The world's #1 website on hearing and hearing loss
Since 1999

News

May 21, 2019

7.3% of the adults in higher income households in India have a hearing loss

Nearly two out of three adults surveyed in India who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids. Read more

May 14, 2019

A healthy diet may reduce the risk of hearing loss in women

Consuming a healthy diet has many positive health outcomes. It may also be helpful in reducing the risk of acquired hearing loss in women, an American study finds. Read more

May 08, 2019

Osteoporosis increases the risk of a sudden hearing loss

People with osteoporosis have a 40% increased risk of developing a sudden sensorineural hearing loss, a Korean Study finds. Read more

May 02, 2019

Singer Elaine Paige uses hearing aids

Elaine Paige says that her hearing loss is caused by her more than 55-year career in the music business. Read more

April 24, 2019

Hearing problems increase the risk of hospital readmission

There is a 32% increased risk of hospital readmission if you experience hearing problems and have trouble communicating, an American study finds. Read more

April 17, 2019

April 24th is International Noise Awareness Day

Do you have a noisy job? Do you enjoy noisy leisure activities? Do you live in a noisy place? International Noise Awareness Day focuses on the noise that surrounds us. Read more

April 10, 2019

Using hearing aids helps reduce cognitive decline

Wearing a hearing aid can slow the progress of dementia by up to 75%, according to a study. Another study has found that untreated hearing loss has a negative association with cognition. Read more

April 03, 2019

More than half of all construction workers have a hearing loss

55% of American construction workers have a hearing loss, a study shows. Read more

March 28, 2019

Campaign says: Hear Well. Stay Vital.

Campaign in the US to promote hearing awareness. Stay engaged, stay vital and enjoy doing what you love, the campaign says. Read more

March 25, 2019

Is your audiologist the best audiologist?

People in a number of European countries who have been treated for their hearing problems by an audiologist can nominate candidates for the title of ‘Audiologist of the Year 2019’. Read more

March 20, 2019

People with hearing loss are at higher risk of accidental injuries

If you have hearing difficulties, you are at greater risk of being involved in an accidental injury, an American study finds.

Read more

March 11, 2019

Protect and check your hearing!

It is important to protect and check your hearing and to treat a hearing loss when it occurs. Not protecting your hearing and not treating hearing loss is costly – both for the individual and society. These are some of the conclusions from a lunch debate at the European Parliament. Read more

March 04, 2019

Alcohol consumption during concerts increases risk of hearing loss

Exposure to loud sounds combined with alcohol consumption is a dangerous cocktail, a Dutch study shows. Read more

February 28, 2019

March 3rd is World Hearing Day: Check your Hearing

Many people live with unidentified hearing loss. This year, the WHO recommends that you “Check your Hearing” and launches a free app that allows people to check their hearing. A debate at the European parliament on the occasion of World Hearing Day will be held on March 6th. Read more

February 25, 2019

Untreated hearing loss in the EU costs more than the whole EU budget

Around 22.6 million people in the EU live with an untreated, disabling hearing loss. Untreated, disabling hearing loss in the EU costs 185 billion Euros each year. This is 25 billion Euros more than the EU budget for 2018. The costs are related to lower quality of life and higher unemployment among people with a disabling hearing loss. Read more

February 19, 2019

Exposure to smoking before and after birth increases the risk of hearing loss in toddlers

If you smoke during your pregnancy or after birth near your child, it increases the risk of hearing loss in your child, a Japanese study states. The risk may increase up to 240%. Read more

February 12, 2019

Increased risk of hearing loss among heart failure patients

Hearing loss and heart failure are conditions that are common among older adults. 75% of adults aged 70 years or older with heart failure also have a hearing loss, an American study states. Read more

February 05, 2019

46% increased health care costs with an untreated hearing loss

Older adults with untreated hearing loss cost $22,434 more in healthcare costs over a 10-year period compared to those who did not have a hearing loss, a study finds. Read more

January 29, 2019

Very high prevalence of hearing loss in India

A study carried out in selected rural and urban areas of Delhi, India, shows very high prevalence of hearing loss. Read more

January 22, 2019

Higher risk of dementia and depression with an untreated hearing loss

Seniors with an untreated hearing loss have a greater risk of dementia, depression, falls and other conditions, a study finds. Read more

January 15, 2019

14% of all adult Italians say that they have a hearing loss

14% of Italians aged 18 years or older say that they have a hearing loss. Nearly one in three (29.5%) of those who have a hearing loss use hearing aids, a study finds. Read more

January 07, 2019

High prevalence of hearing loss within the healthcare and social assistance sector

Persons who work with healthcare and social assistance are at higher risk of developing hearing loss, a study finds. Read more