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  • Speech, Language and Listening Development (6-12 months)

    2012-09-04

    The following is a rough guide to listening and language  development. It is designed to provide you with information as well as practical tips to help your child’s development. Please be aware that children develop at differen ...

  • How hearing works?

    2012-09-04

    Ears are constantly active. They pick up sound waves and chang them into information that the brain can interpret, such as music or speech. Sound is a pressure wave that can vibrate either quickly or slowly. Slow vibrations produce deep s ...

  • Find the right expert for you

    2012-09-04

    If you have noticed that you, or a member of your family, are experiencing hearing loss, there are several different experts who can offer you help and support. We have made a list of experts with a brief description of their work in ...

  • Do all hearing aids work the same way?

    2012-09-04

    Hearing aids work differently depending on the electronics used. The two main types of electronics are analog and digital. Analog aids convert sound waves into electrical signals, which are amplified. Analog/adjustable hearing aids ar ...

  • Cigarette smoking and hearing loss

    2012-09-04

    Smokers are nearly 70% more likely than non-smokers to suffer hearing loss, according to a study including more than 3,000 people. Another study found otherwise, absolving cigarettes from blame in hearing loss. The first study, condu ...

  • Causes of Hearing Loss in Adults

    2012-09-04

    Hearing loss in adults can either be inherited from your parents or acquired from illness, ototoxic (ear-damaging) drugs, exposure to loud noise, tumors, head injury, or the aging process. This loss may occur by itself or with tinnitus (r ...

  • B12 deficiency and tinnitus hearing loss

    2012-09-04

      A vitamin B12 deficiency can raise blood levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is thought to be toxic to nerves. Low levels of B12 have been linked to a number of nervous system disorders, including memory loss, decreased ...

  • Low-Cost Hearing Aids Prove Superior To Expensive Hearing Aids

    2012-09-04

    After years of using expensive custom hearing aids, Douglas Smith says he found a better solution for his needs with the affordable MDHearingAid, a high quality line of low cost hearing aids which was developed by a doctor.  May ...

  • Hearing Loss In Middle Age May Affect Relationships And Social Life

    2012-09-04

    Around 36 million American adults suffer from hearing loss, and my husband is one of them. Let's talk about what that means in very practical terms: We now pick restaurants based on their noise level over the quality or type food ...

  • Children of Smokers Suffer Hearing Loss

    2012-09-04

    You might think that your teenager’s hearing loss is subjective: Not hearing about completing the homework, getting off the internet or cleaning the pig sty which happens to be her room and yet hearing each and every cell call and t ...

  • Listen: How Music Sounds to People with Cochlear implants

    2012-09-06

    A cochlear implant, or “bionic ear” if you’re into that sort of thing, is an implant for those who are either deaf or severely hard of hearing. Specifically, those who are deaf due to a loss /lack of  sensory hair ...

  • Say What? Hearing Loss Hits Those in Their 50s

    2012-09-04

    Millions of Americans age 50 and older have significant hearing loss, but only one in seven wears a hearing aid, says a new in-depth survey by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. And if you think hearing loss is just a problem am ...

  • Hofstra Professor Helps Develop Sabbath Friendly Hearing Aid

    2012-09-06

    Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Orthodox Jews who wear high end, multi-program hearing aids often disable their devices’ most helpful features on the Jewish Sabbath, because they are concerned about inadvertently depressing ...

  • Hearing loss and falls

    2012-09-04

    Objectively measured hearing loss appears to be associated with a self-reported history of falling, researchers found. For every 10-decibel increase in hearing loss, the odds of having fallen in the previous year were higher, even aft ...

  • Hearing Loss Triples Risk of Falling: Study

    2012-08-09

    MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of falling, according to a new study. Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed data from more than 2,000 people ages 40 to 69 who took part in the U. ...

  • Losing your hearing means you could lose your footing: Study shows mild hearing loss triples risk of having a fall

    2012-08-09

    The risk of falling rises threefold even with the mildest hearing loss, according to a study. For moderate deafness, the chance of an accident doubles again – probably because such people have a poorer sense of their surroundings ...

  • Hearing Aids: Needed but Shunned

    2012-09-06

    Only 14% of older adults with hearing loss use hearing aids, according to estimates from a nationwide survey. The proportion dropped to fewer than 4% of people with mild hearing loss across all age decades and to fewer than 5% of ...

  • US begins stem cell trial for hearing loss

    2012-09-06

    US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants. ...

  • Get help with hearing loss

    2012-09-04

    SALISBURY MP John Glen is urging constituents who wear NHS hearing aids to get essential follow-up support at local drop-in sessions run by Action on Hearing Loss’s pioneering Hear to Help project. Mr Glen visited a drop-in sess ...

  • Do I need two hearing aids?

    2012-09-04

    How come some people only have one hearing aid? Isn't everyone supposed to have them for both ears? Two hearing aids (binaural) is usually best for a patients ability to hear well. There are a few exceptions. I recommend only one ...

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