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Railroad Workers Hope for New Hearing Loss Protocol

Noise from trains is enough to affect the hearing of anyone who has ever sat at a railroad crossing. The loud noise severely affects railroad workers’ hearing every day

Tips for Buying a Hearing Aid

Purchasing a hearing aid is an important decision that will affect your quality of your hearing life. These tips can help you buy the right hearing aid for the best price.

Hearing Aid Benefits

Hearings aids are a major advantage in today's fast-paced world. The benefits of wearing a hearing aid are numerous: everything from helping to increase safety and to just providing a richer lifestyle.

Hearing and Hearing Loss

How Hearing Aids Work

How do hearing aids work? Follow this complete breakdown of important hearing aid parts, and digital vs. analog hearing aids.

Getting Fitted for a Hearing Aid

A hearing aid fitting is a necessary step toward finding the best product for your unique ears. During a hearing aid fitting, all aspects of your hearing loss will be addressed as well as lifestyle and aesthetics to create the perfect match.

Types and Causes of Hearing Loss

It’s important to understand your type of hearing loss in order to find the best hearing aid solution. Similarly, being informed of hearing loss causes can help prevent further hearing impairment.

Hearing Loss News

Can Cancer Treatments Actually Cause Hearing Loss?

Cancer is without a doubt one of the most destructive illnesses on the planet. It directly and indirectly impacts millions of lives every single year.

Jet Engine Redesigns Could Make It Easier On Your Ears

Developmental efforts aim to cut down on the infamous noise associated with jet engines.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss On The Rise For Teens

One in five teenagers experience hearing loss from preventative noise. Picking the right headphones style and turning down the volume can help retain hearing.

Hearing Loss from Explosions May Be Reversible

It turns out that long-term hearing loss from loud blasts from roadside bombs and other deafening explosions could be treatable, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Study Suggests Correlation Between Pre-Natal Smoking and Hearing Loss in Adolescents

Prenatal smoking has been linked to a slew of negative consequences for children, from premature birth to low weight to asthma. A new study, published in the journal 'JAMA Ontolaryngology', has now added hearing loss in adolescents to the list

Hearing Loss Charity Gifts Royal Baby with Ultimate Baby Monitor

A United Kingdom hearing loss charity has gifted the royal couple with a baby monitor for their son: Prince George of Cambridge.

Veteran Trains Dogs to Help the Hearing Impaired

Eighty-year-old army veteran Ronald Fletcher trains dogs to help him and other retired veterans with hearing problems

Sportsmen Hearing Loss: How to Avoid Serious Damage

Significant hearing loss can be caused by a number of things, from simple aging to prolonged exposure to harmful noise levels. Sportsmen especially need to watch out for noise-induced hearing loss.

Marathon Bombings Lead to Hearing Loss Study

Dozens of Boston Marathon bombing victims are currently participating in a three-year study of the effects of blast traumas on hearing loss.

Hand Dryer Hearing Loss: Is New Technology Taking Its Toll On Your Ears?

According to a recent study, the relatively new super-fast hand dryers can cause moderate to severe hearing damage, comparable to the negative impact a pneumatic drill at close range would have on your hearing.

Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss Struggle in School

Children born with aural atresia, an ailment characterized by the complete absence of the external ear canal, are more likely to struggle in school, according to a recent study.

Tackling Hearing Loss: High School Wrestler Takes His Handicap Head-On

Rocky Mountain High School wrestler Alex Jennings may suffer from hearing loss, but with his hearing aids, this athlete can tackle anything

Clintons Visit Africa to Help Global Initiative Against Hearing Loss

Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton joined Starkey Hearing Foundation’s hearing professionals in early August to help give customized hearing devices to about 400 people in Livingstone, Zambia and Kigali, Rwanda as part of the foundation’s campaign ‘Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.’

Protecting Ears in the Workplace

While businesses often boast keeping their staff safe by making building sites free of physical hazards and providing hard hats, a health concern often overlooked in the workplace is noise-induced or industrial hearing loss.

Scientists Discover Compound to Prevent Hearing Loss

From loud music to vehicles, noise constantly floods our ears. Scientists have now discovered which specific parts of our ears are damaged and how, as well as a compound that can prevent noise-related damage.

Yorkshire Worker Compensated for Work-related Hearing Loss Sustained over 19 Year Period

After being diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure at his two workplaces in Yorkshire, England, a worker has been compensated about 7,000 dollars

Is there a Link between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

Older adults suffering from hearing loss could have an increased risk of developing dementia, or more specifically, Alzheimer's disease. This risk could increase as hearing loss worsens, according to a recent study.

Is there a Correlation Between Hearing Loss and Diabetes?

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most common health issues and it appears that they may be linked, according to recent research.

Adolescent Obesity Linked to Hearing Loss

Obese teenagers could be at a higher risk for hearing loss, according to a recent study

Railroad Workers Hope for New Hearing Loss Protocol

Noise from trains is enough to affect the hearing of anyone who has ever sat at a railroad crossing. The loud noise severely affects railroad workers’ hearing every day

Ichthyosis Patients Report Hearing Damage

More than two-thirds of patients with ichthyosis, a hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thick, scaly or flaky skin, reported hearing problems, according to data from a survey of 135 patients ranging in age from 5 months to 80 years

Understanding Hearing Loss and DNA Sequencing

Researchers have recently linked hearing loss to a specific DNA deletion, using whole-genome sequencing

September 11th Veterans Experience Widespread Hearing Loss

Much public concern about injuries suffered by post-9/11 troops focuses on missing limbs, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, but hearing loss should be the biggest concern. Among post-9/11 veterans, more than 400 thousand have returned home with some form of hearing loss and tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

The Fruit Fly: An Ideal Model to Study Hearing Loss?

