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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...

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:

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

10 Hacks To Help You Hear Better

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.02.2016 | Fifty

About one in three people between 65 and 74 experiences hearing loss and that number jumps to half of everyone over 75. And while we can argue until t...

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.

How to Have A Better Conversation With Someone With Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty
Shari Eberts

All of us with hearing loss know how hard it can sometimes be to converse comfortably with our friends and family. We get tired, frustrated and someti...

How to Save on Hearing Aids

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

It's unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don't get hearing aids because they simply can't afford them. Hearing aids -- typically sold through audiologists' offices -- are expensive, usually costing between $1,000 to $3,500 per ear. What's more, traditional Medicare doesn't cover them and private insurance typically hasn't either.

5 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.23.2016 | OWN

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

Brad Reid | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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 07.16.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 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 | 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 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 | 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.