birthday, and there was a significant time lag before the suspicion was confirmed. Over 82.8% of the children were diagnosed only after 1 year of age, with 41.3% being diagnosed after 3 years of age. Hearing aids were fitted late (mean = 5.32 years; SD = 2.66). Hearing aid ownership was influenced by the factors of socio-economic level and ethnic group (p < 0.01) whereas knowledge of use and proper care of the aids was influenced by socio-economic level (p < 0.01). Communication methods were generally inappropriate with 41.3% of the mothers and 48.5% of the fathers reporting ignorance of Bahasa Malaysia Kod Tangan, the sign language that is commonly used by their children. The parents' choice of communication method was not significantly influenced by socio-economic level or ethnic group. The study revealed the present inadequate state of services available for the rehabilitation of children with congenital hearing impairment.  (+info)

Restoration of hearing with an auditory brainstem implant in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2--case report. (4/298)

A 25-year-old male with neurofibromatosis type 2 had hearing restored with an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) after removal of an acoustic schwannoma. The ABI allows the patient to discern many different environment sounds and is a significant adjunct to lip-reading, enabling conversation with people who have clear pronunciation without the necessity for writing.  (+info)

Effective management of the elderly hearing impaired--a review. (5/298)

In the United Kingdom, two and a half million people over 70 are thought to have hearing impairment that would benefit from an aid. Only one-third of these will possess one, and as many as 10 per cent probably never use their aid. Although it is important to examine the relative merits of different aids, there is also a need to look at how audiological services may reduce the unmet need that results from underuse of aids. This review examines the important question of 'what is the most effective way of providing hearing aids for the elderly affected by presbyacusis?' Extensive searching of four electronic databases and hand searching of relevant journals revealed the paucity of evidence to guide audiology practice. In particular there is little consensus on the best outcome measures for evaluating audiological rehabilitation or hearing aid fitting. Audiological services for the elderly are another example of an area where there is a need to fund research and development rather than continue to commission services that are variable and poorly evaluated.  (+info)

Is optimistic bias influenced by control or delay? (6/298)

Optimistic bias is a commonly observed but poorly explained phenomenon. Our aim was to determine whether optimistic bias varied according to the nature of the event. Two event characteristics were explored: control and delay. A sample of 100 participants aged 18-30 years was randomly selected from the local residential telephone directory. Respondents were interviewed over the telephone. The highly structured interview schedule assessed respondents' perceptions of their own risk, and the risk of an average person of their age and sex for experiencing four negative life events: developing skin cancer, being involved in a serious car accident as the driver, being involved in a serious car accident as a passenger and having to wear a hearing aid. It also assessed respondents' perceptions of control and delay for each event. Data analysis using a repeated-measures MANOVA showed that optimistic bias occurred for all four events. Optimistic bias was significantly greater for the two events high in control (skin cancer and accident as the driver) than for those low in control (accident as a passenger and hearing aid). Delay was not related to the magnitude of optimistic bias. These findings have implications for health promotion campaigns and self-protective behaviors.  (+info)

Six year effectiveness of a population based two tier infant hearing screening programme. (7/298)

AIMS: To determine whether a two tier universal infant hearing screening programme (population based risk factor ascertainment and universal distraction testing) lowered median age of diagnosis of bilateral congenital hearing impairment (CHI) >40 dB HL in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Comparison of whole population birth cohorts pre and post introduction of the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP). All babies surviving the neonatal period born in Victoria in 1989 (pre-VIHSP) and 1993 (post-VIHSP) were studied. (1) Pre-1992: distraction test at 7-9 months. (2) Post-1992: infants with risk factors for CHI referred for auditory brain stem evoked response (ABR) assessment; all others screened by modified distraction test at 7-9 months. RESULTS: Of the 1989 cohort (n = 63 454), 1.65/1000 were fitted with hearing aids for CHI by end 1995, compared with 2.09/1000 of the 1993 cohort (n = 64 116) by end 1999. Of these, 79 cases from the 1989 cohort (1.24/1000) and 72 cases from the 1993 cohort (1.12/1000) had CHI >40 dB HL. Median age at diagnosis of CHI >40 dB HL for the 1989 birth cohort was 20.3 months, and for the 1993 cohort was 14.2 months. Median age at diagnosis fell significantly for severe CHI but not for moderate or profound CHI. Significantly more babies with CHI >40 dB HL were diagnosed by 6 months of age in 1993 than in 1989 (21.7% v 6.3%). Compared to the six years pre-VIHSP, numbers aided by six months were consistently higher in the six years post-VIHSP (1.05 per 100 000 births versus 13.4 per 100 000 births per year). CONCLUSIONS: VIHSP resulted in very early diagnosis for more infants and lowered median age of diagnosis of severe CHI. However, overall results were disappointing.  (+info)

Holes in hearing. (8/298)

Previous experiments have demonstrated that the correct tonotopic representation of spectral information is important for speech recognition. However, in prosthetic devices, such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, there may be a frequency/place mismatch due in part to the signal processing of the device and in part to the pathology that caused the hearing loss. Local regions of damaged neurons may create a "hole" in the tonotopic representation of spectral information, further distorting the frequency-to-place mapping. The present experiment was performed to quantitatively assess the impact of spectral holes on speech recognition. Speech was processed by a 20-band processor: SPEAK for cochlear implant (CI) listeners, and a 20-band noise processor for normal-hearing (NH) listeners. Holes in the tonotopic representation (from 1.5 to 6 mm in extent) were created by eliminating electrodes or noise carrier bands in the basal, middle, or apical regions of the cochlea. Vowel, consonant, and sentence recognition were measured as a function of the location and size of the hole. In addition, the spectral information that would normally be represented in the hole region was either: (1) dropped, (2) assigned to the apical side of the hole, (3) assigned to the basal side of the hole, or (4) split evenly to both sides of the hole. In general, speech features that are highly dependent on spectral cues (consonant place, vowel identity) were more affected by the presence of tonotopic holes than temporal features (consonant voicing and manner). Holes in the apical region were more damaging than holes in the basal or middle regions. A similar pattern of performance was observed for NH and CI listeners, suggesting that the loss of spectral information was the primary cause of the effects. The Speech Intelligibility Index was able to account for both NH and CI listeners' results. No significant differences were observed among the four conditions that redistributed the spectral information around the hole, suggesting that rerouting spectral information around a hole was no better than simply dropping it.  (+info)

There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the middle ear and its ability to transmit sound waves to the inner ear. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve, which can lead to permanent hearing loss. Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

Symptoms of hearing loss may include difficulty hearing speech, especially in noisy environments, muffled or distorted sound, ringing or buzzing in the ears (tinnitus), and difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds. If you suspect you have hearing loss, it is important to seek medical advice as soon as possible, as early treatment can help improve communication and quality of life.

