Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Is having a disability a barrier to employment, and more specifically, what is the impact of occupational hearing loss in the workplace? According to a newly released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals with disabilities face significant employment barriers when compared to their non-disabled counterparts. Primary barriers identified include non-inclusive hiring practices, limited training opportunities, … Read More

Infant Sound Machines—Is There Any Danger to Hearing?

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Not much is as comforting or as peaceful as a sleeping baby, but getting a baby to sleep can sometimes be a challenge. Older parents may remember sitting their baby near the clothes dryer or running the vacuum cleaner to drown out environmental sounds that often wake a sleeping baby, like a barking dog or doorbell ringing. Today, many parents … Read More

Six Signs of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

An analysis from the Centers for Disease Control suggests at least 10 million (6 percent) adults in the U.S. under age 70 – and perhaps as many as 40 million adults total (24 percent) – may have noise-induced hearing loss based on their hearing test results. The study also found 19 percent of young adults aged 20 to 29 had … Read More

3 tips for dealing with noise during game day

Your love of sports may be damaging your hearing. Though attending live sporting events and going to a crowded bar to watch sports can be a great way to spend time with friends, let loose, and have fun, it can also put you at a greater risk of permanent hearing loss. Live sports can be loud enough to create noise-induced … Read More

Common myths about noise-induced hearing loss

People are exposed to a variety of noises every day. Power tools, the lawn mower running, and the radio in the car are a few examples of everyday sounds that all have the ability to damage hearing if they’re loud enough or if your exposure is long enough. This is known as noise-induced hearing loss, and it affects millions of … Read More