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Hearing Aids

Baby Hears For The Very First Time. His Face Says It All.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents

When baby Lachlan was 7 weeks old, he was fitted with his very first hearing aid. His reaction? Pure magic. "When they turned the headphones o...

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.

WATCH: The Amazing Moment Bill Clinton Witnessed In Bogota

OWN | Posted 07.18.2014 | OWN

Yuly, an 18-year old woman in Colombia, has never heard a sound. She's never experienced her mother's voice, the chatter of her family or the noises o...

Old People Are a Menace

Stacey Graham | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There. I said it. My parents are in their mid-70s, one with advancing Parkinson's Disease but doing well and the other regularly lifted 80 lbs of chi...

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.

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.

Few With Hearing Problems Actually Use Hearing Aids, British Study Shows

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nancy Maleki If you find yourself frequently asking others to repeat themselves, you may be among the many people with hearing issues. Rese...

Somewhat Deaf and Completely Scared

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Zeigler

At the behest of my wife, I went for a hearing test to determine how much hearing loss I had... with her accompanying me. I'm not ashamed to say (now) that scared the shit out of me. In this weird panic, I was worried she'd see how bad it is was and say, "Screw this!" and leave me.

Don't Hate Me Because I Can't Hear You

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Fifty
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Maybe people assume hearing loss is just a minor indignity of age, on par with getting reading glasses, or perhaps because one can't tell what the hearing-impaired are missing, it's easy to get frustrated with them, and harder to be sympathetic.

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...

The Life Out Loud: Listen With Your Heart (and Your Ears)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

"Someone told me way back when, 'Show me your friends, and I'll show you your future.' So first, surround yourself with people who are doing what they love, pursuing their passions."

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.

Hearing Loss and Denial

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

I've never been vain. I haven't "done anything" to my face or neck. I'm not happy about it, but I see the changes. That's really all I need to say about it. But a hearing aid? Are you kidding me?

Why Medicare Should Pay For Hearing Aids

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband's hearing aids set us back $4,000, which means we will be making budget sacrifices to pay for them, because Medicare doesn't cover them. To spend that much out of pocket was a big deal for us. But to be able to talk to the man I love, an even bigger one.

Deaf Teen Hears Again After Years Of Silence (VIDEO)

Posted 10.16.2012 | Teen

Stephanie Montalvo has grown up being unable to listen to listen to music or hear the sound of laughter -- the 15-year-old has been legally deaf since...

How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids?

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.

A Hearing Aid That Goes In Your Mouth?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

About 250 million people worldwide -- over 4 percent of the world's population -- suffer from hearing impairment. And according to the Deaf Action Cen...

A Place for Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to Connect

Arielle Schacter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arielle Schacter

My website, bf4life-hearing, is a social community for teens and tweens who are deaf/hard of hearing, where users can discuss their hearing loss.