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Successful Communication (for the hearing impaired and their family)

<b>Successful Communication</b><p>Successful communication requires the efforts of all people involved in a conversation. Even when the person with hearing …

A word about batteries

<b>batteries</b><p><b>HELP ENSURE RELIABLE HEARING AID PERFORMANCE</b><p>Your hearing aids need a steady power supply from a quality hearing aid battery in order to run …

The Hearing Aid Museum

The Hearing Aid Museum is the largest on-line hearing aid museum in the world, and probably the second-largest hearing aid collection in the world …

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention - Choose The Hearing Protection That's Right For You - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

Choose The Hearing Protection That's Right For You<p>Expandable foam plugs<p>These plugs are made of a formable material designed to expand and conform to …

How Loud is Too Loud?

Exposure Time Guidelines<p>Accepted standards for recommended permissible exposure time for continuous time weighted average noise, according to NIOSH …

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American Tinnitus Association

Latest News<p>The briefing featured an educational overview of recent research on how hearing loss impacts the health of older adults and new (cool) …

Hearing aids, information on hearing loss and tinnitus | Oticon

<b>“Just try Opn, it's going to change your perspective on life and living.”</b><p>–Bryan C., Opn user<p>Open up to the world with Oticon Opn<p>Hear better and …

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Seeing Less Helps The Brain Hear More

A few days in the dark can improve an animal's hearing, scientists report this week in the journal <i>Neuron.</i> This temporary loss of visual input seems to trigger favorable changes in areas of the brain that process auditory information, they say.<p>The finding suggests there may be a new way to help …

Hearing improves after a week of blindness

Simulating blindness for as little as a week appears to improve hearing.<p>Mice kept in complete darkness for that period of time experienced a …

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: Fans Risk Hearing Loss

For diehard football fans, nothing beats screaming your lungs out in the stadium alongside tens of thousands of other fans.<p>There is, however, a downside: hearing loss.<p>With the battle among fans to be the loudest crowd getting almost as competitive as the NFL itself, hearing experts say it's time …

Say What? French Horn Players Run Risk Of Hearing Loss

Loud music can lead to hearing loss. But it's not just rock musicians and their fans who are at risk.<p>In classical orchestras, horn players are particularly vulnerable to hearing damage from the tunes they and their colleagues play.<p>Some studies have found that horn players are blasted with some of …

Can Apple help make hearing aids cool?

People wait in long lines and even camp out to get their hands on new Apple devices as soon as they're available. But they drag their feet, sometimes for years, when it comes to purchasing another piece of technology that could greatly improve their lives: hearing aids.<p>Hearing-aid manufacturers and …

Especially for women, hearing loss linked to depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hearing-impaired adults are more likely to be depressed than those with excellent hearing - and than those who are fully deaf -according to a large U.S. survey.<p>Higher rates of depression were most common among women and among the middle aged, compared to people over 70, …

Bionic ears: let's hear it for cochlear implants…

Sitting at the kitchen table rolling a ball of Play-Doh, Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver's head something extraordinary is happening. …

Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

More than 30 million Americans experience significant hearing loss, but only a third of them get hearing aids.<p>There are a lot of reasons why someone who needs a hearing aid won't get one: Some think their hearing loss is not that bad, others are too embarrassed to use them, and many people say they …

Seahawks Fans Seek Roar Record As Experts Warn Of Health Risks

When audiologist Brian Fligor of Boston Children's Hospital first caught word of an upcoming attempt by Seattle Seahawks fans to set the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium, he scratched his head.<p>"Oh boy," he said. "Pack people in nice and tight, all screaming at …

'Tinnitus risk' of noisy nights out

<b>About two-thirds of people are left with ringing in their ears after a night out at a club, gig or pub, a poll suggests.</b><p>Campaign group Action on Hearing Loss said the poll of 1,000 adults also showed a third would ignore the "safe level" on their music players.<p>The group warns that people doing …

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