Skip to main content
en-gb - Hear-it
Noise and music
Sensorineural hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss
Mixed Hearing Loss
Bilateral hearing loss
Unilateral hearing loss - Single sided deafness
Sudden Hearing Loss
Costs and society
Quality of life
Hearing loss in numbers
Protect your child's hearing
Pregnancy and Birth
About hearing tests
Sound and the brain
Starting to use hearing aids
Wearing hearing aids
More can benefit from hearing aids
Hearing aids for children
Hearing aid batteries
Connectivity and assistive devices
The history of hearing aids
Features and accessories
Do I have tinnitus?
I have tinnitus
Types of tinnitus
I have hearing loss
Living with hearing loss
I might have hearing loss
Somebody close has hearing loss
How to help
Signs to be aware of
About hearing tests
My child has hearing loss
Identifying and treating
Other relevant links
Try hearing test
How good is your hearing?
Can you pass our hearing test?
Try our quick hearing test
Try hearing test
The world's #1 website on hearing and hearing loss - Since 1999
17 April 2015
Hear SubArticle block
22 December 2014
Hearing aids help children with mild hearing loss
Even children suffering from a mild hearing loss can improve their speech and language skills by wearing hearing aids, a study shows.
15 December 2014
Poor hearing, poor health for Swedes
Compared to those with normal hearing, twice as many of those with hearing loss experience poor health and early retirement.
08 December 2014
A step closer to silencing tinnitus
Tinnitus may be eliminated by blocking the signals between the ear and the brain, an Australian study suggests.
02 December 2014
Sleeping machines can damage the hearing of infants
Sleeping machines may help babies sleep more soundly, but they may also damage the hearing of the infant, a group of researchers warns.
25 November 2014
Vitamin supplement slows hearing loss after antibiotics
A vitamin supplement may provide protection against hearing loss that sometimes occurs after antibiotic treatment, a study suggests.
19 November 2014
More and more Swedes use hearing aids
More Swedes than ever use hearing aids. But still only one in three with hearing loss uses a hearing aid.
14 November 2014
Short term work noise, permanent damage
Metal workers in Denmark identify noise as one of the major problems related to their work. Just few years of working in a noisy environment can reduce your hearing, the Danish Industry Association assess.
10 November 2014
Bilateral cochlear implants give the best language development
Children with bilateral cochlear implants are found to have better language and vocabulary skills than children with unilateral cochlear implants, a study shows.
03 November 2014
4-6 cups of coffee per day may reduce tinnitus
American study finds a connection between intake of caffeine and the rate of tinnitus.
27 October 2014
Parkinson’s disease may also result in hearing loss
Hearing loss has been found to be almost twice as likely to affect elderly people with Parkinson’s disease.
20 October 2014
High rate of hearing loss among professional musicians
Professional musicians are almost four times more likely to develop noise induced hearing loss than the general public, a study suggests.
13 October 2014
17% of all Swedes now have a hearing loss
In the last 25 years, the proportion of people with hearing loss in Sweden has increased by 50%.
10 October 2014
Hearing loss and noise in the workplace can be a dangerous cocktail
A study has found an increased risk of workplace injuries among people with hearing loss who work in extremely noisy environments.
06 October 2014
Kiss star was born with hearing condition
The front man in the rock band Kiss has never been able to hear well but it has not stopped his musical career.
29 September 2014
Parental survey shows barriers for children with hearing loss and families
A study shows how children with hearing loss and their families face barriers when receiving the services and care they need.
23 September 2014
Noise-induced hearing loss mechanism discovered
A research group in the United States has uncovered the secret of how noise exposure damages our inner ears.
18 September 2014
Wireless connectivity will turn hearing aids into multipurpose devices
A new global Bluetooth standard will connect hearing aids with a variety of mobile devices.
