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California Court Rules That a Mother's Custody Petition Requires a Hearing

Brad Reid | Posted 07.26.2015 | Parents
Brad Reid

In a just decided (July 23, 2015) unpublished decision (In re Emily S.) the Court of Appeals of California, Second Appellate District, has reversed a trial court's decision that denied, without a hearing, a biological mother's court petition to regain custody of a daughter.

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.

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.

Loud Noises Could Be Really Bad For Your Health

dailyRx News | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

Loud noise may hurt more than just your ears. A new study found that noise pollution like traffic, airplane noises and street activity could be hurting America's health -- to the tune of billions of dollars.

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.

Why Your Cat May Be More Human Than You Think

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Dr. Karen Becker

It's official. Your cat really IS giving you the cold shoulder. Not only is Garfield's hearing just fine, so is his ability to understand when you're...

The Truth About How Your Headphones Affect Your Hearing

Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com The Scientist: David A. Sherris, M.D., chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo ...

How Concert Halls Enhance Crescendos

Trevor Cox | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Trevor Cox

The intensity and emotional impact of the crescendo might appear to be in the hands on the composer and musicians, but now new research shows that in certain concert halls, the right acoustic makes the crescendo sound much louder at the end and hence much more dramatic.

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...

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

LISTEN: How Old Are Your Ears?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

'Huh?' 'Come Again?' If you find yourself asking these questions more and more or if you often can't hear your cell phone ring, you might want to ...

Athar Mohiudin

Drone Survivors To Appear Before Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Athar Mohiudin | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress for the first time will hear testimony from survivors of a U.S. drone strike, in a briefing Tuesday organized by Rep. Alan Gray...

No Coherent Reasons for Syria Strike

Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The Assad regime in Syria is reprehensible. The use of chemical weapons by any actor is unacceptable. Violence as a tool to effect political change is a monstrosity. All of these things are true, but none justify the United States taking the role of an avenging god.

10 Common Noises That Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jennifer Gehlen and Sara Schwartz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com One in seven people between the ages of 45 and 64 have hearing loss — are you taking the proper precautions to prot...

Ryan Grim

Congress Ignores Major Jobs Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment remains a major economic problem in the United States, with lo...

How to Shop for a Hearing Aid

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With so many choices and options available today, shopping for a hearing aid that meets your needs, lifestyle and budget can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help you locate a good hearing aid provider and choose an appropriate aid.

Meteors Don't Strike Twice

Eric J. Heller | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

A loud boom sounding like a major piece of artillery frightens your normally quiet neighborhood. Houses shake and dishes rattle. Later the TV news reports that the boom was heard over many miles, but nothing exploded. No supersonic aircraft flew by. Someone saw yellow light in the sky.

The Curbside Consult: My Ears Are Ringing!

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Being the ever-so-snarky lady that she is, Molly simply replied, "You have tinnitus and are going about it all wrong." I asked her to start from the beginning. Here's how it went down.

Good Communication Is as Simple as Paying Attention

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

In the simplest of terms, good communication only involves two steps: empathy and clarity. The most common communication errors occur when the message gets lost between the sender and the receiver.

When Your World Suddenly Goes Silent

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

At those times, when my husband's sudden deafness hits him like a packed snowball with a rock inside, there's nothing I can say to him. I just have to wait it out.

Turn Down the Rock Music

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

For two hundred thousand years, the loudest noise that Homo sapiens suffered were thunderclaps. But these weigh in at about 120 decibels, dozens of times less energetic than a modern rock band.

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Say What?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I've done some research, and what you describe is a malady called Selective Hearing Syndrome. It is not deadly and, remarkably, side effects only affect wives.

Alleged Fort Hood Shooter's Beard Stops Court Hearing

AP | Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage ...

Americans Are Paying Way Too Much For Hearing Aids

Sam Tanzer | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business
Sam Tanzer

The healthcare industry is failing to address a massive, treatable epidemic.