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Studies have shown smoking cigarettes can damage your hearing, but what about vaping? Many vaping products contain chemicals known to be harmful to human health There's no conclusive research yet, but it appears that vaping indeed carries similar risks to smoking. And depending on the chemicals found in the vape juice flavoring, it may even be more harmful.
People with blurry vision wouldn’t dream of going without a good pair of prescription specs. Our hearing, however, seems to be a different story. A whopping 80 percent of adults between the ages of 55 and 74 who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid don’t use them, according to a study published in the International Journal
For many of us, summer fun includes splashing in the nearest body of water. But what happens when our desire to cool off in the water leads to a painful swimmer's ear or even temporary hearing loss ? It happens more often than you might think. What is swimmer's ear? Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the
Imagine you woke up one morning and couldn’t hear out of one ear. Would you know what to do? Would you seek treatment? Unfortunately, for most people the answer to both of these questions is a resounding no. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Every year, one out of every 5,000 adults experiences sudden onset hearing loss. Also known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss,
If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may want to schedule an appointment to see a hearing care professional, too. While researchers are still studying the relationship between the two, hearing loss and sleep apnea appear strongly linked, according to several studies published in the past few years. One, a study of nearly 14,000 people found that hearing impairment was more
It’s allergy season. That stuffy-nosed, watery-eyed, and always itchy part of the year. When the sniffles begin, I know my hearing is about to take a temporary dip. On my worst allergy days, I feel like I am walking in a fog. Sounds are muffled and my ears are popping more than usual as they work to clear the increased
If you take Viagra or another similar medication for erectile dysfunction, be aware that you're at an increased risk of developing a hearing condition known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Erectile dysfunction drugs and hearing loss Any of the dozen or so drugs that belong to the class of medications known as PDE-5-inhibitors are linked to sudden hearing loss.
Rocker Eric Clapton, diva Barbra Streisand and rapper Will.i.am may be worlds apart musically but they share this in common: All three are having audio difficulties. They’re among a growing number of musicians suffering from hearing loss after decades of exposure to loud music. The problem is especially prevalent in the ranks of boomer rockers, including Pete Townshend
It may not make sense to use your feet in benefit of someone else’s ears, but in the case of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and its signature Walk4Hearing events, that’s exactly what thousands of people across the country have been doing since 1979. Each year in the spring and fall, Walk4Hearing events “increase public awareness about
If you have hearing loss , you may be at greater risk of an accidental injury at work or at play, according to a recent study. The study, which was published in March, used data from the National Health Interview Survey between 2007 and 2015 to analyze accidental injuries among a cross-section of adults. Accidental injuries were reported by