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Dancing with Hearing Loss

By |2019-08-20T17:57:40+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Hearing, Hearing Loss|

Ward off depression, dementia, and social isolation through dance 16 August 2019 I have severe, longstanding hearing loss in both ears. Since childhood, I have suffered through—and often completely avoided—parties and other challenging social situations. It wasn’t until my third year in university that I discovered an extremely helpful strategy for interpersonal communication—I learned to dance. [...]

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Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

By |2019-07-16T21:46:49+00:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Hearing|

Hearing loss isn’t something that anyone likes to face. Because of stigma, or denial or discomfort, many people don’t address their hearing loss when it first arises. In fact, the average time between when people first notice an issue with their hearing and when they seek treatment is a startling seven years! Unfortunately, the earlier hearing [...]

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Chocolate may help to slow down hearing loss

By |2019-06-14T16:48:44+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing, Uncategorized|

We so often hear the negative aspects of eating too much chocolate, however, a new study shows that it may prevent us from hearing loss in middle age. It may sound too good to be true as we near Easter Sunday, but doctors in the South Korean capital Seoul found the rate of hearing loss among [...]

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Can you ‘hear’ these gifs? Scientists reveal why silent images appear to make sounds

By |2019-05-28T21:35:23+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hearing|

Scientists have discovered why a ‘visual ear’ phenomenon lets some people ‘hear’ silent gif images such as the famous ‘skipping pylon’ animation. A new study has suggested the remarkable ‘synaesthesia-like effect’ is caused by interference between areas of the brain responsible for processing sight and sound. Normally, these two parts of our brains do not work [...]

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