Hearing Loss: Most Popular Articles
Got wax? Learn about removing ear wax and ways of treating the deep wax that may impact your hearing.
Articles on well-known figures in the deaf/hard of hearing community both contemporary and past.
How does one come up with a personal name in ASL? Deaf forum members respond. Some say the community has to give you one. Others offer examples.
How to become an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing people.
How much salary does a sign language interpreter earn? It depends.
There are two types of views of deafness - the pathological and the cultural.
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Milan 1880 was a historic event in deaf education that nearly led to the death of sign language.
Companies that manufacture hearing aids. Most companies make digital hearing aids, and a few still make analog or body worn hearing aids. Still others make hearing aids that can resist water and sweat.
Do's and Don'ts to remove ear wax safely. What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.
Hearing loss in the higher frequencies: What causes it, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed.
Low frequency hearing loss is defined, along with its causes, how common it is, and treatment.
Index of articles on causes of deafness and hearing loss.
Martha's Vineyard island was a place where it was normal to be deaf.
Mumps effects include deafness. Although the mumps have largely been reduced, the virus still exists.
Helen Keller was a remarkable deaf and blind woman whose appeal still endures today. Read the fascinating story of her life and discover additional resources.
Learn about jobs that use sign language, including those in the fields of education, health, government and recreation.
Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.
Interview with Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who plays Emmett on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.
What to do with used or unwanted hearing aids. Information on donation programs with domestic and international objectives.
Profile of a family with deafblind triplet daughters.
Sources of sign language words for common human sexuality terms.
Thomas Alva Edison not only was a great inventor, he was hearing impaired too.
Colleges and universities just for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Hearing aids that are compatible with free iPhone apps allow users more flexibility, better hearing in noise, and the ability to adjust their own hearing aids for the sound quality they desire.
The I Love You handshape, perhaps the most recognized sign.
Fingerspell the letter F. Deafness. Page 6.
Yes, used hearing aids are legal to buy or sell, and they are cheaper than new devices. But there regulations that you need to follow.
An increasingly popular alternative to an interpreter is the use of CART, or Computer Assisted Realtime Translation.
Fingerspell the letter Q. Deafness. Page 7.
Audism as it is defined in the deaf community, and resources on audism.
How to categorize an individual's hearing loss is not simple, and depends on what definition you use -- medical, functional, cultural or psychological.
If a deaf person loses a job, one option is to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Meningitis a dangerous illness that can strike at any age, and victims that survive often suffer hearing loss.
Until modern times, there were many
Signs for words commonly associated with Halloween.
A comparison of internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet.
Alexander Graham Bell and his connection to the deaf community.
Meniere's disease is a common disorder of dizziness and hearing loss.
Sign language translations of Christmas songs and carols.
Can you use games to teach hearing people how to sign? Deaf Forum members respond, with examples.
How to understand the audiogram you get after a hearing test.
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can cause discomfort, but it is treatable.
Deafness and hearing loss topics, ranging from sign language to causes of hearing loss.
Why as a deaf teenager I left high school early.
Do deaf people consider themselves to be disabled or only deaf? In this open forum debate, an overview of deaf culture.
Learn about ear wax and the problems it can cause, and also about ear wax removal.
Advances in genetics have enabled scientists to identify genes that cause hearing loss. The hearing loss occurs from a mutation in the inner ear.
There are many ways to find training in sign language, including online. Here are general descriptions of the types of classes, and a few helpful links.
Pidgin Sign(ed) English is a form of sign language that is between ASL and English.
A look at the life of the first disabled woman to become Miss America.While she held the title only for one year,she has a permanent place in deaf history.
Some deaf children are also autistic.
Who was the Frenchman Abbe Charles Michel De L'Epee and what is his role in deaf educational history and sign language?
Learn about progressive hearing loss, which is when hearing becomes worse over time due to a variety of causes.
Total communication, or simultaneous communication, is a popular communication and educational option for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Resources for learning more about laws and legislation that affects deaf and hard of hearing people.
With a few simple changes to their behavior or the communication environment, hearing people can easily communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people.
Deaf people have been on television since almost the beginning of television. In the 1970s, more deaf actors began to appear on television.
Andrew Foster is a deaf African American who started schools for the deaf in Africa.
Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.
Understanding the type and degree of hearing loss you or your child may have.
Wearing hearing aids or using an earmold can create a buildup of ear wax and lead to other problems.
Is it too hard to learn sign language? Personal challenges in learning sign language, the opinions of other people, and articles on the difficulty of learning sign language.
Financing hearing aids and cochlear implants, due to their high prices and the cost of surgery, can be challenging. Here are some sources of help.
Resources for deaf people parenting hearing children.
A cholesteatoma is a skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum that can cause hearing loss if left untreated. Learn the signs and symptoms.
Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss.
Mild hearing loss may not appear that serious, but it does have its effects.
About deaf speech and what it sounds like, plus the impact of speech intelligibility on deaf children.
Sometimes deaf people, particularly older deaf people, will hear music in their heads. This can cause them to question their sanity, but it is only musical ear syndrome.
What happens in a cochlear implant surgery.
The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.
Resources for finding jobs in the deaf community.
Balance problems are common among people with hearing loss.
