Hearing Loss

You may have hearing loss and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss include viruses or bacteria, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medications. Treatment for hearing loss will depend on your diagnosis.Doctor Benke’s Knowledge Base on Hearing Loss

Five Minute Hearing Test  – You may have hearing loss, and not even be aware of it. People of all ages experience gradual hearing loss, often due to the natural aging process or long exposure to loud noise.

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Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease  – Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks cells in the inner ear that are mistaken for a virus or bacteria.

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Buying a Hearing Aid  – Because some hearing problems can be medically corrected, first visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist).

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Hearing Health Center  – Nearly 30 million Americans have impaired hearing. The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media.

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Noise & Hearing Protection  – One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech. Excessive noise exposure is the most common cause of hearing loss.

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Tinnitus  – Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or ringing ears. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears.

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Hearing Health Magazine  – The mission of Hearing Health Foundation is to prevent and cure hearing loss through groundbreaking research. The magazine keeps you informed of the latest hearing discoveries.

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