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Hearing Loss - Prevention

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Noise-induced Hearing Loss Fact Sheet
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by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Exposure to noise that is too loud can cause permanent hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is 100...

How Loud is Too Loud?
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pamphlet by National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health. Gives examples of decibel levels of various noises and explains how much exposure at each level can cause permanent hearing loss. >>...

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention: Choose The Hearing Protection That's Right for You
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health. Discussion of types of earplugs and ear muffs available for those who might be exposed to loud noises. >>View Info

Hearing Screening
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American Speech – Language – Hearing Association. More than 30% of people over 65 have some type or hearing loss. Adult hearing screening programs are considered voluntary, but it is recommended that adults be screened at least every decade th...

Fire Safe and Sound -- A Fire Safety Factsheet for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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by the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. Provides safety tips on planning in advance to prevent danger to those with hearing loss in the event of a fire emergency. Installing a visual smoke alarm (...

See Archives of Additional Classic Sources on Hearing Loss – Prevention.

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Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults
June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have experienced hospitalizat...

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds
January 23, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found an apparent link between hearing loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. The new study was published on January 21, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical...

Study Suggests Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia
February 16, 2011 Posted by Editor
Study Suggests Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

A new study conducted by scientists as Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging has found a correlation between hearing loss and development of Alzheimer's Disease. "This work suggests that there is a strong predictive a...

Earwax – Insight into the Proper Care of Ears
November 21, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

American Academy of Otolaryngology. Buildup of excessive earwax is one of the most common causes of loss of hearing. This website page explains why the body produces earwax, the recommended methods of cleaning, why cotton swabs should not be used, a...

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