March 20, 2020
new drug compound for noise-induced hearing loss

Could a drug prevent noise-induced hearing loss?

A new study claims a new drug compound may have the ability to block damaging high volume sounds.
March 19, 2020
cleaning hearing technology

How to clean your hearing technology

Hearing technology can pick up germs, which come in close contact to the user's face. Here are some tips for how to clean your hearing technology.
March 17, 2020
online learning for deaf students

Making online learning accessible for deaf students

Is your child studying at home as a result of COVID-19? Here are tips for creating an accessible virtual education for deaf students.
March 14, 2019
resources for parents new to hearing loss

Hear to Learn provides resources for parents new to hearing loss

Getting that initial diagnosis that your child has hearing loss can be completely overwhelming. Who can you turn to for help? How can you fully understand their needs? One free […]
February 7, 2019
genetic testing

Stresses and rewards of genetic testing for hearing loss

When our hard of hearing daughter was first referred for genetic testing, I was skeptical.  On the one hand, genetic testing might find a definitive cause of hearing loss. On […]
September 3, 2018
hearing loss and dementia

Who is impacted by hearing loss and dementia?

  The headline is alarming. “A Minor Hearing Loss Now Can Mean Major Dementia Risk Later.” The Healthline subhead is no less reassuring: “Even a subtle loss of hearing when […]
May 29, 2018
hearing loss for women

Study: A healthy diet can decrease risk of hearing loss for women

A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women can decrease their risk of hearing loss by eating a healthy diet.  The study is called Adherence to Healthful […]
April 9, 2018
sign language

Study: Sign language and verbal speech rely on the same part of the brain

A new study by researchers at New York University found that sign language and verbal speech rely on the same part of the brain.  This report, published in the journal Scientific […]
March 22, 2018
smoking and hearing loss

Study: Smoking linked to hearing loss

Does smoking put you at a higher risk for hearing loss? According to a study recently published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, there may be a link between […]
March 19, 2018
regenerate ear hair cells

Researchers find a drug combination that could regenerate ear hair cells

Researchers in American wondered why certain creatures have the natural ability to regenerate parts which have ceased to function. Lizards can grow lost limbs and even sharks grow brand new […]
March 1, 2018
hearing loss and dementia

Are hearing loss and dementia linked?

A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found that there is a link between hearing loss and dementia. According to the research, the association between dementia and hearing […]
February 8, 2018
london underground

Mind your hearing: Can traveling on the London Underground cause hearing loss?

The BBC recently discovered that certain parts of the London Underground can be as loud as a helicopter taking off nearby. Does this mean that commuters should be using hearing protection […]
September 26, 2017
age-related hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss: Do birds hold the key to finding a cure?

  New research shows that barn owls keep their hearing into old age. Learning more about how this can happen, could help researchers better understand how hearing works. Is this […]
August 8, 2017
hearing loss and dementia

Study: Teen boys more likely to have hearing loss

A new study reports the rates of hearing loss among teens is stable but more prevalent in specific segments.
June 1, 2017
who preventable hearing loss

WHO adopts resolution on prevention of hearing loss

On Tuesday, delegates at the World Health Assembly vowed to ‘intensify action to prevent deafness and hearing loss,’ by pushing governments to impose safety and accessibility measures.  To reduce the prevalence […]
April 10, 2017

Study: Gene therapy used to restore function of inner ear hair cells

Researchers say they have successfully restored the functionality of damaged inner ear hair cells, which could pave the way for treating newborn babies with congenital hearing loss. “Researchers used a […]
March 3, 2017

World Hearing Day: Unaddressed hearing loss costs nearly $750 billion globally

More than 360 million people worldwide have hearing loss, which comes at a cost of nearly $750 billion dollars globally.
March 1, 2017
scientists work to find cure for hearing loss

A cure for hearing loss? Drug could be ready for testing by 2018

Researchers say they have discovered a combination of drugs that encourages the growth of new hair cells, which could pave the way for tinnitus and hearing loss therapies. The team […]
February 9, 2017

Study: 1 in 4 adults in U.S. may have hearing loss

“Noise is the most common modifiable environmental cause of hearing loss among young and middle-aged adults, according to a new study.
February 8, 2017
cure for hearing loss

Scientists restore hair cells in mice, allowing them to hear again

US researchers say they have successfully used gene therapy to enable mice with hearing loss to hear again. Could this signal a future cure for hearing loss? The studies show the […]