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What and when can a fetus hear?

What and when can a fetus hear?

People often wonder if a fetus can hear while in the womb. Many expectant parents will speak to or play music for a developing fetus. Evidence suggests that the auditory system starts forming at the 18th week of pregnancy and continues to develop until the baby is between 5 and 6 months of age. Everything […]

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Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests. The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline. But don’t panic if you no longer can hear the doorbell. The […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?

How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is not a condition in itself, but a symptom of some other condition that causes a high-pitched whine, a ringing, buzzing or clicking in the ears. It can come from any number of problems starting with the eardrum and cochlea – the organs that turn sound waves into electrical signals for […]

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Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner ear infection (in adults and children) definition and facts An inner ear infection often is inflammation or irritation of the parts of the ear responsible for balance and hearing called labyrinthitis. Less commonly, an inner ear infection is a true infection caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms of inner ear infections include: The […]

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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re poor, you’ll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids found that 27 percent of low-income users still had a lot of trouble hearing. […]

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Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs

Reversing hearing loss by regrowing hairs

Humans are unable to reverse the effects of hearing loss, but a biological process found in other animal species may hold the key to reversing this widespread problem. Reversing hearing loss is currently impossible. How the brain interprets sounds is a relatively simple process. First, a sound enters the ear via soundwaves. It then moves […]

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Health Tip: How Bad is Your Hearing Loss?

Health Tip: How Bad is Your Hearing Loss?

(HealthDay News) — You’ve had a professional diagnose your hearing loss. So how bad is it? Latest Hearing News Your degree of hearing loss can range from “mild” to “profound,” the Better Hearing Institute says. Here’s are brief explanation of each degree: Mild — It’s the most common and under-diagnosed degree of hearing loss, the […]

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Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Be Costly for Seniors

Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers analyzed data from more than 77,000 U.S. patients with untreated age-related hearing loss, and compared them to […]

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Health Tip: What’s Ear Wax?

Health Tip: What’s Ear Wax?

(HealthDay News) — Earwax (cerumen) is naturally made in the ear canal. It gradually travels to the opening of the ear, where it should fall out or be removed when you bathe, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Hearing News Sometimes, your ear makes too much of it. In some cases, the wax builds up in […]