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Smoking Linked to Hearing Loss

Approximately 42.1 million adults in the US smoke cigarettes, and more than 16 million Americans suffer a disease caused by the habit, such as heart or lung disease. Now, new research from the University of Manchester in the UK finds that smoking and passive smoking may also increase the risk of hearing loss. The research team, led by Dr. Piers Dawes of the Centre for Human Communication and Deafness at the university, recently published their findings in the Journal of the Association for...

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10 Reasons Men Should Have Their Hearing Tested

As a reminder to men that that there are simple things they can do to protect their hearing. Listening to smartphones and MP3 players only at a low volume, and wearing earplugs in noisy environments—like sporting events, clubs, concerts, or when using power tools and riding motorcycles—are examples.

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Men and Hearing Loss

Men now can take an easy step toward protecting their well-being, vitality, and quality of life by checking their hearing online at www.BetterHearing.org

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Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Influence Personality

The aging process, like all life processes, is characterized by change. And while most do not become grumpy old men and women, research does show those older individuals are generally less outgoing.

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Hearing Loss Prevention

INTRODUCTION Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States. A single shot from a shotgun, experienced at close range, may permanently damage your hearing in an instant. Repeated exposures to loud machinery may, over an extended period of time, present serious risks to human hearing.

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It Can Kill You: The Scary Facts People Don’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Imagine losing your memories—forgetting your friends, unable to recognize your spouse, no longer recalling the names of your own child

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Hearing loss and dementia

The link between untreated hearing loss and development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Hearing loss and cancer treatments.

Only in recent years has research addressed the risk of hearing loss and related conditions (e.g. tinnitus) as reported by numerous post-cancer treatment patients.

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Hearing loss and cerebro & cardiovascular disorders.

A growing body of research shows that a person‘s hearing health and cardiovascular health frequently correspond.

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Hearing loss and increased risk of falling.

Many of the causes of senior citizens falling and injuring themselves are preventable.

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