Category Archives: AHRF News

How Loud is Too Loud? Video

Scientists measure the loudness of sounds in units called “bells”, named after the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Talking softly is about 30 decibels. Speaking in a normal way is about 60 decibels.

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Understanding the Ear

Knowing the different parts of the ear will help you understand the types and causes of hearing loss better.

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Could Sleep Apnea Affect Your Hearing?

Sleep apnea may not only affect the quality of your sleep. New research suggests that the sleep disorder may be linked to hearing loss as well.

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Preventing Hearing Loss from Chemotherapy

Video – Researchers at UIC and Northwestern University are developing a device to prevent hearing loss from chemotherapy – a side effect many patients don’t expect.

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Benefits and Risks of Cochlear Implants

What are the Benefits of Cochlear Implants? What are the Risks of Cochlear Implants? General Anesthesia Risks – Risks from the Surgical Implant Procedure – Other Risks Associated with the Use of Cochlear Implants

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Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age.

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Health Effects of Noise Pollution

People of all ages, including children, teens, young adults, and older people, can lose hearing because of noises around them. The health effects of noise pollution include:

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Controls for Noise Exposure

Loud noise at work can damage hearing. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise at work. To minimize occupational noise-induced hearing loss NIOSH recommends that workers should not be exposed to noise at a level that amounts to more than 85 decibels (dBA) for 8 hours.

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Act Fast if you’d like to Participate in a Clinical Trial to Test a New Tinnitus Treatment Device!

Do you suffer from tinnitus?

NIH Announces Recruitment for Clinical Trial to Test New Tinnitus Treatment Device: Multi-Center Trial Offers Hope for Millions of Americans with Severe Tinnitus

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Baby ‘Sleep Machines’ Could Damage Hearing, Study Suggests

Some of the “sleep machines” marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby’s hearing, a new study suggests.

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