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Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, respond to warnings, and hear phones, doorbells, and smoke alarms. Hearing loss can also make it hard to enjoy talking with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation.
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Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by long-term exposure to sounds that are either too loud or last too long. This kind of noise exposure can damage the sensory hair cells in your ear that allow you to hear. Once these hair cells are damaged, they do not grow back and your ability to hear is diminished.
At this time, scientists don't know how to prevent age-related hearing loss. However, you can protect yourself from noise-induced hearing loss by protecting your ears from sounds that are too loud and last too long. It's important to be aware of potential sources of damaging noises, such as loud music, firearms, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, and leaf blowers. Avoiding loud noises, reducing the amount of time you're exposed to loud noise, and protecting your ears with ear plugs or ear muffs are easy things you can do to protect your hearing and limit the amount of hearing you might lose as you get older.
The NIDCD is supporting research on the causes of age-related hearing loss, including genetic factors. Some NIDCD-supported scientists are exploring the potential to regrow new hair cells in the inner ear using drug or gene therapies. Other NIDCD-supported work is exploring medications that may reduce or prevent noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. Scientists supported by the NIDCD are also developing and refining devices that can be used to help people with age-related hearing loss.
Alopecia areata is a disease that happens when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss. Hair follicles are the structures in skin that form hair. While hair can be lost from any part of the body, alopecia areata usually affects the head and face. Hair typically falls out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter, but in some cases, hair loss is more extensive. Most people with the disease are healthy and have no other symptoms.
The course of alopecia areata varies from person to person. Some have bouts of hair loss throughout their lives, while others only have one episode. Recovery is unpredictable too, with hair regrowing fully in some people but not others.
All dogs were examined for the clinical signs of demodicosis (including photographic documentation) and skin scrapings/mite counts were performed on Days -2, 28, 42, 56, 70 and 84. If any dog demonstrated two consecutive negative (zero) live mite counts on or after Day 56, additional deep skin scraping at the time points listed above were stopped for animal welfare reasons due to the invasive nature of this procedure, but clinical assessments and photographic documentation were continued until Day 84 to fully assess the resolution of skin lesions. Mite infestations were evaluated using deep skin scrapings taken from five sites on each dog at each scheduled time point showing the most severe clinical evidence of an active mite infestation based on examination of visibly affected skin lesions. Scraped material was transferred to a slide, mixed with mineral oil and examined under a microscope using 40 or 100 magnification to count adult and immature mites. The clinical signs and the extent of demodectic lesions on each dog were assessed on the days during which scrapings are made and recorded on a standardized form. The following parameters were assessed for each dog and sketched on a silhouette (left and right hand side) of a dog: (i) body areas covered by casts, scales and crusts; (ii) body areas with hair loss (1, slight thinning of hair; 2, conspicuous hair loss; 3, no hair); and (iii) body areas with erythema. The clinical signs of generalized demodicosis were assessed as the percent of the body surface affected by skin lesions followed by the assignment of a clinical score to each of four parameters: (i) comedones, pustules and papules; (ii) casts, crusts and scales; (iii) alopecia; and (iv) erythema.
Data recorded during clinical assessments on casts, scales, crusts and area(s) of hair loss and erythema, were summarized by the investigator. Overall changes in clinical appearance were also documented by pre- and post-administration photographs for each dog. This photographic record was utilized to show the overall extent and resolution of demodectic lesions for each dog.
The vast majority of speculation regarding the relationship between creatine supplementation and hair loss/baldness stems from a single study by van der Merwe et al.  where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine (25 g/day for 7 days, followed by 5 g/day thereafter for an additional 14 days) experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time. Specifically, DHT increased by 56% after the seven-day loading period, and remained 40% above baseline values after the 14-day maintenance period. These results were statistically significant compared to when the subjects consumed a placebo (50 g of glucose per day for 7 days, followed by 30 g/day for 14 days thereafter). Given that changes in these hormones, particularly DHT, have been linked to some (but not all) occurrences of hair loss/baldness , the theory that creatine supplementation leads to hair loss / baldness gained some momentum and this potential link continues to be a common question / myth today. It is important to note that the results of van der Merwe et al.  have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones.
Regarding aging bone, emerging research over the past decade has shown some benefits from creatine supplementation. For example, healthy older males (> 50 yrs) who supplemented with creatine and performed whole-body resistance training for 10-12 weeks experienced an increase in upper limb bone mineral content  and a reduction in bone resorption compared to placebo . More recently, Chilibeck et al.  showed that 52 weeks of creatine supplementation and supervised whole-body resistance training attenuated the rate of bone mineral loss in the hip region compared to placebo in postmenopausal females. However, a 2 year creatine supplementation protocol was infective for improving bone mass or bone geometry in post-menopausal women, again suggesting that creatine should be combined with resistance-type exercise to produce beneficial bone adaptations .
Accumulating research over the past decade in postmenopausal females demonstrates that creatine supplementation during a resistance training program can improve muscle mass, upper- and lower-body strength, and tasks of functionality (30-s chair stand, lying prone-to-stand test, arm curl test) (for detailed review see Candow et al. ). Creatine supplementation appears to be a viable option for post-menopausal females to improve muscle quality and performance. In addition to its beneficial effects on aging muscle, creatine supplementation may also have favorable effects on bone in postmenopausal females, if combined with resistance training. For example, postmenopausal females who supplemented daily with 0.1 g/kg/day of creatine during 52-weeks of supervised whole-body resistance training experienced an attenuation in the rate of bone mineral loss at the femoral neck (hip), compared to females on placebo during training . Furthermore, 5 g/day of creatine supplementation during 12 weeks of resistance training in postmenopausal females resulted in a significant increase in muscle mass and upper- and lower-body strength, compared to placebo . However, even without the stimulus of resistance training, there is some evidence that creatine supplementation can still be beneficial. For example, in aging females (n=10; 67 6 yrs), acute creatine supplementation (0.3 g/kg/day for 7 days) significantly improved lower-extremity physical performance (sit-to-stand test) , and fat-free mass and upper- and lower-body strength compared to placebo .
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Hair loss may occur naturally or it may be related to disease or the use of certain medications. Symptoms of alopecia vary depending on the cause of the condition and range from a small bald patch to a complete loss of all body hair.
This is the most common form of alopecia and it affects around 50% of men by time they reach the age of 50. Also called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, this form of baldness is hereditary and thought to be associated with having an excess of a certain hormone, which has an effect on hair follicles. In male-pattern baldness, the hairline typically recedes and the hair becomes thin. The hair loss usually begins while a man is in his late 20s or early 30s.
Also called cicatricial alopecia, this type of alopecia refers to permanent hair loss caused by rare conditions such as scleroderma and discoid lupus. The hair follicles are completely destroyed and hair does not grow again. The condition affects both males and females and is more common among adults than children. About 7% of alopecia cases are scarring alopecia.
This is a form of hair loss that may affect the whole body, scalp and face. Anagen effluvium is most caused commonly by the chemicals used to treat cancer in chemotherapy and, in some cases, other cancer therapies such as radiotherapy or immunotherapy. The hair loss usually begins following a few weeks of chemotherapy, although not all of the chemicals used have this effect. The alopecia is usually temporary and hair begins to grow again about six months after treatment has stopped.
This is a form of hair loss where more hair than usual falls out, causing the hair to thin in general rather than in patches. Head hair does feel thinner, but complete hair loss is unlikely. Other parts of the body are not generally affected. The condition is temporary and the hair does start to grow back after around six months in most cases. Telogen effluvium can be caused by the following: 350c69d7ab