According to researchers at the University of Iowa, the common fruit fly 'Drosophila melanogaster' is an ideal model for studying noise-induced hearing loss in humans, due to the similar molecular underpinnings of both species’ hearing.

MED-EL Offers Free Online Hearing Test for Children

A new national campaign seeks to raise awareness around the growing health issue of hearing loss in Canada by encouraging students to test their hearing

Report: Two Hearing Aids are Better Than One

With two hearing aids, hearing loss sufferers can take better advantage of the way brain processes sound through binaural hearing

Measures to Avoid Irreversible Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects about 32 million people in the United States. The most common cause of hearing loss, presbycusis is associated with aging. The second most common cause is noise exposure. Both causing irreversible hearing damage

Experts Urge Farmers to Protect Hearing

Even away from the noisy chaos of cities, farmers experience hearing damage every day from a myriad of sounds: hog squeals, tractor roars and grain dryers during the autumn harvest.

Heart Disease Reportedly Linked to Hearing Loss

Recent research displayed that a person’s hearing health and cardiovascular health tend to correspond

Hearing Loss and Sound Research

Noise-induced hearing loss can result from either decades of prolonged exposure to loud music or one single loud explosion or bomb blast

'SoundBite' Helps Alleviate Single-side Hearing Loss

The first in West Michigan to do so, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology now offers a prosthetic device pandered to those with single-side deafness or conductive hearing loss that allows users to hear by transmitting sound through the teeth

Seven Useful Facts About Hearing Loss

About 360 million people, including 32 million children, across the world, or 5.3 percent of the global population, suffer from hearing loss. Learn more facts pertaining to hearing loss and deafness.

New York Subway Riders at Risk for Hearing Loss

Riding the subway or the bus could damage hearing, according to a 2006 study of public transit noise in New York City, which measured noise on buses, in subway cars and on platforms.

More Young to Middle-age New Yorkers Report Hearing Loss

According to recent New York City Health Department data, nearly a quarter of adults in the 18 to 44 age range with heavy and frequent headphone use report hearing damage

Musicians with Hearing Loss

While musicians can be calm, quiet and introspective at times, most of their careers involve being loud.

Children and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

ParentMap’s Hilary Benson recently discussed the effects of noise-induced hearing loss in children with Seattle’s King5.com

Famous People with Early Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common problem that afflicts many people at varying degrees, whether they realize it or not. For many, the problem occurs gradually over time, but for some, hearing damage occurs early in life.

French Horn Players at Risk for Hearing Loss

Everyone knows that loud music can lead to hearing loss, but a rock concert isn’t the only place where you can damage your ears. French horn players in classical orchestras are also vulnerable to hearing damage from the music they perform.

Weather Warnings to Improve for Hearing Loss Sufferers

The National Weather Service seeks to improve weather warnings, making them more accessible to those experiencing deafness or partial hearing loss

Hearing Loss Correlated to Cognitive Decline in Seniors

A recent study, conducted by researchers from Baltimore’s John Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and published by JAMA Internal Medicine, discovered that seniors with hearing damage also tend to experience accelerated cognitive decline and cognitive impairment

Years of Loud Music Cause Hearing Loss for Dire Straits Bassist

Dire Straits bass player John Illsley is suffering from hearing loss after years of loud music and concerts. The 64-year-old rocker recently spoke to the BBC about the hearing problems he’s experiencing. Illsley told the BBC that he can no longer listen to loud music and that he often hears music as no more than noise, unable to distinguish the words and melodies

British Rail Pays Former Employee for His Hearing Loss

One former British railway worker has reached a settlement to compensate him for the damage done to his hearing during his seventeen years on the job

Scottish Tourist Attractions Ignoring the Hard-of-Hearing?

Scotland’s major tourist attractions now fail to cater to the needs of hearing loss sufferers, according to the charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

What Is Surfer’s Ear and How Can It Be Prevented?

Everyone has dealt with the annoyance of water getting stuck in their ear after a day at the beach or in the pool. But it turns out that for people who spend a lot of time in the water, like surfers, there is danger of more than a bit of annoyance: a condition called surfer’s ear can lead to permanent hearing damage if left untreated

Seattle Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman is NFL’s First Deaf Running Back

Coleman, who has worn hearing aids since the age of four, became the first legally deaf offensive player in NFL history earlier this season.

Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman an Inspiration to All

The legally deaf Seattle Seahawks running back has garnered plenty of media attention as he has achieved plenty of NFL firsts for a deaf player.

Vanderbilt Researchers Study Hearing Loss in Musicians

Hearing loss is simply an accepted side effect to making music for many professional musicians in Nashville, who surround themselves with electric guitars, amps and ear monitors on a daily basis.

Common Painkillers Contributing to Hearing Loss?

A recent study uncovered that taking over-the-counter painkillers on a regular basis can lead to hearing loss, especially in younger men.

Brain Atrophy Linked to Hearing Loss in Seniors?

