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Tinnitus (a.k.a. Ringing in the Ears) 101

March 27, 2018

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population. So what is this audiological and neurological condition that afflicts one in every six of us — and what can people who suffer from it do about it? We cover the basics here. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears ...

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What is high-frequency hearing loss?

March 6, 2018

Although hearing loss varies by degree and type, high-frequency (or high-pitch) hearing loss is one of the most common configurations of hearing loss. Hearing professionals define high-frequency hearing loss as hearing loss that occurs between 2000 Hertz (Hz) – 8000 Hertz. Decreased hearing acuity in the high-frequency range is often the first sign of hearing loss. Following your hearing test, your hearing professional will explain your test results using an audiogram. An audiogram is a graph ...

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