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"I can hear, but I can't understand"

February 3, 2020

"I can hear, but I can't understand"

One of the first things people with hearing loss observe is “I hear people fine, but I don’t understand what they are saying.” This is a consistent complaint of individuals who are experiencing the effects of a “sloping high frequency hearing loss." What’s happening and why do so many have this complaint? Hearing loss involves not only our ears, but also our brain: where sound waves are coded by the ears and then ...

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Five things you should know about tinnitus

February 3, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. 1. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when ...

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