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What It's Like To Be Almost Deaf

Aaron Todd | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Aaron Todd

By now, most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the story that has come out of Omaha, Nebraska about the student who inexplicably had his perso...

12 Myths About Hearing Loss Debunked

Katherine Bouton | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

I titled my book about hearing loss Shouting Won't Help. It won't. Shouting distorts the mouth and makes lip reading difficult. Speak in a normal tone of voice, look at the listener and articulate clearly.

A Cochlear Implant Allowed This Woman To Hear Her Boyfriend Propose

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Good News

The day that a deaf woman received a cochlear implant became even more memorable when her boyfriend asked her to marry him. A video posted by the Univ...

The Wonderful Way One Mom Is Empowering Kids With Hearing Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

A U.K. mom has figured out a simple way to make hearing aids and cochlear implants fun and empowering for children. Sarah Ivermee's 4-year-old so...

See The Amazing Moment When A Deaf Person Hears For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Imagine hearing the sound of your own voice, or the voice of a loved one, for the very first time. For those of us who have always been able to hear, ...

'Hear' to Stay: Cochlear Implants for Babies? Oh My!

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Welcome to a whole new world where we can restore a child's hearing and give them the gift of language. What's next? In the not too distant future, we might repair a child's hearing at birth or give a blind child vision even before she leaves the hospital.

World's Tiniest Telescope Treats Blindness

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.

WATCH: Mom Hears Son Say 'Hi' For The First Time

Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents

"Hi Mom!" is an expression most mothers hear all the time, but for the deaf mother in this viral YouTube video, the sound of those words was life-chan...

What New Advances In Medical Devices Are Doing For Aging Americans

Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Baard Science's latest wonders, from a telescopic eye implant to artificial joints with microchip monitors N...

WATCH: Deaf Woman Hears Herself For First Time

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

UPDATED Oct. 1, 2011 12:48 a.m. Sarah Churman, 29, was born deaf. Until recently, she had never heard the sound of her own voice. But thanks to a h...