February 25, 2020

Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

A study showed that cognitive decline linked to hearing loss may begin when a person's hearing loss is "good but not perfect," indicating the need to take mild hearing loss more seriously, since health impacts may begin before hearing aids would normally be recommended.
February 20, 2020

What is dual sensory impairment?

When a person can't hear or see well, it's known as dual sensory impairment. While common among older adults, dual sensory impairment should not be shrugged off as a consequence of old age.
February 18, 2020
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Experimental hearing loss drug enters next phase of testing

If it proves effective and safe in further clinical trials, the drug could one day be used to treat noise-induced hearing loss and sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
February 13, 2020
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How cold weather and moisture can impact hearing aids

Learn how to prevent hearing aid damage due to cold, wet winter weather, and how to troubleshoot problems if they arise.
February 11, 2020
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Hearing loss is exhausting? I was skeptical—until I took a hearing test

Certain types of hearing loss may only be temporary and go away with time or medication. Some other types of hearing loss are permanent.
February 6, 2020
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Mumps and hearing loss

Certain types of hearing loss may only be temporary and go away with time or medication. Some other types of hearing loss are permanent.
February 4, 2020
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What surgeries can correct hearing loss?

Certain types of hearing loss may only be temporary and go away with time or medication. Some other types of hearing loss are permanent.
January 30, 2020

Can a healthy diet reduce your risk of hearing loss? Here’s what the research says

Large studies looking at women's dietary choices and hearing loss have found an interesting pattern among those who report following diets like the Mediterranean diet and the lower-sodium DASH diet.
January 28, 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.
January 23, 2020
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Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

A certain class of antibiotics that includes the drugs streptomycin and vancomycin are linked to causing hearing loss and balance problems.
January 21, 2020
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‘I thought I had cognitive decline, but it was hearing loss’

Concerned that words were not making sense anymore, one man shares how getting hearing aids helped him reconnect to the world.
January 16, 2020
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Cochlear dead zones: A rare form of hearing loss

A look at a rare condition that causes "hearing holes" in a narrow range of sound.
January 14, 2020
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The importance of Deaf culture

The language shared by people in the Deaf community is complex and complete, their social interactions are inclusive and personal – so please don’t try to fix them.
January 9, 2020
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Why do my ears feel clogged?

We explain four 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.
January 7, 2020
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Tips to protect your hearing this winter

Cold, wet winter weather poses unique risks to your hearing health, from painful ear infections to a rare, odd condition known as "surfer's ear."
January 2, 2020

How to support someone with tinnitus

Does someone you love have tinnitus? You may feel powerless to help, but good news: You do have the power to help, both directly and indirectly, in ways that actually make a difference.
December 31, 2019
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What is reverse-slope (low frequency) hearing loss?

Reverse-slope hearing loss, also known as low-frequency hearing loss, is a rare type of hearing loss that makes it harder to hear low-pitched sounds such as men's voices and thunder. Find out how it affects your hearing and what you can do about it.
December 26, 2019
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I have hearing loss. Why do some sounds hurt?

Find out why some people with hearing loss find certain ranges of sound uncomfortable or even painful, a phenomenon known as recruitment.
December 24, 2019

Living with mild hearing loss

Even if you aren't ready for hearing aids, mild hearing loss can impose surprising difficulties in everyday life that shouldn't be underestimated. Here's how to cope and take the next steps.
December 19, 2019
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Hearing loss statistics at a glance

If you are curious about the prevalence and impact of hearing loss, check out these quick facts and statistics.