In children without risk factors, there has been mild controversy about the workup for hearing loss
Overall, whilst the study demonstrated that serum retinol and zinc levels were associated with hearing loss
involving high frequencies in the elderly, further study is required to fully understand the role and effect of antioxidants in the development of ARHL, and any potential role of antioxidant supplementation in prevention or management.
Charity Action on Hearing Loss
's chief executive Paul Breckell said: "For far too long hearing loss
has lost out in the hierarchy of other health conditions, but we can no longer afford to ignore the individual, economic and societal cost of hearing loss
Because previous research found that 80 percent of adolescents with hearing loss
were unaware of having hearing difficulty, adolescents with obesity should receive regular hearing screening so they can be treated appropriately to avoid cognitive and behavioral issues," he added.
WHO encourages countries to develop programmes for preventing hearing loss
within their primary health care systems, including vaccinating children against measles, meningitis, mumps and rubella, screening and treating syphilis in pregnant women, and early assessment and management of hearing loss
Brogan knows that hearing loss
limits his social capabilities.
Lin cautions that the study has found an association between hearing loss
and mental abilities; the researchers can't conclude that hearing loss
directly causes the decline.
Scientists supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) are on the forefront of research on the molecular bases of hearing and deafness, continuing to explore the genetics of hearing loss
in a variety of disorders, including Waardenburg syndrome, Usher syndrome, nonsyndromic hereditary deafness, otosclerosis, adult-onset hearing loss
and presbycusis and the hereditary predisposition to noise- induced hearing loss
and otitis media.
Severity of hearing loss
may range from slight to profound deafness (where the individual literally cannot hear any sounds).
Coping strategies used by middle-aged males with noise-induced hearing loss
, with and without tinnitus.
One organization called HEAR (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is dedicated to raising awareness about hearing loss
caused by deafening music.
She discovered that she had Usher syndrome, a genetic condition combining hearing loss
and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a major cause of deaf-blindness.