Hidden hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that originates in the brain (instead of the ears) and isn't detectable on standard hearing tests. People with hidden hearing loss struggle to hear in real-world situations, but are able to pass a hearing test without any problems.
Tympanometry is a type of test that measures the function of the middle ear. It can help rule out certain types of hearing loss and may be used to determine whether hearing aids would be a useful treatment.
When it comes to tinnitus, can you separate fact from fiction? Dispelling these top 10 myths will help get your tinnitus under control faster.
After three bike accidents in a row, the writing was on the wall: My father's hearing loss was making him unsafe, not to mention depressed, and increasingly isolated. The good news? Hearing aids rapidly improved his life for the better.
Vitamins play an important role in keeping us healthy, but do any specifically protect our hearing? Here's what the research says.
Here's what to expect after you habituate to tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Lasting relief is possible, but it's important to know that it's not a cure. Setbacks and tinnitus flare-ups are possible.
Fresh off a new upgrade to his bone-anchored hearing system, Kevin Hotaling encourages other young adults to seek the best technology available to treat their hearing loss.
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.
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.
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.
You may wonder if there are any surgeries that correct hearing loss. Here are the common ear surgeries that can restore lost hearing from specific causes.
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.
Thanks to the Oticon Ponto System, she tumbles more confidently toward her dream of making the USA Gymnastics team.
Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that can affect people suffering from vestibular disorders and other health conditions as well. Coping techniques can make it more manageable.
In Healthy Hearing's Left Unspoken series, author Diedre Johnson shares the ups and downs that her uncle's hearing loss wrought on the family.
We’ve identified three easy steps to be proactive with hearing health this year — for you as well as for those you love.
A certain class of antibiotics that includes the drugs streptomycin and vancomycin are linked to causing hearing loss and balance problems.
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.
A look at a rare condition that causes "hearing holes" in a narrow range of sound.
The holiday season is short. Why miss a minute of the sounds you love most?
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.
Five surprising facts about hearing, ranging from what happens to when sound enters our ears to why hearing loss can actually be exhausting. When it comes to hearing, our ears aren’t the only ones working hard to get the message across.
Find out why some people with hearing loss find certain ranges of sound uncomfortable, startling or even painful, a phenomenon known as recruitment.
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.