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NIDCD

American Sign Language hearing  deafness  cued speech  sign language 

American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

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NIDCD

Too Loud. Too Long. hearing  hearing loss  hearing protection 

The extent of noise-related damage to your hearing depends on three factors: decibel level, distance, and time. Learn how loud noises can put children’s hearing at risk over time. 

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NIDCD

Smell Disorders smell disorders 

Your sense of smell helps you enjoy life. You may delight in the aromas of your favorite foods or the fragrance of flowers. Your sense of smell is also a warning system, alerting you to danger signals such as a gas leak, spoiled food, or a fire. Any loss in your sense of smell can have a negative effect on your quality of life. It can also be a sign of more serious health problems.

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NIDCD

Taste Disorders taste disorders 

Many of us take our sense of taste for granted, but a taste disorder can have a negative effect on your health and quality of life. If you are having a problem with your sense of taste, you are not alone. More than 200,000 people visit a doctor each year for problems with their ability to taste or smell. Scientists believe that up to 15 percent of adults might have a taste or smell problem, but many don’t seek a doctor’s help.

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NIDCD

Ear Infections in Children hearing  ear infection  deafness 

An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by bacteria, that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Anyone can get an ear infection, but children get them more often than adults. Five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. In fact, ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their child to a doctor. The scientific name for an ear infection is otitis media (OM).

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NIDCD

Infecciones del oído en los niños hearing  ear infection  deafness 

La infección del oído es una inflamación del oído medio, generalmente causada por una bacteria, y ocurre cuando se acumula líquido detrás del tímpano. Cualquiera puede tener una infección del oído, pero es más común en los niños. Cinco de cada seis niños tienen por lo menos una infección del oído antes de cumplir los tres años de edad. De hecho, la infección del oído es la razón más común por la cual los padres llevan a sus hijos al médico. El nombre científico de la infección del oído es otitis media (OM).

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NIDCD

Speech and Language Developmental Milestones Speeches  language  language disorder  speech disorder 

The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others.

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NIDCD

Balance Disorders balance disorders 

A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy. If you are standing, sitting, or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning, or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over.

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NIDCD

How Loud is Too Loud? hearing protection devices  noise-induced hearing loss  noise control  hearing protection 

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NIDCD

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss hearing loss  hearing loss prevention 

Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, these sounds are at safe levels that don’t damage our hearing. But sounds can be harmful when they are too loud, even for a brief time, or when they are both loud and long-lasting. These sounds can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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