Tag: pandemic

Singing Adult Men May Produce More Respiratory Aerosols

Is singing worse than talking when it comes to how many particles are being emitted? Yes, according to the study. And the louder one talks or sings, the worse the emissions. A person’s age and whether they are male or female also affects their respiratory emissions, with males and adults emitting more airborne particles, on average, than females and minors.

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COVID-19 and the Hearing Care Professional: What We Know So Far

It is still too early in the pandemic to make definitive statements about the full impact of the COVID-19 virus on the auditory/vestibular and central auditory systems. Author Bob DiSogra, AuD, advises that hearing care professionals should revise their Case History forms and consider adding tests for auditory processing disorders and a cognitive screening in order to make the appropriate referral(s) for patients. Counseling will continue to be a major part of the patient’s experience with hearing care clinicians.

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US Hearing Aid Sales Roar Back

Even though any comparison of today’s US hearing aid sales to those of 2020 is bound to involve gaudy numbers—recall that total sales fell by more than half (58.6%) in the second quarter of last year due to the pandemic—statistics from the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) confirm a big comeback.

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Fall Walk4Hearing Events Announced

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing along with 2021 platinum sponsor CapTel Captioned Telephone, announce that people of all ages are invited to participate in the events and to “Hear Now. Be Well.” By being active and engaged and making hearing health a regular part of a wellness regimen, people with hearing loss can thrive. 

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COVID-19 and Its Possible Impact on the Audiovestibular System

Research into the association between COVID-19 and hearing-related symptoms is still in the early phases. Fortunately, our knowledge of the audiovestibular system continues to grow alongside with our understanding of COVID-19. Authors Matthew Kelley, AuD, and Sugata Bhattacharjee, AuD, provide a brief review of research on Covid-19 and its impact on the ear.

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