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July 16, 2018

Traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of hearing loss

Patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have a 2.1 times higher risk of developing hearing loss than persons without brain injury, a Taiwanese study finds. Read more

July 09, 2018

I have never allowed hearing loss to prevent me from doing what I wanted

Lidia Best has had a hearing loss since the age of 12. Today she uses a cochlear implant, is Vice-President of the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) and works to improve the conditions for people who live with hearing loss. Read more

July 04, 2018

More than 40% of the Australian headphone listeners think they have a hearing loss

A study among 4,185 Australians finds that up to 41% of the Australian users of personal listening devices (PLDs) believe they have some form of hearing loss. Read more

June 26, 2018

No knowledge of the relationship between hearing loss and other health conditions

The largest majority of Australians are not aware of the relationship between hearing loss and other health conditions, an Australian survey shows. Read more

June 20, 2018

Very few Chinese with hearing loss use hearing aids

Only 1 out of 16 Chinese people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use hearing aids, a Chinese study finds. Read more

June 19, 2018

One in eight in Germany say they have a hearing loss

12.2% of the people in Germany say that they have a hearing loss. Among adults aged 18+, 14.1% say they have a hearing loss, according to the survey EuroTrak Germany 2018. Read more

June 12, 2018

New study confirms relation between hearing loss and dementia

A study among nearly 38,000 older Australian men finds a 69% increased risk of dementia for those who report having a hearing loss. The study confirms earlier findings. Read more

June 04, 2018

Singer Huey Lewis: I may never sing again

American Rock singer Huey Lewis suffers from Ménière's Disease. Ménière's Disease is an inner ear disorder that also causes hearing loss. Read more

May 30, 2018

25% more people with tinnitus in seven years

The number of Danes who say they have tinnitus has risen by more than 25% in the past seven years. This is shown in official figures from the Danish Health Authority. Read more

May 22, 2018

More than 50% of Australian farmers have a hearing loss

Long-term exposure to harmful noise is the major cause of hearing loss among Australian farmers. Read more

May 15, 2018

People fear effect of their hearing loss at the workplace

More than half of the people living with deafness and hearing loss feel they can’t be open about it in the workplace, according to a survey made by the charity Action on Hearing Loss in the UK. Read more

May 08, 2018

High prevalence of hearing problems among Dutch children

Nearly 8% of Dutch children ages 9 to 11 have hearing problems, a study finds. Read more

May 02, 2018

The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey: I’m very, very deaf

Rock singer Roger Daltrey advices concert goers to wear hearing protection. Read more

April 24, 2018

Young children with profound hearing loss benefit from cochlear implants

Cochlear implants significantly improve auditory perception and the speech intelligibility of young children with a profound hearing loss. The younger the child, the better the postoperative outcomes, a study finds. Read more

April 23, 2018

April 25th is International Noise Awareness Day

Noise can harm our health in many ways and is one of the major causes of hearing loss. Read more

April 17, 2018

People with chronic tinnitus may also experience anxiety and depression

For some the discomfort of chronic tinnitus results in anxiety and depression, according to an Italian study. Read more

April 10, 2018

Metabolic Syndrome can cause hearing loss

If you have Metabolic Syndrome you are at higher risk of hearing loss. This connection between Metabolic Syndrome and hearing loss is found in an Iranian study. Read more

April 05, 2018

Commuting may be a threat to your hearing

If you are a daily user of public transportation, you might be at a higher risk of hearing loss. A Canadian study has found that mass transit could result in noise-induced hearing loss because of the excessive exposure to noise when using public transportation. Read more

March 28, 2018

People who are fitted with two hearing aids report higher satisfaction

A large Swedish study shows that people who are fitted with two hearing aids report higher satisfaction. The study also shows that experienced hearing aid users also reported higher satisfaction. Read more

March 19, 2018

More than six out of ten young Australians experience tinnitus

Tinnitus is widespread among younger persons, a study finds. But most of the young people only experience tinnitus temporarily. Read more

March 15, 2018

Increased risk of dementia and disability with an untreated hearing loss

With an untreated hearing loss, you are at a much higher risk of dementia and disability, a French study finds. The study also shows that the use of hearing aids eliminates this increased risk. Men with a hearing loss were also at a much higher risk of depression if they did not use hearing aids. Read more

March 12, 2018

A major health issue that will only grow: Hearing loss

Under the theme of World Hearing Day – “Hear the future… and prepare for it” – a lunch debate was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 6th. The overall conclusion from the debate was that hearing loss is a major health issue that will only grow in the coming years. Read more

March 08, 2018

Younger children have lower recovery rates than adolescents with SSNHL

Children with a sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) are more likely to have lower recovery rates than adolescents with SSNHL, a South Korean study finds.
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March 04, 2018

How to prevent hearing loss and how to reduce its impact

On the occasion of World Hearing Day, a lunch debate under the headline “Hear the Future – and prepare for it” will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, March 6th. Read more

February 28, 2018

Hearing care and hearing aids keep you independent

Good news on World Hearing Day: If you have a hearing loss and use hearing aids, you have a much higher chance of keeping your independence. Read more

February 27, 2018

Number of young with hearing loss in the US is stable

The number of young people with hearing loss has been consistent in the US for the past 25 years. Greater noise expose has not caused more hearing problems, according to a study of 25 years of data. Read more

February 21, 2018

Exposure to leisure music increases the risk of tinnitus

The more you are exposed to leisure music and other types of noise, the higher your risk of tinnitus. Read more

February 13, 2018

Nearly one in ten in Belgium say they have a hearing loss

Nearly 10% of all Belgians say they have a hearing loss. 30.7 % of those who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids. 80% percent of those who use hearing aids use hearing aids on both ears.
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February 06, 2018

Children’s reading difficulties may be caused by hearing problems

When children have hearing problems it affects their literacy. A study finds that hearing problems could cause the children to have reading difficulties. Read more

January 30, 2018

High prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans experience hearing loss, tinnitus or both, a large American study finds. Read more

January 23, 2018

Using hearing aids makes a difference for other people too

When Dane Aïda Regel Poulsen found out about her hearing loss, she turned it into something positive. She now uses her hearing loss actively in her work life, making her better at her job and tackling her own hearing loss. “Today, my hearing loss is not a disadvantage for me,” Aïda says.
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January 16, 2018

In the Netherlands, one in ten say they have a hearing loss

10% of all Dutch think they have a hearing loss. More than 40% of those who say they have a hearing loss use hearing aids. Three out of four of these use hearing aids on both ears. Read more

January 10, 2018

Train your brain to improve your hearing in noisy places

It can be hard for people with hearing loss to follow conversations in noisy places such as restaurants or at meetings even if they use hearing aids. But training your brain can help to get more out of the hearing aids, study finds. Read more

January 04, 2018

Annual cost of hearing loss in Australia: 33.3 billion Australian dollars

A report calculates the social and economic cost of hearing loss in Australia to total 33.3 billion Australian dollars in 2017. The direct financial cost is 15.9 billion dollars. Lost wellbeing costs an additional 17.4 billion dollars. Read more