December 29, 2020

New device helps hearing-impaired feel sounds in their environment

A new device that turns sound into dynamic patterns of vibrations is helping those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing feel sound on their skin.
December 24, 2020

Hearing impairment and communication

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would.
December 22, 2020

Age-related hearing loss

Presbycusis can sneak up on you and affects your ability to hear. If left untreated, this form of age-related hearing loss can cause additional health problems such as anxiety, depression and social isolation.
December 15, 2020

Birdwatching with hearing loss: How hearing aids help

Age-related hearing loss can make it much harder to hear birdsong, which is a beloved sound for many people, especially birders. Fortunately, hearing aids and amplifiers can bring back the sounds of nature.
December 10, 2020

The impact of hearing loss on relationships

Learn more about the link between hearing loss and cognitive impairments and dementia, and if hearing aids can help.
December 8, 2020

Hearing loss and cognitive decline: What’s the connection?

Learn more about the link between hearing loss and cognitive impairments and dementia, and if hearing aids can help.
November 17, 2020

Understanding auditory deprivation: Why untreated hearing loss is bad for your brain

Hearing loss is a type of sensory deprivation known as auditory deprivation. When the brain is deprived of sounds for too long -- such as with untreated hearing loss -- the auditory pathways can weaken and atrophy, making it even harder to hear.
November 12, 2020

Grief and accepting hearing loss

Are you coming to terms with your hearing loss? You may find it helpful to know that it's normal to feel grief, which includes denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
November 10, 2020

Apps for tinnitus: My top picks

With so many apps available for people with tinnitus, tinnitus expert Glenn Schweitzer put together a list of his favorite tinnitus-related smartphone apps to help you find relief for the ringing in your ears.
November 5, 2020

Cochlear implants for seniors

Increasingly, older adults are opting to switch to cochlear implants when hearing aids aren't sufficient. Find out how cochlear implants work and if they'd be a good option for you.
November 3, 2020

How high stress can lead to hearing loss

Chronic stress is part of life for too many Americans. Besides harming your health, find out how it contributes to hearing loss.
October 27, 2020

What is noise pollution?

Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being.
October 22, 2020

All about OSHA’s noise and hearing regulations

Regulations from OSHA help protect workers from harmful levels of workplace noise. Learn what your rights are and what you can do if your employer is not protecting you from noise-induced hearing loss.
October 20, 2020

Why do my ears feel clogged?

We explain some of the most common reasons why your ears feel clogged and why it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional when they do.
October 15, 2020

What’s the connection between depression and untreated hearing loss?

It's not unusual for people with hearing loss to also struggle with depression. Fortunately, hearing aids and other treatments can go a long way in helping with both problems.
October 13, 2020

Hearing loss and listening fatigue

For people with hearing loss, listening fatigue hits you harder and faster than people with normal hearing. In fact, ear fatigue is considered an early warning sign of hearing loss. Fortunately, hearing aids can help.
October 8, 2020

What kind of specialist should I see for my hearing loss?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.
October 6, 2020

What is a hearing instrument specialist?

Hearing instrument specialists are licensed healthcare providers who can dispense hearing aids, provide hearing tests and provide other hearing care services. Learn more about when you should see a hearing instrument specialist.
September 24, 2020

10 things you need before buying hearing aids

Have you finally decided it's time to take action to correct your hearing loss? Here are the top 10 things you need before you buy hearing aids.
September 22, 2020

How often should you get new hearing aids?

Do you need a hearing aid upgrade? Hearing aids are complex pieces of technology, and even with regular maintenance will eventually need replaced. Find out if it's time for you to get new hearing aids.