Category: Hearing Loss

Hearing Disorders


Are COVID-19 “Brain Fog” Symptoms and an Auditory Processing Disorder Related?

When a COVID-19 survivor reports that they have been diagnosed with brain fog or mild cognitive impairment (BF/MCI), or these terms appear in a medical report, hearing care professionals should be aware that many of the BF/MCI symptoms are very similar to those seen in patients with (central) auditory processing disorder. This article by audiologist Robert DiSogra, AuD, reviews the research on this subject and provides recommendations.



OSHA Initiative Aims to Prevent Hearing Loss in Midwest Workplaces

The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Kansas City regional office has established a Regional Emphasis Program to target inspections of general industry and construction workplaces at high risk of noise exposure and to raise awareness among Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska employers of noise hazards and required safety measures, according to an announcement on the DOL website.