As we age, our brain inevitably becomes smaller. John Hopkins University researchers recently discovered that older hearing loss sufferers are more likely to experience a higher level of brain shrinkage at a faster rate than those with normal hearing

Scientists Research Regeneration of Ear's Hair Cells

Although rare infections and uncommon yet life-threatening diseases tend to get more attention in the medical world, there are numerous common but less serious conditions that need researchers’ attention as well, hearing loss among them

Legally Deaf Teen Recognized at NBA All Star Weekend

16-year-old Matt Adams of Lafitte, Louisiana recently enjoyed the NBA All Star Weekend festivities in New Orleans

Study Finds Infant Sound Machines Could Cause Hearing Damage

For parents dealing with newborn babies who have trouble sleeping, a machine that plays soothing sounds to lull the baby to sleep seems like a godsend. However, new research shows that when played at maximum volume some of these machines exceed the recommended noise limits for infants at hospital nurseries, possibly causing damage to a baby’s delicate ears

Nearly 12% of Children Suffer from Noise Induced Hearing Loss

The American Speech, Language and Hearing Association estimates that almost 12 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 currently suffer from noise induced hearing loss.

Chickens May Hold the Key to a Cure for Hearing Loss in Humans

Chickens can restore their own damaged hearing, an amazing trait that is inspiring the nonprofit The Hearing Health Foundation to search for a hearing loss cure in humans

Vitamin Supplements Could Prevent Drug-induced Hearing Loss

The drug gentamicin provides an effective treatment for those suffering from bacterial infections resistant to other antibiotics, but the medication can cause hearing loss

Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

According to a large recent United States survey, hearing-impaired adults are more prone to depression than those with excellent hearing or those who are fully deaf

Are UK Schools Neglecting Deaf Children?

According to researchers, more than half of the deaf children assessed in the study experienced reading difficulties as severe as those faced by hearing dyslexic children

Final Compensation Bill for Northern Irish Police Hearing Loss Could be Nearly 400 Million Dollars

The final bill for settling former Royal Ulster Constabulary officers’ hearing loss claims could be nearly 400 million dollars.

Live Sporting Events Can Reach Dangerous Noise Levels

While good for intimidating opponents, experts are warning that the growing trend of louder conditions at sporting events is hazardous to fans’ ears and can even result in permanent hearing damage

Bulls-Ear: The True Accuracy of Hearing Loss Simulation Technology

About 360 million people, or more than 5 percent of the global population, have disabling hearing loss

New Study Links Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss

Sleep apnea sufferers could have a higher risk of hearing loss

Is there a Correlation between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health?

Evidence shows that untreated hearing loss, especially in older adults, could lead to other health issues, like cognitive decline.

Hearing Loss Affects More Adolescents and Young Adults than Ever Before

Whether it’s caused by loud concerts attended back in the day or regularly listening to music through ear buds, baby boomers and teenagers alike are now experiencing noise-induced hair loss

Protein Discovery Could Mean Cure for Hearing Loss

A French scientific team recently reported the discovery of a specific protein in the inner ear that may be linked to hearing in mice and humans

Test Your Hearing on the Phone

Over 1 in 10 Americans have some kind of hearing loss but only about half have had their hearing tested

Law Enforcement Officers at High Risk for Hearing Loss

About 10 million Americans experience noise-induced hearing loss, while 30 million encounter dangerous noise levels every single day

Newborn Hearing Loss Prevalent in the Developing World

About 100,000 hearing-impaired children are born in India every year. Unfortunately, the country lacks universal screening programs.

Can You Hear Me Now? New Smartphone App Tests Hearing

While hearing loss experts have criticized cell phones for damaging hearing, University of Iowa researchers hope that the devices can help improve hearing aid technology.

Keep Hearing, Stay Happy: Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Whether it’s linked to aging or noise-induced, hearing loss can cause isolation, depression and frustrations for anyone experiencing it

From iPods to Q-Tips: 8 Tips to Save Your Hearing

Rest assured you’re not alone. Nearly 52 percent of adults over the age of 50 have some degree of hearing loss, half of it severe enough to interfere with everyday activities.

Baby Boom: How Loud Noises Can Affect Your Unborn Baby

“Exposure to excessive noise during pregnancy may result in high frequency hearing loss in the newborn and could lead to intrauterine growth retardation. If not taken care of, it can also lead to birth of underweight babies,” the International Fertility Center’s gynecologist and fertility expert Rita Bakshi explained in a statement.

Gettin' Fishy Wit It Helps Prevent Hearing Loss

Women who eat fish on a regular basis have a lower hearing loss risk than women who rarely or never eat fish

From Lumberjacks to Landscapers: 8 Jobs That Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can lead to isolation and depression and certain jobs put your ears more at risk than others. Protect your ears on the job while you can, because hearing can’t often be restored

Dazed by the Bell? School Sounds and Hearing Loss

From ringing bells to slamming lockers, schools offer plenty of loud noises for students and teachers alike

‘We Take it For Granted’: HearStrong Empowers Hearing Loss Sufferers

When EarQ president Ed Keller launched his company in 1999, he had one vision in mind: keep local hearing aid providers relevant and supported despite a largely unknowable global economy and seismic shifts in technology

4 Simple Steps to Treating Hearing Loss

In the last 50 years, there have been extraordinary developments in the field of hearing-assistive devices and technology.

Take Heart: Hearing Loss Linked to Heart Disease

Have a heart when it comes to hearing loss. Literally. In a recent official report by the World Health Organization, a link has been established between general cardiovascular health and hearing loss

Listen Up, Baby Boomers, 5 Reasons to Get a Hearing Aid

For baby boomers, life has been one long concert. And with so many decades of such a rocking good time, maybe you have noticed your hearing is not what it used to be. A life full of living can be hard on your senses, especially your hearing

Hearing Loss Prevention Begins at Birth: What All Parents Should Know

From prenatal vitamins to baby-proofing, expectant parents have dozens of concerns on their minds.

