Hearing Aid News

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8/24/2017
Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

7/20/2017
Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

7/5/2017
A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?

Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

3/2/2017
Finally, Proof That Hearing Aids Help

High-quality digital devices provide 'significant benefit' to older Americans, study finds

1/3/2017
Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say

If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

12/15/2016
Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss, Study Finds

It's still common, but noise-safety rules and changing smoking patterns may have helped, researcher says

12/7/2016
FDA Eases Up on Hearing Aid Rules

Devices should be easier to obtain, less expensive under new guidelines

11/30/2016
Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

4/28/2016
Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests

4/7/2016
Hearing Loss Tied to Bigger Medical Bills for Late Middle-Aged

Researchers say more study needed to learn how hearing aids, other interventions might save money

9/24/2015
Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

11/26/2014
Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older

3/6/2014
Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study

Women, non-seniors more likely to be affected this way, researchers say

11/20/2013
See Doctor Before Buying Hearing Aid, FDA Advises

Professional needs to assess ear health, agency says

9/6/2012
Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills

Devices seem to improve brain's recognition of sounds, study finds

2/15/2012
Millions of Americans Have Untreated Hearing Loss: Study

Many people think the condition is inevitable and not a major concern, study finds

5/24/2011
Underwater, Humans Hear Through Their Bones

Navy study finds people can hear far higher pitched sounds in a different way

3/21/2011
Newborn Screenings May Miss Hearing Loss in Some Kids

One-third of children who received cochlear implants had passed initial hearing test, study says

3/18/2011
Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students

Unexpected result may be due to the use of personal music players, researchers say

3/2/2011
Hearing Loss Seems to Affect Fewer Blacks Than Whites

Skin pigmentation may protect the inner ear, researcher says

2/21/2011
Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids May Benefit Kids

Small study finds the devices especially helpful for learning

8/31/2010
Personal Music Players Damage Hearing Over Time

Study found dramatic increase in hearing loss among teen girls who used them

7/20/2010
Economic Status May Affect Kids' Hearing Aid Care

Medicaid patients experience more problems after cochlear implant, report shows

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/5/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Hearing Loss

Suggestions for people with below-average hearing

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

2/11/2010
Scientists Decipher How Brain Handles Silence

It uses a distinct mechanism to spot moments when sound ends

1/18/2010
Voice Control Needs Time to Develop After Cochlear Implant

But complications can occur years after surgery, researchers find

1/8/2010
After Cochlear Implant, Music Therapy May Aid Speech

Toddlers exposed to musical activities were more communicative, study finds

9/15/2008
Prosthetic Ears Boost Hearing After Injury

Not only restores aesthetics, but also improves speech recognition

9/4/2007
Health Tip: Caring For Your Hearing Aid

You can help extend its life

1/19/2007
Younger Children May Benefit From Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids

Researchers saw little difference in outcomes between 3- and 7-year-olds

8/4/2004
Pitch Is Key in Finding Source of Sounds

Brain uses different methods to locate origin of noise

1/12/2004
When It Comes to Hearing, Timing Isn't Everything

New study could lead to help for those with severe hearing loss

4/15/2003
Hearing Loss Often Undiagnosed in Elderly

At least 1 in 4 seniors suffers from condition, study says

1/17/2003
Treat Deaf Children Early

Early cochlear implants critical, study says

7/30/2002
Meningitis Cases Tied to Cochlear Implants

Experts warn recipients to be vaccinated against germs

3/6/2002
Study Explains an Ear Splitting Sound

Finding on layers of speech, pitch may improve cochlear implants

5/11/2001
Cochlear Implants Help Older People

Research finds they're no longer a hearing aid just for the very young