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Hearing loss is a world wide problem

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One out of ten people suffer from hearing loss. Usually hearing aids are the number one treatment.

High tech computers
Hearing aid technology is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly advanced. Modern hearing aids are small high-tech computers, being refined and developed to provide better reproduction of natural human hearing. Speech-in-noise test
Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.

Treatment of children
Treatment of hearing loss in children is extremely important
Treatment of hearing loss in children is important as a hearing loss affects language and speech development.

Out of the job market
Hearing impaired people are leaving the job market at a much higher rate than their normal-hearing colleagues. Many people find that their hearing loss is a barrier to full participation in the job market as well as their social life. Improved quality of life
Nine in 10 users of hearing aids say their hearing aids improve their quality of life and and their confidence in themselves.

Dangerous ear buds
The small ear buds pose a potential danger to hearing. They can boost the signal by as much as six to nine dB. An individual condition
Tinnitus varies considerably in intensity and type. Some people describe tinnitus as high-frequency whistling sounds while others perceive tinnitus as a buzzing noise or a sound similar to butter sizzling in a frying pan.

Noisy homes
We are continually subjected to noise throughout our lives. We cannot control all noise, but when we return home we can at least shut the front door behind us, and thereby control the noise level ourselves. A magnificant organ
The ear is an advanced and very sensitive organ of the human body. The best way to describe the functioning of the ear is to see the path which the sound waves take on their way through the ear.

A magnificant organ
The ear is an advanced and very sensitive organ of the human body. The best way to describe the functioning of the ear is to see the path which the sound waves take on their way through the ear.

Speech-in-noise test:  Try the 5 step speech-in-noise test that will help you determine if you would benefit from wearing hearing aids.

Musicians
Millions of music lovers would not contemplate life without their music. However, even more so than their avid listeners, musicians risk their hearing when exposed to loud levels of music for long periods of time.

Improved quality of life
Nine in 10 users of hearing aids say their hearing aids improve their quality of life and and their confidence in themselves.

An individual condition
Tinnitus varies considerably in intensity and type. Some people describe tinnitus as high-frequency whistling sounds while others perceive tinnitus as a buzzing noise or a sound similar to butter sizzling in a frying pan.

Source:www.hear-it.org

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Sound Pollution

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No one on earth can escape the sounds of noise- an unwanted, disturbing sound that causes a nuisance in the eye of the beholder. Noise is a disturbance to the human environment that is escalating at such a high rate that it will become a major threat to the quality of human lives. In the past thirty years, noise in all areas, especially in urban areas, have been increasing rapidly. There are numerous effects on the human environment due to the increase in noise pollution.Although we attempt to set standards for some of the most major sources of noise, we often are unable to monitor them. Major sources of noise can be airplanes at takeoff and landing, and a truck just off the assembly line, yet we seem accept and enjoy countless other sounds, from hard rock music to loud Harley Davidson motor cycles. The following areas will be investigated in some detail; adolescent education, neural-effects, sleep, hearing damage, occupational environment, transportation, and physiological effects.

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Most of society is now aware that noise can damage hearing. However, short of a threat that disaster would overtake the human race if nothing is done about noise, it is unlikely that many people today would become strongly motivated to do something about the problem. Yet, the evidence about the ill effects of noise does not allow for complacency or neglect. For instance, researchers working with children with hearing disorders are constantly reminded of the crucial importance of hearing to children. In the early years the child cannot learn to speak without special training if he has enough hearing loss to interfere effectively with the hearing of words in context (Bugliarello, et al., 1976). In this respect, there is a clear need for parents to protect their childrens’ hearing as they try to protect their eyesight. If no steps are taken to lessen the effects of noise, we may expect a significant percentage of future generations to have hearing damage. It would be difficult to predict the total outcome if total population would suffer hearing loss. Conceivably, the loss could even be detrimental to our survival if it were ever necessary for us to be able to hear high frequencies.