Tag: sensorineural hearing loss

A Variety of Conditions Can Affect Your Hearing

Most of us are familiar with the type of hearing loss that can be improved with hearing aids, but there is another type of hearing loss—the type that can be caused by a buildup of earwax, among other things. The former type is called sensorineural hearing loss, while the latter

Loss of Hearing: Avoid Loud Noises to Reduce Your Risk

Loss of Hearing: Avoid Loud Noises to Reduce Your Risk

A loss of hearing can severely impact your quality of life. For many of us, a loss of hearing makes us frustrated, angry, and depressed. We know we miss out on conversation bits, but we find ourselves somewhat embarrassed at constantly saying, “What did you say?”  If that loss of

Iron-Deficiency Anemia Linked to Hearing Loss

Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA), a common and easily treated condition that results from a lack of sufficient iron in the body, has been found to impact hearing ability in some people. In a recent study, researchers discovered that, while 1.6 percent of the general population has hearing loss, 3.4 percent of

Newsbites: Celebrity Chefs; Type 1 Diabetes; Low Iron; Sugar Politics

Celebrity Chefs Set Bad Example for Food Safety
About 1 in 6 Americans suffer a foodborne illness each year, often in their own homes, so safe food handling practices can’t be overemphasized. Recently, scientists watched 100 episodes of cooking shows from 24 celebrity chefs preparing meat dishes and tracked the chefs’

Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Suspect in Hearing Loss

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological

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