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Over 1 billion people aged 12 to 35 years risk losing their hearing due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud music and other recreational sounds. This can have devastating consequences for their physical and mental health, education, and employment prospects. Ahead of World Hearing Day 2022, under the theme To hear for life, listen with care! WHO has issued
Tinnitus, most often described as "ringing" in the ears even though no external sound is present, also can be perceived as humming, hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus -- 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. Worldwide, about 30
The sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin actually have a lot in common, according to a new study from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "There are striking similarities in the development of two types of specialized sensory cells: the
Deterioration in speech understanding when the speaker is wearing a mask mainly has visual causes. They are even more significant than the acoustic attenuation caused by the masks. According to experiments conducted by a group of hearing researchers at the medical faculty of the University of Oldenburg, the fact that we understand what a person is saying less well when
Exposure to loud noise, such as a firecracker or an ear-splitting concert, is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Research suggests that 12% or more of the world population is at risk for noise-induced loss of hearing. Loud sounds can cause a loss of auditory nerve cells in the inner ear, which are responsible for sending acoustic information
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