Hearing loss is diagnosed through a series of tests, including an audiometric test, which measures the softest sounds that can be heard at different frequencies. Treatment options for hearing loss include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive devices, as well as counseling and support to help manage the condition and improve communication skills.

Overall, hearing loss is a common condition that can have a significant impact on daily life. If you suspect you or someone you know may be experiencing hearing loss, it is important to seek medical advice as soon as possible to address any underlying issues and improve communication and quality of life.

Types of Hearing Disorders:

1. Conductive hearing loss: This type of hearing loss is caused by a problem with the middle ear, including the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear. It can be treated with hearing aids or surgery.
2. Sensorineural hearing loss: This type of hearing loss is caused by damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. It is permanent and cannot be treated with medicine or surgery.
3. Mixed hearing loss: This type of hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
4. Tinnitus: This is the perception of ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ears when there is no external source of the sound. It can be caused by exposure to loud noises, age, or certain medications.
5. Balance disorders: These are conditions that affect the balance center in the inner ear or the brain, causing dizziness, vertigo, and other symptoms.

Causes of Hearing Disorders:

1. Genetics: Some hearing disorders can be inherited from parents or grandparents.
2. Age: As we age, our hearing can decline due to wear and tear on the inner ear.
3. Exposure to loud noises: Prolonged exposure to loud sounds, such as music or machinery, can damage the hair cells in the inner ear and lead to hearing loss.
4. Infections: Certain infections, such as otitis media (middle ear infection), can cause hearing loss if left untreated.
5. Certain medications: Some medications, such as certain antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and aspirin at high doses, can be harmful to the inner ear and cause hearing loss.

Symptoms of Hearing Disorders:

1. Difficulty hearing or understanding speech, especially in noisy environments.
2. Ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ears (tinnitus).
3. Vertigo or dizziness.
4. Feeling of fullness or pressure in the ears.
5. Hearing loss that worsens over time.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Disorders:

1. Medical history and physical examination.
2. Audiometry test to measure hearing threshold and speech discrimination.
3. Otoscopy to examine the outer ear and ear canal.
4. Tympanometry to assess the middle ear function.
5. Otoacoustic emissions testing to evaluate the inner ear function.

Treatment options for hearing disorders depend on the underlying cause and may include:

1. Hearing aids or cochlear implants to improve hearing.
2. Medications to treat infections or reduce tinnitus.
3. Surgery to remove earwax, repair the eardrum, or address middle ear problems.
4. Balance rehabilitation exercises to manage vertigo and dizziness.
5. Cognitive therapy to improve communication skills and address psychological effects of hearing loss.

Prevention and Management of Hearing Disorders:

1. Avoiding loud noises and taking regular breaks in noisy environments.
2. Wearing earplugs or earmuffs when exposed to loud sounds.
3. Getting regular hearing checkups and addressing any hearing issues promptly.
4. Managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, that can contribute to hearing loss.
5. Encouraging open communication with family members and healthcare providers about hearing difficulties.

The symptoms of bilateral hearing loss may include difficulty hearing speech, especially in noisy environments, difficulty understanding conversations when there is background noise, listening to loud music or watching television at a low volume, and experiencing ringing or buzzing sounds in the ears (tinnitus).

Bilateral hearing loss can be diagnosed with a thorough medical examination, including a physical examination of the ears, an audiometric test, and imaging tests such as CT or MRI scans.

Treatment options for bilateral hearing loss depend on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Some possible treatment options include:

Hearing aids: These devices can amplify sounds and improve hearing ability.
Cochlear implants: These are electronic devices that are surgically implanted in the inner ear and can bypass damaged hair cells to directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
Assistive listening devices: These include devices such as FM systems, infrared systems, and alerting devices that can help individuals with hearing loss communicate more effectively.
Speech therapy: This can help improve communication skills and address any difficulties with language development.
Medications: Certain medications may be prescribed to treat underlying conditions that are contributing to the hearing loss, such as infections or excessive earwax.
Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove excessive earwax or to repair any damage to the middle ear bones.

This type of hearing loss cannot be treated with medication or surgery, and it is usually permanent. However, there are various assistive devices and technology available to help individuals with sensorineural hearing loss communicate more effectively, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems.

There are several causes of sensorineural hearing loss, including:

1. Exposure to loud noises: Prolonged exposure to loud noises can damage the hair cells in the inner ear and cause permanent hearing loss.
2. Age: Sensorineural hearing loss is a common condition that affects many people as they age. It is estimated that one-third of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have some degree of hearing loss, and nearly half of those over the age of 75 have significant hearing loss.
3. Genetics: Some cases of sensorineural hearing loss are inherited and run in families.
4. Viral infections: Certain viral infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis, can damage the inner ear and cause permanent hearing loss.
5. Trauma to the head or ear: A head injury or a traumatic injury to the ear can cause sensorineural hearing loss.
6. Tumors: Certain types of tumors, such as acoustic neuroma, can cause sensorineural hearing loss by affecting the auditory nerve.
7. Ototoxicity: Certain medications, such as certain antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and aspirin at high doses, can be harmful to the inner ear and cause permanent hearing loss.

It is important to note that sensorineural hearing loss cannot be cured, but there are many resources available to help individuals with this condition communicate more effectively and improve their quality of life.

There are two main types of noise-induced hearing loss:

1. Acoustic trauma: This type of hearing loss occurs suddenly after a single exposure to an extremely loud noise, such as an explosion or a gunshot.
2. Cumulative trauma: This type of hearing loss occurs gradually over time as a result of repeated exposure to loud noises, such as machinery or music.

The risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss increases with the intensity and duration of noise exposure. Factors that can contribute to an individual's risk of developing NIHL include:

1. Loudness of the noise: Noises that are louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent damage to the hair cells in the inner ear.
2. Prolonged exposure: The longer an individual is exposed to loud noises, the greater their risk of developing NIHL.
3. Age: Older adults are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss due to the natural aging process and the degeneration of the hair cells in the inner ear.
4. Genetics: Some individuals may be more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss due to genetic factors.
5. Other medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or otosclerosis, can increase an individual's risk of developing NIHL.

The symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss can vary depending on the severity of the damage. Some common symptoms include:

1. Difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds
2. Difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments
3. Ringing or buzzing in the ears (tinnitus)
4. Muffled hearing
5. Decreased sensitivity to sounds

There is currently no cure for noise-induced hearing loss, but there are several treatment options available to help manage the symptoms. These include:

1. Hearing aids: These can help amplify sounds and improve an individual's ability to hear.
2. Cochlear implants: These are electronic devices that are surgically implanted in the inner ear and can bypass damaged hair cells to directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
3. Tinnitus management: There are several techniques and therapies available to help manage tinnitus, including sound therapy, counseling, and relaxation techniques.
4. Speech therapy: This can help individuals with hearing loss improve their communication skills and better understand speech in noisy environments.

Prevention is key when it comes to noise-induced hearing loss. To reduce your risk of developing NIHL, you should:

1. Avoid loud noises whenever possible
2. Wear earplugs or earmuffs when exposed to loud noises
3. Take regular breaks in a quiet space if you are working in a loud environment
4. Keep the volume down on personal audio devices
5. Get your hearing checked regularly to identify any potential issues early on.

This type of hearing loss can affect both children and adults and can range from mild to severe. The symptoms include difficulty hearing sounds on one side, difficulty localizing sounds, and difficulty understanding speech when there is background noise.

Unilateral hearing loss can be diagnosed with a variety of tests, including audiometry, otoscopy, and imaging studies. Treatment options vary depending on the cause of the hearing loss and may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and surgery.

It is important to seek medical attention if you or your child experiences sudden or gradual hearing loss in one ear, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve communication and quality of life.

Symptoms of conductive hearing loss may include:

* Difficulty hearing soft sounds
* Muffled or distorted sound
* Ringing or other noises in the affected ear
* Difficulty understanding speech, especially in noisy environments

Causes of conductive hearing loss can include:

* Middle ear infections (otitis media)
* Eardrum perforation or tearing
* Tubal erosion or narrowing
* Ossicular anomalies or abnormalities
* Certain head or neck injuries
* Tumors or cysts in the middle ear

Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss typically involves a physical examination and a series of tests, including:

* Otoscopy (examination of the outer ear and eardrum)
* Tympanometry (measurement of the movement of the eardrum)
* Acoustic reflex threshold testing (assessment of the acoustic reflex, which is a normal response to loud sounds)
* Otoacoustic emissions testing (measurement of the sounds produced by the inner ear in response to sound waves)

Treatment for conductive hearing loss depends on the underlying cause and may include:

* Antibiotics for middle ear infections
* Tubes inserted into the eardrum to drain fluid and improve air flow
* Surgery to repair or replace damaged ossicles or other middle ear structures
* Hearing aids or cochlear implants to amplify sound waves and improve hearing.

There are several types of deafness, including:

1. Conductive hearing loss: This type of deafness is caused by problems with the middle ear, including the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear. It can be treated with hearing aids or surgery.
2. Sensorineural hearing loss: This type of deafness is caused by damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve. It is typically permanent and cannot be treated with medication or surgery.
3. Mixed hearing loss: This type of deafness is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
4. Auditory processing disorder (APD): This is a condition in which the brain has difficulty processing sounds, even though the ears are functioning normally.
5. Tinnitus: This is a condition characterized by ringing or other sounds in the ears when there is no external source of sound. It can be a symptom of deafness or a separate condition.

There are several ways to diagnose deafness, including:

1. Hearing tests: These can be done in a doctor's office or at a hearing aid center. They involve listening to sounds through headphones and responding to them.
2. Imaging tests: These can include X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to look for any physical abnormalities in the ear or brain.
3. Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing: This is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain in response to sound. It can be used to diagnose hearing loss in infants and young children.
4. Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing: This is a test that measures the sounds produced by the inner ear in response to sound. It can be used to diagnose hearing loss in infants and young children.

There are several ways to treat deafness, including:

1. Hearing aids: These are devices that amplify sound and can be worn in or behind the ear. They can help improve hearing for people with mild to severe hearing loss.
2. Cochlear implants: These are devices that are implanted in the inner ear and can bypass damaged hair cells to directly stimulate the auditory nerve. They can help restore hearing for people with severe to profound hearing loss.
3. Speech therapy: This can help people with hearing loss improve their communication skills, such as speaking and listening.
4. Assistive technology: This can include devices such as captioned phones, alerting systems, and assistive listening devices that can help people with hearing loss communicate more effectively.
5. Medications: There are several medications available that can help treat deafness, such as antibiotics for bacterial infections or steroids to reduce inflammation.
6. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat deafness, such as when there is a blockage in the ear or when a tumor is present.
7. Stem cell therapy: This is a relatively new area of research that involves using stem cells to repair damaged hair cells in the inner ear. It has shown promising results in some studies.
8. Gene therapy: This involves using genes to repair or replace damaged or missing genes that can cause deafness. It is still an experimental area of research, but it has shown promise in some studies.
9. Implantable devices: These are devices that are implanted in the inner ear and can help restore hearing by bypassing damaged hair cells. Examples include cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants.
10. Binaural hearing: This involves using a combination of hearing aids and technology to improve hearing in both ears, which can help improve speech recognition and reduce the risk of falls.

It's important to note that the best treatment for deafness will depend on the underlying cause of the condition, as well as the individual's age, overall health, and personal preferences. It's important to work with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of treatment.

Presbycusis is a type of hearing loss that affects older adults and is caused by aging and wear and tear on the hearing system over time. It is a common condition that can cause difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, understanding speech in noisy environments, and experiencing ringing or other sounds in the ears (tinnitus).


The term "presbycusis" comes from the Greek words "presby," meaning "elderly," and "akouo," meaning "to hear."

Synonyms: age-related hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, hearing impairment.

Antonyms: normal hearing, youthful hearing.

Hypernyms: hearing disorder, auditory disorder.

Hyponyms: noise-induced hearing loss, ototoxicity, Meniere's disease.

Collocations: hearing aid, cochlear implant, audiogram, hearing test.

Sentence examples:

1. The 65-year-old man experienced presbycusis and had difficulty understanding his grandchildren's voices.
2. The doctor recommended a hearing aid for the patient's presbycusis.
3. Presbycusis is a common condition in older adults and can be treated with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

High-frequency hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

1. Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis): This is the most common cause of high-frequency hearing loss and affects many people as they age.
2. Noise exposure: Exposure to loud noises, such as those from heavy machinery or music, can damage the hair cells in the inner ear and lead to high-frequency hearing loss.
3. Infections: Certain infections, such as meningitis or labyrinthitis, can cause inflammation and damage to the inner ear and auditory nerve, leading to high-frequency hearing loss.
4. Trauma: A head injury or other trauma to the head or ear can cause damage to the inner ear or auditory nerve, resulting in high-frequency hearing loss.
5. Genetics: Some people may be born with a genetic predisposition to high-frequency hearing loss.

