November 15, 2021
osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss

Osteoporosis and the risk of hearing loss in women

As part of the Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston carried out a longitudinal study to see if osteoporosis and low bone density […]
November 10, 2021
covid and hearing loss

Study: COVID can infect the inner ear causing hearing loss

Brand new patient-led research suggests that Covid-19 can infect the inner ear through the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose to the middle ear, potentially causing tinnitus, deafness, and dizziness. 
October 1, 2021
sensory loss and depression

Sensory loss and depression: Looking beyond the headlines

News articles ran with a dramatic headline: "Women with sensory loss twice as likely to suffer depression." A closer look determines this to be a stretch.
September 26, 2021
deaf refugees

Deaf refugees and human rights in times of crisis

The past year has shown us new needs and new ways of guaranteeing the well-being of deaf people and refugees in situations of crisis.
September 9, 2020
COVID-19 and tinnitus

The connection between COVID-19 and Tinnitus

Throughout the pandemic, we have learned to recognize the signs of COVID-19. Cough, fever, and fatigue are some of the most common symptoms to watch out for. But one recent […]
August 21, 2020
Does Covid-19 cause hearing loss?

Ask Anna: Does COVID-19 cause hearing loss?

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, affects people in numerous ways. This newly identified virus that affects the respiratory system seems to come with many side effects, some that are very serious and […]
August 17, 2020
Actress Millicent Simmonds releases Millie Smile Mask, a clear face mask for the deaf community

Deaf Actress Millicent Simmonds Designs Clear Face Masks for Deaf Community

More companies are making clear masks for the deaf and hard of hearing community including actress Millcient Simmonds as she releases her Mille Smile Mask.
July 16, 2020
I Read Lips Face mask

“I Read Lips”: Face masks for the deaf and hard of hearing

Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also cause a significant communication barrier. These "I Read Lips" face masks could help.
June 24, 2020
face masks in school

Face masks in school: Tips for navigating a new classroom

Our traditional classrooms were shifted to online platforms in early March. Since then life has changed in many ways. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended wearing […]
June 2, 2020
Using hearing aids during COVID-19 while social distancing

How hearing aids help Dustin communicate during COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a massive shift to work remotely. In fact, according to a Gartner HR survey, 88 percent of organizations encouraged or required their employers […]
May 25, 2020
face masks for deaf community

Tips for communicating with the deaf community when wearing a face mask

Hearing loss and deafness affect millions of individuals worldwide every single day, posing a slew of communication challenges for many. However, these challenges have increased greatly since the use of […]
May 20, 2020
pandemic deaf students

COVID-19 pandemic hits deaf college students hard

There are more than 200,000 deaf students in US colleges. 74 percent of deaf college students say online learning is harder than traditional, in-class learning.
May 18, 2020
gentamicin induced hearing loss

New test in UK to prevent gentamicin induced hearing loss

Gentamicin can cause hearing loss when given to babies at signs of infection. Now there's a fast test to help prevent gentamicin induced hearing loss.
May 15, 2020
Tips for distance learning for university students with hearing loss during COVID-19

A guide to distance learning for university students

Distance learning for university students with hearing loss can be tough. These tips can help you make the most of your online university experience during COVID-19.