Pump Down the Jams: 20% of Teens Suffer from Hearing Loss

Does your teen have a tendency to blast his music at top volume? According to a recent Penn State study, an astonishing 20 percent of teens suffer from some degree of hearing loss, often the result of hazardous noise exposure.

Of Mice and Men: Scientists Cure Hearing Loss in Rodents

Hearing loss is an all too common affliction, affecting an astounding 50 million Americans.

Matt Nathanson's Concerts Will Improve Your Hearing

A talented singer-songwriter, Matt Nathanson is best known for folksy rock hits such as “Come On Get Higher” and “Modern Love.” However, today the consummate guitarist is striking a new chord with victims of hearing loss around the world.

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Now Battling Hearing Loss

In the wake of last April’s tragic Boston Marathon bombing, three people lost their lives and countless others suffered from debilitating physical and psychological injuries. Now, more than a year later, researchers are finding yet another consequence of these terrible attacks; according to a recent study out of Harvard Medical School. Many spectators and runners suffered from hearing loss as a result of the blasts.

The Power of Secondary Cells: A New Horizon for Hearing Restoration?

Otolaryngologist Physician Gabriel Corfas concludes it’s not all about the hair cells. The senior author of a newly published paper and director of the University of Michigan Hearing Research Institute said seemingly secondary supporting cells could be essential to hearing loss and restoration.

The Art of Sound Paints Houston

Hearing loss is a devastating condition that affects millions of people nationwide. While a number of organizations exist to benefit those with hearing impairment, the city of Houston is doing something unique to help individuals with hearing loss.

Have You Heard? Listen Carefully Spreads the Word on Hearing Loss

If it feels loud, it is loud, according to the Listen Carefully campaign. The Starkey Hearing Foundation started the non-profit movement with a mission to prevent a hearing loss pandemic and to educate on noise-induced hearing loss.

A Moment of Silence for Pioneering Audiologist Marion Downs

Marion Downs lived to be 100 years old, and her death in November 2014 still seemed to be too soon for the audiologist, who forged universal newborn hearing screening.

Bud or Foe? Earbuds Are Actually Teen Hearing Enemies

If you see a teenager listening to music, there’s a good chance he or she is donning a pair of earbuds.

New N1MS Antibiotic Fights Infection Without Hearing Damage

One of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics, aminoglycosides have saved millions of lives since their invention. However, this wonder drug has a serious side effect for some patients.

Another Devastating Consequence of HIV

A new study out of Baltimore suggests that HIV leads to increased rates of hearing loss across all frequencies.

What the Welsh Want to Hear

Hearing loss is a condition that afflicts millions of people both in the United States and abroad. According to a local charity, the need for expert hearing care is currently rising exponentially in the nation of Wales.

Kanye West and John Legend Producer on His Hearing Loss Battle

Lil Louis is one of Chicago’s most famous music producers, best known for the 1989 dance hit, “French Kiss.” However, an unfortunate event could have an effect on Louis’ future career options.

To Fund or Not to Fund: Great Britain Now Denying Hearing Care Coverage

Most Americans know that the British people enjoy healthcare through the National Health Service. However, under the NHS’ new policy, Britain is now denying hearing aids to many people who need them to function. Over time, this change could end up costing the country far more in disability costs for older Brits.

Lend Me Your Pill: The Newest Hearing Loss Breakthrough

Around the world, nearly 50 percent of people over the age of 60 suffer from age-related hearing loss. Additionally, roughly 10 percent endure tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Now, a revolutionary pill is being tested that could represent a cure to both problems.

Study Shows One Billion at Risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

We’re all guilty of it. Whether it’s putting in earbuds to go work out at the gym or cranking up the headphones to pass the time during our morning commute, it seems like we’re all too often using personal listening devices to get through the day.

Would You Trade Your Hearing In for a Longer Life?

Parents never want to be in the position of making life-or-death medical decisions for their children. But for parents of children in a new drug trial at the National Institutes of Health, there is an added complication. The medication being used in the trial has the ability to prolong life in the face of a fatal disease, but it also causes significant and permanent hearing loss.

Hear for You: Nonprofit Saving Concert-Goers' Hearing

Have you ever been to a concert and had difficulty hearing afterwards? Loud noises, including amplified music, can wreak havoc on your auditory senses, resulting in a dampening of sounds, ringing in your ears and sometimes even permanent hearing loss.

Amplified Phones Helping Those with Hearing Loss

Experts estimate that more than 35 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. In more extreme cases, many of those afflicted with the disability use cochlear implants or hearing aids to regain some of their auditory senses.

Hearing Impaired Teen with Rare Genetic Disorder Finds Passion Through Music

High school is tough enough for most people. Between navigating the cliques and tackling the endless mounds of homework, it can seem overwhelming.

Talking to Friends and Family Who Have Hearing Loss

Nearly 40 million Americans currently suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Typically, people think of hearing loss as a condition that predominantly affects the elderly, however the truth is that more than half of those who are hearing-impaired are under the age of 65.

Sit, Stay, Sign Language! The Newest Tricks for Pets

For hundreds of years, sign language has served as a vital means of communication. Not only does it allow people who are hard of hearing to communicate more easily with others, but different cultures also use nonverbal gestures to overcome language barriers.

