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Hear More Words, Speak More Words: Hearing Aids in Kids
Hearing loss makes it difficult to understand others who speak to you. But for children, hearing loss also makes learning speech and language more difficult.
FDA Approves New Device for Hearing Loss
The FDA has approved a new device that may help those with a specific kind of hearing loss who do not benefit from conventional hearing aids.
Many Have Difficulty Hearing, Few Get Help
If you find yourself frequently asking others to repeat themselves, you may be among the many people with hearing issues. Researchers have found that while many adults have hearing problems, few do anything about it.
White Noise Machines Can Be Too Loud for Babies
Crickets, ocean waves, trains, heartbeat, wind, white noise… these are just a few sounds available in infant noise machines. But how wise is it to use these while babies sleep?
Hearing Loss Linked to Depression Among Adults
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and one new study found that even minor hearing loss can have an impact on mental health.
Hearing Loss May Speed up Brain Shrinkage in Elderly
The human brain shrinks as part of the normal aging process, but one new study found that hearing problems may be linked to a faster shrinkage process.
Hearing the Benefits of a Healthy Weight
Sometimes keeping a healthy weight and a healthy level of physical activity can have unexpected benefits. Who would think there's a link between one's weight and their hearing?
A Noisy World May Affect Health
On the way to work, in line at the grocery store, picking up the kids from school — we have to deal with noise everywhere we go. And as it turns out, these noises may affect more than just our hearing. 
Can Obese Teens Hear the Message?
Obesity has been linked to a wide range of health issues, even in children and teens. One of those issues may be greater risk for hearing loss.
When Smoke Comes Out the Ears
Most people associate health problems from smoking with the lungs. But smoking is linked to other health issues as well, like hearing loss — even for babies exposed in the womb.