Tag Archives: Hearing

Mumps and hearing loss

A mumps infection only lasts for a couple of weeks, but the effects can be lifelong–especially for your hearing. The viral infection has been on the rise lately with the reported number of cases increasing from slightly more than 1,000 in 2015 to more than 6,000 in 2016 and 2017. A January 2019 outbreak in the… Read More »

Presbycusis: Understanding age-related hearing loss

If a hearing healthcare professional diagnoses you with presbycusis, congratulations: You’ve lived long enough to develop age-related hearing loss and you’re in good company. About one-third of adults between 65 and 70 have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. About half of all people 75 and older… Read More »