Inner-Ear Disorders May Cause Hyperactivity


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Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes that increase hyperactivity. The study, conducted in mice, also implicated two brain proteins in this process, providing potential

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iPod Study Shows Risky Teen Listening Behaviors


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Basic Teenager 101: breaking away from the control of a parent. According to a study conducted on teens at the University of Colorado Boulder and Children’s Hospital in Boston in which teens were pressured into turning down their iPods or MP3 players, they tended to crank the volume up even louder. Your garden variety teen

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Always Speak Directly To Someone With Hearing Loss


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If you or someone you know has hearing loss, you’ve probably noticed that the hearing impaired person has particular difficulty understanding a conversation (even if they are wearing hearing aids) when the speaker is at a distance or has their back to them. Some of the reasons for this are obvious and some not so

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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last and How To Extend Their Life.


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Hearing aids typically last about five years. The miniature components in hearing aids tend to wear out over time, and even when repaired, do not have the same integrity as new components. That being said, we have definitely seen our fair share of people with ten year old or older hearing aids. Whereas these hearing

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