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Hearing Loss

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.

Personal Sound Amplification Products Can Help Seniors Hear Better

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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.

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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.