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Loud Headphones 5 for 5 Awareness Campaign

Posted on November 18, 2012 by David Broach | 4 Comments





5 out of every 1000 kids are born deaf.

Loud and our friends are asking you to forward this message to 5 of your friends to help raise awareness for the
Hear No Evil Project
benefiting the deaf and hearing impaired.

The biggest obstacle for a person who is seeking cochlear implants is not technological, it’s financial. 

Please help us make a difference in someones life
.



Loud is donating $1 of each headphone sold directly to a cochlear implant foundation that can give the deaf a chance to hear.
We are proud to say that we have partnered with the

Let Them Hear Foundation to put that $1 to good use.


There is no legal definition of deafness comparable to the legal definition of blindness, 'deaf' and 'deafness' can have a variety of meanings. 

The prevalence of deafness [in the USA] based on three possible descriptions:

Deaf, both ears 0.18%

Cannot hear & understand any speech 0.23%

At best, can hear & understand

words shouted in the better ear 0.49%"

Considering the world population is 6.6 billion

0.18% = 11.9 million

0.23% = 15.2 million

0.49% = 32.3 million

Depending on the accuracy of the statistics, and how you define deafness anywhere between 11 million and 32 million people world wide are affected by deafness and hearing loss. 

Despite the fact that one out of ten people are impacted by hearing loss, hearing studies attract less than one percent of medical research dollars.
-Source: National Institutes of Health

 

Around one million Americans are candidates for implants, yet over 90 percent of adult candidates and over 50 percent of pediatric candidates do not access the technology.

-Source: Advanced Bionics 

Thirty-three babies are born with hearing loss each day in the U.S.
-Source: Advanced Bionics

 

Worldwide, there around 20 million deaf children, 80% of whom live in developing countries.
-Source: Deaf Child Worldwide

To date, it is estimated that only 59,000 people world-wide have received the implant.
-Source: National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders

 

Despite the fact that one out of ten people are impacted by hearing loss, hearing studies attract less than one percent of medical research dollars.
-Source: National Institutes of Health   

 

Cochlear implants are a viable option when conventional hearing aids cannot restore hearing to levels required for effective auditory communication.
-Source: Advanced Bionics 





The request is simple; Loud and our friends are asking you to forward this message on to 5 of your friends.

Give back the gift of sound that most of us take for granted.
Thank you for your support


more info vist:

www.loudheadphones.com
&
www.letthemhear.org


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December 09, 2012

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December 08, 2012

Tinnitusit is called TinnitusTinnitus, or rniging in the ears’, refers to hearing sounds such as tones, whistling, wind rushing, crickets, etc. that aren’t acoustically generated. In other words, a person with Tinnitus can hear them in a quiet room. The most common Tinnitus sound is a tone.Most people experience a temporary Tinnitus condition at some point in their life, such as after a loud concert, or as a complication to an inner ear infection. Unfortunately for more than 16% of the adult population, this condition is chronic it never goes away. Of the 50+ million people in North America with chronic Tinnitus, 12 million have a severe case. For these people it is not unusual to perceive a tone greater than 90 dB-SPL. Note that 80dB-SPL is the level in industry at which a hearing conservation program is required. (Room-level conversation is typically 65 dB-SPL and a jet engine is around 110 dB-SPL) Chronic Tinnitus can be caused in a number of ways: an over-exposure to constant loud or explosive noise (on the job exposure is a common source), reaction to medication, a head injury (car crashes are a common source), complication of illness, and others. One of the most common complaints related to Tinnitus is that it adversely affects sleeping patterns. Sufferers find they can’t get to sleep in a quiet room because of the annoying sound they perceive in their head. For many, this results in being progressively sleep deprived, and can start a downward spiral in psychological health. The reality is that Tinnitus is the only hearing affliction where anxiety, depression, and contemplating suicide are normal psychological complications. For most sufferers, their perceived level of Tinnitus is not constant and can worsen from exposure to high intensity noise, negative emotional pressures, heavy physical exertion, caffeine, salt, tobacco, allergens, and certain medications. Note that a common complication of aspirin for Tinnitus sufferers is that it temporarily worsens (makes louder) their Tinnitus. Outside of a cure, the most common desire of Tinnitus sufferers is to be able to control their Tinnitus rather than have it control them. A major factor in this is being able to sleep well and have the energy to face Tinnitus every day. When Tinnitus sufferers feel they have control, they are able to lead productive lives and many are able to get off all medications. The key to getting control is working with an audiologist to establish a personal Tinnitus management program. A Tinnitus Management program is a set of coping strategies that may vary depending on the level of activity and environment. It rarely is a one-component program. Typical program components include hearing aids, masking, residual inhibition, dietary and lifestyle changes, counseling, and support groups

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