How Ear Doctors Can be a Mother’s Worst Nightmare
According to reports, there are about two percent of babies who will fail in the newborn hearing screening and as parents who will do anything that your doctor tells you, doing further tests would probably be on top of your priority list.
Most doctors prefer to wait six weeks to about two months to have these babies checked out first and often than not, test results will still vary but mostly will show the baby to have moderate to severe hearing loss. This result may cause parents their first heartache regarding their children but as doctors, they do not have the authority not to break the news to the parents.
However, this type of news is not what most parents fear. Believe it or not, 10 percent of doctors may wrongly read the results, ending to a misdiagnosis. Being parents, they depend on doctors to help them understand their child’s condition but it will not hurt to always ask for a second opinion and seek a specialist’s diagnosis. Continue reading
Is Hearing Aids one kind of Personal Sound Amplification Products?
In this digital day and age, many people with hearing loss are torn between buying what is essentially advised by the experts or looking for what is most affordable in the market.
Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) get a bad rap because of what the FDA has released in 2009, but according to many manufacturers of these kinds of devices, there are several benefits people may get from them.
Why Teachers are Vulnerable to Hearing Problems
According to a study by EPIC Hearing Healthcare, teachers are among the most susceptible to hearing loss, with 15% diagnosed with varying degrees of hearing problems compared to 11% of other workers. This might seem unusual, but a close look at their working environment can explain it.
For starters, teachers tend to work in noisy places, and the sounds emanating from the hallways –and the classroom- can strain the ears since it happens every day. To give you an idea of how difficult this is, imagine the headaches that you get trying to handle your children. Now instead of just one or two kids, imagine 25 or more in one room, from morning to afternoon every day. Continue reading
Why Hearing Loss is Prevalent among Teens
Studies show that a growing number of teens have hearing problems, a situation brought about by exposure to loud noises. According to a study by ReRez Research and Siemens Hearing Instruments, the situation has gotten worse with the proliferation of compact music players.
What the Numbers Reveal
According to the study, 46% of teenagers have experienced pain in the ears or buzzing, roaring, ringing sounds, and the effect is usually felt after listening to loud music or using loud tools without protection. The findings of this study support earlier research which indicates that nearly half of all teenagers in the US suffer from one hearing problem or another. Continue reading