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Hearing Loss – What is it; Causes

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 . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

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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 . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

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Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

“More than 4 in 10 Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that’s significant enough to send them to a doctor,” according to the August, 2012 issue of NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter . . . → Read More: Dizziness & Balance Disorders Arise from Conditions Common with Aging, Experts Report

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Hearing

a 96 page detailed bibliography and resource list of publications on hearing disorders, treatments, and hearing loss prevention, by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health. >>View Info

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Presbycusis

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. “Presbycusis is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most individuals as they grow older. Hearing loss is a . . . → Read More: Presbycusis

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Fact Sheet: Better Ear Health

American Academy of Otolaryngology. Provides information on several different medical causes of ear problems. >>View Info

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Adult Hearing Loss

Journal of the American Medical Association. Introduction to the types of hearing loss, and references to other resources. Reports that, “Approximately 25% to 40% of adults older than 65 years have some degree of hearing loss, and it is . . . → Read More: Adult Hearing Loss

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Hearing Loss in Elderly Patients in a Family Practice

report of a scientific study on pubmedcentral.nih.gov. Reports that hearing loss sufficient to impair communication is estimated to affect 25% to 60% of people over 65 years of age. In this study of older patients in a family practice, . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss in Elderly Patients in a Family Practice

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Hearing Loss

MayoClinic.com. An overview of the definitions, symptoms, causes, risk factors, tests and diagnosis and treatments of hearing loss. >>View Info

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