Tag Archives: Hearing

Hearing loss statistics at a glance

Hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages. This is what hearing loss looks like by the numbers. Hearing loss statistics See a hearing care specialist if you thinkyou might have hearing loss. According to Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, approximately 38.2 million… Read More »

Drinking and hearing loss

Not only can alcohol use disorder lead to the development of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, it can also put you at risk for developing hearing loss. Here’s how… Drinking and brain health Excessive drinking damages the auditory cortex in the brain, affecting the way your brain processes sound. The… Read More »

Causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

When it comes to hearing loss, there are three main types: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Sensorineural is the far more common type of hearing loss, affecting roughly 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss.  Sensorineural hearing loss can makeconversations a struggle to understand. Having sensorineural hearing loss means there is damage either to the tiny… Read More »

Hearing aids for profound hearing loss

When Roger Draper was about 10 years old, a dose of antibiotics damaged his hearing. At first his mother couldn’t take in the sad news. “She would say, ‘Roger, do the dishes,’ and when I didn’t respond, she’d accuse me of ignoring her,” he recalls. Roger Draper  Draper, who works as an editor in New… Read More »