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Hearing Loss: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What's the Safest Way to Remove Ear Wax?
Got wax? Learn about removing ear wax and ways of treating the deep wax that may impact your hearing.
49 Famous and Historic Deaf (and Hearing) People
Articles on well-known figures in the deaf/hard of hearing community both contemporary and past.
How Do You Make a Sign Name for Your Personal...
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.
Do You Want to Become a Sign Language...
How to become an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing people.
What's the Salary of a Sign Language Interpreter?
How much salary does a sign language interpreter earn? It depends.
Pathological Point of View on Deafness versus...
There are two types of views of deafness - the pathological and the cultural.
Evaluating for APD
auditory processing disorder APD problems listening
Deaf Culture - Big D Small D
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Did You Know That Sign Language Was Almost...
Milan 1880 was a historic event in deaf education that nearly led to the death of sign language.
Top 23 Hearing Aid Manufacturers
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't to Remove Ear Wax Safely
Do's and Don'ts to remove ear wax safely. What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.
How to Tell if You Have High-Frequency Hearing...
Hearing loss in the higher frequencies: What causes it, how it can be prevented, how it can be managed.
What Is Low Frequency Hearing Loss and What...
Low frequency hearing loss is defined, along with its causes, how common it is, and treatment.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?
Index of articles on causes of deafness and hearing loss.
Deaf History - Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard island was a place where it was normal to be deaf.
Mumps Can Lead to Deafness
Mumps effects include deafness. Although the mumps have largely been reduced, the virus still exists.
The Inspiring Story Behind Helen Keller
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.
What’s the Best Career for Using Sign...
Learn about jobs that use sign language, including those in the fields of education, health, government and recreation.
10 Great Sign Language Dictionary Websites
Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.
Meet the 'Deaf James Dean,' Actor Sean Berdy
Interview with Sean Berdy, a deaf actor who plays Emmett on the ABC Family show Switched at Birth.
Can You Donate Used Hearing Aids?
What to do with used or unwanted hearing aids. Information on donation programs with domestic and international objectives.
The Story Behind Deafblind Triplet Daughters
Profile of a family with deafblind triplet daughters.
How to Communicate About Intimacy in Sign...
Sources of sign language words for common human sexuality terms.
People - Thomas Alva Edison - Hearing Impaired...
Thomas Alva Edison not only was a great inventor, he was hearing impaired too.
Deaf Education - Colleges for the Deaf
Colleges and universities just for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Hearing Aids and iPhone are a perfect match
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.
How to Make the ‘I Love You’ Sign...
The I Love You handshape, perhaps the most recognized sign.
Sign Language Alphabet
Fingerspell the letter F. Deafness. Page 6.
Buying and Selling Used Hearing Aids
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.
What Is a Communication Access Realtime...
An increasingly popular alternative to an interpreter is the use of CART, or Computer Assisted Realtime Translation.
Sign Language - Letters K through T
Fingerspell the letter Q. Deafness. Page 7.
Deaf Culture - Audism
Audism as it is defined in the deaf community, and resources on audism.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing? What's the Difference?
How to categorize an individual's hearing loss is not simple, and depends on what definition you use -- medical, functional, cultural or psychological.
Social Security Disability Income for Deaf People
If a deaf person loses a job, one option is to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meningitis
Meningitis a dangerous illness that can strike at any age, and victims that survive often suffer hearing loss.
Deaf Culture - "Cures" for Deafness
Until modern times, there were many
Sign Language - Halloween Signs
Signs for words commonly associated with Halloween.
Internet Relay Services
A comparison of internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Sign Language - ABC Stories
ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet.
People - Alexander Graham Bell and Deafness
Alexander Graham Bell and his connection to the deaf community.
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meniere's Disease
Meniere's disease is a common disorder of dizziness and hearing loss.
How Do You Sign Popular Christmas Songs?
Sign language translations of Christmas songs and carols.
Sign Language - Signing Games
Can you use games to teach hearing people how to sign? Deaf Forum members respond, with examples.
How can I interpret my audiogram after a...
How to understand the audiogram you get after a hearing test.
What Is Tinnitus and What Causes It?
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can cause discomfort, but it is treatable.
Deafness and Hearing Loss
Deafness and hearing loss topics, ranging from sign language to causes of hearing loss.
Growing Up Deaf - Leaving High School
Why as a deaf teenager I left high school early.
Deaf Culture - Deaf? Disabled? Both?
Do deaf people consider themselves to be disabled or only deaf? In this open forum debate, an overview of deaf culture.
Problems With and Removing Ear Wax
Learn about ear wax and the problems it can cause, and also about ear wax removal.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Connexin 26
Advances in genetics have enabled scientists to identify genes that cause hearing loss. The hearing loss occurs from a mutation in the inner ear.
