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How Vaping Might Be Connected to Hearing Loss
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How Vaping Might Be Connected to Hearing Loss

Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor produced by Vape equipment called e-cigarettes. Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar, so they are generally considered less harmful. Despite this, vaping can still be hazardous to our health as e-cigarettes contain other harmful chemicals such as nicotine and flavoring. One health hazard that vaping can produce is damage to the user’s hearing abilities. Continue reading below for more information why vaping might cause hearing disabilities. Nicotine and Its Harmful Effects As stated previously, e-cigarettes still contain a harmful chemical known as nicotine. One harmful effect of consuming nicotine is that it tightens the blood vessel of a person. This tightening includes the blood vessels on the ears and restricts blood...
Crossover Learning: Periodontology Meets Audiology
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Crossover Learning: Periodontology Meets Audiology

The continuous development and widening of the horizons of various medical professions can be achieved through crossover learning. If one is to organize and motivate medical professionals to embrace this practice, one can contribute greatly to the advancement of science and health care. Take Javier Garcia, for example. He was able to gain more than 2,000 members for the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointology when he took charge of communications and marketing in 2010. Although only 621 delegates made it to the congress that year in Catalonia, it was still considered a good achievement for a European congress. In 2019, however, Garcia wowed the world when he, as the Executive Director of the association, managed to round up 6,290 delegates in Valencia for the SEPA. Accord...
Navigating Through the Pandemic: Operational Guidelines from Authorities in Audiology
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Navigating Through the Pandemic: Operational Guidelines from Authorities in Audiology

Providing health care services started getting tricky because of the limitations caused by COVID-19. Work is encumbered but it can continue. To keep the profession alive and capable of serving the people in need of hearing care, the principal authorities in audiology in the United Kingdom namely the British Academy of Audiology (BAA), the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP), the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), and the British Society of Audiology (BSA), have formulated and released the COVID-19 guidelines. This document contains the precautions, PPEs, and minimum standard health protocols that hearing care services providers need to follow to ensure their and their customers' safety. It was updated last January 2021. The aforementi...
Audiology Gatherings Are Coming to the US, Germany, and Poland
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Audiology Gatherings Are Coming to the US, Germany, and Poland

Amidst the fight against the pandemic, people are starting to come together face-to-face advance causes that matter. One of these causes is hearing health, and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology or ADA is spearheading a gathering for it. The event will take place in the Marriot Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon from October 25 to 27, 2021. The conference is named AuDacity 2021. It will showcase selected presentations about innovations in audiology that will educate the attendees. In Germany, a meeting is also brewing, and it will happen from the 15th to 17th of September this year. This audiology meeting that will take place in Hanover, Germany is considered to be the biggest one on the planet. The 65th EUHA Congress organizers are said to announce their call for abstrac...