New Study Finds People Living in Rural Areas at Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

A new study has identified those who live in rural America at higher risk for hearing loss. Why? Probably because many in these areas work in industries that consistently expose them to loud noises, like agriculture, making prevention the best course of action. A study recently published in the journal Lancet Regional Health-Americas, is one of the first to estimate … Read More

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