Symptoms of high-frequency hearing loss can include difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, such as women's and children's voices, birds chirping, or the high notes of music. People with high-frequency hearing loss may also have difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments or when background noise is present.

Treatment for high-frequency hearing loss depends on the underlying cause and can include hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other assistive devices. In some cases, medication or surgery may be necessary to address any underlying conditions that are contributing to the hearing loss. It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have high-frequency hearing loss, as early diagnosis and treatment can help improve communication and quality of life.

Treatment options for mixed hearing loss depend on the underlying cause and may include hearing aids, cochlear implants, medication, or surgery. The goal of treatment is to improve communication and minimize the impact of hearing loss on daily life.

The symptoms of sudden hearing loss may include:

* Sudden and significant loss of hearing in one or both ears
* Difficulty hearing speech and other sounds
* Ringing or buzzing in the affected ear(s)
* Vertigo or dizziness
* Fatigue
* Feeling of fullness in the affected ear(s)

The diagnosis of sudden hearing loss is typically made through a combination of physical examination, medical history, and hearing tests. Treatment options may include antiviral medications, corticosteroids, and other therapies aimed at addressing the underlying cause of the hearing loss. In some cases, hearing may return on its own over time, while in others, hearing loss may be permanent.

Sudden hearing loss can be a distressing and disorienting experience, and it is important to seek medical attention promptly if symptoms persist or worsen over time. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the prognosis for sudden hearing loss can be improved.

There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are several treatment options available to help manage the condition. These include sound therapy, which involves exposing the ear to soothing sounds to mask the tinnitus, and counseling, which can help individuals cope with the emotional effects of tinnitus. Other treatments may include medications to relieve anxiety or depression, relaxation techniques, and lifestyle changes such as avoiding loud noises and taking steps to reduce stress.

It is important for individuals who experience tinnitus to seek medical attention if the condition persists or worsens over time, as it can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. A healthcare professional can evaluate the individual's hearing and overall health to determine the cause of the tinnitus and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Hyperacusis is characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain frequencies of sound, particularly high-pitched noises. This can be accompanied by a decreased tolerance for loud noises and an increased sensitivity to soft sounds as well. Hyperacusis can cause significant distress and impairment in daily life, making it difficult for individuals with the condition to engage in everyday activities or even leave their homes due to the overwhelming nature of sound.

Hyperacusis is often associated with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and other conditions that affect the auditory system. However, it can also occur in individuals with normal hearing. In some cases, hyperacusis may be a symptom of an underlying psychological condition such as anxiety or depression.

Treatment for hyperacusis typically involves a combination of sound therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sound therapy can help desensitize the individual to certain frequencies of sound, while cognitive behavioral therapy can help address any underlying psychological issues that may be contributing to the condition. In some cases, medication may also be prescribed to help manage symptoms such as anxiety or depression.

Overall, hyperacusis is a chronic and debilitating condition that can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to managing the condition and improving one's ability to function in daily life.

