Rep. David McKinley knows from personal experience the challenges faced by people with hearing impairments. "I enjoy being the poster child for not being defeated by this," said McKinley, R-W.Va.
Most will get it and never know it, and many who know they have it will never feel it. Sounds like a riddle, right? In a way, it is. It's the mystery of HPV, or human papillomavirus, one of the most common viruses in modern times.
Academy member Nancy M. Young, MD, is quoted. Teenagers whose hearing loss was detected very early in infancy had better reading comprehension than their hearing-impaired peers who were diagnosed later, according to a new study from the U.K.
Researchers studied 167 men who underwent sleep tests in 1999 and died by 2010. The study, in Neurology, recorded sleep duration, periods of waking up and episodes of apnea and used pulse oximetry to measure oxygen saturation of their blood.
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