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News tag: hearing loss


Young music lovers face high risk of hearing loss

3 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
To the dislike of many audiophiles, about 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults face a high risk of permanent hearing loss, according to WHO (World Health Organization). Reasons for the warning include personal audio players, concerts, and bars where the music plays “too much, too loudly.” While it is difficult…


Infant vocalizations indicate desire to produce speech-like sounds

24 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
During the first year, an infant’s sounds follow a predictable pattern, from crying and cooing to articulating syllables and using incipient words. While there is plenty of research in this area, it has not looked into how the amount vocalizations differ between heading and deaf infants. Researchers at University of…