Where Can You Learn Sign Language?
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.
Sign Language - PSE
Pidgin Sign(ed) English is a form of sign language that is between ASL and English.
A Brief Biography of Heather Whitestone McCallum
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.
Deaf People with Autism
Some deaf children are also autistic.
Deaf Education Pioneer - Abbe Charles Michel De...
Who was the Frenchman Abbe Charles Michel De L'Epee and what is his role in deaf educational history and sign language?
Progressive Hearing Loss
Learn about progressive hearing loss, which is when hearing becomes worse over time due to a variety of causes.
Using Sign Language and Voice for Total...
Total communication, or simultaneous communication, is a popular communication and educational option for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Law, Legal Rights, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing...
Resources for learning more about laws and legislation that affects deaf and hard of hearing people.
Hearing Loss - Communicate with Deaf or Hard of...
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 on Television in the Seventies
Deaf people have been on television since almost the beginning of television. In the 1970s, more deaf actors began to appear on television.
People - Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster is a deaf African American who started schools for the deaf in Africa.
Can Ototoxic Drugs Cause Hearing Loss?
Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.
Hearing Loss - Types, Degrees
Understanding the type and degree of hearing loss you or your child may have.
Ear Wax and Hearing Aids
Wearing hearing aids or using an earmold can create a buildup of ear wax and lead to other problems.
How Hard Is It to Learn Sign Language?
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.
Financial Aid for Hearing Aids and Cochlear...
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.
Deaf Parents with Hearing Children
Resources for deaf people parenting hearing children.
Cholesteatoma Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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.
Deaf Literature - Poetry by Deaf and Hard of...
Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss.
Hearing Loss - Mild
Mild hearing loss may not appear that serious, but it does have its effects.
What Does Deaf Speech Sound Like?
About deaf speech and what it sounds like, plus the impact of speech intelligibility on deaf children.
Music in the Ear - When Deaf People Hear Songs...
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.
Cochlear Implant Surgery
What happens in a cochlear implant surgery.
Deaf Culture Basics
The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.
Jobs - Employment Resources in the Deaf Community
Resources for finding jobs in the deaf community.
Deafness and Balance Problems
Balance problems are common among people with hearing loss.
Why Don't Some Hearing Parents of Deaf Children...
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.
30 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Troubleshoo...
Tips and techniques to try before you call the audiologist when your hearing aid stops working.
Cause - Sudden Hearing Loss - Rush Limbaugh
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.
Deaf History and Heritage
Different aspects of deaf history and heritage, such as the Deaf President Now movement, and the history of cochlear implants.
Work and Being Deaf
Articles on employment within the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Deaf History - Deaf Peddlers
Deaf peddling used to be a common thing; thankfully it is not anymore.
People - Douglas Tilden - Famous Deaf Sculptor
Profile of the famous deaf sculptor Douglas Tilden.
People - Erastus (Deaf) Smith
Erastus Smith was a deaf man who played a major role in early Texas history.
Deaf Culture - Deaf of Deaf
One of the most interesting aspects of the deaf community is the presence of people who are deaf of deaf, and multigenerational deaf families.
What Causes My Ears to Ring?
Have ringing in the ears? Learn about the causes of tinnitus in this informative article.
Jobs - Careers for Hearing People in Deafness
A list of jobs for hearing people who want to be involved in the deaf community, including interpreting, social work, teaching, finance, and more.
Hearing Loss and Women
hearing loss in women presbyacusis depression and hearing loss
People - Vinton Cerf
Vinton Cerf is known as the 'father of the internet' and he is hard of hearing.
Sign Language - ASL Poetry
ASL poetry is the telling of poems, usually original poems, in sign language.
Sign Language Interpreters at Doctors,...
What the law says about deaf people and interpreters for doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
Audiology - ABR versus OAE
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE) are compared in this article.
Deaf Community Halloween
The deaf community has its own Halloween spirit in the form of Halloween signs, sign-language themed Halloween novelties, costumes, ghosts, stories, and more.
Cochlear Implant Failure - Reimplantation and...
Newly implanted cochlear implants sometimes have to be removed and the patient re-implanted.
Fluctuating Hearing Loss
A hearing loss that goes up and down is called a fluctuating hearing loss.
Recycling Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries need to be disposed of safely, and recycled.
How Can You Properly Take Care of Your Hearing...
How to care for hearing aids properly.
American Sign Language Idioms
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.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Temporomandibular Joint...
One of the lesser known causes of hearing loss,TMJ is a disorder that involves the misalignment of the jaw.
Lipreading (or Speechreading)
Lipreading, or speechreading, is an invaluable communications tool for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Deaf and Music
Music can be enjoyed by and plays an important role in education for deaf people.
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg syndrome can cause hearing loss, and several other symptoms as well.
