Category Archives: AHRF News

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

Although most babies will have at least one ear infection before they reach the age of 1, the infections can …

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“Blue Skies” Video

“Blue Skies” is the tale of Tom, a building inspector who is diagnosed with significant hearing loss, and the story of how that simple problem affects his work and personal life. He must come to terms with what he stands to lose – not just his hearing, but his most important connection to the past.

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Brian Tyler – AHRF Supporter

We are proud to announce that Brian Tyler, award-winning film score composer, actively supports the work of the American Hearing Research Foundation.

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‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Complaint — awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises — was previously associated with old age.

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Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids

More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports.

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A Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health

Your child has an earache. After your first visit to a physician you may hear some of the following terms related to the diagnosis and treatment of this common childhood disorder.

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Before, During, & After Implant Surgery

What happens before surgery?
What happens during surgery?
What happens after surgery?
How can I help my child receive the most benefit from their cochlear implant?
What can I expect a cochlear implant to achieve in my child?
Can a patient hear immediately after the operation?

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Hearing Disorders and Deafness

It’s frustrating to be unable to hear well enough to enjoy talking with friends or family. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all. What causes hearing loss? Some possibilities are:

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Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Ear Infection

Children seem particularly prone to ear infections, but there are things parents can do to help lower a child’s risk.

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Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s each week could help prevent or delay hearing loss.

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