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Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

Hearing Loss vs. The California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-Week Challenge #9

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Think for a moment about your favorite sounds... Music, perhaps, like the young Julie Andrews singing "I Could Have Danced All Night" from MY FAIR LA...

The Hearing Aids I've Grown To Love

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

While most people have a gradual decline in volume as they age, my hearing loss is more like a 'cookie bite.' I can hear highs and lows, but it's all the middle-ranges that disappear on me. Now I know why I thought so many people were mumbling.

Silence Isn't Golden: The Case for Expanding Medicare

Max Richtman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Max Richtman

As our nation marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare in 2015, the time is now to expand the Medicare program starting with coverage of hearing aids.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Thank You, Donald Trump From People Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing!

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

You needn't worry about my daughter--she learned from this experience not to accept crumbs from those who think that people with disabilities don't deserve the best the world has to offer. So thank you for galvanizing me into helping to change the world for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Simplified Cellphones for Seniors With Hearing Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several simplified cellphones on the market today that are specifically designed for seniors -- including those with hearing loss. Here are some top options.

Medicare Should Cover Hearing Aids

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

This year, as Medicare turns 50, it's a good time to look back on its half-century of success in providing access to health care for hundreds of millions of older Americans. It's also a good time to look forward at ways we can strengthen this essential program for generations to come.

Who Are the Role Models Since Helen Keller?

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

South Africa's Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. The United Kingdom followed five years later with the Disability Discrimination Act. Yet where are all the great leaders championing access for people with hearing loss?

Yukiko Ito on How a Hearing Aid Changed Her World

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Yukiko Ito has bilateral microtia, a congenital condition which means that her ears aren't fully formed. As a teenager she became the first person in Japan to be fitted with a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), and has since worked to raise awareness around both the device and microtia itself.

What If Crosswalks Could Be Customized For Each Pedestrian?

Citylab | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. For the 285 million people with visual impairments or 1 in 8 American teens and adults with hearing loss...

What I Learned When I Dated a Deaf Man

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

I was welcomed into the community and his family, and within a couple of weeks I was given a name-sign by his youngest sister.

Writing Isn't a Task, It's a Joy, So Why Do We Procrastinate?

Carolyn Bass | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Carolyn Bass

Why do writers procrastinate? Why do we avoid the task we say we love? As if looking at a wordless page might blight our vision? In fact, once those words hit the page, our vision begins to take shape.

Damon Beres

How To Listen To Music Without Destroying Your Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself from permanent, noise-induced hearing loss:

'But You Don't Look Disabled... '

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Jillayna Adamson

So what does disability look like? In the modern western world, with the rise of technology and human capabilities, disability has the power to enhance the diversity of one of man's greatest, most simple contributions to betterment of this world: perspective.

How To Listen To Loud Music On Headphones Without Hurting Your Ears

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology

We all know that listening to music at high volumes is bad for our ears. But what type of headphones should we be wearing to avoid maximum damage? And...

How One Musician Helped A Teen With Hearing Impairment Enjoy Her First Live Concert

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.15.2014 | Teen

Dutch teenager Vera van Dijk was born with a severe hearing impairment that made it impossible to understand her mother's voice or listen to pop music...

Deafness Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Lydia L. Callis

Instead of dictating how young deaf people should live their lives, parents can work together with their child to find the most comfortable way of adapting.

Seeds Mean Freedom: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

10 Fabulous Reasons To Love The Midlife Years

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the days until I can pull out of the driveway in a brand spanking new RV.

Whadjasay?

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more that 9 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer hearing loss, but only one in five of them pursues treatment.

How The iPhone Is Changing The Way We Hear

Laurel A. Christensen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology
Laurel A. Christensen, Ph.D.

Breakthroughs in technology and miniaturization have the potential to reduce hesitation and eliminate remaining stigma around the use of hearing instruments by incorporating high-quality sound with unique capabilities in a tiny package.

This Sleep Condition May Increase Risk Of Hearing Loss

Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

People with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of hearing loss, according to a new study. The research, which was presented at the American Thorac...

One More Reason to Heart NYC

Maile Keone | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Maile Keone

For many who love travel, a big part of that love is typically traveling in big cities, especially the most beautiful city of them all, New York. So specifically, what it's like for someone with hearing loss to experience NYC?

The Medical Intervention That Packs The Most Powerful Punch

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A month ago, we went to the most expensive Bat Mitzvah celebration I ever attended. It was expensive -- for us -- because somewhere in the middle of a Grand Ballroom at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, my husband lost one of his hearing aids.