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  • Prescription hearing aids, which you get from an audiologist (a health professional who specializes in hearing and balance disorders). (medlineplus.gov)
  • The audiologist will program the hearing aids, based on how severe your hearing loss is. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Your audiologist will help you choose a hearing aid based on your child's needs. (kidshealth.org)
  • An audiologist specializes in testing and helping people with hearing loss. (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes the audiologist will add a remote microphone or FM system to a hearing aid. (kidshealth.org)
  • Schedule regular follow-up visits with the audiologist and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor to be sure the hearing aid is working well and the ear molds still fit. (kidshealth.org)
  • The only significant inconvenience is going to an audiologist periodically to have hearing aid battery replaced, the same way you might have a laptop battery replaced. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • It is important the public understands these devices are only for adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss, and to strongly consider getting a hearing assessment by a certified audiologist as a first step before they purchase anything. (asha.org)
  • However, ASHA does remain concerned that the final regulations do not contain a gain limit and that there is little to no mention of the benefit of seeking consultation from an audiologist prior to the purchase of any hearing aid. (asha.org)
  • Just like removing glasses or a hat, always check to make sure that the hearing aids or CI are stlll there," says Sheri Gostomelsky, an audiologist based in Deerfield, Illinois. (aarp.org)
  • Your UPMC audiologist will collect appropriate data about your hearing loss, communication needs, and lifestyle. (upmc.com)
  • To determine whether hearing aids can help, you should have your hearing evaluated by an audiologist to find out if a hearing loss is present. (brainline.org)
  • If hearing loss is not present then your audiologist can recommend other effective ways to manage your tinnitus. (brainline.org)
  • I was just following some home remedies mentioned in https://www.tinnitustreatmentsuccess.com/home-remedies-for-tinnitus/ , that helped me a little and I think I should check with an audiologist and go for a hearing aids. (brainline.org)
  • Exceptional Hearing Care has an audiologist and hearing aid specialist on staff to help you find the best device for your needs. (retirementliving.com)
  • When the regulation takes effect (expected in 2022), millions of people who have trouble hearing will be able to purchase less expensive hearing aids without a medical exam, prescription, or fitting by an audiologist. (nih.gov)
  • One study showed that people with hearing loss can independently adjust the settings [3] on their hearing devices in response to changing acoustic environments and, when given the ability to control their own hearing aid settings, they were generally more satisfied with the sound of the devices than with the audiologist fit [4]. (nih.gov)
  • In 2017, the first randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial comparing an over-the-counter delivery model [5] of hearing aids with traditional fitting by an audiologist also found that hearing aid users in both groups reported similar benefits. (nih.gov)
  • The patient was interested in obtaining hearing aids, and the audiologist discussed several types available at his dispensary. (medscape.com)
  • If your baby does not pass the hearing screening, immediately schedule a follow-up appointment with a pediatric audiologist. (nih.gov)
  • Be careful when you remove your mask to avoid losing a hearing aid or cochlear implant (CI) processor, which sits on the ear. (aarp.org)
  • I'd like to scan some popular doll ears and design some open hearing aid and cochlear implant models for people to download and put on their dolls. (artengine.ca)
  • Researchers examined clinical records of 350 children in Australia with PCHL who had received a hearing aid or cochlear implant by age 3. (nih.gov)
  • This chart displays time trends in the use of hearing aids for adults (20-69 years) and older adults (70+ years), based on data collected for tracking by Healthy People 2010 and 2020. (nih.gov)
  • OTC hearing aids are for adults who have mild to moderate hearing loss. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For some older adults with hearing loss, wearing a face mask to the grocery store can be a pain if they are using over-the-ear hearing aids. (aarp.org)
  • Hearing aids reduced the rate of cognitive decline in older adults at high risk of dementia by almost 50% over a three-year period. (nih.gov)
  • Studies have found an association between hearing loss and the development of dementia in older adults. (nih.gov)
  • They're also looking at brain scans and data on social engagement to better understand how protecting hearing may prevent cognitive decline in vulnerable older adults. (nih.gov)
  • Until we know more," Lin adds, "we recommend for general health and well-being that older adults have their hearing checked regularly and any hearing issues properly addressed. (nih.gov)
  • Hearing intervention versus health education control to reduce cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss in the USA (ACHIEVE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. (nih.gov)
  • Hearing loss is the third most common chronic illness for older adults. (thirdage.com)
  • In a study published by iScience and reported by The Wall Street Journal , researchers found that while the 21 adults who participated in the study had a preference for a $10,000 hearing aid, the AirPods Pro used with Live Listen turned on performed well against the other prescription hearing aids tested. (macworld.com)
  • They carry many major brands and styles of hearing aids and offer hearing tests to children and adults to find the right match. (retirementliving.com)
  • The services it offers include hearing tests, hearing aid fittings and hearing aid repair for children and adults. (retirementliving.com)
  • In 2020, 12.3% of adults aged ≥18 years had some difficulty hearing even when using a hearing aid and 1.5% had a lot of difficulty or could not hear at all. (cdc.gov)
  • The percentage of adults who had some difficulty hearing increased with age, from 6.0% among those aged 18-44 years, to 12.6% among those aged 45-64 years, and to 25.0% among those aged ≥65 years. (cdc.gov)
  • The percentage of adults who had a lot of difficulty hearing or were unable to hear at all also increased with age, from 0.5% among those aged 18-44 years, to 1.6% among those aged 45-64 years, and to 3.7% among those aged ≥65 years. (cdc.gov)
  • In fact, though hearing aids and other assistive devices can significantly improve quality of life, only one in four U.S. adults who could benefit from these devices has ever used one. (nih.gov)
  • Back in 2009, NIDCD's Working Group on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss created a blueprint for research priorities. (nih.gov)
  • The report, Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability , which was developed by an independent expert panel, recommended that the FDA create and regulate a new category of over-the-counter hearing devices to improve access to affordable hearing aids for adults with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • These devices will not be intended for children or for adults with more severe hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • Transforming hearing health care for adults in the U.S. remains a public health priority. (nih.gov)
  • an estimated 24% of US adults have audiometric notches consistent with noise-induced hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Sensorineural hearing loss in adults. (nih.gov)
  • With this information, parents and other adults can encourage children to adopt healthy hearing habits before and during the time that they develop listening, leisure, and working habits. (nih.gov)
  • Price reductions in hearing aids and access to audiologists, Israel. (nih.gov)
  • Audiologists-trained health care professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders-will continue to be crucial partners for consumers as they seek help with their hearing issues, which can vary considerately-and, therefore, require various forms of care. (asha.org)
  • Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. (asha.org)
  • Audiologists and hearing aid dispensers typically use one of two strategies for hearing aid adjustments, total immersion or gradual, self-paced adjustment. (thirdage.com)
  • Audiologists are health care professionals who evaluate and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance. (brainline.org)
  • Ascent Audiology is a team of audiologists and hearing aid dispensers offering most styles of hearing aids. (retirementliving.com)
  • Metro Hearing is a local team of audiologists known for their high energy and positivity during treatment. (retirementliving.com)
  • Its team of audiologists works with cutting-edge hearing technology, providing clients with the newest models and styles. (retirementliving.com)
