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Healthful diet tied to lower risk of hearing loss, finds study

  The team’s findings are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology Using longitudinal data collected in the Nurses’ Health Study II Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers examined three-year changes in hearing sensitivities. They found that women whose eating patterns more closely adhered to commonly recommended healthful dietary patterns, such as the Dietary Approaches […]

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Study link usage of hearing aids with reduced risk of depression, dementia and falls

Yet only 12% of those who have a formal diagnosis of hearing loss actually get the devices – even when they have insurance coverage for at least part of the cost, the study shows. The findings, made by a University of Michigan team using data from nearly 115,000 people over age 66 with hearing loss […]

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Do hand dryers hurt kids’ ears? 13-year-old girl’s study offers answers

We commonly come across hand dryers at various places like the airport, mall, restrooms or restaurants. While we dry our hands, we also hear the whooshing sound of the machine. But have we ever considered the damage that the sound could have on our hearing. Previous research has suggested that hand dryers may operate at […]

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WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “In the next 30 years, the number of […]

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Continuous earphone use can easily damage you hearing, warn experts

When in need of listening to something, earphones are everyone’s best friends. They give privacy, prevent disturbances and make good accessories, all packed in a light and practical wire. However, wearing earphones comes with a risk. A study in the United States found that 51 per cent of high schoolchildren experience hearing loss due to […]

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World Hearing Day: Don’t turn a deaf ear to hearing problems, opine experts

#WorldHearingDay: Don’t turn a deaf ear to hearing problems, opine experts

In India, the prevalence and incidence of hearing impairment are substantially high. Globally, the burden of deafness and in India is preventable. Therefore, the experts opine that people should not turn a deaf ear to hearing problems and watch out for its risk factors. Every year, March 3 is being observed as World Hearing Day. […]

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