One Day Without Sound Raises Hearing Loss Awareness

Most of us take our hearing for granted. In fact, many people who have gone deaf admit that they didn’t fully appreciate their ability to hear until it was taken away.

Brittle Bones? Your Hearing's At Risk Too!

People living with osteoporosis typically have a long list of health concerns due to their weakened bones. But now a new study indicates that osteoporosis sufferers may have something else to worry about: hearing loss.

4 Ways That You Could Be Making Yourself Deaf

The odds are good that at some point in your life you’ll start to experience hearing loss. According to experts, more than 40% of people over the age of 65 suffer from some degree of hearing impairment, and the risk of hearing loss only increases with age.

The Deaf Do Call: Helping Those with Hearing Loss Phone Friends and Family

Experts estimate that roughly 30% of Americans over the age of 65 suffer from some degree of hearing loss. While many of those afflicted with hearing loss get hearing aids in order to better interact the world around them, hearing aids are far from a perfect solution.

Do Latinos Have Higher Hearing Loss Rates? Study Finds Out

According to current estimates, roughly 50 million adults in the United States experience some degree of hearing loss. Because the underlying causes for hearing loss are so varied and unpredictable, scientists have recently been looking for cultural or genetic risk factors that would increase the chances of someone losing their hearing.

Early Detection of Hearing Problems Significantly Improves Children's Development

s any parent can tell you, children begin learning at a remarkably young age, and much of that learning is based around the ability to hear. Sound accounts for a large percentage of the sensory information that children take in.

Excess Ear Wax Could Lead to Developmental Problems

Every parent is concerned about the development of his or her child. While developmental milestones can be delayed for any number of reasons, problems in hearing and speech are often due to one very simple reason: earwax.

Rash of Hearing Loss Claims Could Lead to Tighter Regulations

With the number of hearing loss claims nearing record highs last year, the insurance industry is asking that tighter guidelines be put in place regarding the types of claims that can be filed.

Which Job Has an Alarming Number of Hearing Loss Sufferers?

Currently, noise-induced hearing loss affects more than 25 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 70. Although this type of hearing loss can be attributed to a number of factors, excessive noise in the workplace is one of the most common causes.

Researchers Discover New Cause for Age-Related Hearing Loss

By the age of 65, experts estimate that nearly one in three adults experiences some degree of age-related hearing loss.

Stop Being Stubborn! Hearing Aids Found to Relieve Hearing Loss AND Depression

Hearing loss will affect many of us at some point in our lives. According to recent statistics, almost 25% of Americans between 65 and 75 have a significant level of hearing loss.

New Advances in Hearing Technology Ensures Baby Boomers Will Hear for Decades to Come

In the United States, hearing loss is a growing problem. Currently, more than 50 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. And given the rising age of the population, with the Baby Boomer generation reaching its retirement years, the number of people afflicted with hearing loss is posed to increase in the coming decade.

Soldiers Volunteer to Test Drug That Prevents Hearing Loss

A new drug is being tested by a group of Army volunteers that could prove to be a powerful weapon in the battle against hearing loss.

Hearing Loops Provide an Alternative to Battle Hearing Loss

Increasingly, more and more people are turning to hearing loops to help them overcome hearing difficulties.

New Solutions to Battling Hearing Loss

What are the problems preventing people from seeking treatment for this common and debilitating condition?

Can Losing Your Hearing Cause You to Lose Your Memory?

For most people, losing their memory is one of the side effects of getting older. Often, this high rate of memory loss among people of advanced age is even turned into a joke.

Can the 60/60 Rule Help Save Your Hearing?

The reason for this rise in hearing impairment amongst young people is noise-induced hearing loss, and medical professionals already have a tried and true remedy. Thus far, the problem has been getting millennials to follow doctor recommendations in order to preserve their hearing.

New Study Examines Social Development of Children With Hearing Loss

How do children with mild-to-severe hearing disabilities develop socially when compared to their peers? Recently, a team of researchers conducted a four-year-long study in order to examine that exact issue.

Four Medications That Could Damage Your Hearing

Virtually every medication can potentially cause some type of negative side effect. While the majority of these side effects are relatively benign, some of them can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life. Currently, audiologists across the country are trying to educate the public about more than 200 medications on the market that can cause hearing loss. Although some of these ototoxic drugs have rare and specialized uses, at least one incredibly common over-the-counter drug has been linked to hearing problems. Take a look at the list below to see just some of these potentially damaging medications.

Gene Treatment Could Cure Hearing Loss

Dr. Lawrence Lustig, Columbia University professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, has begun recruiting patients for the Novartis-sponsored clinical trial to identify whether or not his Atoh1 gene therapy will work to restore lost hearing in the human ear.

Which Is Worse for Your Hearing: Headphones or Earbuds?

When it comes to listening to music from a portable device, we’re all confronted with two basic options: headphones or earbuds. But according to scientists, one of these options could be damaging your hearing significantly more than the other.

United Arab Emirates Poised to Make Hearing Tests Mandatory for Newborns

A startling survey, conducted by MED-EL Middle East, which found that the rate of hearing loss across the United Arab Emirates increased ranges from 2-5% percent higher than the rate of hearing loss across the globe.

Oil and Gas Workers at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

According to the WorkSafeBC report, workers in the oil and gas industry suffer a disproportionately high level of hearing loss compared to other professions, and the organization is calling for employers and employees in the oil and gas business to make hearing loss prevention a priority.

