Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Research

Prevalence and Risks of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the common health disabilities. The ear is a susceptible organ that can be damaged permanently by such ubiquitous sounds as a roar of a generator, a bang of a gunshot or the ding of a construction. A valid estimate suggests that about 10 percent of the people in the …

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Treatment

Hearing loss is a common problem facing millions of people around the world. Nearly 48 million Americans suffering from hearing deficiencies and the causes can be as simple as aging or as complex as Meniere’s disease. Today, curing hearing loss can be as easy as wearing hearing aids. In the past, curing hearing loss was a creative outlet, to put …

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Types

Researchers have linked untreated hearing loss to contribute significant adverse effects on the health of an individual. Some of these negative effects include; depression, dementia, lack of balance, and social isolation. These results should be enough to warn and convince you to be vigilant and proactive in treating hearing loss. And for those who may be fully aware, the impact …

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Ear Health

There are many people who suffer from hearing loss; however, very few people consider an ear infection to be the cause of the decline in their ability to hear. If you or a loved one has an ear infection, then it is wise to see a doctor because if left untreated hearing loss may ensue. To help better protect your …

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss Treatment

Currently, almost six million people are suffering from hearing loss in the United States. Usually, the age group of people suffering from it lies between 18-44. Various medical testable procedures have proved that hearing problems cannot be completely cured, but it can be treated to a manageable extent. Causes and types of hearing loss There are many causes of hearing …

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Noise

A screaming child, TV blaring in the living room, a vacuum cleaner, loud music coming from your teen’s bedroom: a busy home can be a source of constant noise. Once you step outside, there’s even more noise pollution. On an average day, you may hear your neighbor’s lawn mower, honking cars, sirens, maybe even ear-shattering sounds of a construction or a work site …

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Lifestyle and Leisure, Noise

Difficulty hearing in noisy places is often one of the first noticeable signs of hearing loss. That’s because filtering out background noise is a fairly complex process that requires precise auditory input from both ears. Planning ahead with hearing loss Although you can’t repair damaged cells, you can prevent further loss by limiting your exposure to loud noises. Most conversations …

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Dementia & Alzheimer's

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign annually in September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World Alzheimer’s Month.  Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050. Approximately …

Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Pediatric Hearing

 In nearly every public restroom, hand dryers are replacing paper towel products in a move to eliminate waste. A study published in the Canadian journal, Paediatrics & Child Health, however, states that the volume of noise that some brands produce may be dangerous to children’s hearing. The study’s author is 13-year-old Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, who speaks from the …