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Hearing Aid Costs Keep Many Seniors From Getting Them

Many Americans over 55 can’t afford hearing aids to help with age-related hearing loss, finds a national study conducted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

By Diane Domina

A Surprising Link Between Unhealthy Eating and Hearing Loss

A healthy diet lowers the risk for acquired hearing loss in women, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

By Diane Domina

Hearing Loss: What My Dad Wants You to Know

Every aspect of my dad’s life is affected by his hearing loss. Here, he shares his story.

By Cindy Uken

How Reliable Are Over-the-Phone Hearing Tests?

Do you have trouble hearing but haven’t done anything about it? A quick test you can take from your home phone promises to detect hearing loss.

By Nelly Edmondson

Less Expensive Hearing Devices May Help Some People, Study Says

Some people with mild to moderate hearing loss may benefit from an over-the-counter hearing device that costs much less than a hearing aid.

By Barbara Van Tine

What to Do If You Lose a Hearing Aid

Today’s hearing aids are designed to be inconspicuous, so losing track of them can be all too easy. Here’s what to do if one of your hearing aids goes missing.

By Nelly Edmondson

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

Hearing Loss Can Hasten Brain Function Decline in Aging Adults

Increasingly, studies are showing that hearing loss is not simply an inconvenient part of the aging process. Hearing loss can have serious effects on the aging brain health. As with many health issues, early intervention may be able to prevent damage ...

By Carol Bradley Bursack

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Heart Disease

Having trouble hearing these days? It might be your body’s way of signaling heart disease.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Two Nutrients That Protect Against Hearing Loss

While turning down the volume and using ear plugs in exceptionally loud situations – such as rock concerts – are obviously important, your diet can actually help you protect your hearing, too.

By Dorian Martin

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