DIY Healthcare Could Be Contributing to Hearing Loss

Often, people will search the Internet for their symptoms, self-diagnose their issues and follow their own course of treatment. As you can imagine, this DIY approach to healthcare can be problematic in a number of ways, but experts are increasingly warning that these practices are particularly detrimental to those who suffer from hearing loss.

4 Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss as You Get Older

Nobody said that getting older is easy, and the burdens of advanced age have been well documented.

Can You Reverse Hearing Loss?

Although the prevailing wisdom for years has been that all hearing loss is permanent, researchers are discovering that, at least in some cases, hearing loss can be reversed.

Link Between Dementia and Hearing Loss Confirmed

In fact, according to a recent study by the Lin Research Group, the link may so strong that people who suffer from untreated hearing loss run a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.

New Research Suggests Genetic Hearing Loss Can be Slowed by Nutritional Supplements

Although there may be no way to repair the genes, it may be possible to slow the progression of the ensuing hearing loss. And according to a recent study, it may be just a simple matter of providing children with the proper nutritional supplements.

Research Shows Farmers at Greater Risk for Hearing Loss

According to recent studies, noise-induced hearing loss is a growing problem around the world, and people in certain lines of work are particularly susceptible.

Can Diabetes Lead to Hearing Loss?

Diabetes is one of the most common illnesses in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29 million Americans currently suffer from the condition, which is nearly 10% of the population.

Coping with Recent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is difficult, but it’s not the end of the world. Technology offers various ways to cope.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Hearing Loss

People tend to take their hearing for granted. Hearing loss is as common as vision loss, but most folks recognize the latter much sooner than the former.

Six Myths About Hearing Loss

Did you know that May is Better Hearing Month? Even though hearing loss is incredibly common, with nearly 50 million Americans suffering from some degree of impairment, there are still a number of incorrect myths surrounding the problem. In an attempt to set the record straight, here are six of the most prevalent misunderstandings regarding hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Increasing in Teenagers

We often associate hearing loss with getting older. While it's true that some people experience hearing problems as they age, the majority of people suffering from the condition are actually under the age of 65. In fact, the rate of hearing impairment has risen exponentially in recent years for teenagers and Millennials, as the frequent use of headphones and ear buds makes them particularly susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Can Affect Quality of Vacations

We all enjoy getting out of the routine of daily life and taking a vacation to somewhere fun and relaxing.

Avoid Hearing Loss By Protecting Your Ears

Although it may not get as much attention as other causes, experts are warning about a worldwide crises related to hearing loss. Ordinarily, we think of hearing problems as a byproduct of advanced age; as you get older, your hearing naturally starts to decline. While age-related hearing loss is certainly a problem, nowadays the greater risk is actually noise-induced hearing loss.

5 Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

By some estimates, roughly 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Yet despite the widespread nature of the problem, numerous misconceptions about hearing loss continue to circulate.

Can Drinking Caffeine Permanently Damage Your Hearing?

In order to get through the day, most of us consume caffeine in one form or another, whether it’s from coffee, soda or energy drinks. But is it possible that ingesting all of that caffeine could be damaging your hearing?

Are Hearing Loss Treatments Too Expensive?

Recently, experts around the globe have been sounding the alarm about the rapidly growing numbers of people suffering from hearing loss.

New Study Could Show How Brain Compensates for Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common ailments in the world. According to studies, between 80 percent and 90 percent of seniors over the age of 80 suffer from a significant amount of hearing loss.

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Prove Disastrous for Seniors

Imagine gradually losing your eyesight and allowing it to go untreated until you were nearly blind. It sounds ridiculous, right? But that’s exactly how a lot of people, especially seniors, deal with their hearing loss.

Ability to Repair Hearing Loss May Come From an Unusual Source: Sea Anemones

Unless you're well versed in marine biology, your working knowledge of sea anemones is likely pretty limited.

Hearing Loss Proves To Be The Most Common Workplace Injury

When you think of injuries happening in the workplace, you probably think of dangerous environments – like fishing on the high seas – where one wrong move could result in loss of life or limb.

New Study Illustrates Challenges of People Suffering from Hearing Loss

We only have five senses. When one of them doesn't work properly, it puts you at a significant disadvantage when interacting with the world around you.

As People Age, Brains May Not Filter Out Noise

Some hearing loss is normal in aging people. For a generation who spent lots of time at rock concerts and listening to loud music, the situation may be worse.

Hearing Loss Sometimes Misdiagnosed as ADHD

For decades now, the rate of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – commonly known as ADHD – has been on the rise.

Drug Companies Using Gene Therapy to Cure Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common ailments on the planet. Currently, nearly 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from a noticeable degree of hearing loss.

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes is one of the most widespread illnesses in the United States. According to the most recent statistics, roughly 29 million Americans currently suffer from the condition, and experts estimate that another 8 million or so have diabetes but are yet to be diagnosed.

The United States Air Force Battles Against Hearing Loss

We all know that soldiers put their well being on the line in order to protect our country.

How to Tell If Your Child is Suffering from Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a growing problem around the world.

Think You're Safe from Hearing Loss Because You're Young? Think Again

There is a prevailing myth that hearing loss only happens to the elderly. To be sure, the rate of hearing degeneration does increase with age, but that doesn't mean that young people are immune from it.

Using Higher Frequencies Could Help Detect Hearing Loss Earlier

For the last several years, experts around the globe have been sounding the alarm about a staggering increase in the rate of hearing loss.

