Researchers analyze varying structure of ear canals to improve comfort, efficiency of earplugs
Noise exposure accounts for 22% of worldwide work-related health problems. Excessive noise not only causes hearing loss and tinnitus, but also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To provide protection, workers normally wear earplugs. However, commonly available earplugs are often uncomfortable, since they don't fit everyone's ears equally well. How could we improve the comfort and effectiveness of these earplugs? What aspects of the ear canal must be taken into account?
Can menopause cause hearing loss and tinnitus?
The decision to take hormone therapy (HT) to tame menopausal symptoms can be complex. There are benefits and risks that you must weigh with your healthcare provider.
Amplified stethoscopes assist healthcare workers who have hearing loss
A stethoscope is a critical tool in the delivery of health care services. It amplifies sounds within the body, making it easier for nurses, doctors and paramedics to hear a patient's heart beat, blood pressure and respiration, among other sounds.
Hearing aids now come with artificial intelligence. What does that mean?
Fantastical notions of all-powerful robots, straight out of Hollywood, may come to mind when you think about artificial intelligence (AI).
Tinnitus supplements: helpful or harmful?
The medical treatment landscape for tinnitus can be difficult for patients to navigate. Between the general lack of education among medical professionals and the persistent misinformation and conflicting reports found online, tinnitus patients often face a challenging uphill battle when trying to find relief from the ringing in their ears.