Growing number of people notice hearing loss during COVID-19 pandemic
It’s a day designed to raise awareness about the number of people living with unaddressed hearing loss. When someone begins to experience hearing loss, they tend to subconsciously rely more on other senses -- particularly, on reading lips. It’s estimated that 15 percent of people older than 12 can have hearing loss in the United States. AdEarly signs of hearing loss can include turning the TV up too loud, muffled noises and difficulty understanding. While some hearing loss can’t be prevented, there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Metro Detroit woman regains hearing after 50 years with new device
DETROIT – Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has been at the forefront of a lot of different kinds of surgery and medical treatment. One in particular is called piezoelectric sound conduction, which is a new electronic way to help those with hearing loss and restore full hearing. Holland grew up in Roseville, and at age 12, she needed a growth inside her ear surgically removed. That meant the loss of the hearing structures inside her left ear. The device also connects to Bluetooth, which Holland can answer the phone and no one else can hear.