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Hearing Loss

What If Millions Of People Get Gun Silencers? Congress Is Ready To Roll The Dice.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

Gun silencers have been one of the most tightly regulated firearms products in the United States since 1934. Now Congress may eliminate those restrict...

Meet The Partially Deaf Musician Sharing the Joy of Homemade Music

Sara Ruthnum | Posted 03.09.2017 | Entertainment
Sara Ruthnum

What do you call someone who can play the banjo, guitar, and harmonica? Talented. What do you call someone who can play the banjo, guitar, and harmon...

The Insidious Health Risk You Need To Know About: Noise Pollution

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

Most people don’t know when permanent hearing damage is occurring. So they listen to loud concerts. Or sit in booming movie theaters. Or pressure wa...

Hearing Loss Is The Silent Killer Of Relationships

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.28.2017 | Healthy Living

My recently deceased husband wore hearing aids in both ears. I’m serious when I say they likely saved our marriage. And to be honest, since he lost ...

Ringing In Young Ears

Medical Discovery News | Posted 02.02.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Have you ever heard a high pitched buzzing or ringing in your ears but nothing around you is the cause? Then...

The Growing Health Threat For Older Adults You Should Be Aware Of

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in...

How To Handle The Holidays When You Have A Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

The holidays are a great time of year, filled with family dinners and celebrations, gatherings with friends, holiday parties, and lots of socializing. But because of my hearing loss, all the socializing and holiday hubbub can be exhausting.

News Roundup for December 15, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 12.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Set your watch to this news.

Yes, I Have Hearing Loss. But Talk To Me Anyway!

Katherine Bouton | Posted 12.05.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

Is this wise? Do I really want to hear only part of a conversation? Maybe, depending on who the speaker is. What I do want is to be included in conversation. I want to be invited places.

When Your Hearing Loss Leads To Embarrassment

Shari Eberts | Posted 11.25.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

I have a hearing loss. No big deal, right? But sometimes it is. Why is hearing loss sometimes embarrassing in a way that other conditions like vision loss or mobility challenges are not?

Deaf Awareness: Communication Made Simple

Healthline | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living

It is important that the hearing public understand how to interact with deaf people and those who are hard of hearing. It is not difficult to adapt communication, but for those on the receiving end, it can be a breath of fresh air.

I Have A (Hearing Loss) Announcement To Make

Shari Eberts | Posted 10.25.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

'Hi, my name is Shari and I am excited to be at this conference/retreat/class.' This is how it usually begins. We all go around the room and introduce ourselves, give a reason or two why we are here and it moves onto the next person. But at my most recent retreat, I decided to try something different.

Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Janice S. Lintz

The Smithsonian Institution should be ashamed for failing to include hearing induction loops for its videos and films, for people who are hard of hear...

The Relationship Between Humans And Loud Music

Vicki Tapia | Posted 09.29.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

While out walking our dogs with a neighbor on a warm, autumn Sunday morning, we discussed plans for the day. She mentioned she and her husband were going to the theater that evening to hear a New Orleans jazz trombone player and his ensemble. And my husband's ears perked up.

The Privilege Many People Never Think About

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Many of us can’t hear. One in eight Americans above the age of 12 has hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institute on Deafness an...

How To Practice Yoga When You Have A Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 09.26.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Yoga is not for everyone, but if you are interested in trying it out or maintaining a regular practice, don't let your hearing loss stop you.

When Those With Hearing Loss Are Pulled Over By Police

Katherine Bouton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

The recent death of 29 year-old-Daniel Harris, who was Deaf, is a reminder for all of us who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing that we need to be extra cautious when pulled over by a police officer.

How To Enjoy A Barbecue With Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 08.31.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Parties can be a challenge for people with hearing loss, but barbecues are some of the easiest to navigate. Barbecues are typically outside so the noise doesn't bounce around the room the way it can at indoor events.

7 Certainties When Visiting My 89-Year-Old Mother For A Week

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know I'm not alone. I am an aging baby boomer with a widowed mother who lives 1,000 miles away from me. And there are certain things I can be sure of when I stay with my mom in Ohio.

10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 08.09.2016 | Education
Janice S. Lintz

Hearing loss is a spectrum. The child may hear some but not all sounds. A child should have their hearing tested who has delayed speech, responds to sounds inconsistently, is inattentive, displays behavioral changes or responds incorrectly to simple basic questions.

10 Reasons Hearing Aids Are NOT Like Glasses

Shari Eberts | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Do your friends and family ever wonder why you don't hear better with your hearing aids? Mine sometimes do, which can be frustrating, especially when you are working extremely hard to hear the best that you can.

Ways To Cope With That Constant Ringing In Your Ears | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Contributor Published: 07/25/2016 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience About one in 10 American adults has a persistent ringi...

It Is Time To Stop Shaming People With Hearing Loss

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.08.2016 | Entertainment
Janice S. Lintz

It is time to stop humiliating people with hearing loss. Radar Online's recent headline said, "Photo Shocker: Caitlyn Jenner Caught Wearing Hearing Ai...

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

Mom's Voice Sparks Dance Party For Toddler With New Hearing Aids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Parents

To celebrate his new hearing aids, one toddler busted out some cute moves. According to ABC News, doctors determined that 2-year-old Kaiden Orantes ha...