About 45 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which is the perception of sound where no external sound source exists. This phantom sound is frequently identified as a ringing sound, but can also materialize as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. The first thing to know about tinnitus is that it’s a symptom, not a […]
More often than not, people are unaware that they have hearing loss. It develops so slowly that it’s usually undetectable, and moreover, the majority of family physicians do not regularly test for hearing loss at the annual physical exam. Bearing in mind these two facts, it’s no wonder that most people first find out they […]
Zinc-air-battery-types by Marc Andressen is licensed under Attribution CC 2.0 You could make a strong case that the most important part of your hearing aid is the battery: without it, nothing else works, and if it fails, your hearing fails with it. In this concise guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about […]
The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people are at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, generated by exposure to excessive sound levels from personal audio devices and noisy environments such as nightclubs, bars, concerts, and sporting events. An projected 26 million Americans already suffer from the condition. If noise-induced hearing loss results from being […]
Researchers are looking at ways to apply new signal processing strategies to the design of hearing aids. Signal processing is the method used to modify normal sound waves into amplified sound that is the best possible match to the remaining hearing for a hearing aid user. NIDCD-funded researchers also are studying how hearing aids can […]
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