Why Men Don't Get Hearing Aids...And Why They Should

Difficulty hearing is more common than you may realize.

An Alarming Number of Teens at Risk of Hearing Loss

We tend to think of hearing loss as a problem for old people. After all, how often has one of your grandparents asked you to repeat something that to your ears sounded crystal clear?

Could Taking Pain Relievers Cause You to Go Deaf?

Most of us take pain relievers at the first sign of a head or body ache. After all, these over-the-counter drugs are affordable, and what's the point of being in pain if you don't have to be, right?

New Study Shows Strong Link Between Anemia and Hearing Loss

Although it may not get as much press as some other disorders, anemia is remarkably common.

4 Common Questions About Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

The rate of noise-induced hearing loss is growing all around the world. Not only are there classic sources of noise pollution, such as loud work environments and noisy bars, but there are also new threats, such as personal listening devices.

Early Detection Saves Infants' Hearing

In many states, newborns receive testing for hearing loss before leaving the hospital.

Iron Deficiency Anemia Linked to Hearing Loss

Iron deficiency anemia can lead to a number of problems, which is bad news for the millions of people around the world who suffer from the condition.

Can a Popping Balloon Cause You to Go Deaf?

Balloons are a staple of birthday parties and social gatherings all around the world, and rightfully so.

Negative Stigma of Hearing Loss Stops Sufferers from Seeking Help

Do you know what the hardest part of hearing loss is? For a majority of the sufferers, it's overcoming the negative stigmas of the disease and actually admitting that they need help.

How Can Chocolate and Red Wine Impact Your Hearing?

Another Valentine's Day is behind us, and odds are you're one of the millions of people who consumed either chocolate or red wine for the occasion.

Do You Suffer from Hidden Hearing Loss?

If you think you're immune from hearing loss simply because you're young, then think again.

Hearing Loss Could Be Reversed Thanks to Small Molecule Injections

Hearing loss is on the rise. Thanks to the proliferation of personal listening devices, such as call phones, tablets and MP3 players, the rate of noise-inducing hearing loss has spiked over the last decade.

The Interpersonal Toll of Hearing Loss

If you're under the age of 60, you might not worry too much about hearing loss, but you should.

Number of Adults with Hearing Loss is Predicted to Skyrocket

Even if you're not worried about hearing loss now, you likely will in the future.

Hearing Loss Can Be Costly in the Workplace

There's no way around it, some workplaces are inherently noisy.

The Future of Hearing Loss Treatment 2017 Scholarship – Find Hearing Aids

The field of hearing loss treatment has come a long way in the past five years, and we are looking forward to the next five. To help facilitate your college path in pre-med, Find Hearing Aids is pleased to offer one general pre-med undergraduate student a scholarship prize. The winner will receive $1,000 USD to use toward his or her college education journey.

New Research Shows a Link Between Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

Your body needs the proper vitamins and nutrients to operate effectively. Certain vitamins, such as iron, are more important than others.

Gun Rights Group Argues that Gun Suppressors are Necessary to Fight Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss in on the rise. In recent years, the proliferation of personal listening devices, such as cell phones, tablets and mp3 players, has led to a steady increase in hearing loss cases, predominantly impacting Millennials under the age of 30.

The Growing Concern of Hearing Loss

Everyone knows that hearing loss is a common side effect of aging. Unfortunately, just because it's incredibly prevalent, that doesn't mean it isn't a serious problem.

New Technologies Could Lessen Effects of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a growing problem around the world. At present, it's estimated that 360 million people suffer from a noticeable degree of hearing loss.

Genetic Causes for Hearing Loss in Children

Typically, we think of hearing loss as a disorder that affects the elderly. To be sure, the rate of hearing loss is certainly highest among senior citizens, but they're far from the only ones who suffer from this affliction.

New Tech Group Looks to Eliminate Hearing Damage from Headphones

What a time to be alive. With today's smartphone and tablet technology, you've got instant access to media at all times.

Can Music Help to Slow The Rate of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss happens to all of us at one point or another. According to the most recent statistics, nearly 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from some degree of hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Linked to Mental Decline Later in Life

Hearing loss is a growing concern, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

How to Get The Most From School When You Have Hearing Loss

It's time for another school year to start, which means millions of students will be returning to class. No matter your grade level, navigating the social pressures of school while balancing your scholastic workload can be a challenge, and that challenge is greater for students who suffer from hearing loss.

New Hearing Loss Solutions Could Be Coming

Hearing loss is a growing problem around the world. The crux of the issue, according to doctors, is that the modern world exposes our ears to a constant onslaught of sound, resulting in unprecedented levels of noise-induced hearing loss that is poised to affect hundreds of millions of people across the globe.

Four Important Facts to Know About Hearing Loss

Are you worried that someday you may lose your hearing? If not, then maybe you should be.

Scientists Discover New Genes Linked to Hearing Loss

All hearing loss isn't created equally. That's because a number of different factors can cause people to lose their hearing.

When Should You Have Your Hearing Checked?

Most of us get a physical exam from our doctors every year. Strangely though, hearing tests are not routinely included as part of the examination.

Can Games Improve Your Hearing?

Hearing loss happens for a variety of reasons. Commonly, the tiny hair-like structures in the inner ear that capture sounds from the world become damaged.

Can Pharmaceuticals Offer a Solution to Hearing Loss?

If you ask doctors around the world what the next health crisis will be, surprisingly hearing loss comes up as one of the top answers.

