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More than 10 million Americans already have irreversible hearing damage as a result of exposure to loud noise, and according to the latest research, the incidence of acquired hearing loss in adolescents only continues to rise. “Prevention – particularly in adolescents and young adults - is the key to maintaining long-term hearing and the quality of life that comes with

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A Grand Valley State University professor is helping her patients improve their speech as they ride horses. It's an emerging speech-language therapy technique and the results are often immediate. Beth Macauley, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been studying and using hippotherapy for nearly 30 years on patients as young as 2 years old to elderly patients who

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In a new study published in Trends and Cognitive Sciences , researchers say they have identified the defects in the brain that lead to tinnitus and chronic pain. The team hopes the findings will be the first step to developing therapies for these common complaints. The authors of this new research - from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington,

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Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in underserved and vulnerable populations, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report

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Every day, you as a provider have a chance to change the world. With each patient who walks out your door, you are adding to their quality of life and starting a ripple effect that can go on for quite some time. Changing people’s lives for the better and giving them hope is what you get to do every day.

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A new study indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients. Children with Down syndrome who have motor speech disorder characteristics have historically been diagnosed as having childhood dysarthria. Meanwhile, symptoms of childhood apraxia of speech may

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Whether it is a popular concert, a trip to a festival, or partying at a club, more than half of US music listeners surveyed regularly go out and enjoy music to the fullest. What many of them forget, however, is that while listening to great sounds is a lot of fun, it can have serious implications for our hearing. Right

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Soldiers need to have good quality earplugs to protect their ears from damage because constantly listening to bullets being fired and bombs going off isn’t exactly what our ears were made for. However, they can’t just block out all noise, what if their commander is shouting orders at them or if an enemy is sneaking up on them? Surely there

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In an increasingly fast-paced and technology-based world, people with hearing loss have struggled with staying connected to those around them due to hearing aids that are not directly connected to cellular devices. “Previously, hearing aids weren’t able to connect to your Bluetooth mobile device without a streamer, a device worn around the neck to connect smart phones or TVs to

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Picture a rock and roll concert, with music blaring out of giant speakers on stage. Now imagine a sophisticated symphony performance. Which group of musicians would be more likely to suffer hearing loss? Surprisingly, it’s classical musicians who may be most at risk, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. “We don’t generally think of musicians as being

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