17 September 2014
Nearly £25 billion were lost in the UK in 2013 due to hearing loss
The social costs of hearing loss in the UK will increase by 56% to around £39 billion in 2031 due to unemployment, a report shows. The commission on hearing loss in the UK used and confirmed the method used by hear-it AISBL in its European report from 2006.
15 September 2014
Insufficient newborn hearing screening in Canadian provinces
The majority of provinces and territories in Canada lack adequate programs to screen newborn babies for hearing loss and monitor children for potential hearing issues, a study shows.
10 September 2014
Loud sound exposure can affect auditory signals
Being exposed to loud sounds can affect how the auditory signals in your brain are transmitted, increasing the risk of hearing loss.
03 September 2014
Staying in darkness could improve hearing
Research suggests that when we can’t see, our hearing improves.
28 August 2014
Hearing loss may lead to depression
Hearing loss is associated with depression, especially among women and people under the age of 70, a study has found.
22 August 2014
One-in-five in Cyprus show signs of hearing loss
A survey shows that up to 20.6 % of the population of Cyprus exhibit signs of hearing loss.
18 August 2014
Smoking during pregnancy tied to hearing loss in teens
Children exposed to second hand smoke in the womb may be at a higher risk of hearing loss, a study says.
11 August 2014
Medical instructions fall on deaf ears
More than one-in-five seniors experience difficulties when visiting their family doctor due to their hearing loss, an Australian study shows.
04 August 2014
Costa Rican bats use natural hearing aids
Leaves rolled-up as ‘ear trumpets’ used by bats to amplify sound, a study shows.
29 July 2014
Genetic mutation tied to hearing loss in early-twenties
A genetic mutation has been discovered to cause the destruction of inner ear hearing cells and lead to hearing loss for people in their early twenties.
22 July 2014
New Zealanders go deaf for a day on August 1st
Corporate and community leaders in New Zealand have been challenged to experience being deaf for one day, to raise awareness of the importance of noise-induced hearing loss prevention.
14 July 2014
Specific gene may preserve hearing
A gene preserving hearing in mice may be extended to humans in the future, according to a study.
09 July 2014
Chickens possess the ability to restore their hearing
Chickens have been discovered to have the ability to restore their hearing after experiencing hearing loss.
07 July 2014
Are you sensitive to sounds?
If you are sensitive to sounds, you can help to increase the understanding of sound sensitivity conditions by participating in an anonymous online survey.
04 July 2014
Two years of workplace noise enough to damage your hearing
Two years’ exposure to noise in the workplace can lead to clear signs of hearing loss among workers, an Iranian study shows.
30 June 2014
Fireworks can lead to hearing loss
If you are planning to celebrate the 4th of July in the U.S. by shooting off fireworks or perhaps watching a fireworks display on the 14th of July in France, be aware of your hearing!
24 June 2014
Nearly 30 Million Brazilians suffer from hearing problems
Hearing problems like tinnitus and deafness will only increase in Brazil, according to studies.
20 June 2014
Type 2 diabetics more inclined to hearing loss
Moderate hearing loss is more common in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study.
11 June 2014
Young people in Singapore risk noised-induced hearing loss
One in six students in Singapore risk noise-induced hearing loss because of their music habits, a study shows.
03 June 2014
Hearing loss can affect the personality of seniors
Hearing loss has been discovered to have a deep impact on the personality and social life of the elderly, a Swedish study reveals.
28 May 2014
Mobile app used to monitor Ménière's Disease
A mobile app helps researchers to achieve a better understanding of Ménière's disease.
23 May 2014
Hand dryers can blow away your hearing
Extreme noise levels from hand dryers may lead to hearing loss, research shows.
19 May 2014
Undergraduate students with hearing loss face five major barriers during their education
American undergraduate students suffering from hearing loss or deafness are faced with major barriers while trying to take an education, a study shows.
13 May 2014
French horn players blowing their hearing away
Only 18% of musicians use ear protection during musical performances, an Australian study shows.
