April 2017

Too Loud! For Too Long! Loud Noises Damage Hearing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new report in February describing noise-induced hearing loss and its association with socio-demographics and self-reported exposure to loud noise. Information from that report is summarized in this article. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical […]

March 2017

Tinnitus Troubles   The American Tinnitus Association and the CDC state 10-15% of Americans (about 50 million) experience “ringing in the ears.” Tinnitus is not a disease, but a sensorineural reaction within the auditory system and parts of the brain that process sound creating the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. […]