Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Noise Alert PSAs in Time Square

The National Center for Environmental Health’s (NCEH) noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) initiative has hit the big times…Times Square

The public health messages are clear… Protect Your Hearing!

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Top Dogs: Preventing Hearing Loss

Military working dogs play a vital role in a variety of roles, including tactical operations, patrol, detection, and specialized searches. 

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Understanding the Patient in Patient-Centered Care

My Hearing-Loss Journey 

My hearing-loss journey began as a child, watching my father struggle with the stigma of his hearing loss.  

His hearing loss developed in early adulthood, an unwanted nuisance he inherited from his mother. I vaguely remember him wearing one hearing aid, and then two, and proceeding to grow his sideburns long over his ears to hide the evidence. This looked okay in the 1970s, but his sideburns stayed long his entire life, even as fashions changed.  

Topic(s): Patient-Centered Care (PCC), Hearing Loss, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2019

Public Relations Outreach Efforts: A Year in Review (October 2018- September 2019)

October is Audiology Awareness Month and we want to take this opportunity to showcase the media coverage to include audiology coverage, as well as that of our members over the past year.

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Ototoxicity and Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors

WHen it comes to the long-term effects of Ototoxicity there are significant shortcomings in the literature and the lack of standardization in report of quality of life. As survival rates increase, emphasis on long-term toxicities, such as hearing loss and tinnitus, will become more and more critical to address.

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Hearing Loss and Health Care

Does having hearing loss lead to less satisfied health-care consumers. Researchers from Johns Hopkins asked this specific question of approximately 250 individuals (mean age 77) in Maryland who were a part of at the Artherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. 

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Conductive Hearing Loss and Speech Intelligibility

Chronic otitis media early in childhood is often voiced as a concern for speech-language delay, though the research is inconclusive.


Animals studies that induce chronic conductive pathologies can result in significant changes in central auditory pathways, including peripheral afferent and efferent neural innervation. However, in general, these animal studies create significant pathologies over extended periods of time without resolve and consistent sound stimulation.


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PUBLIC RELATIONS | Go Ahead, Call Lois Lane Back!

“Hello, my name is Lois Lane and I’m from the Daily Planet News. We are running a story about hearing loss in superheroes and I would like to interview you. Please return my call as soon as possible.” 

You listen to the voice mail message, thrilled that the newspaper has contacted you with an opportunity to promote audiology and hearing health care, yet it has been some time since you reviewed the literature relative to kryptonite ototoxicity and barotraumas. What can an audiologist do to assure a successful interview?

Topic(s): Hearing Aids, Hearing Health Care, Hearing Loss, public relations

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2017

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Brace for Impact: How to Help Your Struggling Pediatric Patients and Their Families

Every audiologist, regardless of his or her patient population, has faced telling parents their child has hearing loss. It may become easier to break the news with practice, but have you ever stopped to think about what might be racing through their minds? 

Topic(s): Pediatric, Psychology, mental health, Hearing Loss, depression

Yes Hearing Aids, No Dementia, Depression, and Falls

We have heard the concerning connections between untreated hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. There is always debate around these conversations about whether the link between hearing loss and say accelerated dementia is causal or otherwise.


One of the tried and true methods to ask this question more deliberately is to reintroduce function, hearing in this case, and observe the effects on the secondary conditions.


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