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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...

Six Steps Those With Hearing Loss Can Take to Communicate Better

Shari Eberts | Posted 06.14.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Source: Kevin Curtis | Unsplash Those of us with hearing loss must sometimes rely on those with normal hearing to help us have better conversations a...

Machine learning helps determine which infants will gain the most from cochlear implantation

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

Intact hearing in early childhood is essential for normal development of communication skills and language. Neural circuits are responsible for the he...

Memo To Airlines, We Can't Hear You!

Katherine Bouton | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

I hate to burden you airlines with another complaint, but really, can't you do just a few things to make life easier for travelers with hearing loss? I hope you realize that we represent one in five of your customers. Of the 50 million Americans with hearing loss, quite a few end up on your airplanes.

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.

On Losing Your Hearing When Music's Your Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Brent Harris is the founding drummer of New Zealand band Cut Off Your Hands. He's also had sensorineural hearing loss since his late teens, which means his hearing is slowly but steadily deteriorating and may one day go entirely. This rather heavy unknown has had a big impact on his career as a musician.

How To Navigate An Airport When You Have Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

You know the jokes about how many (fill in the blank)s does it take to change a lightbulb? Well I have a new one: How many gate changes does it take to trip up an air traveler with hearing loss? So far the answer is unknown, because I personally survived six gate changes on a recent trip!

FAQs for Hearing Aids

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

It is really hard to tell what you cannot hear. The people around you may have noticed that you are responding incorrectly to questions and increasing the volume on the television or phone. A hearing test is non-invasive and painless.

John Slattery Has Something He Wants Everyone To Know

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.03.2016 | Fifty

Is your hearing not quite what it used to be? Don't suffer in silence. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and battery-maker Duracell wants to make...

Say What? Free Hearing Tests Offered Over The Phone

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty

All excuses for not having your hearing tested are now invalidated. In a simple, free 10-minute test conducted over the phone, you can have your heari...

A Road Map For Those New To Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

Do you know someone who is new to hearing loss? Maybe they haven't yet accepted that they have a hearing loss, or maybe they are just starting to acknowledge it, but don't know what to do first, or second. I know some people like that, myself included, at one point.

How a Service Dog Saved My Life

Stuart Sherman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart Sherman

Today, Swanson is my companion who looks to me for direction and who gets excited when she completes tasks. She infuses my heart with gratitude and her energy is contagious.

I've Got What? Meniere's Disease? Speak Up! I Can't Hear You!

Roz Warren | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

My new ear, nose and throat specialist thinks I've got something called Meniere's Disease. Here, for all of you hypochondriacs, are the symptoms: Fu...

7 Misconceptions About People With Hearing Loss

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

There are many more misconceptions. These are just a starting point for a conversation.

What Is That Noise!?! My Take On Living With Tinnitus

Shari Eberts | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

Will my tinnitus take another turn for the worse? I hope not. These are worries that I have, but I cannot spend time on them. I can only focus on living each day the best that I can.

Highway to Hearing Hell: Musicians and the Danger of Deafness

Trevor Cox | Posted 03.14.2016 | Science
Trevor Cox

Deafness isn't only a concern for rock musicians, or drum and bass DJs - from classical violinists to pop singers, in recent years it's become clear that anyone around music a lot has reason to be equally worried.

Don't Say This To Someone With Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 02.25.2016 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

It happens sometimes. A friend or colleague is telling me a funny story or explaining an event that happened, and at some point I will ask "What did y...

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities. This begins with changing our language.

These Students Created Software That Could Help Millions Of Deaf People In Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact

SÃO PAULO -- Approximately 5 percent of Brazilians have some kind of hearing impairment. Despite the widespread implementation of Brazilian Sign Lang...

How Hearing Aids Changed My Life at the Age of 27

Sarah Klegman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Good News
Sarah Klegman

As un-sexy as they may be at times, and even though my hearing loss isn't as bad as most, hearing aids have changed my life. I believe that shamelessly showing your vulnerabilities can make you an even more likable person. Living honestly inspires others to live honestly.

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Eberts

It is hard to explain to others what it is like to have hearing loss. I am neither a child nor an invalid. If someone asks me a question and I don't hear it, please repeat it so I can answer for myself. I want to hear you and am trying my best.

Why We Should Teach Hearing Health In Elementary Schools

Shari Eberts | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
Shari Eberts

A few years ago I visited my son's 1st grade classroom as part of Family Time. This was a monthly event where different children's parents would visit the classroom to share something special about their family.

Hearing Loss Is A Major Problem You Can Avoid -- Here's How

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.21.2015 | Technology

Hearing loss is practically an epidemic among young people in middle- and high-income countries -- and it's getting worse, not better. The World Healt...