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Hearing Loss

Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are dozens of "personal sound amplification products" (PSAPs) that can help people hear better at a lower cost than most hearing aids, which can run up to $3,000 each. Here's a breakdown of some of the different PSAPs that can help.

The Benefits of an All-IP World

Mike Montgomery | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Improved voice communication is among the many benefits of upgrading our nation's networks to run solely on Internet Protocol.

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.

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 ...

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.

Lynne Peeples

Health Experts Concerned About Seattle Seahawks' Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living

When audiologist Brian Fligor of Boston Children's Hospital first caught word of an upcoming attempt by Seattle Seahawks fans to set the Guinness Worl...

5 Warning Signs You're Aging Too Fast

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.30.2013 | Fifty

Aging is inevitable but looking old before your time is not. Many factors can accelerate aging, everything from smoking to a lack of exercise. But, fo...

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.

The Links Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Tom Rokins | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Rokins

Currently, there is no known reason as to exactly why hearing loss seems to increase your chances of getting dementia so greatly, but there are many different theories being bounced around.

World's Tiniest Telescope Treats Blindness

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.

7 Dangerously Loud Noises We Hear Every Day

Posted 02.07.2013 | OWN

By Nancy Kalish Hearing loss is reaching epidemic proportions -- and not just among people who play their music too loud. We all expect to ...

A Troubling Side Effect Of Hearing Loss

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.23.2013 | Fifty

A new study has found a troubling link between hearing loss and dementia: Hearing specialists from Johns Hopkins report that hearing-impaired adults b...

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?

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.

What New Advances In Medical Devices Are Doing For Aging Americans

Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mark Baard Science's latest wonders, from a telescopic eye implant to artificial joints with microchip monitors N...

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.

Chris Botti's Message About An Important Health Issue

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Can you hear me now? Apparently many cannot. The National Institutes of Health says that about 36 million Americans already have some degree of heari...

How My Husband's Hearing Loss Has Affected Our Social Life

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Hearing loss doesn't just impact the person whose hearing is diminished. Everyone who loves them and lives with them suffers.

The Gift of Hearing

Brent Marieb | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Brent Marieb

My youngest brother, Kyle, who is now 12 years old, was born profoundly deaf and was diagnosed when he was six months old. Kyle is such an amazing, brave, and inspiring kid.

Are iPods Causing Permanent Hearing Damage? Students Investigate

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

Whether you're at a concert, in the car, or listening to your iPod, listening to loud music is a part of everyday life for most teens. It seems harmle...

Mother Goes Deaf After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

What was supposed to be a joyous day for Heather Simonsen turned terrifying when, according to a report from Utah's KSL, she lost her sense of hearing...

1 In 5 Americans Has Hearing Loss: Study

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Hearing loss may be more common than previously thought, with a new study suggesting as many as one in five Americans ages 12 and older are affected b...