People who buy hearing aids online are susceptible to many problems, including fitting issues, the need for hearing aid repairs, and lack of follow-up care and service.
Oticon, a leading hearing aid manufacturer, donated $10,000 to the American Heart Association (AHA). The funds were raised through the sale of Oticon Agil hearing aids and will be used by the AHA to fund education and research.
Many different conditions can cause hearing loss and an appropriate hearing loss treatment often depends on its cause.
Oticon Ino and Ino Pro are affordable hearing aids that offer many advanced options that hearing aid wearers want, including noise reduction, feedback management, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Wells Fargo has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice, requiring them to compensate individuals who we discriminated against on the basis of their disabilities. If you are hard of hearing or deaf, are blind or have low vision, or have a speech disability and needed help to communicate with Wells Fargo but were denied such help, you may have been discriminated against and should contact the US Department of Justice.
Let Them Hear Foundation is an organization that provides financial help for people who cannot afford hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other hearing services. The Foundation also supports research, education for professionals, and public awareness about hearing loss and its impacts on quality of life.
A new book, “A Survival Guide for New Deafies" by Amy Sargent, offers coping strategies for people diagnosed with hearing loss, as well as their family members. Register on Sargent's website to win a free copy of the book.
At age 38, Dr. John Brein, a respected anesthesiologist from Chesapeake, Virginia, began to no...
Earwax build-up is a common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Using these tips for keeping hearing aids clean of ear wax can help prevent unnecessary clinic visits and frustrating hearing aid repairs.
From June 25 to July 4, Athens, Greece will host more than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 170 countries for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion) was founded by Lions Clubs in California and Nevada to provide financial assistance for hearing aids for individuals who cannot afford them.
At its most recent meeting, the American Osteopathic Association decided to advocate for headphone manufacturers to include information about the dangers of high volume levels on their product packaging. Listening to headphones at high levels has been found to cause hearing loss in children and teens.
New research from NYU Langone Medical Center has found that teens exposed to secondhand smoke displayed higher incidence of hearing loss. Over 80% of these teens did not know they had hearing loss, and most teens do not receive routine hearing screenings.
Hearing aid feedback, sometimes referred to as "whistling" or "squealing," is typically caused by hearing aids that do not fit properly or by ear wax blocking the ear canal. Most new hearing aids offer technology that reduces or eliminates this annoying feedback.
Wayne State University engineering student Na Zhu has received a research grant to help her develop a system to pinpoint the source of tinnitus in the brain. Her work is expected to lead to a better understanding of the underlying cause of tinnitus, which would help in developing tinnitus treatments.
The Gift of Hearing Foundation (GOHF) is dedicated to increasing access to cochlear implants. In some cases, the GOHF is able to provide financial help for cochlear implants to patients when no other option exists.
In a recent study, men were found to perform better localizing sounds in situations where background noise was present. This finding may be related to a mechanism in the brain that helps with attention.
Two new proteins have been discovered which are instrumental in the ear's ability to respond to sound vibrations. These proteins are also linked to Usher Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss as well as balance and vision problems.
A hearing test is the first step in determining if you have hearing loss or need hearing aids. It is a quick, painless, and non-invasive test performed by an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser.
The Better Hearing Institute urges people to wear ear plugs while watching fireworks displays this 4th of July. Avoiding using firecrackers at home is another way to prevent potentially permanent hearing loss and tinnitus caused by loud noises.
Noise induced hearing loss is preventable by simply wearing hearing protection. You may not notice immediate damage; but remember that exposure is cumulative through the years - so start protecting your hearing now.
Researchers are investigating how to help people with cochlear implants get more enjoyment from listening to music.
Support the American Tinnitus Association’s (ATA) research grant program either in person or online. There will be prizes for the highest fundraising teams and a raffle for all physical participants.
Dr. William F. House explains how he overcame adversity and criticism to create life-changing treatments for hearing disorders including the cochlear implant.
The first step in determining whether or not you have hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated at a hearing center.
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