Hearing Loss and Deafness + Original Articles

What is Tinnitus and How to Treat It

If you are struggling with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, there are a range of treatments to consider. Roughly 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Tinnitus, a noise or ringing in the ears, is not a condition itself, but a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss, an ear injury, particular medications, or some other underlying health issues.

Common Painkillers Might Make You Hard of Hearing

A new study in men hints that popping over-the-counter painkillers regularly can also lead to hearing loss, especially in younger men. Thought that your hearing loss was due to too may loud concerts back in the day? Maybe, but something else might be contributing too. A new study in men hints that taking over-the-counter painkillers regularly can also lead to hearing loss, especially in younger men.

Gym Workouts and iPod Volume

Exercising in a gym often prompts people to turn up the volume of their iPod to potentially unsafe levels for the ear, says a recent study. For so many of us, cranking up the volume on our iPods when we are at the gym is second nature. While the loud music might be great to pump up our energy and keep our workout focused, a recent study says that we may actually be doing ourselves a disservice.

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