Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Recycling sign

You recycle your garbage, you donate your old clothes, but what is a person to do with their old hearing aids? How about donating them to a charity that will see they get into the hands of less fortunate people? Global initiatives that strive to reduce the impact of hearing loss on disadvantaged segments of society are doing important work to empower the less fortunate in our hearing loss communities. So how can you help create free hearing aids for people in need?

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Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Research on the detrimental affects of hearing loss on the brain have led to studies analyzing if hearing aids can counteract that negative mental impact. Today there is more research that indicates that, yes, hearing aids can help the cognitive functions of people with hearing loss.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Young people on campus

When loud noise damages hair cells within the inner ear it's called noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Many tests can detect this damage to hair cells from noise, but there's another, hidden way loud sounds can damage hearing. Before loud noises damage hair cells, they can already have damaged the extremely sensitive nerve fibers inside the ear. This hearing damage is prevalent in young people, but isn't so easy to detect and is rarely tested. That's why it is called hidden hearing loss.

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