Hearing Loss and Baby Boomers

The Baby Boomers are one of the most celebrated and controversial generations in American history. They lived through the turbulent 1960s, and witnessed massive social, political and economic changes as the grew into adulthood. Today, this group of 76 million Americans will enjoy a life expectancy likely to pass 100 just as the last of…

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Background Noise Makes a Difference

Understanding the mechanics of hearing loss is a complicated challenge. Many factors are responsible for converting vibrations in the air to understandable speech. Physical distress and damage to hearing mechanisms as well as psychological factors are all elements in hearing impairment. Recently, researchers at Purdue’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences recognized the influence…

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