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19 October 2021

5 Successful Celebrities With Hearing Loss

What do Tinseltown darling Halle Berry and musician Eric Clapton have in common? Besides being successful celebrities, did you know they suffer from hearing loss? How they have remained resilient despite their conditions and continue to excel in their respective fields are stories worth telling. Marlee Matlin Born in Illinois, […]

14 October 2021

Can Anxiety Cause Ringing In The Ears?

Anxiety affects people in various ways, from causing feelings of unease to making it difficult to sleep. In some individuals, it can cause ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus. People with tinnitus may hear ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other sounds not associated with an outside source. The severity varies from […]

08 October 2021

Are your ears ringing? What does it mean?

A ringing sound in your ears can be torturous — it’s difficult to concentrate and it’s a distracting sound that only you can hear! This frustrating condition is experienced by nearly 50 million people in the U.S. and is known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can come and go, may affect one or both […]

05 October 2021

Understanding Conductive Hearing Loss

Share on PinterestMaskot/Getty Images You ear has three major parts: your outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. When damage to your outer or middle ear causes hearing loss, it is called conductive hearing loss. This type of hearing loss makes it hard to hear soft or low volume sounds. […]

28 September 2021

Hearing Loss In Older Adults May Cause Depression

  The frequent use of hearing aids can help alleviate the symptoms of depression in senior citizens with hearing loss, especially those from lower income groups. — dpa Hearing loss may act as a cause of depression in older people, according to University of Manchester researchers in the United Kingdom. […]

24 September 2021

The Impact Of Hearing Loss On Children’s Learning

@Malala Yousafzai, the youngest #NobelPeacePrize laureate and vocal advocate for young girls’ right to an education, is championing a new campaign to raise awareness about the impact of hearing loss on children’s learning. An estimated 45,000 children in the UK suffer from hearing loss. According to the World Health Organisation it affects […]

17 September 2021

These Common Sounds Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

SHUTTERSTOCK Many Americans don’t worry about hearing damage because they don’t think they’re in loud neighborhoods. But the truth is live concerts and sirens aren’t the only threats. Experts recommend avoiding sounds louder than 70 decibels (about the volume of a vacuum cleaner) for long periods of time. Sounds louder than 85 decibels (about […]

14 September 2021

Why Remote Work Can Be Hard For Hard-Of-Hearing People

By Mark Ray, Next Avenue GETTY If you hate Zoom meetings, imagine how Heidi Carles, 56, of Bernville, Pa., feels. Carles, an auction lead, cataloger and photographer for an online auction company, has hearing loss, which makes videoconferencing challenging at best. Early in the pandemic, Carles often struggled during calls that included […]

09 September 2021

People With ‘Invisible Disabilities’ Are Being Left Out

After years abroad, Steffani Cameron returned to Ottawa to a disappointing welcome. Despite being hearing impaired, Cameron regularly enjoyed live theatre and, to mark her homecoming, she’d planned a night at the National Arts Centre. But without captioning, the threads of audio that reached Cameron’s hearing aids weren’t enough for […]

27 August 2021

Tinnitus & COVID-19: What To Expect & What To Do

Tinnitus occurs when you hear a noise that’s not coming from your surroundings. It’s often described as a ringing in the ears, but it can also have other qualities, such as buzzing, humming, or whooshing. Many people experience tinnitus. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates […]