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Hearing Impairment Classification Terms

Hearing loss can take a variety of forms and arise as the result of a number of causes, and to fully understand them you need to understand the way in which we hear. Along with the eardrum and the ear canal, the outer ear is the portion of the ear on the outside of the […]

The Basics of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

It’s been estimated that 50 million people in the U.S. over the age of 50 suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus causes people who have it to hear constant sounds “in their heads” that people around them cannot hear – buzzing or roaring sounds, high-pitched whistling or ringing, or rapid clicking. For some tinnitus sufferers, this constant […]

How Do Elephants, Cockroaches and Other Animals Hear?

An interesting observation that shows just how essential hearing is to living species on the earth is that while researchers have identified various kinds of reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and mammals who were blind, they have been unable to locate any naturally deaf species. That said, the ability to hear does not necessarily call for ears. […]