hearing loss prevention

hearing loss prevention

Caregiver Hearing Aid Management Challenges in Infants

The benefits of newborn hearing screening and early intervention for infants and young children identified as Deaf or hard of hearing are well established. Research has focused less on the challenges of hearing aid management for parents and caregivers for infants who are fit early on in their journey.   

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Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Yawn! 

Wait! Don't nod off yet! There is a recently published systematic review that you may be interested in checking out (Holman et al, 2021)

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He’s Falling Behind: Virtual Learning and Impact on Students with Disabilities

It’s a difficult time for everyone. Learning is virtual for many children, which is bringing new problems for children going to school at home. For children who need different and more services, virtual learning can be particularly challenging. 

A Charlotte, North Carolina, family is worried that their son Connor, who was born deaf, is falling too far behind because of virtual learning. When Connor was in school, he’d work with several teachers and aides who were specialists in helping children like him. Because of the pandemic, this isn’t possible any longer.

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New Israeli Study Suggests COVID-19 Does Not Damage Auditory System

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports in the professional literature on possible hearing loss caused by the disease. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU), in collaboration with the Galilee Medical Center, finds no evidence of damage to the auditory system as a result of COVID-19 infection.  


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Bored Out of My Mind

Hi! I am a hearing aid and I am bored out of my mind.

It took years, no decades, for me to hone the skills to be a discriminating listener. At first, I could tell when sound was coming from the front versus other directions. Then, I could tell when you were speaking from when the fan was whirring or traffic was zipping by.

It took a lot of hard work but I even learned how to pull out the voice of whomever was speaking with you from the random noises in the background. 

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An Overview of Hearing Loss in Children

In a recent review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lieu and colleagues (2020) provide an excellent overview of hearing loss in children that would be highly beneficial for students, parents, and any professional working with pediatric patients with hearing loss. 

The article provides a detailed overview of the epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of childhood hearing loss as well as assessment and management options. 

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Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Draft Recommendation Statement and Draft Evidence Review

Developed by the American Academy of Audiology Scientific Advisory and Research Council (Nick Reed, AuD, Chair) and the Research Initiatives Committee (Ryan McCreery, PhD, Chair) 

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Better Hearing Health Across the Department of Defense

Originating from the rehabilitation of noise-induced hearing losses (NIHL) incurred during World War I and II, the Department of Defense (DoD) has historically led the fields of hearing conservation and audiology   (Bergman, 2002).

In fact, the earliest hearing-conservation regulations came from the military services with the Air Force in 1956. The change that the U.S. Army made to the Army Hearing Program in 2008 to make hearing capabilities rather than hearing-loss prevention the primary focus has continued this tradition of innovation and leadership.

Topic(s): Department of Defense, Hearing Health Care, hearing loss prevention, hearing capabilities, Military Health