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#Hearing Loss

# hearing-loss - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

# hearing-loss - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing

Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.

# hearing-loss - Thursday 14 December, 2017

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study

The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.

# hearing-loss - Friday 25 August, 2017

16 US employees hurt in 'unprecedented acoustic attack' in Cuba

Some of the staff are believed to have experienced hearing loss.

# hearing-loss - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Brian Johnson says he's 'horrified' he may lose his hearing, but is not retiring

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses will be filling in for Johnson at some of AC/DC’s upcoming gigs.

# hearing-loss - Monday 30 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge A young Taylor Swift fan got to hear her idol sing just before she lost her hearing Wildest Dreams

# hearing-loss - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

# hearing-loss - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Column: Our world has never been louder – and noise can be dangerous

Tinnitus can be caused frighteningly easily – at any age – and even lead to permanent hearing damage, writes Robert Kelly.

# hearing-loss - Thursday 1 August, 2013

"We've wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives."

Twenty-one students at Athlone IT have been put in limbo after the college cancelled their course a year in.

# hearing-loss - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

"We are hopeful": Cochlear implants campaign gets boost

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is supporting the campaign to have children fitted with two cochlear implants, rather than the standard one in Ireland.

# hearing-loss - Thursday 19 August, 2010

NEW RESEARCH by a hospital in Boston has shown that hearing loss is on the up for teenagers – and suggests that the era of the personal stereo and iPod is to blame.

The findings, which compared two nationally representative surveys from the United States, showed that the rate of hearing difficulties in today’s teens is 31% higher in 2005 to 2006 then it was between 1988 and 1994.

Almost one in five teenagers now complain that they can’t discern words in whispered conversations, or hear leaves rustling in the distance.

While most of the hearing loss was mild, it is implied that the ‘Era of Earphones’ – the prevalence and increasing affordability of the personal stereo and later the MP3 player – is to blame, with overexposure to loud noises a key factor in the problems.

Girls were found to be significantly less likely than boys to demonstrate any loss of hearing – possibly suggesting that the louder genres of music typically favoured by young men could be to blame.

The report says:

Some risk factors, such as loud sound exposure from listing to music, may be of particular importance to adolescents.

Though it imposes limits on the volume that devices sold in Europe can produce, the European Commission warns that one in ten 30-year-olds could be wearing a hearing device within ten years because they listen to music at excessive volumes.

Indeed, Britain’s Royal National Institute for Deaf People found that two thirds of earphone wearers listen to music at a volume louder than the suggseted European limit.

Surveys show that more than 90% of teenagers in the western world use MP3 players – of which the iPod is the bestselling model – and often for several hours a day at maximum volume.

Hearing experts have recommended the ’60-60′ rule: that iPod owners avoid listening to no more than 60 minutes at a time, and at 60% of maximum volume.