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New Hope for Treating Hearing Loss

Researchers studying medications and more alternatives to hearing aids

   

Hearing Conditions

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Have Ringing in the Ears? Tips for Living With Tinnitus

Author learns to cope with the condition, and his hope for a cure

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How to Stop That Unsettling Sensation of Vertigo

What to do when the room starts spinning and you're feeling dizzy

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Memory Problems Linked to Hearing Loss in Older Adults

Study also cites reduced social activity and psychological stress

Hearing Aids and Help

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The Biggest Problems With Hearing Aids

Get tips on dealing with common issues, from feedback to earwax buildup

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Congress Approves Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Food and Drug Administration prepares regulations for OTC devices coming in 2020

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How to Convince Someone to Wear a Hearing Aid

Some persuasive arguments to use when a loved one needs one but is reluctant

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Untreated Hearing Loss May Raise Other Health Risks   

New report finds an association with higher rates of dementia, depression and hospitalization

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How Loud Is Too Loud for Healthy Hearing?

What to know about noise levels and how to protect your ears from damage

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How to Deal With Noisy Restaurants and Hearing Loss

New technology can help if you’re fed up with high-decibel dining

Hearing Loss Prevention

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Are You Losing Your Hearing? It's Time to Get It Checked

Where to get tested and how to find the best treatment options

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How to Hear Better in Different Environments

Maximize your situations at home, at work and in public spaces

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4 Steps to Protect Your Hearing Now

Lower the volume to take care of the hearing you have, no matter your age

Your Hearing Life

Irene Taylor Brodsky, Tahria Sheather, Jonas Brodsky, Paul Taylor and Sally Taylor from 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements' pose for a portrait in the Pizza Hut Lounge in Park City, Utah on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

'Moonlight Sonata' Director on Deafness, Dementia and Hope

Documentary reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges

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List of Rockers With Hearing Loss Grows 

Musicians are more likely than other professions to experience auditory decline

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Hearing Loss is America’s Silent Epidemic

The impact is being felt as many older adults are reluctant to get their hearing checked

Helpful Resources

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There's Something I Want You to Hear

A chat over the phone. Answers to questions. An important conversation. These are things that should never be missed. Up to 40 percent of people age 50+ have some hearing loss, and much of the time it's left untreated. If you or someone you love has hearing loss, don't ignore it — check it out

Quick Tips to Care for Your Hearing Aid

A hearing aid can improve your social life, allow you to hear those you love and even make a difference at work. Watch and learn about easy things you can do to keep your hearing aid working well


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