Occupational noise exposure occurs when a worker is exposed to loud noise or ototoxic chemicals causing a hearing loss. Examples of excessively loud sounds are a jackhammer, factory, sports arena, bar or sirens. Working with solvents, metals or taking specific medications can
One of the main causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud sounds. It can happen from occupational noise (factory, lawnmower), leisure activities (sports arena, firearms) music (bar, concert) or accidental exposure such as a fire cracker explosion close by the ear.
Since 2013, there has been much attention in the media regarding a possible relationship between hearing loss and cognitive function in the aging population. Dr. Frank Lin from John Hopkins University School of Medicine studied older adults with hearing loss,
Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants are both treatments for hearing loss. A hearing aid is an externally worn device that processes and amplifies sounds delivered to the eardrum, middle ear system, and through to the inner ear where electrical impulses are generated for ascending nerve transmission.
We are all familiar with our ears popping when flying in an airplane, specifically when ascending or descending. The air in the ear canal and the air in the middle ear cavity, which is equal at rest, become vastly different as the plane rises or lowers.
Many comorbidities, co-existing diseases, are associated with hearing loss including diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Any health problem, particularly these, which cause a disruption to the blood’s chemical balance
The hearing mechanism is an amazing system that passes, conducts, transduces and transmits sounds from the environment to our brain in a matter of milliseconds. Sound waves are collected by the outer ear (pinna) and travel down the ear canal to the eardrum.