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What factors are associated with an increased risk of temporary hearing loss a...
Bottom Line People who attended an outdoor music festival who did not use earplugs, used alcohol and or drugs and were male were more likely to experience temporary hearing loss. Why The Research Is Interesting During the past two decades, the frequency of hearing loss among young people has increased and going to music concerts, clubs and festivals may part of the reason. Noise-induced hearing loss because of recreational noise exposure may be reduced by ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 23
The Financial Side of Aphasia
Aphasia deeply impacts a person 8217 s financial well-being. Speech therapy and doctor appointments ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Apr 13
The Psychological Effects of a Stroke
A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic is looking at the ...
Aphasia.org - Fri. Apr 13
Imagining an object can change how we hear sounds later
Seeing an object at the same time that you hear sound coming from somewhere else can lead to the ventriloquist illusion and its aftereffect, but research suggests that simply imagining the object produces the same illusory results. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The sensory information we imagine is often treated by the brain in the same way as information streaming in to us fr ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 13
Sometimes, Headaches Can Be an Emergency. Here's When.
Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of your headaches. Sometimes, though, headaches can warn of a serious health issue. High blood pressure, a stroke, a brain tumor, carbon monoxide poisoning, infections, a concussion and more could be linked to your headaches. That s why it ...
Healthday - Mon. Apr 9
Profiles of Aphasia: Woody Durham
For 40 years, Woody Durham was the 8220 voice of the Tar Heels, 8221 ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Apr 5
Affiliate Highlight: Synapse House
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Apr 5
Connecting hearing helper molecules to the ear bone
Hearing loss is a common affliction associated with advancing age and exposure to very loud noises, affecting two-thirds of adults over age 70. But living with hearing loss may not be inevitable. Scientists report in the ACS journal Bioconjugate Chemistry a novel approach to the restoration of hearing that delivers stimulants of cell growth and connectivity directly to damaged ear cells. Hearing loss is attributed to the degradation of specialized inner ea ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 5
Is hearing loss associated with increased risk of accidental injury?
Bottom Line Difficulty hearing was associated with increased risk of accidental injury and individuals reporting a lot of trouble hearing were twice as likely to be hurt. Why The Research Is Interesting Accidental injuries are among the leading causes of illness and death in the United States, with an estimated 28 million emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in 2013. Hearing loss affects about 16 percent of the U.S. population and underst ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Trouble hearing? It could increase your risk of an injury
Boston, MA-- Accidental injuries are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that unintentional injuries accounted for 5 percent of all deaths in 2011 and 28 million emergency room visits in 2013. While many factors can contribute to accidental injuries, the relationship between them and certain sensory impairments, such as hearing loss, are noteworthy. Additionally, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Genes in songbirds hold clues about human speech disorders, UCLA biologists re...
Insights into how songbirds learn to sing provide promising clues about human speech disorders and may lead to new ways of treating them, according to new research published in the journal eLife . There are about 9,000 species of birds, about half of which are songbirds. When these birds sing, the activity of a master gene called FoxP2 declines in a key region of the brain involved in vocal control known as Area X. The decrease in FoxP2 produces changes in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 29
Affiliate Highlight: University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP)
We re continuing with our affiliate highlight series, this time turning our eye ...
Aphasia.org - Thu. Mar 29