Caroline Masia writes about why American Girl’s 2020 doll of the year, who wears hearing aids, is so special. Caroline, who was born deaf and has cochlear implants, says it’s important for kids who have hearing loss to see dolls that look like them.
Can hearing aids delay the development of dementia? A recent study says yes, people with hearing loss should get hearing aids. Everyone else should prevent hearing loss.
Will personal music players be the next public health disaster for young people? Dr. Daniel Fink fears the answer is yes, and says we must regulate now to prevent a hearing loss epidemic tomorrow.
Research shows there is a genetic susceptibility to hearing loss from noise exposure. Whether you are more susceptible or not, there’s an easy way to avoid NIHL—avoid loud noise.
Starting January, help comes to the hard of hearing at your local drug store as “hearing assistive devices” will be available for sale for only 1/10th the price of conventional hearing aids.
London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.