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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.
7 Celebrities and Athletes with Hearing Loss
Discussion of celebrities and athletes with hearing loss. Included Halle Berry, Stephen Colbert, William Shatner, Jodi Foster, Olympic athletes, and Derrick Coleman.
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.
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.
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 Culture - Big D Small D
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What Is Low Frequency Hearing Loss and What...
Low frequency hearing loss is defined, along with its causes, how common it is, and treatment.
Deaf History - Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard island was a place where it was normal to be deaf.
The Dos and Don'ts for Removing 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.
What Is Tinnitus and What Causes It?
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can cause discomfort, but it is treatable.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?
Index of articles on causes of deafness and hearing loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Great Sign Language Dictionary Websites
Do you need to know how to sign a word? Check a sign language dictionary online.
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.
Can You Donate Used Hearing Aids?
What to do with used or unwanted hearing aids. Information on donation programs with domestic and international objectives.
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meniere's Disease
Meniere's disease is a common disorder of dizziness and hearing loss.
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.
49 Famous and Historic Deaf (and Hearing) People
Articles on well-known figures in the deaf/hard of hearing community both contemporary and past.
What's the Salary of a Sign Language Interpreter?
How much salary does a sign language interpreter earn? It depends.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Autoimmune Inner Ear...
Autoimmune inner ear disease is one of the lesser known causes of hearing loss.
What Is a Communication Access Realtime...
An increasingly popular alternative to an interpreter is the use of CART, or Computer Assisted Realtime Translation.
Deaf Education - Colleges for the Deaf
Colleges and universities just for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Cause of Hearing Loss: Meningitis
Meningitis a dangerous illness that can strike at any age, and victims that survive often suffer hearing loss.
Deafness and Balance Problems
Balance problems are common among people with hearing loss.
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).
Busting Myths about Hearing Loss
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Sign Language Alphabet
The sign language alphabet (fingerspelling) in photographs.
Sign Language Interpreters at Doctors,...
What the law says about deaf people and interpreters for doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
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.
Cochlear Implant Surgery
What happens in a cochlear implant surgery.
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.
How to Communicate About Intimacy in Sign...
Sources of sign language words for common human sexuality terms.
Ear Wax and Hearing Aids
Wearing hearing aids or using an earmold can create a buildup of ear wax and lead to other problems.
Hearing Aids - Too Expensive?
Hearing impaired people whose hearing losses are not severe enough for cochlear implants must use hearing aids. The problem is, hearing aids are not usually covered by health insurance plans. Learn more about the high cost of hearing aids.
Can Ototoxic Drugs Cause Hearing Loss?
Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.
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.
Problems With and Removing Ear Wax
Learn about ear wax and the problems it can cause, and also about ear wax removal.
When Was the First Cochlear Implant Invented?
A history of the cochlear implant, a surgically implanted device that helps deaf people to hear.
Hearing Loss - Types, Degrees
Understanding the type and degree of hearing loss you or your child may have.
Cause of Hearing Loss - Sudden Deafness
More people lose their hearing suddenly than you might think.
Sign Language Interpreters - Registry of...
Profile of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an international organization representing interpreters.
Hearing Aids - Insurance for Hearing Aids
Insurance coverage for hearing aids, or the lack thereof.
Pathological Point of View on Deafness versus...
There are two types of views of deafness - the pathological and the cultural.
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.
A Simple Guide for Understanding Hearing Loss...
Overview of the terms used to describe types of hearing loss.
Fluctuating Hearing Loss
A hearing loss that goes up and down is called a fluctuating hearing loss.
Keeping Hearing Aids on Older Children and Teens
There are unique challenges to parenting a teenager with hearing loss, especially dealing with keeping hearing aids on amidst peer issues and changing listening needs. Strategies are discussed.
Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants are surgically-implanted tools that can restore some hearing for many deaf people; however, they are not not a cure for deafness.
Sign Language - Signing Games
Can you use games to teach hearing people how to sign? Deaf Forum members respond, with examples.
What Does Deaf Speech Sound Like?
About deaf speech and what it sounds like, plus the impact of speech intelligibility on deaf children.
Jobs - Employment Resources in the Deaf Community
Resources for finding jobs in the deaf community.
Legal Rights for Deaf or Hard of Hearing People
There are many laws and legislation that affect deaf and hard of hearing people. ADA, CVAA, EHDI, IDEA, Hearing Aid Compatibility, Fair Housing, and Air Carriers Access Act are discussed.
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.