The Rising Concern of Hearing Loss Among Teens

For years now, hearing loss experts have been voicing their concern over the rising rate of hearing loss among teenagers.

Hearing Loss Can Lead to Exhaustion

Hearing loss is on the rise. Currently, experts estimate that nearly 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from a noticeable amount of hearing loss.

How Hearing Loss Destroys Relationships

Hearing loss is a growing problem, and not just for the individuals suffering from the condition.

Can 3D Printing Cure Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can happen for a number of different reasons. One of the most common causes is known as conductive hearing loss, which is when physical structures within the ear itself become damaged.

Failure to Deal with Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Health

Up to 40 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss, but less than 30 percent of those afflicted use some sort of hearing device.

When Should You Be Concerned About Hearing Loss?

If you're worried about hearing loss, then you're ahead of the curve. Even though tens of millions of people suffer from a noticeable decrease in hearing ability, only a small fraction of these sufferers are proactive enough to seek help, especially when the problem is in its early stages.

New App Offers Help to Those with Hearing Loss

For the last several years, hearing loss rates have been on the rise. In fact, audiologists around the globe are worried about an impending crises revolving around hearing loss, thanks to the growing problems of sound pollution in urban environments and the proliferation of personal electronic devices.

New Drugs Could Reverse Hearing Loss

Although it may not grab as many headlines as other health issues, hearing loss is a major problem.

Exploring the Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

On the surface, it would seem like there wouldn't be a strong connection between cognitive. As it turns out though, the connection may be stronger than you think. While hearing loss can affect young people, it disproportionately affects the elderly.

Helping Hearing Loss Sufferers Cope with Depression

Hearing loss is a growing concern around the world, with experts claiming that numbers of those affected is poised to rise dramatically in the years to come.

How Hearing Loss Destroys Relationships

Losing your ability to hear can wreak havoc on virtually every facet of your life. For years, researchers have been looking at the connection between hearing loss and a wide range of issues, including dementia, depression, memory problems, and social isolation.

Smoking Now Could Mean Hearing Loss Later

Whenever you go to the doctor, one of the first questions he or she typically asks is whether or not you smoke. That's because smoking carries with it the risk for a multitude of health problems, including lung disease, various types of cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, and the list goes on and on.

Does Hearing Loss Impact Men and Women Differently?

For obvious reasons, men and women often have different health concerns. Certain issues, however, tend to affect both genders equally.

Worried About Hearing Loss? Here Are Some Facts That Everyone Should Know

Hearing loss is a growing problem, but it doesn't get the attention it deserves. According to the latest data from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, roughly 30 million adults in the United States should be using hearing aids but aren't.

Could Fish Offer a Cure to Hearing Loss?

Of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, fish aren't particularly well known for their hearing. After all, most of us probably don't think about fish having ears at all.

Even Minor Hearing Loss Can Increase Risk of Dementia

Scientists have known for sometime now that hearing ability and cognitive function are linked. While the exact mechanisms remain something of a mystery, studies have shown that once the hearing centers in the brain stop functioning optimally, it can have a negative impact on other parts of the brain.

If Your Child is Struggling in School, Hearing Loss May Be to Blame

We have a tendency to think that hearing loss only affect the elderly. While it's true that people over the age of 60 do have a higher rate of hearing loss, other age groups are far from immune, including children.

Getting The Most Out of Your Vacation When You Have Hearing Loss

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, a chance to get away from the daily grind. Unfortunately, if you suffer from hearing loss, they can be just another source of frustration and anxiety.

The Scary Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

If you suffer from hearing loss, then you know how damaging it can be to your quality of life. Losing the ability to fully interact with the world around you can cause tremendous frustration and anxiety, leading to self-imposed social isolation.

Tackling Hearing Loss Head On

There's not denying the fact that we lose our hearing as we age. Over time, the small hair-like cells in the inner ear that absorb sounds breakdown, leading to a diminished ability to take in auditory information.

Diabetes Can Lead to Higher Rates of Hearing Loss

When you think of diabetes, you probably don't think of hearing loss. The most common complications that stem from diabetes are cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, and damage to the eyes, kidneys and even feet.

New Technologies Improving Life for Hearing Loss Sufferers

Over the last few decades, technological advancements have changed our world dramatically.

Hearing Loss: The Most Common Workplace Injury

Oftentimes, we think of hearing loss as a condition that happens naturally as we age. To some degree, this is true.

For Hearing Loss Sufferers, Surgery May Be The Solution

According to experts, hearing loss is a growing problem around the globe. Between the aging population and the increase in daily noise pollution, people are losing the auditory abilities at an increasing rate.

Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss

One out of four U.S. adults is affected with hearing loss, and noise pollution is a major culprit.

New Study Links Gout to Hearing Loss

If you know anything about hearing loss, you probably know that the odds of suffering from it increase with age.

Hearing Loss in Infants

Parents pay close attention to baby’s every milestone. That’s why they are usually aware when something is not quite right with their infant.

Sudden Hearing Loss Is An Often Overlooked Medical Crisis

If you're suddenly struck with severe chest pain or one of your limbs spontaneously goes numb, odds are you would pay a visit to a doctor sooner rather than later. Strangely, however, people don't feel the same way about sudden hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Hotline for Parents

Hotlines help people struggling with all sorts of issues, whether they are emergencies or those seeking advice for their problems.

Revolutionary New Drug Could Prevent Hearing Loss

The world is getting louder. Just think about all of the sound you encounter from vehicles and electronic devices on a daily basis.

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