hearing loss on rise globally

Burden of Hearing Loss Continues to Rise

Researchers at Duke University and Nottingham University in the UK issued a comprehensive report summarizing the “growing, and alarmingly high” burden of hearing loss around the world. The report, written by Blake Wilson, Debara Tucci, Michael Merson and Gerard O”Donahue was published in the Lancet on July 10. The Lancet article reviewed the most recent…

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Scientists report that damage from noise exposure extends far beyond the ears

LONDON—Hearing scientists and hearing healthcare providers have known for decades that exposure to loud noise, especially over an extended period, often causes severe and irreversible hearing loss. However, a report by an international team of researchers reveals that the damage done by excessive noise extends far beyond hearing loss and related auditory problems, such as…

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