While the average lifespan of hearing aids can be as long as five years, sometimes replacement is required sooner due to changes in hearing levels or changes in hearing aid technology.
Kirsty Swain encourages those with hearing difficulties to follow their dreams.
Despite the increase in noise-induced hearing loss in teenagers, a recent poll reveals most parents do not believe their children are at risk for hearing damage and have not spoken with them about it.
Each year, the Sight and Hearing Association publishes a list of noisy toys, which emit sound levels in excess of 120 dB. Learn more about how to protect your children.
During the holidays, people with hearing loss often recognize that they aren't able to hear the sounds of family and friends. Sometimes, this hearing loss is due to noise exposure and is preventable.
A recent survey conducted by AARP and ASHA indicates that older Americans are going without necessary treatment for hearing loss, resulting in decreased quality of life and even safety issues.
Though the cause is often unknown, sudden hearing loss can be a result of viral infections, inner ear trauma, and other factors.
Researchers have found that hard of hearing children whose parents engaged them in more conversations were likely to have stronger language skills than toddlers whose parents spoke with them less.
In the first national research study of its kind, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that a fifth of all Americans over the age of 12 have significant hearing loss.
A new study indicates that college students, males, and non-White individuals may be at risk for hearing loss as a result of listening to their iPods and mp3 players at higher volumes.
NIH Researchers are using a hearing testing device originally designed for NASA to conduct a hearing loss study with HIV-positive patients in Tanzania.
Oticon’s latest advanced technology hearing instrument, Intiga, was honored for its outstanding design, winning the iF Product Design Award 2012.
Today's smart phone apps make learning sign language convenient and interactive. We've reviewed the best apps for learning sign language here.
RIT has received a 1.6 million dollar grant to create virtual tutoring and mentoring support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students studying science, technology, engineering and math.
Untreated hearing loss in patients with Alzheimer's Disease can cause an added strain on patients and their caregivers. In many cases, hearing aids can benefit people with Alzheimer's.
Oticon Foundation has funded a virtual simulator to help train surgeons and surgical residents in delicate temporal bone surgery.
Buying hearing aids online or through mail order poses many risks. Consultation with a professional is necessary to ensure the best fitting results.
Although sometimes people talk about hearing loss in terms of percentage, it is not an appropriate or meaningful measure of hearing loss.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) will sponsor USO San Diego's 20th Annual Holiday Concert, an event for local military families and San Diegans. The event will encourage safe listening and hearing protection.
A new study finds that searching for health information on the Internet poses multiple communication barriers for the culturally Deaf, who use American Sign Language as their first language. These barriers can seriously compromise their health.
We have reviewed the best phone apps designed to check for signs of hearing loss. This review discusses several that are currently available for iPhone and Android.
Frank Russo, developer of the Emoti-Chair, which allows hard-of-hearing people to hear music through vibrations, has received a grant to further his research into how people perceive emotional communication.
With a mission to promote and protect the health and well-being of children around the world, Variety the Children's Charity aims to impact the lives of children and their families, to ultimately make the world a better place. Children with hearing loss can turn to Variety for financial help with hearing aids.
Deafness Research Foundation has changed its name to Hearing Health Foundation. The Foundation has also announced a groundbreaking research consortium, the Hearing Restoration Project.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology has once again set a record for enrollment, with 1,547 students enrolled. The students hail from 49 of the 50 United States.
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