Hearing Loss

Hearing loss or presbycusis is a common progressive condition that can be of three types; conductive, sensorineural or mixed. It is usually an irreversible condition but can be easily managed with proper hearing aids. The most important risk factors are aging and chronic exposure to loud noise. Reversible causes of hearing loss are those of neurological etiology or excessive earwax. 

Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for headphones that you have found successful with hearing aids. Or techniques for using them (I'm going to ask about adjusting my HA the next time I'm back at the audiologist to see if that'll help, but there is a long waiting list). As for introductions, I'...

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Finally got answers to my hearing loss. But I need a surgery called a Stapedectomy. Has anyone with tinnitus also gotten this and had the tinnitus lessen? I don’t want to get the surgery if it’s not going to benefit that also since I’ll still need hearing aid for that.

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Hi, I'm Mel. I'm 29. I've had hearing aids for over two years now. It makes me feel very isolated, as there aren't many people anywhere near my age with hearing aids.

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Is there a way to turn on captioning for all facebook videos? Some of them already have captioning, but the ones that don't, even with my phone up as high as it can go, I cant hear what is being said.

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Three-quarters of people with hearing loss fear they will be less productive working from home. What support is needed?Working from home is a challenge for many of us, from learning how to communicate with colleagues via Zoom, to acquainting ourselves with the nuances of telephone conference calls....

We can all agree that things have been pretty nerve-racking these past few weeks, or even months, depending on where you’re located.In addition to …

Daniela Beckmann, Mirko Feldmann, Olena Shchyglo and Professor Denise Manahan-Vaughan from the Department of Neurophysiology of the Medical Faculty …

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young apologized to the city’s deaf community Thursday, two days after he cut off a sign-language interpreter …

Since the lockdown, there’s been much discus- sion about whether we should all be wearing face masks, with no consensus among either doctors or …

Hi everyone! Thanks for the add. I got my hearing aids today (so excited!!!) but I find they make my ear canals itchy when I first put them in. Is this normal? Will i get used to them and the itching stops?

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A 18-month-old deaf girl became a pioneer after medics had to find a way around the lockdown to help her hear for the first time.Hearing experts …

We all know what we should do: eat well, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. These habits keep us healthy and have the added benefit of helping …

Hi everyone, Not too sure how a community like this work but one of my son's therapists suggested it. I would just like as much info as possible from the people who experience hearing loss and deafness personally rather than the views and opinions of my son's doctors that don't help me feel supporte...

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Can anyone give me info on soft-band BAHA? I just found out that is what my son needs and I’m clueless.

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I hope all are well. This week start has been full of surprises and contention. I have been asking about how to get some help regarding my hearing loss, for years now. I was told something incredible--oncology rehabilitation, assessment and treatment. I was told that I could get a referral from my p...

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Send an e-card to nursing home residentsThe community is invited to send an e-card to residents of Roosevelt Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 7800 …

The daily press briefings from the White House have become an important source of information during the coronavirus pandemic, but some Americans are not able to access them. That’s because, unlike many state-run announcements, the White House does not provide an American Sign Language (ASL) …

I have been trying to get more information from the HLAA here in Western Washington. Can you PM me, please?

Was told I had an ear infection, in both ears, used drops, they didn’t work, was on antibiotics, now it’s gone, there’s no wax in my ears but I can’t hear the same ? Anyone experience this? Still can’t hear out of my ears even though infection is gone and there’s no wax. Really confused ?

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