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Why There’s No Such Thing as Being “Too Young” for Hearing Loss

Despite stereotypes that people with hearing loss are elderly, many young people are born with or develop hearing loss. We learned about their...

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Working Remotely With Hearing Loss: Improving Communication

Factors like coping with background noise, loneliness, and listening fatigue can be especially challenging. Here, a closer look -- and ways to...

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Why Hearing Loss May Increase Your Risk of Opioid Addiction

Deaf and hard of hearing people are twice as likely to develop a prescription opioid-use disorder than their hearing counterparts. That finding...

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Why I Avoided Hearing Aids
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Why I Avoided Hearing Aids

I wasn't even 50. Surely, hearing loss wasn't the problem... I had refused to believe the signs that my ears were the issue.

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What Are the Causes of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss refers to a decrease in sensitivity to sounds that are audible to those with normal hearing. Hearing loss can also be described as a...

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What Are the Types of Hearing Loss?

There are three types of hearing loss, conductive, sensorineural, and mixed hearing loss (a combination of conductive and sensorineural). A...

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What Are the Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss?

In general, those with hearing loss who do not wear hearing aids are more likely to report feelings of depression, loneliness, isolation, worry,...

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What Is the Prevalence of Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is the third most common physical health problem in the United States, behind such common ailments as heart disease and arthritis. ...

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Who Are Some Celebrities With Hearing Loss?

From Stephen Colbert to Bill Clinton, here's the big list of celebrities with hearing loss.

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How Is Hearing Loss Treated?
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How Is Hearing Loss Treated?

Hearing aids, in most states, are provided with a trial period during which an individual can ensure that the devices are meeting their listening...

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How Can Hearing Loss Be Prevented?

The best way to prevent hearing loss is to reduce your exposure to loud sounds. Consider wearing properly fitting hearing protection, lowering the...

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Does Hearing Loss Cause Dementia?

This is a commonly asked and important question. Unfortunately, what we are seeing in often reported in the news can be a stretch. The important...

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How do I know if I have hearing loss?

There is no way to know for sure without a completing a hearing test by an audiologist, however, there are some warning signs that may indicate if...

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How Can I Cope With My Hearing Loss?

Most individuals who have a newly acquired hearing loss have to go through a grieving process just like any other type of loss, disease, or disorder.

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How Do I Read a Hearing Test?
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How Do I Read a Hearing Test?

You’ve had your hearing tested, now comes time to make sense of the test results. What are those X’s and O’s, triangles and squares, brackets and...

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Hearing Loss
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Hearing Loss

If­ you have trouble understanding conversations in restaurants or in other noisy settings, or if you need to turn up the TV louder than those...

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What Are the Symptoms of Hearing Loss?

Symptoms of hearing loss include difficulty hearing in background noise, trouble following conversation, and feeling that people are mumbling.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia: Are They Connected?

Difficulty hearing may also play a role in cognitive decline. This represents a significant risk for America’s aging population.

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Do You Have 20/20 Hearing?
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Do You Have 20/20 Hearing?

The metric 20/20 refers to your ability to hear sounds at 20 decibels in both ears. Just like 20/20 vision, 20/20 hearing does not mean you have...

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COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

Deaf and hard of hearing may be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 and becoming seriously sick. First, deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) people may...

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Hearing Without Understanding Could Be A Sign of Hearing Loss

If you can hear people talking, but can't always make out what they are saying, it may be a sign that you are suffering from high-pitch hearing loss.

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Seeing is Believing—And Hearing

Anne McIntosh decided to develop the first clear-window surgical mask after she was unable to read the lips of the doctor delivering her first child.

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Dancing with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, dancing can do wonders for your social life—and your health.

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Oticon Hearing Aids
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Oticon Hearing Aids

Oticon continues to build on a history of innovation delivering cutting-edge hearing aid solutions.

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Widex Hearing Aids
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Widex Hearing Aids

Widex, a leading brand of the third-largest hearing aid manufacturer in the world, has a broad line of hearing aids serving the entire range of...

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How To Survive A Cocktail Party When You Have Hearing Loss

Here are seven tips that will make it easier for your to hear in a noisy cocktail party.

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What People with Hearing Loss Hate to Hear

When I ask someone to repeat themselves and get "oh nevermind," it makes me burn.

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When Your Hearing Aid Becomes a Fashion Statement

Bluetooth connectivity and sleek design are starting to overcome the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids.

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Does Chocolate Prevent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

A nationwide research study in Korea concluded that eating chocolate can help prevent hearing loss.

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Should You Include Family in Your Next Audiologist Visit?

Hearing loss does not happen to you alone. Consider taking your family to your next audiologist appointment.

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Five Reasons You Should Not Ignore Your Hearing Loss

There are serious risks associated with ignoring your hearing loss. You may be pushing people away, and there is a higher risk of dementia and...

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Veterans Sue 3M Over Defective Ear Plugs

Veterans are suing 3M over defective earplugs they say are responsible for causing permanent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

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How Should I Describe Myself?
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How Should I Describe Myself?

Hard of hearing. Hearing impaired. Deaf. A little deaf. People with hearing loss or hearing aids used many terms to self-identify.

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My Hearing Journey Begins
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My Hearing Journey Begins

After a couple of months with my first hearing aids, I'm ready to share my experience as I learn to live with hearing loss...

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WHO Sets Standard for Headphones That Won’t Give You Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that when it comes to loud headphones and hearing loss, enough is enough. Along with the...

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Why You Should Always Use a Microphone in Meetings

It is critical to educate people about the importance of using a microphone for all meetings. Inclusion should never be sacrificed for the sake of...

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Why I Finally Decided to Buy Hearing Aids

I recently learned that the average age of first-time hearing aid wearers is around 70. I’m a good deal younger than that, so how did I get here?...

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Do You Need Your Hearing Aids to Drive?

While it's not a requirement to use hearing aids when behind the wheel, driving with unaided hearing loss can be challenging.

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How to Enjoy Dinner Time With Hearing Loss

The evening meal is the most social part of the day but can be challenging for people with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids.

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Twelve Signs That You Need Your Hearing Checked

Studies show that a huge chunk of the population has hearing loss, and many people are reluctant to get a hearing test that might confirm their...

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Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Screen for Hearing Loss?

In spite of the many health risks associated with hearing loss, most doctors don't screen patients for hearing loss at the annual physical.

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It’s Your Choice: Don’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

If you think you can get along just fine without getting your hearing loss treated, you’re mistaken.

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Cutting-Edge Hearing Protection For Music Listening

Isolating your ears from background noise is a great way to reduce your noise exposure while listening to music on the go.

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End your Isolation – Join a Hearing Loss Support Group

Most if not all states have their own agencies or commissions on deafness and the hard of hearing that provide leadership, advocacy and education...

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