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How Your Ears Work, and What Happens When They Don't

Many people with the ability to hear take their ears for granted. We don't think about how they work, or what we'll do when they stop working. This year’s World Hearing Day (March 3), learn more about your ears, how to prevent damage, and what to do if you begin suffering from hearing loss.

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What you need to know about viral causes of hearing loss

Hearing loss isn't always caused by old age; it can be caused by several factors, including viruses. What viruses cause hearing loss and what are the symptoms?

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Sounds You Didn’t Know Damage Your Hearing

Hearing is an important part of everyday life, yet most people don’t realise when they are damaging their ears. Causes of hearing loss include infections, ageing, and brain injury, but one of the most common causes is exposure to impact noise such as firecrackers . Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can develop after one occurrence of extreme noise exposure or after listening to very loud sounds over time. Everyone has tiny hair cells in their inner ear (cochlea) that vibrate and send an electric signal to the auditory nerve, allowing you to hear. Different groups of hair cells interpret different sound frequencies. Over time, if enough of these hair cells are damaged or broken, hearing loss results.

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How Hearing Loss Can Lead to Dangerous Falls

People with hearing loss face an increased danger of falling, which can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Hearing aids can help prevent such falls.

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The Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can lead to a number of social, emotional, and mental repercussions if left untreated. In order to avoid the consequences of untreated hearing loss, it's important to get a professional diagnosis and treatment plan.

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The effects of untreated hearing loss on family & friends

When left untreated, hearing loss can have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing. It can also have a negative impact on those around you, especially family and friends.

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How Does Hearing Loss Affect the Brain?

The brain is the centers of operations for our entire body, but it can be affected by both physical and intangible ailments. While hearing loss affects our ability to hear, it can also lead to changes in the brain.

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Seven important facts about hearing aids that everyone should know

Hearing is much more important than you might think, allowing us to not only understand and communicate but also face life with confidence and success.

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Hearing Loss Blogs You Should Know

Having hearing loss is a unique experience, and everyone deals with it differently. However, this doesn't stop people from finding a community online. These bloggers have shared their stories online, and they're worth looking into.

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Hearing Tests and Audiograms: A Quick Guide

While children are given frequent hearing tests to track their development, it's harder for adults to determine when they have hearing loss. If you think you might need an audiogram, this guide can give you a better idea of what to expect.

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How changing the clocks affects our body’s natural rhythm

With the clocks going back at the weekend, we look at what this shift of one hour means for our bodies. While it may not seem like it would have much impact, it can still take some time to readjust your sleeping – and even eating – habits.

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Are football stadiums a risk to my hearing health?

With the 2018 World Cup in full swing, we offer some advice on protecting your ears while feasting your eyes on the thrills and spills on the pitch.

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The Noise Spectrum: Sounds You Didn’t Know Damage Your Hearing

Hearing is an important part of everyday life, yet most people don’t realize when they are damaging their ears. Causes of hearing loss include infections, aging, and brain injury, but one of the most common is noise exposure. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can develop after one occurrence of extreme noise exposure or after listening to very loud sounds over time. Everyone has tiny hair cells in their inner ear (cochlea) that vibrate and send an electric signal to the auditory nerve, allowing you to hear. Different groups of hair cells interpret different sound frequencies. Over time, if enough of these hair cells are damaged or broken, hearing loss results.

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Millennials - Enjoy the Music but Watch the Volume

Take a look at the people around you the next time you’re in the gym working out or at the library doing homework or even on campus walking to class. Chances are you or someone around you is wearing headphones and listening to music.

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Protect your hearing – Be aware of noise

Noise exposure is one of the main causes of hearing loss. Yet most people don’t realize when they are damaging their ears.

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