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Physician Focus: Protect your hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions affecting Americans of all ages, with more than 30 million Americans age 12 and older having some level of impaired hearing, according to the National Institute on Deafness. Among Americans 45 and older, hearing impairment is one of the most common chronic conditions and can lead to social isolation, functional decline, and even depression.

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Hearing is in the brain

By Steve Tobias Most people think hearing is in the ears. What people don’t realize is that hearing really occurs in the brain. The brain must evaluate all incoming signals from the ears and quickly calculate four main tasks. Let’s call the first task “Orientation.” Here the brain must calculate where the sound is located […]

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Taking care of ear problems throughout the year

By Dr. Roxanne Latimer Some of the most common winter complaints are annoying ear pain, ear clogging and decreased hearing. The problems that start in the ear vary and one should seek medical attention as soon as possible to quickly treat the condition. There are four basic problems that are common with the ear: inner […]

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Hearing Loss can lead to depression

Hearing problems can happen gradually with age, making them easy to ignore. Yet, they can have a devastating impact — contributing to depression and social isolation among older Americans. In a recent survey of AARP members, more than half reported having untreated hearing health issues. In many cases, the problem isn’t even being discussed. A […]

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Learn to hear again with some help

By Stephen P. Tobias We have all heard of the people that get hearing aids and put them in the drawer after trying them a few times. I’d like to offer an explanation as to why this happens. It’s easy to see that there must be an issue with the comfort, sound or performance. Did […]

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Do you hear what I hear?

By Robert Mario In both animals and humans, vocal signals used for communication contain a wide array of different sounds that are determined by the vibrational frequencies of vocal cords. For example, the pitch of someone’s voice, and how it changes as they are speaking, depends on a complex series of varying frequencies. Knowing how […]

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