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Why Smokers Might Need to Watch Their Hearing
Smokers, if you need another reason to quit, here’s one that might surprise you: Quitting might save your hearing.
Hear Yourself Think: How Ear Implants Might Help
This might be music to the ears of aging adults: a procedure to address hearing loss could also help with mental function.
Sleep Apnea May Snuff Out Some Sound
Sleep apnea has been linked to problems with blood flow. As healthy blood flow is crucial to many functions of the body, including the five senses, it's possible that sleep apnea could play a part in damage to our senses.
Hearing Loss Linked to Depression Among Adults
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and one new study found that even minor hearing loss can have an impact on mental health.
Hearing Loss May Speed up Brain Shrinkage in Elderly
The human brain shrinks as part of the normal aging process, but one new study found that hearing problems may be linked to a faster shrinkage process.
When Smoke Comes Out the Ears
Most people associate health problems from smoking with the lungs. But smoking is linked to other health issues as well, like hearing loss — even for babies exposed in the womb.
Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain
Some degree of hearing loss is expected in the later years of life. But does fuzzy sound mean more than just not hearing the doorbell ring?
RA Drug Slows Damage of Rare Disease
Inflammation is at the root of many common diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. As such, it may be possible that certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs also can treat other inflammatory diseases.
The Sound of Sleep Deprivation
Prolonged exposure to loud workplace noise resulting in hearing loss may also impact the quality of sleep.