Tag Archives: Hearing Loss

Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss

You may have heard the recent story of a woman from Xiamen, China, who woke up one morning recently to find that she could not hear her boyfriend’s voice. In fact, she couldn’t hear any male voice—her ears suddenly could only register frequencies that were at a woman’s average pitch or higher. “Talk about selective hearing!” says Dr. Brittany Beeg, an audiologist at Chicago ENT. “What a funny world we would live in if hearing loss would only select for certain voices!”  Continue reading Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss

Can Fireworks Really Lead to Hearing Loss?

The Fourth of July is a fun-filled day spent with family and friends. The scent of burgers cooking on the grill perfumes the entire neighborhood. The look of amazement on everyone’s face is priceless when fireworks light up the night sky. There is something about the red, white and blue starburst that keeps our eyes aimed at the sky while oohing and aahing. However, did you know that those beautiful and colorful fireworks can be extremely harmful to your hearing? Continue reading Can Fireworks Really Lead to Hearing Loss?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Is Technology Causing Hearing Loss?

Modern technology has helped make our lives much easier- from futuristic voice recognition devices to top-of-the-line snow blowers and lawn mowers. But is all this technology causing people ages 20-69 to suffer from hearing loss? Well, the answer is “yes”! Our current sources of entertainment and machinery, designed to do most of the heavy work, is causing most Americans to lose a significant amount of hearing. Continue reading May is Better Hearing and Speech Month