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Research shows that cancer survivors receiving chemotherapy are more likely to experience auditory issues such as hearing loss and tinnitus.
In a study of more than 600 survivors published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, nearly 70% of those receiving neurotoxic chemotherapy experienced chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (CIN). CIN may include nerve and musculoskeletal pain. From this group, 48% experienced hearing loss and/or tinnitus, while 42% without CIN experienced some form of auditory issues.
There are currently no drugs available that treat hearing loss. At present, patients have to opt for hearing aids or cochlear implants, which don’t address the root cause of hearing loss.
Damage to the sensory hair cells in the cochlea – known as sensorineural hearing loss – is a major cause of hearing loss acquired later in life: 90% of cases of hearing loss are sensorineural. Overall, 1 in 6 people in the UK – and around half a billion people worldwide and over 360 million people worldwide – have hearing loss.
Hair cell loss has long been thought to be irreversible, but various earlier studies in animals indicate that functioning inner ear sensory hair cells may be regenerated through the use of a small molecule substance called a gamma-secretase inhibitor.
New York recently joined other states in eliminating the term “hearing impaired” from its law books, deeming it offensive.
In doing so, The Empire State became the third state to remove the term from its books, following Utah and New Hampshire. At least 25 references to individuals with hearing loss were changed from “hearing impaired” to “deaf” or “hard of hearing.”
Although it may be an unexpected connection, research shows that having a healthy cardiovascular system is good for your auditory system as well.
February is American Heart Month, making it an ideal time to learn more about heart disease and how preventing it can improve your hearing health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with 630,000 Americans dying from it each year.
Audio Help Hearing Centers – with locations in New York City, Scarsdale, and Stamford, Connecticut – want to remind you about the surprising link between hearing loss and heart health.
You may have noticed that things are often hard to remember, even if you just heard them a few minutes before.
Research shows that individuals with hearing loss may have worse memories than their peers with normal hearing. A study published in the Acoustical Society of America found that word retention was worse in challenging hearing conditions – either because of a hearing impairment or environmental noise conditions.
Essentially, the study found that auditory challenges require so much processing in our brains to hear and comprehend the words that there isn’t much brainpower left for remembering the words.
Knowing this, Audio Help offers the following tips for putting yourself in the best position to remember what you hear:
Now that the calendar has turned to 2019, many of us have made resolutions to improve our health.
Audio Help Hearing Centers in New York City reminds you the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to resolve to include hearing health in your overall goals.
Did you know hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition – behind heart disease and diabetes? You’re not alone in your struggle to hear effectively, but the good news is that you don’t have to struggle.
Winter and hearing aids have a complicated relationship.
The constant switching of climates – frigid outdoors with the warm indoors – can wreak havoc on your hearing aids. The temperature shifts can cause condensation to build up in the devices’ inner workings, leading to malfunction.
Audio Help Hearing Centers in New York City, Scarsdale and Stamford offers the following suggestions for protecting your hearing aids this winter:
Charitable giving efforts are often brought to the forefront during the holiday season, but Audio Help Hearing Centers make giving back a year-long mission.
Here is a look at just several of the ways Audio Help audiologists and staff have helped the local and global communities.
Amal Art Show
On Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Dr. Eduardo Bravo and Audio Help sponsored the Hearing the Call art initiative, which helps Syrian refugee children living with hearing loss express themselves through art. A traveling art show – Amal: When Hope Endures – was hosted at TUF Gallery in New York shared stories of survival and hope, and how art is being used to support audiology treatments and overcome traumatic experiences from growing up in war-torn countries. Remaining pieces from the Amal show will be available for purchase through December at Audio Help locations.
Previously, Dr. Bravo spent a week in Guatemala on a Hearing the Call humanitarian trip, bringing the gift of hearing to more than 300 people – many of whom were children.
“The hearing smile is something very special,” Dr. Bravo said. “To see a child’s face light up when they can hear for the very first time, you can’t even put that into words what it means to the parents and to us.”