  • A list of pediatric audiologists provided by the American Academy of Audiology or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association can help you. (nih.gov)
  • As the lead federal agency supporting research initiatives to prevent, detect, and treat hearing loss, NIH's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD ) conducts and funds research that identifies ways to break down barriers to hearing health care. (nih.gov)
  • Miracle-Ear is a hearing aid manufacturer and chain of over 1,500 hearing centers across the nation. (retirementliving.com)
  • Hearing aids amplify sound and can improve the user's ability to understand speech, even in noisy environments, but they do not provide normal hearing (good scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • The NIDCD, NASA and the Department of Veterans Affairs agreed in 1995 to initiate a federal technology transfer program for hearing aids by developing partnerships among scientists, industry and Federal laboratories for commercialization of promising technologies for the benefit of individuals with hearing impairment. (nih.gov)
  • The identified technologies were reviewed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the most promising were selected for presentation by their developers at the NIDCD/NASA/VA Hearing Aid Improvement Conference: Facilitating Partnerships for Technology Transfer held on May 1 and 2, 1997 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. (nih.gov)
  • This joint NIDCD/NASA Program Announcement is a solicitation for applications to support multidisciplinary collaborative research needed to transfer promising technologies into practical implementation of improvements in hearing aid performance. (nih.gov)
  • Decades of NIDCD research informed a recent landmark announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) creating a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids . (nih.gov)
  • The working group's blueprint led to NIDCD funding of more than 60 research projects spanning the landscape of accessible and affordable hearing health care issues. (nih.gov)
  • A small-business research grant funded by NIDCD led to the first FDA-approved self-fitting hearing aid . (nih.gov)
  • In sum, this targeted portfolio of NIDCD-funded research-together with the research blueprint and the NASEM consensus report-provided a critical foundation for the 2021 FDA rule creating the new class of OTC hearing aids. (nih.gov)
  • The NIH applauds the scientists who provided critical evidence leading to the new category of hearing aids, and NIDCD encourages them to redouble their efforts. (nih.gov)
  • The NIDCD will also continue to help the public understand the importance of hearing health care with resources on its website, such as Hearing: A Gateway to Our World video and the Adult Hearing Health Care webpage. (nih.gov)
  • Your Baby's Hearing Screening (NIDCD) provides details on the screening timeline, how hearing screening is conducted, follow-up exams, and possible interventions. (nih.gov)
  • ASHA fully supports the creation of this new category of over-the-counter hearing devices, which will increase the availability and affordability of hearing aids for many Americans," said Janice R. Trent, AuD, CCC-A, Vice President for Audiology Practice for ASHA's Board of Directors. (asha.org)
  • The UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids in Pittsburgh performs routine and specialized hearing care evaluations and provides treatment for permanent hearing loss. (upmc.com)
  • The Center for Audiology and Hearing Aid Services offers both basic hearing assessments and free telephone hearing screenings . (upmc.com)
  • The UPMC Audiology and Hearing Aid Center also provides hearing effectiveness and safety services for businesses that must meet U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements. (upmc.com)
  • Jina started Audiology Associates & Hearing Aids Today in 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. (yellowpages.com)
  • Affiliated Audiology Consultants provide hearing aid consultations, fittings and repair services in Phoenix. (retirementliving.com)
  • With the help of a hearing care professional, you can find a Widex hearing aid that suits your hearing, your life, and your style. (widex.com)
  • Can Hearing Aids Help with Tinnitus? (brainline.org)
  • If your tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss then there is a good chance a hearing aid will not only help you hear better but will also help relieve your tinnitus. (brainline.org)
  • Hearing aids help to make external sounds louder while helping to mask the tinnitus. (brainline.org)
  • Further information on hearing loss, hearing aids, and tinnitus can be found on the American Speech-Language Hearing Associations website at http://www.asha.org/public/ . (brainline.org)
  • I have tinnitus in my left ear and my hearing aide doesn't seem to help. (brainline.org)
  • There is NO Cure for Tinnitus at This Time,Hearing Aids Can Be of Help. (brainline.org)
  • You have sudden, severe hearing loss or ringing in the ears (tinnitus). (nih.gov)
  • Hearing aids improve hearing by making sounds louder. (kidshealth.org)
  • The most important factor to look for in a rechargeable hearing aid is a long battery life after recharging. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Some models even come with rechargeable hearing aid batteries that require much less handling. (healthyhearing.com)
  • RESEARCH OBJECTIVES Background Hearing aids continue to be the management of choice for many people with sensorineural hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • Audiometric testing demonstrated symmetric, mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) at low frequencies, downsloping to moderate-to-severe SNHL at high frequencies. (medscape.com)
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when the tiny hair cells (nerve endings) that detect sound in the inner ear are injured, diseased, do not work correctly, or have died. (nih.gov)
  • ASHA submitted comments [PDF] to the agency on its draft regulations for OTC hearing aids in January 2022. (asha.org)
  • This hearing aid is appropriate for users with mild to profound hearing loss. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • A recent scientific study found that the AirPods Pro can be just as effective as some prescription hearing aids in helping those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. (macworld.com)
  • Eargo hearing aids treat mild to moderate hearing loss. (retirementliving.com)
  • An estimated 1.2 million people in Sweden aged 18 years and older have mild hearing loss, 495,000 have moderate hearing loss, and 120,000 have severe or profound hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • With mild and moderate hearing loss, there is no risk that hearing aids cause permanent hearing loss if appropriate fitting routines are followed. (nih.gov)
  • For babies with SNHL, wearing hearing aids before they're 6 months old improves their speech and language development. (kidshealth.org)
  • There is no obvious difference between women and men as regards the prevalence of hearing impairment (good scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • There is insufficient evidence to assess the risk that hearing aids may cause hearing impairment in severe cases if appropriate routines are followed (poor scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • By consulting with your hearing professional virtually, remote adjustments can be made to your hearing aids. (starkey.com)
  • With its hearing aids, Siemens built on its reputation by providing products with complex software options mostly focused on automatic adjustments and enhanced speech clarity. (innerbody.com)
  • ZipHearing offers discounts on multiple hearing aids, personal hearing aid fitting and adjustments and a 45-day trial period. (retirementliving.com)
  • As an expert in her field, she has spoken extensively on hearing health care, hearing technology, and the treatment of hearing disorders. (yellowpages.com)
  • A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although hearing aids allow for improved hearing function in many situations, they provide limited benefit in noisy and other adverse listening environments. (nih.gov)
  • 1] Hearing loss prevalence in the United States . (nih.gov)
  • [ 8 ] Epidemiologic studies showed an increase in hearing loss prevalence among US adolescents from 14.9% in 1988-1994 to 19.5% in 2005-2006, associated with increased exposure to recreational noise and minimal use of hearing protection. (medscape.com)
  • Sean was diagnosed at birth with having severe to profound bilateral hearing loss. (oneidadispatch.com)
  • This may especially be the case if you now have severe-to-profound hearing loss but still use standard hearing aids. (healthyhearing.com)
  • The prevalence of hearing loss increases rapidly at age 50 years and older. (nih.gov)
  • There are many ways to improve your experience on the phone, like wearing Phonak Lumity and Phonak Paradise hearing aids that enable hands-free calls and directly stream audio content from iOS®, Android™, or other Bluetooth® enabled devices. (phonak.com)
