10 Surprising Causes of Hearing Loss

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.


What Happens if You Ignore Hearing Loss?

Research shows that untreated hearing loss has troubling consequences that go far beyond simply misunderstanding what someone says.

By HealthAfter50

Ear Wax Removal Tips

Impacted ear wax is a significant cause of acute, temporary hearing loss. Here are safe ways to remove it.

By Nelly Edmondson

Cochlear Implants May Help Lift Depression

Hearing loss and its accompanying distress can be reduced by improving hearing, a small study has found, especially with the use of a cochlear implant.

By Jeff Bauer

Can Affordable PSAPs Help You Hear Better?

If the cost of hearing aids makes you think twice, less-expensive devices, called personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, may be an option.

By Ed Perratore

Why Used Hearing Aids Aren't a Good Idea

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.

By Erica Manfred

Who’s Who in Hearing Health

Audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, and otolaryngologists offer different levels of support for hearing loss. Here’s what to know.

By Erica Manfred

A Smarter Way to Shop for a Hearing Aid

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.

By Erica Manfred

How Your Diet Could Affect Your Hearing

From fish to folate, having these items on your plate may reduce your risk of hearing loss, according to researchers.

By Berkeley Wellness

How to Treat Vertigo

Almost everybody has felt faint at some time or other. But many people experience a spinning or falling sensation—vertigo—that can be frightening.

By HealthAfter50

A Promising Tinnitus Treatment

A noninvasive therapy called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) could help bring relief to those who suffer from chronic ringing in the ears.

By HealthAfter50

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