Hearing Loss

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Doctor fits a patient for a hearing aid.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.
Senior man with depression and hearing loss.
Healthy Aging

Age-Related Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Older adults with hearing loss are at increased risk for depression and treating age-related hearing loss could reduce rates of depression in the elderly.

By Diane Domina
Man with hearing aid.
Risk Factors

Hearing Loss May Contribute to Earlier Death

Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease before age 75, especially in men and women who are divorced or separated.

By Diane Domina
Man with hearing loss cupping ear.

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
Smiling senior woman eating a bowl of cereal.

Healthy Eating May Protect Your Hearing

A healthy diet lowers the risk of acquired hearing loss in women, according to this surpsising study.

By Diane Domina
Ray and Lorna Uken at home in Yankton, S.D.
Living With

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
Woman takes hearing test on landline phone.

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
Sound waves, hearing, noise

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
hand holding up a hearing aid

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

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