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

On the Horizon: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids?

A study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, published in JAMA, suggests that over-the-counter hearing assistance devices—called personal sound amplification products (PSAP)—are nearly as effective for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss as c...

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

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