Am I Speaking At The Right Volume?

Have you ever been in a coffee shop, where all of a sudden it seems to get quiet and everyone turns their heads to look in your direction? When this happens to me I always wonder if I am accidentally shouting. Conversely, once in a while someone will ask me to repeat myself several times. This makes me worry if I am speaking too quietly. It is often hard for me to tell.

I hope my compan...

Does Hearing Loss Make It Harder To Remember Things?

Do you sometimes meet a new person but forget his or her name almost immediately or hear the specials at a restaurant only to have trouble recalling them when it is time to order? And forget about directions — was that two lefts and a right or two rights and then a left? This happens to me quite a bit. If I read something or hear it and immediately write it down, I do better, but if I hear some...

Hearing Loss in Young Adults

The Alarming Increase of Hearing Loss in Young Adults

In practice, the gradual deterioration in one’s ability to hear is almost inevitable. Known as presbycusis, it is a process that tends to start near the end of the third decade of life, and then progress at a rate that, more often than not, is unlikely to present much of a problem until the retirement years. Today, however, the imag...

Ringing in Ears Getting Worse

What If the Ringing in Your Ears Is Getting Worse?

While almost everyone is likely to have experienced the phenomenon of ringing in the ears known as tinnitus to some degree, and on one or more occasions, in most cases, it would have been a transient experience which, rather than getting worse, would have faded within a few hours or less and at worst, would have lasted no more than a c...

Hearing Loss Recovery

What are the Prospects of a Recovery from Hearing Loss?

There are certainly some instances in which, without any intervention, a spontaneous recovery from hearing loss is a fairly common occurrence, and still others in which a suitable surgical repair or appropriate medication may be able to achieve an equally favourable outcome. In practice, though, it is the nature and the extent of th...

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