Live longer – Use Hearing Aids

An Icelandic study has shown that older men with hearing loss have a higher mortality rate. Users of hearing aids do however not have a higher mortality rate than other people. Researchers have studied the link between hearing and visual impairments and mortality. The survey shows that older men with hearing loss or both hearing loss and a visual impairment have a greater risk of dying within a five year period than others. Greater...

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Whistle blowing can damage hearing

Frequent exposure to whistle blowing could lead to hearing loss. A single whistle blow ranges from 104 to 116 decibels and can severely harm hearing, according to research carried out by Professor Greg Flamme at the Western Michigan University. 36 times the maximum daily noise dose Flamme discovered the link between whistle blowing and hearing loss by testing the noise levels one of his doctoral students was exposed to while...

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Welders in growing danger of hearing loss

Welders in growing danger of hearing loss Continuous exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of hearing loss. As part of their job, many welders are exposed to loud noises, intense heat, blinding light and breathing in potentially dangerous welding fumes. In such working conditions, welding fumes have been shown to have a major negative impact on hearing. Additionally, exposure to certain chemicals or heavy metals combined with...

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Untreated hearing loss causes poorer physical and mental health

Untreated hearing loss causes poorer physical and mental health Older adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to require hospitalization and suffer from periods of inactivity and depression, according to the results of a study from Johns Hopkins in the US. In general, the study found a link between hearing loss and poorer physical and mental health in older adults. Social isolation In the study, those with untreated hearing...

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Starkey makes breakthrough in fight against Tinnitus

Starkey makes breakthrough in fight against Tinnitus Nearly everyone has experienced a ringing in their ears at one point or another, but for Richfield resident Kevin Kilian the ringing never went away, ruining nearly aspect of his life. After 16 months of struggling to hear over the discomforting noise, Kilian found hope through a new device created by hearing specialists at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie. Kilian is not...

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