Deaf Community - New York City
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.
Deanne Bray-Kotsur - Sue Thomas F.B.Eye Actress
Interview with Deanne Bray-Kotsur, who had starred in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Houston,...
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.
Hearing Loss and Children - Top Causes of...
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
Lipreading software is available for use by people who want to learn how to lipread on their own.
Deaf Culture - Deaf Theatre
Deaf theatre past and present, education in deaf theatre, resources on deaf theatre, and deaf playwrights.
Sign Language - Sign Language in Spanish...
Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico have their own Spanish sign languages.
Jobs - How to Become a Captioner
With closed captioning being mandatory, there has been increased interest in the field. Here is some information for those interested in captioning careers.
People - Louis Frisino
A look at the career of Louis Frisino, a deaf artist.
People - Deanne Bray - Deaf Actress and...
Deanne Bray, a deaf actress, stars in Sue Thomas, F.B.Eye, on the Pax channel.
Sign Language - Why Learn Sign
Why learn sign language was discussed by forum members.
People - C.J. Jones
C.J. Jones has a long record as an deaf and African-American actor/comedian.
Deaf History - Deaf, Not Retarded
For a long time, deaf people were frequently misdiagnosed as retarded and institutionalized, with disastrous consequences.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Autoimmune Inner Ear...
Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.
Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf and...
Articles about interpreters and interpreting for the deaf.
Learn About Kenny Walker, a Deaf Football Player
A look at the career of a deaf professional football player named Kenny Walker.
Growing Up a Child of Deaf Parents
What is it like to grow up as the hearing child of deaf parents? Here is one adult's experience.
Sign Language - Learning and Using Sign Language
A collection of articles about sign language.
Sign Language Fun With Games and Puzzles
Games and puzzles, in books, board games, and online games for learning and practicing sign language either alone or with friends.
Profile of William C. Stokoe, Jr.
Profile of Dr. William C. Stokoe, Jr. whose research proved sign language is a true language.
Health - Sex Education - Deaf Students
Sexuality and sex education resources for deaf students.
Deaf-Hearing Marriage
The reality of a deaf-hearing marriage.
Sign Language - Letters U through Y
Fingerspell the letter X. Deafness. Page 4.
Cochlear Implant
Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children.
People - Dummy Hoy - Deaf Baseball Player
Dummy Hoy was a deaf baseball player who may belong in the Hall of Fame.
Hearing Aids - Insurance for Hearing Aids
Insurance coverage for hearing aids, or the lack thereof.
Herpes Simplex and Hearing Loss
Herpes simplex is a known, rare cause of hearing loss.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gay Community
The deaf and hard of hearing gay community.
Profile of Claudia Gordon
Claudia Gordon is the first deaf African American female lawyer.
Hearing Aids for Hearing Loss
Hearing aids, what they are and facts about hearing aids plus tips for living with hearing aids when you have a hearing loss.
What Is an Acoustic Neurinoma?
What an acoustic neurinoma is, what may cause one, treatment, and support for people with acoustic neurinomas.
People - Phyllis Frelich and Linda Bove
Two of the most respected actresses in the deaf community, Phyllis Frelich and Linda Bove.
Marlee Matlin - An Interview with Marlee Matlin
An interview with Marlee Matlin, an actress who is deaf.
People - Curtis Pride
Curtis Pride, a professional and minor league baseball player, happens to be deaf.
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is yet another complication of diabetes. How does diabetes cause hearing loss? How common is it among diabetics?
Learn Hundreds of Sign Language Words with This...
Looking for a sign? Check out this A-Z reference guide for the signs to words and phrases.
Common Questions About Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are the topic of this interview.
Where Can I Find Sign Language Clip Art?
Answers the question where sign language clip art and digital tools can be found.
Signs for Food
Examples of how to sign words related to food.
Education - Scholarships and Financial Aid for...
There are many scholarships or financial aid available specifically for deaf/hard-of-hearing students or those studying interpreting or deaf education.
Deaf Community - South Africa
South Africa has a well-established deaf community, well-served by schools, organizations, service agencies, and more.
Deaf Literature - Stories and Poetry by Deaf...
Stories, poems, and autobiographies by About Deafness visitors.
Sign Language Basics
Learn about sign language, its different flavors, and ways to have fun with sign language.
Sign Language - Deaf Attitudes
About.com forum members learning sign language share their positive and negative encounters with deaf people.
Presbycusis: Age-Related Hearing Loss
Hearing loss due to aging is known as presbycusis.
Deaf Fun - Glad to Be Deaf
Reasons to be glad to be deaf (or, benefits of being deaf).
How Do We Hear?
Frequently asked questions about the basics of the ear.
People - Lou Ferrigno - Hard of Hearing Actor
Lou Ferrigno, a hard of hearing actor and bodybuilder.
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