05 May 2014
Many countries lack programmes to prevent and treat hearing loss
Only 32 of the 76 countries participating in a worldwide survey have plans and programmes to prevent and control ear diseases and hearing loss, a study says.
29 April 2014
Healthy food, healthy hearing?
Calorie restriction may benefit hearing, according to a Swedish study.
22 April 2014
Loud music damages the nerves in the brain
Loud music on headphones has the same effect on nerves as multiple sclerosis and causes hearing loss.
04 April 2014
Guitarist Paul Langlois diagnosed with sudden hearing loss
Paul Langlois of the Canadian band The Tragically Hip lost all hearing in his right ear.
31 March 2014
Reduced hearing, reduced work rate
A larger study, carried out among employed Danes with hearing loss, shows that hearing loss in the workplace can lead to a greater physical and psychological burden when hearing aids are not used.
26 March 2014
Parents rarely talk to their teens about hearing loss
Teenagers run the risk of serious long-term hearing problems caused by excessively loud music or other loud noises. But parents are not aware of the risks and seldom talk to their kids about it, according to an American study.
19 March 2014
Gender a factor in the side effects of tinnitus
Women may be more inclined to effects of tinnitus, according to study.
12 March 2014
Untreated hearing loss makes the brain shrink
Researchers have found that hearing loss accelerates the loss of brain tissue in older adults. The study gives urgency to treating hearing loss rather than ignoring it, the researchers say.
11 March 2014
New Bluetooth technology for hearing aids on the way
An agreement between hearing aid manufacturers and Bluetooth Special Interest Group means that in the future, Bluetooth technology can send sound signals directly to hearing aids.
04 March 2014
Noise also makes fruit flies lose their hearing
Fruit flies are ideal to study human hearing, even though they “listen” with an antenna.
03 March 2014
Hearing care - a sound investment
On the International Ear Care day March 3rd three international organisations are calling on the EU Commission to say what policies and initiatives are in place at EU level to support systematic screening of hearing loss as part of medical check-ups in adults 55+ in the Member States.
26 February 2014
More than 1% of all Norwegians are members of the country's association for people with hearing loss.
Millions would be members of other countries' associations for people with hearing loss, if just 1% of the population were members of the association.
20 February 2014
More than 66,000 new cases of SSNHL in the US each year
SSNHL (sudden sensorineural hearing loss) is more common among men and the elderly.
17 February 2014
Why do young people listen to loud music?
Young people get joy and energy from listening to loud music, a survey shows.
07 February 2014
The problem with the ”cocktail party effect” may be solved
Researchers have constructed an algorithm that may solve the problem of the ”cocktail party effect” for people with hearing loss.
03 February 2014
Hearing loss may also be associated with obesity in women
Researchers have discovered that women with a higher body mass index (BMI) and a larger waist circumference are more likely to suffer from a higher risk of hearing loss.
29 January 2014
Mechanism of inherited hearing loss uncovered
A better understanding of the inner ear may aid future treatment
23 January 2014
Young adults should prepare for hearing loss
One in four 18-44-year-olds using headphones reports hearing problems, a study shows.
20 January 2014
$1Million in hearing aids stolen
Fired worker accused of stealing from factory with accomplice.
15 January 2014
Noise-Induced hearing loss may be reversible
Regenerating lost hair and nerve cells in the ear may reduce noise-induced hearing loss if treatment starts immediately, according to researchers.
10 January 2014
Gerbils provide critical insight into how the ear processes sound
The ear may have a built-in power amplifier, a study suggests.
06 January 2014
Fighting fires and hearing loss
Urgent need for hearing prevention programs, according to an American study.
Get our news about hearing loss
If you want to receive news from us on hearing loss and other hearing related issues, then please subscribe for our newsletter
Bone conduction devices
Middle ear implant
Get news updates from hear-it
Get our news about hearing loss
If you want to receive news from us on hearing and hearing related issues, then please subscribe to our newsletter
How good is your hearing?
Can you pass our hearing test ?
Try free hearing test