Balance depends on nerve signals from three systems—eyes, legs/torso, and inner ear balance organs—that comprise our vestibular system.
While it would certainly be a nice perk if hearing aids were waterproof, unfortunately, there are few truly waterproof hearing aids currently available on the market. Instead, most hearing aids are water-resistant, which means they should not be submerged in water but can handle a little bit of moisture.
A new study published in PNAS highlights a newly identified mechanism of how auditory sensitivity is regulated that could temporarily reduce sensitivity of the auditory system to protect itself from loud sounds that can cause irreversible damage.
Do you have hearing loss but feel like the cost is holding you back from getting hearing aids? You're not alone: The price is a barrier for many, which is why Congress passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 to authorize over-the-counter hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
While children receiving chemotherapy routinely undergo hearing tests, adults don’t, and a new study by UC San Francisco reports for the first time that significant hearing issues often occur among adult survivors of the most common forms of cancer.