Lee M. Akst, M.D.
Lee Michael Akst, M.D., is the director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center and is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
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Research shows that untreated hearing loss has troubling consequences that go far beyond simply misunderstanding what someone says.
Impacted ear wax is a significant cause of acute, temporary hearing loss. Here are safe ways to remove it.
If the cost of hearing aids makes you think twice, less-expensive devices, called personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, may be an option.
Used hearing aids may seem like a good way to save, but they could cost you in the long run. Here are other things to avoid when shopping for a hearing aid.
Audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, and otolaryngologists offer different levels of support for hearing loss. Here’s what to know.
Have you put off buying a hearing aid because of the cost? Here’s how to find the best hearing aid for you without spending too much along the way.
From contaminants to common medical conditions, here are 10 dangers to your hearing that you may not know about, and how to steer clear of them.
From fish to folate, having these items on your plate may reduce your risk of hearing loss, according to researchers.
Immunotherapy tablets or drops may be just as effective as allergy shots at reducing symptoms over the longterm.
Tooth loss from accidents, gum disease, failed root canals, or decay is common—in fact, one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In the past, dentures and f...