Deafness Hearing LossInfo Center
Save Your Ears
Concert goers: This may not be music to your ears, but super loud music at concerts isn't good for your hearing. Are you listening?
Drumming Out Surgery for Broken Drums
Cotton swabs are convenient tools to clean out the ears, but care needs to used, as most eardrum ruptures are attributed to their overzealous use.
Sound of Silence Vs. Sounds of Joy
Imagine watching videos on your computer without the option of sound. How about watching American Idol without sound? That is what it's like for the hard of hearing. What if the darkness of silence could be replaced with sounds of joy?
The Sound of Sleep Deprivation
Prolonged exposure to loud workplace noise resulting in hearing loss may also impact the quality of sleep.
You Need Hair to Hear
Scientists have pinpointed a genetic mutation that causes deafness by stunting the development of important inner ear hairs and nerve cells vital for hearing.
That Ringing in Your Ears
It's a familiar scene: a teenager on the bus pulls out an mp3 player, throws on a pair of headphones, and cranks the volume.