While the association between smoking and high frequency hearing loss
was stronger than that of low frequency hearing loss
, the risk of both high and low frequency hearing loss
increased with cigarette consumption, the researcher said.
Dr Abdul Hadi highlighted the example of a long-term patient, a young Qatari girl, who was born deaf in 2008 but was able to hear after being treated for sensorineural hearing loss
Researchers found that people with central hearing loss
were twice as likely to have mild cognitive impairment as people who had no hearing loss
People with hearing loss
may become more socially isolated.
In most of the children (61%), hearing loss
was diagnosed at the age of 1 or 2, with a mean age of 18 months.
14] The types of hearing loss
considered for analysis were conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss
The authors said based on these projections, policymakers, and public health researchers should start planning "appropriately for the future," mainly to reduce hearing loss
or find out ways to treat and prevent it.
Noise induced hearing loss
is a major preventable cause of permanent hearing loss
Additional Information to increase awareness about noiseinduced hearing loss
and promote hearing loss
prevention is available at http://www.
might interface with learning problems; children with hearing loss
have many challenges in learning the basic skills, such as reading, writing, idiomatic expressions and other aspects of verbal communication (Lee, Gomez-Marin & Lee, 1996; Wake et al.
About 60 percent of the hearing loss
in children under age 15 worldwide is preventable, according to WHO's "Childhood Hearing Loss
: Act Now Here's How" report released in March.
24) links hearing loss
to a higher risk of death, with those who have the greatest hearing impairment at the greatest risk of death.