Face masks make it harder to hear, affect social interaction

Even without a national mask mandate, people in some states are required to wear face masks in public places and inside business establishments like bars and restaurants across the U.S. But this might be easier said than done for people with hearing loss. In fact, researchers from the University of Manchester in the U.K. warned that the use … Continue reading Face masks make it harder to hear, affect social interaction

Poor nutrition in early childhood linked to hearing loss

According to a recent study, adolescents who were undernourished as preschool children were at least twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss, unlike peers who were better-nourished. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked into the link between the hearing of over 2,200 adolescents in Nepal and their nutritional levels as children 16 … Continue reading Poor nutrition in early childhood linked to hearing loss

Age related hearing loss halted with folate nutrient

Hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder in the United States, and more than 36 million Americans have lost some of their hearing. Mostly, hearing loss is blamed on getting older. But evidence is accumulating that the real culprit could be a lack of B vitamins -- especially folate. For example, in 2007 scientists … Continue reading Age related hearing loss halted with folate nutrient