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hearing loss

n
(Pathology) an increase in the threshold of audibility caused by age, infirmity, or prolonged exposure to intense noise
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearinghearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
hearing disorder, hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
tin ear, tone deafness - an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism - congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
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These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing loss and emphasise the need for tobacco control to prevent or delay the development of hearing loss,' said lead author Huanhuan Hu from the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine in Japan.
USA], Mar 14 ( ANI ): Smokers are at a greater risk of hearing loss, according to a study.
We have arranged a number of activities including lectures, school visits, and a community day event to raise the public's awareness of hearing loss, which affects over 466 million people worldwide," said Dr Khalid Abdul Hadi, senior consultant, Hearing and Balance Disorders and director of the Audiology and Balance Unit.
A preliminary study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th annual meeting in Los Angeles, California that reports some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, the Academy said.
The biggest mistake people make is to do nothing about their hearing loss for a long time ," says Joseph Montano, EdD, associate professor of audiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Action on Hearing Loss Cymru's project is funded through the Ministry of Defence's Aged Veterans Fund and offers information and support in the community and in people's homes.
The charity runs Hear to Help which supports people with all aspects of their hearing loss and gives them the confidence needed to live life to the full.
Hearing loss continues to increase with each decade of age, and affects 40 to 66 percent of adults older than age 65, and 80 percent of adults older than 85.
Hospital data based studies conducted by Balasubramanian et al (2015)[8] at Tanjavur, Tamilnadu and Kanjikar et al (2015)[9] in Bidar, Karnataka have revealed a high prevalence of hearing loss in males compared to females.
By 2020, 55 percent of all adults with hearing loss will be 70 or older.

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