Tag Archives: hearing

Mumps and hearing loss

A mumps infection only lasts for a couple of weeks, but the effects can be lifelong–especially for your hearing. The viral infection has been on the rise lately with the reported number of cases increasing from slightly more than 1,000 in 2015 to more than 6,000 in 2016 and 2017. A January 2019 outbreak in the… Read More »

Singing may improve hearing abilities of children with cochlear implants, study indicates

Singing is fun for any child, but for children with cochlear implants, it may help refine their hearing, particularly in noisy environments, according to a new study. Singing can strengthen the connectionsbetween hearing and speech. The study, published in the journal Music Perception, analyzed “speech-in-noise” skills in children with cochlear implants. Over about a year, the… Read More »

The Super Bowl and hearing loss

It should come as no surprise that football is loud. If you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets to the big game, you’ll enjoy it in the company of thousands of excited, screaming fans at the stadium. More likely, you’ll be watching at a noisy, crowded bar or on your living room couch surrounded by enthusiastic friends. … Read More »