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TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Falling school grades could be a sign of hearing loss in children, according to the American Academy of Audiology.

"A child with just minor hearing loss can be missing a significant amount of the classroom discussion," said academy president Lisa Christensen.

"There are children who have been diagnosed with a learning disability w...

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems -- in what the Trump administration attributed to an attack of unknown origin.

Now researchers say they have detected some "alterations" in the patients' brain structure and function -- though the significance, if any, is disputed.

THURSDAY, July 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fireworks are a beautiful sight to behold, but they can damage your hearing if you're not careful.

Protecting your hearing should be one of the safety precautions you take when you and your family are at fireworks displays and other events on the Fourth of July, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) says.

Fireworks...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are if you're over 60 it's already happened to you: You're in a crowded room and finding it tough to understand what your partner is saying a couple of feet away.

It's a longstanding hearing-loss issue known as the "cocktail party" problem. Conventional hearing aids still aren't able to fix it -- to separate out the talk you do

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests.

The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline.

But don't panic if you no longer can hear the doorbell. The study only points to an association, not cause and effect.

"Our finding...

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests.

Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk, researchers have found.

"Most people over age 70 have at ...

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having hearing loss and not knowing it might translate into higher medical bills and other health problems for many seniors, two new studies suggest.

In one study, researchers analyzed data from more than 77,000 U.S. patients with untreated age-related hearing loss, and compared them to people without hearing loss.

Among the patien...

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these disabilities are more prevalent among women, people in the South, and those living in poverty.

Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed 2016 data on six types ...

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Put your listening ears on!" frustrated parents often say. But some kids aren't deliberately tuning out Mom and Dad -- they really can't hear them.

If you suspect your child has a hearing problem, get it checked out, experts advise.

Even minor hearing loss can affect a child's ability to learn and also lead to other problems.

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THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds.

The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear one.

No matter the reason, it's troubling, one study author said, because poor hearing can hurt people in many ways.

"Unaddres...

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your hearing can take a beating during Fourth of July fireworks.

So don't forget hearing protection when you go to fireworks displays this holiday, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) says.

Noise from fireworks can reach up to 155 decibels, which is louder than a jet plane taking off (150 decibels) or a jackhammer. Noise over ...

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may reduce a woman's risk of hearing loss, a new study finds.

"We observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss," said study first author Dr. Sharon Curhan, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

The researchers analyzed data from nearly 71,000 women followe...

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined data from more than 1,300 adults aged 65 to 85 with severe hearing loss, and found that only 45 percent of them used a hearing aid.

Those who did use a hearing aid were less likely to have gone to an emergency room or spent t...

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents annoyed by the loud music that their teens listen to might have good reason to worry.

About 20 percent of American kids aged 12 to 19 have some degree of hearing loss, a national survey found. And, according to the World Health Organization, 50 percent of people up to age 35 are at risk as well.

Technology is partly to ...

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely.

"Many adults believe that hearing loss, particularly due to aging, is 'normal' and therefore of little consequence other than, perhaps, social difficulties," said senior study author Dr. N...

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests.

"Reducing workplace noise levels is critical not just for hearing loss prevention -- it may also impact blood pressure and cholesterol," said Dr. John Howard, director of the U.S. Nati...

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data on more than 50,000 people in Japan.

After accounting for work-related noise exposure and other hearing loss risk factors, the investigators found that smokers were 1.2 to 1.6 times m...

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition in early childhood may make hearing loss more likely in adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal who had taken part in a nutrition study when they were children.

Those who were undernourished in their preschoo...

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly riding public transit could be taking a toll on your hearing.

New research warns that though the noise commuters are exposed to is usually within recommended limits, repeated exposure to occasional bursts of loud noise can harm hearing over time.

"We now are starting to understand that chronic excessive noise exposure leads ...

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report.

Problems with hearing can be socially isolating for everyone involved, the British researchers explained.

"This is research which reviews the existing evidence we have on the impact of hearing loss on those diagnosed with the condi...