  • Applied Hearing Solutions carries hearing aids from Phonak, ReSound, Oticon, Starkey and Signia, with a focus on accurate programming and long-term care of your device. (retirementliving.com)
  • The Imprezo is suitable for users with moderate to profound levels of hearing loss. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Of those in Sweden with moderate to profound hearing loss, somewhat over 400,000 are aged 70 years and older. (nih.gov)
  • The number of persons with hearing loss is calculated based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) hearing exam estimates of the number of people with a pure-tone average (PTA) of thresholds at frequencies of 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Hertz greater than or equal to 35 decibels (dB) hearing level (HL) in either one or both ears. (nih.gov)
  • When hearing loss is in both ears, kids usually wear two hearing aids. (kidshealth.org)
  • The elastic bands commonly placed over the ears to secure the mask can get in the way of the tubing that connects the hearing aid to the speaker that sits in your ear. (aarp.org)
  • Hearing loss is being partly or totally unable to hear sound in one or both ears. (nih.gov)
  • The researchers recruited participants with substantial hearing loss from two different study populations. (nih.gov)
  • In the main analysis of all study participants, the researchers saw no difference in the rate of change in cognitive functioning between people who received the hearing aids and those who didn't. (nih.gov)
  • However, these results only apply to the AirPods Pro-the same study included the more affordable 2nd-generation AirPods , and the researchers found that the "outcome aided with AirPods 2 was poorer than hearing aids," and that the AirPods met only two of the five ANSI/CTA-2051 criteria for PSAPs. (macworld.com)
  • The researchers suggest that a "seamless clinical pathway from screening to diagnosis to intervention" for children born with permanent hearing loss will allow for the development of optimal language skills. (nih.gov)
  • The 2020 target lines represent the goals recommended by the Hearing Health group to the Federal Interagency Working Group for Healthy People 2010. (nih.gov)
  • ASHA stresses that-although many people will be helped by OTC hearing aids-for others, a device alone will not be the most effective solution. (asha.org)
  • Many people underestimate the severity of their hearing loss. (asha.org)
  • These professionals likely will be fielding the most questions on OTC hearing aids from people concerned with their hearing. (asha.org)
  • Among people at increased risk for dementia, those who received hearing aids had a nearly 50% reduction in the rate of cognitive decline over a three-year period. (nih.gov)
  • They compared the rate of cognitive decline over a three-year period between people who did and didn't receive hearing aids. (nih.gov)
  • People who received the hearing aids reported substantial improvement in communication abilities over the course of the study. (nih.gov)
  • However, when the analysis focused on people from the heart-health study, who had a higher risk of dementia, the benefit of the hearing aids was substantial. (nih.gov)
  • Those who received hearing aids had an almost 50% reduction in the rate of cognitive decline compared with people in the health-education group. (nih.gov)
  • For many people with hearing loss, places like theatres, places of worship, and conference halls can be challenging listening situations. (phonak.com)
  • This familiarity and brand trust makes Siemens a very attractive option for many people, including those who are shopping for a hearing aid for the first time. (innerbody.com)
  • The study also mentions how prescription hearing aids are expensive, making them out of reach for a lot of people. (macworld.com)
  • Many people wonder why they don't last longer, but the fact is that all hearing aids experience a lot of wear and tear. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Some people buy new hearing aids and keep their old ones as an extra set in case their new devices need repair. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Many people are very reluctant when they purchase their first hearing aids. (healthyhearing.com)
  • In fact, it takes people up to 10 years on average to get hearing aids after first being diagnosed with hearing loss. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Thus, people who know about their needs and are more comfortable with hearing aids might want devices with different or more advanced settings since they have a better idea about what they want and need. (healthyhearing.com)
  • By 2050, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 700 million people-or one in every 10 people around the globe-will have disabling hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • In the United States alone, hearing loss affects an estimated 30 million people [1]. (nih.gov)
  • People commonly report encountering economic barriers, such as the high cost of hearing aids and limited access to hearing health care. (nih.gov)
  • [ 11 , 12 ] However, multiple surveys have demonstrated that the use of earplugs or other hearing protection among young people is poor, and listening habits that can damage hearing (such as listening through earbuds at volumes loud enough for other people to hear) were common. (medscape.com)
  • Although firearm use is also a well-known risk factor for acquired hearing loss, it is less common among young people than music exposure. (medscape.com)
  • Cochlear implants are only used in people who have lost too much hearing to benefit from a hearing aid. (nih.gov)
  • Hearing screenings are important for people of all ages and are a quick and cost-effective way to determine if someone is experiencing a hearing problem. (nih.gov)
  • You don't have to get a hearing exam from a healthcare professional first. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Noise-induced hearing loss is the second most common form of acquired hearing loss, after presbycusis. (medscape.com)
  • The Rechargeable LI RIC hearing aid by Miracle-Ear is our top pick for rechargeable hearing aids. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Like other Miracle-Ear hearing aids, a 3-year warranty comes standard with the Rechargeable LI RIC hearing aid. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • Come visit Miracle-Ear to see why we're America's most recognized brand of hearing aids and a dependable provider of hearing aids in Wyoming. (miracle-ear.com)
  • Plus, hearing aid microphones pick up and stream your voice directly back to iPhone and iPad,* allowing you to seamlessly talk hands-free. (starkey.com)
  • Now, Evolv AI wireless hearing aid microphones pick up and stream voices directly back to select iPhone and iPad models, allowing you to seamlessly talk hands-free. (starkey.com)
  • The study points out that there are limitations to using the AirPods Pro as a hearing aid, including battery life and stronger microphones to pick up environmental sounds. (macworld.com)
  • Complete line of rechargeable hearing aids, including the world's first and only 2.4 GHz custom rechargeable hearing aids. (starkey.com)
  • Association between hearing aid use and all-cause and cause-specific dementia: an analysis of the UK Biobank cohort. (nih.gov)
  • Treating hearing loss may be a safe way to lower the risk of dementia in vulnerable populations. (nih.gov)
  • Hearing loss is very treatable in later life, which makes it an important public health target to reduce risk of cognitive decline and dementia," Lin says. (nih.gov)
  • HEAR also takes into account the different environments that impact hearing and exposure to different sounds. (thirdage.com)
  • Hearing better in challenging listening environments is easy with our friendly, on-demand Artificial Intelligence feature that works with or without the Thrive app. (starkey.com)
  • Or, perhaps you're getting out and hiking a lot more than you used to, so you need hearing aids that can stand up to more rugged environments and are good at blocking wind noise. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Hearing loss is a serious and complex medical condition that can affect a person's overall health, physical safety, and quality of life. (asha.org)
  • Such assessments are generally covered by insurance, even if follow-up treatment and/or hearing aids are not. (asha.org)
  • You may need prescription hearing aids or other devices if you have significant or complicated hearing loss. (medlineplus.gov)
  • However, progress in the miniaturization of circuits and transducers now allows a wide range of signal processing functions to be incorporated into very small devices, thereby alleviating some of the cosmetic concerns expressed by many hearing aid users. (nih.gov)
  • Rockville, MD) With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final rule for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids now available, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is praising the agency for the landmark regulations intended to ensure the safety and effectiveness of this new class of direct-to-consumer medical devices. (asha.org)