About Deafness/HOH forum members discuss why some hearing parents do not or will not learn sign language to communicate with their deaf children who use sign language.
Tips and techniques to try before you call the audiologist when your hearing aid stops working.
The radio talk show host's experience with sudden hearing loss is not unique. In his case, it was due to autoimmune inner ear disease.
Different aspects of deaf history and heritage, such as the Deaf President Now movement, and the history of cochlear implants.
Articles on employment within the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Deaf peddling used to be a common thing; thankfully it is not anymore.
Profile of the famous deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden.
Erastus Smith was a deaf man who played a major role in early Texas history.
One of the most interesting aspects of the deaf community is the presence of people who are deaf of deaf, and multigenerational deaf families.
Have ringing in the ears? Learn about the causes of tinnitus in this informative article.
A list of jobs for hearing people who want to be involved in the deaf community, including interpreting, social work, teaching, finance, and more.
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Vinton Cerf is known as the 'father of the internet' and he is hard of hearing.
ASL poetry is the telling of poems, usually original poems, in sign language.
What the law says about deaf people and interpreters for doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE) are compared in this article.
The deaf community has its own Halloween spirit in the form of Halloween signs, sign-language themed Halloween novelties, costumes, ghosts, stories, and more.
Newly implanted cochlear implants sometimes have to be removed and the patient re-implanted.
A hearing loss that goes up and down is called a fluctuating hearing loss.
Hearing aid batteries need to be disposed of safely, and recycled.
How to care for hearing aids properly.
Part of deaf culture includes American Sign Language idioms, idioms used only by the deaf community and that do not appear in regular spoken English.
One of the lesser known causes of hearing loss,TMJ is a disorder that involves the misalignment of the jaw.
Lipreading, or speechreading, is an invaluable communications tool for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Music can be enjoyed by and plays an important role in education for deaf people.
Waardenburg syndrome can cause hearing loss, and several other symptoms as well.
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of the New York City area, and the social opportunities, social services, interpreting agencies and captioning services in the New York City area.
Interview with Deanne Bray-Kotsur, who had starred in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.
Are you a deaf or hard of hearing person living in or are you thinking of, moving to Houston, Texas? Read an overview of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Houston, Texas.
A breakdown of the causes of hearing loss according to a 2004-2005 Gallaudet Research Institute survey. The cause was unknown in more than half the cases.
Lipreading software is available for use by people who want to learn how to lipread on their own.
Deaf theatre past and present, education in deaf theatre, resources on deaf theatre, and deaf playwrights.
Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico have their own Spanish sign languages.
With closed captioning being mandatory, there has been increased interest in the field. Here is some information for those interested in captioning careers.
A look at the career of Louis Frisino, a deaf artist.
Deanne Bray, a deaf actress, stars in Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye, on the Pax channel.
Why learn sign language was discussed by forum members.
C.J. Jones has a long record as an deaf and African-American actor/comedian.
For a long time, deaf people were frequently misdiagnosed as retarded and institutionalized, with disastrous consequences.
Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.
Articles about interpreters and interpreting for the deaf.
A look at the career of a deaf professional football player named Kenny Walker.
What is it like to grow up as the hearing child of deaf parents? Here is one adult's experience.
A collection of articles about sign language.
Games and puzzles, in books, board games, and online games for learning and practicing sign language either alone or with friends.
Profile of Dr. William C. Stokoe, Jr. whose research proved sign language is a true language.
Sexuality and sex education resources for deaf students.
The reality of a deaf-hearing marriage.
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Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children.
Dummy Hoy was a deaf baseball player who may belong in the Hall of Fame.
Insurance coverage for hearing aids, or the lack thereof.
Herpes simplex is a known, rare cause of hearing loss.
The deaf and hard of hearing gay community.
Claudia Gordon is the first deaf African American female lawyer.
Hearing aids, what they are and facts about hearing aids plus tips for living with hearing aids when you have a hearing loss.
What an acoustic neurinoma is, what may cause one, treatment, and support for people with acoustic neurinomas.
Two of the most respected actresses in the deaf community, Phyllis Frelich and Linda Bove.
An interview with Marlee Matlin, an actress who is deaf.
Curtis Pride, a professional and minor league baseball player, happens to be deaf.
Hearing loss is yet another complication of diabetes. How does diabetes cause hearing loss? How common is it among diabetics?
Looking for a sign? Check out this A-Z reference guide for the signs to words and phrases.
Hearing aid batteries are the topic of this interview.
Answers the question where sign language clip art and digital tools can be found.
Examples of how to sign words related to food.
There are many scholarships or financial aid available specifically for deaf/hard-of-hearing students or those studying interpreting or deaf education.
South Africa has a well-established deaf community, well-served by schools, organizations, service agencies, and more.
Stories, poems, and autobiographies by About Deafness visitors.
Learn about sign language, its different flavors, and ways to have fun with sign language.
About.com forum members learning sign language share their positive and negative encounters with deaf people.
Hearing loss due to aging is known as presbycusis.
Reasons to be glad to be deaf (or, benefits of being deaf).
Frequently asked questions about the basics of the ear.
Lou Ferrigno, a hard of hearing actor and bodybuilder.