June 14, 2018

Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Hearing Loss

According to the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), approximately 77,000 students between ages 3 and 21 have hearing loss severe enough to qualify them for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Consequently, public schoolchildren with disabilities have the right to special accommodations in elementary through secondary school. Sometimes this results in creating an Individualized […]
July 15, 2018

University of California at San Diego Researcher Discusses Regenerative Medicine

Wondering about the latest in regenerative medicine and hearing loss? Dr. Jeffrey Harris, Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology?Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, discusses how regenerating the tiny hairs in your ears (known as cilia) can improve hearing loss. There’s so much research on the horizon. Stay tuned for the next breakthrough in regenerative […]
August 7, 2018

Preschool Teachers at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

If you have ever spent time in preschools, you probably agree that there is a universal way to describe them. Loud. Large groups of children can be very noisy, especially during free time when they aren’t calmly listening to an instructor. Now, new research conducted by Sofie Fredriksson at Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden shows that this noisy work environment is […]
August 7, 2018

Does swimmers ear lead to hearing loss?

In summer, and throughout the year, people who like to swim or play in the water can be susceptible to “swimmer’s ear” (otitis externa). This painful infection happens when the skin inside the ear canal becomes infected. Often this happens after a person submerges under water, exposing their ears to the bacteria that lives in water. If the water doesn’t […]
August 10, 2018

Reduced Risk of Hearing Loss in Women – New Study Shows Positive Trends

In a recent study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in The Journal of Nutrition, scientists focused on the link between eating a healthy diet and a reduced risk of hearing loss in adult women. Researchers studied a cohort of nearly 82,000 women over 22 years. They found that women who followed one of three well-studied diets had […]
August 14, 2018

No Big Deal: Ending the Stigma of Hearing Loss

It’s no big deal! Really. After all, it’s 2018. So isn’t it time that we end the stigma related to wearing hearing aids and hearing loss? Since inclusion has become pervasive in today’s society, why not let go of any negative images of hearing loss? The Campaign for Better Hearing believes people of any age can have hearing loss and […]