  • Some public places now have technical equipment to make hearing and understanding easier, so it can be helpful to ask if they have devices that can connect to telecoil within your hearing aids. (phonak.com)
  • Siemens was also one of the first hearing aid manufacturers to add full Bluetooth capabilities to its devices. (innerbody.com)
  • A TV streamer is available for $299, which is designed to stream audio from your television and other devices to your hearing aids, enabling a much better hearing experience. (top10.com)
  • Replacement charging cases cost $250 each, and the Android Phone Clip+ ($199) is designed to stream audio from older Bluetooth devices to your hearing aids. (top10.com)
  • Hearing aids are complex devices, so it's important to understand when it's time to start considering buying a new pair. (healthyhearing.com)
  • If you have in-the-ear hearing aids , the small battery door could be difficult to open with limited dexterity, so it might be a good idea to consider new behind-the-ear devices. (healthyhearing.com)
  • You can schedule a hearing consultation online or download web-exclusive coupons for your devices. (retirementliving.com)
  • Studies have shown that devices that produce a lulling sound to soothe babies to sleep can damage their hearing if they are used at their maximum volume setting. (nih.gov)
  • To enable us to find a hearing care professional close to you please click on the "Cookie preferences" link in the footer and accept the "functional cookies" by clicking on YES. (widex.com)
  • If you think it's time to check your hearing, find your closest hearing aid center in Wyoming and our hearing care specialists will be there for you! (miracle-ear.com)
  • Find a consumer-reviewed hearing aid clinic near you with our directory of providers. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. (kidshealth.org)
  • The teacher wears a small microphone and a transmitter that sends sound directly to the hearing aid and receiver using a wireless FM or Bluetooth transmission. (kidshealth.org)
  • Superior sound quality in a full line of innovative hearing aids. (starkey.com)
  • The MultiMic device ($275) is a small portable microphone that's designed to stream sound to your aids in situations where listening is difficult, such as in restaurants or at events. (top10.com)
  • You can also take a free five-minute online hearing test to kickstart your journey towards great sound. (widex.com)
  • Sound waves move through the ear, touch little hairs that are connected to the hearing nerve and are sent to the brain. (oneidadispatch.com)
  • The sound is given to the hearing nerve and the message goes to the brain, allowing the ear to hear. (oneidadispatch.com)
  • For example, you got a new phone and watch a lot of videos on it, but can't connect the sound directly to your hearing aids. (healthyhearing.com)
  • Several studies, however, show the advantages of non-linear hearing aids in regard to sound quality and benefits in daily life, according to users (fair / moderate scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • She had no history of ear surgery, use of hearing aids, or family history of congenital hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • There are different types of hearing aids. (medlineplus.gov)
  • What Are the Types of Hearing Aids? (kidshealth.org)
  • Hearing aids are pre-programmed for common types of hearing loss (You can choose from three preset hearing profiles). (top10.com)
  • They have a reputation of knowledgeable care and a wide selection of hearing aid types to choose from. (retirementliving.com)
  • In comparisons between older, less complex types of signal processing (linear hearing aids) and more advanced signal processing (non-linear hearing aids), no significant differences have been demonstrated in speech testing in a laboratory setting (fair / moderate scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • As a result of these research and policy efforts, this FDA rule will make some types of hearing aids less expensive and easier to obtain, potentially improving the health, safety, and well-being of millions of Americans. (nih.gov)
  • There's an app that you can use to manage your hearing aids, and there's a selection of accessories for use in specific situations. (top10.com)
  • All rechargeable hearing aids come with a charging case that holds 3 full charges worth of power, enabling you to maintain fully charged hearing aids in all situations. (top10.com)
  • As someone who's had some hearing loss, which started after attending an Anthrax/Public Enemy concert in 1991 and worsened over the years, I've actually used my AirPods Pro and Live Listen in a couple of situations and can personally attest to their ability to improve hearing in a conversation. (macworld.com)
  • Cite this: 'I Can't Hear': Evaluating Patients With Hearing Loss - Medscape - Sep 29, 2017. (medscape.com)
  • He's young, was born deaf and has received therapy and used hearing aids since he was two months old. (oneidadispatch.com)
  • [ 19 ] Mostafapour and colleagues [ 20 ] were unable to identify significant differences in hearing thresholds between firearms users and nonusers, attributing the observation at least partly to effective use of hearing protection while firing guns. (medscape.com)
  • Beyond the discomfort, there is also a chance of losing a hearing aid when removing the mask. (aarp.org)
  • A plastic tube connects the earmold to the hearing aid. (kidshealth.org)
  • A complete line of innovative hearing technology connects you to your favorite moments. (starkey.com)
  • As you adjust and establish healthy habits with your hearing aids, your brain will re-learn which sounds to focus on and which to turn down. (phonak.com)
  • With HEAR intervention, the duration of hearing aid use increases slowly from one hour on day one to ten hours on day 30. (thirdage.com)
  • The study explored how the timing of the intervention influences five-year language outcomes in children with permanent childhood hearing loss (PCHL). (nih.gov)
  • The study also found that the benefits of earlier intervention were greatest in children with more severe hearing loss. (nih.gov)
  • Because of the need for prompt identification of and intervention for childhood hearing loss, universal newborn hearing screening programs currently operate in all U.S. states and most U.S. territories. (nih.gov)
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics' Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Guidelines call for screening by one month of age, diagnosis of hearing loss by three months of age, and intervention services by six months. (nih.gov)
  • Hearing aids mainly benefit those with moderate to severe hearing loss (good scientific evidence). (nih.gov)
  • The number of persons who respond that they have ever worn a hearing aid is obtained annually from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). (nih.gov)
  • Those in the health-education group, as expected, did not experience improvement in hearing and communication. (nih.gov)
  • Monitors the health benefits of wearing hearing aids by tracking things like active listening. (starkey.com)
  • She is the former director of Health Care Services at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (brainline.org)
  • Our aim is to make sure you'll receive the highest quality hearing health care and, to do so, we start from trained hearing care professionals . (miracle-ear.com)
  • Gaps in hearing health care access remain to be closed. (nih.gov)
  • Reimbursement for hearing aids in the present time has become as complicated, if not more so, than any other area of health care . (bvsalud.org)
  • Users can also stream audio to this hearing aid using Bluetooth technology. (consumeraffairs.com)
  • From our smallest hearing aid to our most powerful, Evolv AI offers a complete line of advanced hearing technology. (starkey.com)
  • Signia has also continued to produce new hearing aid models, based directly on Siemens's original technology. (innerbody.com)
  • Other standout features include cutting-edge hearing aid technology. (top10.com)
  • We chose the best hearing aids in Phoenix, AZ, based on device technology, customer service, costs and consumer reviews. (retirementliving.com)
  • It's known for providing quality care and advanced hearing technology. (retirementliving.com)
  • However, Siemens' hearing instruments division was sold to Singapore's Sivantos in 2015 and then was rebranded as Signia the following year. (innerbody.com)
  • A search of Federal laboratories for acoustic and electronic technologies that might improve hearing aids was completed in September, 1996 utilizing a NASA contract with Research Triangle Institute (RTI). (nih.gov)
  • Sean underwent newborn hearing screening at the Oneida Healthcare Center and failed the initial test. (oneidadispatch.com)
  • Chronic exposure to loud sounds, whether episodic or continuous, can cumulatively damage the inner ear, manifesting as a slight hearing loss in childhood but major hearing loss in adulthood. (medscape.com)
  • The project was also supported by the Commonwealth of Australia through the Office of Hearing Services and through the establishment of the HEARing Cooperative Research Center and the Cooperative Research Centres Programme. (nih.gov)