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Although it is commonly associated with the elderly, hearing loss is one of the most common afflictions in the world. From genetics and infections through to loud noise exposure and more, there are many factors that can result in hearing loss. In many cases, the damage is permanent and there is little that can be done to reverse it. However, there are a number of treatments available that can mitigate its effects, giving sufferers an opportunity to lead a life that is relatively free of severe hearing debilitations. Wearing hearing aids is a well-known hearing loss treatment that uses electronic […]
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Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition that occurs in individuals who stop breathing frequently during sleep. The person suffering from the condition often isn’t aware of these bouts when breathing ceases, and often snores frequently due to the struggle to get sufficient oxygen into the body. In this case snoring is merely a symptom of a much bigger and much more dangerous condition. The treatment for sleep apnea used to be having the patient attached to a machine that forces the airway to remain open called a CPAP machine. Other interventions such as monitoring of blood oxygen levels using pulse […]
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