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New hearing aids - Rexton Cobalt 16 by Aaron Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 May 2009 4:21pm 1 Comment I picked up my new hearing aids today and thought I would post my initial thoughts. First, let's take a little journey back in time to understand some of my history. I got my first set of ears 10 years ago. They were the Senso+ model in the CIC (completely-in-the-canal) size, made by Widex. They were almost invisible and functioned fairly w ... Read on »
Are Online Hearing Tests Fake? by Hearing ABC Posted Tue 07 Sep 2010 3:26am With the increasing accessibility of the Internet, and the remarkable improvement in the quality of computer audio systems, online hearing tests are fast becoming popular in the general public as a preliminary screening test. In spite of this, the million dollar question remains: Are Online Hearing Tests fake? These ... Read on »
Police officers and noise induced hearing loss by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Oct 2009 10:02pm To evaluate the association between police employment and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) a cross-sectional study was performed on 887 policemen and 805 civil servants in France. After adjusting for potential cofounders, police officers were 1.4 times more likely to have a selective 4000 Hz hearing loss than civilservants (95% CI 1.1–1.9). ... Read on »
Secondhand Smoke Associated With Hearing Loss in Teens by Poh Tin Tan Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 2:20am From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs News Author: Emma Hitt, PhD CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MD Approximately 60% of US children are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS). Prenatal or childhood SHS exposure has been linked to low birth weight, respiratory tract infections, behavioral problems, otitis media, and various other he ... Read on »
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Health Reform Challenge by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Nov 2011 10:23am The Court agreed to hear only the 11th Circuit challenge, which is the only one to have found the law to be invalid. The Supreme Court will rule both on the constitutionality of the individual mandate, and, if that portion of the law is unconstitutional, the Court will decide whether the rest of the law can stand without it. In addition, the C ... Read on »
Hearing Loss and Dementia by Eva Z. Facebook Posted Fri 18 Jul 2014 10:26am In recent years leading institutions such as Harvard and John Hopkins have posited a correlation between the progression of dementia and hearing loss. In this piece we hope to examine the correlation between the two and offer some insight into the reasoning behind it. How We Hear Our ability to capture and process sound requires the eff ... Read on »
Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World by Environmental Health Posted Fri 31 Dec 2004 9:00pm Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to ... Read on »
Switch-on or Activation Day by Robyn C. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:06am Monday 7th April.... Firstly, I actually got used to hearing with absolutely no sound. I thought it would be extremely difficult - but found it much easier than I thought I would. I am obviously a better lipreader than I thought I was. There were a few times I got lost - but not many. I didn't miss sound per se - but I hated the symphon ... Read on »
New Cochlear Hybrid Implant by kim Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 12:00am by kim Hearing thresholds superimposed onto the Iowa Nucleus Hybrid Eligibility audiogram Do you recognize this pattern?  Does it look like your hearing threshold levels?  If so, you might be eligible for a Cochlear Hybrid Implant in the near future. Up until n ... Read on »
Speech audiometry by Rouchi Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00am     Here in Germany, Prisha got new hearing aids and they are covered under insurance.For this we needed to get a prescription from an ENT specialist from here.A good friend introduced us to a very good ENT specialist who has a good knowledge on the subject and is not one of the pushy ones ( we had one before who pushed us to depression about hi ... Read on »