Sudden Hearing Loss More Likely in People With...
A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that people with osteoporosis had a 76% greater risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Symptoms and risk factors for otosclerosis and sudden hearing loss are discussed.
The Effect of Hearing Loss on Development
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Internet Relay Services
A comparison of internet relay services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Deaf Culture - Audism
Audism as it is defined in the deaf community, and resources on audism.
How can I interpret my audiogram after a...
How to understand the audiogram you get after a hearing test.
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.
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.
Hearing Aids - Pictures of Hearing Aids
Gallery of hearing aids for deaf and hard of hearing people. Modern hearing instruments are available in multiple styles, and for different levels of hearing loss. They come in multiple colors and range from the traditional behind the ear style to invisible and in the canal. Designs are sleek and even sexy. Modern hearing aids are like computers, digital and wireless.
Sign Language - Letters K through T
Fingerspell the letters K through T.
Disposable Hearing Aids
Disposable hearing aids are an alternative to buying hearing aids the traditional way.
How Can You Properly Take Care of Your Hearing...
How to care for hearing aids properly.
Veterans and Hearing Loss
Veterans and hearing loss - what help is available for them? Page 2.
Phonak International
Profile of Phonak, a hearing aid manufacturer that is also known for their FM systems.
Deanne Bray-Kotsur - Sue Thomas F.B.Eye Actress
Interview with Deanne Bray-Kotsur, who had starred in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.
Accessibility - Captioning
Closed captioning information and resources on the internet.
What Is an Acoustic Neurinoma?
What an acoustic neurinoma is, what may cause one, treatment, and support for people with acoustic neurinomas.
Can You Test Your Hearing Online?
Hearing tests are available online and can be used as a way for you to initially gauge whether you have a hearing loss.
Hearing Aids - Digital Technology versus Analog...
Readers discuss and compare digital and analog hearing aids, which are the primary technologies used in hearing aids.
Cochlear Implant
Suggestions and guidelines for people considering a cochlear implant for themselves, or for their children.
FM Listening Systems
FM systems are an essential educational listening tool for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Employment Discrimination Against Deaf Job...
Employment discrimination in the job search can prevent deaf and hard of hearing people from being able to find employment.
Deaf Culture - "Cures" for Deafness
Until modern times, there were many
People - Thomas Alva Edison - Hearing Impaired...
Thomas Alva Edison not only was a great inventor, he was hearing impaired too.
Deaf Culture Basics
The deaf community in America has its own unique culture of art, theater, writing, and more.
Progressive Hearing Loss
Learn about progressive hearing loss, which is when hearing becomes worse over time due to a variety of causes.
How to Make the ‘I Love You’ Sign...
The I Love You handshape, perhaps the most recognized sign.
Hearing Loss - Mild
Mild hearing loss may not appear that serious, but it does have its effects.
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.
Audiology - ABR versus OAE
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE) are compared in this article.
Sign Language - PSE
Pidgin Sign(ed) English is a form of sign language that is between ASL and English.
Audiology- Infant Hearing Screening
Newborns' hearing is being tested before they leave the hospital.
Ototoxic Drugs
Many drugs are known for their ototoxic side effects. These are just a few of them.
How do I find a job as a sign language...
After completing training to become a sign language interpreter, the newly trained interpreter needs to find a job interpreting. Suggestions on sources of employment for interpreters.
People - Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster is a deaf African American who started schools for the deaf in Africa.
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?
Deaf History and Heritage
Different aspects of deaf history and heritage, such as the Deaf President Now movement, and the history of cochlear implants.
Recycling Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries need to be disposed of safely, and recycled.
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.
Sign Language - Learning and Using Sign Language
A collection of articles about sign language.
Deafness and Hearing Loss
Deafness and hearing loss topics, ranging from sign language to causes of hearing loss.
The Story Behind Deafblind Triplet Daughters
Profile of a family with deafblind triplet daughters.
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.
Cochlear Implant Failure - Reimplantation and...
Newly implanted cochlear implants sometimes have to be removed and the patient re-implanted.
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.
Health - Sex Education - Deaf Students
Sexuality and sex education resources for deaf students.
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.
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.
Hearing Aid Basics
The basic information about hearing aids that anyone considering a hearing aid needs to know.
Sign Language - Sign Language in Spanish...
Spanish speaking countries such as Mexico have their own Spanish sign languages.
The Very Real Dangers of Q-Tips
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Before You Get Hearing Aids
Before you get hearing aids, you need to learn about different types of hearing aids, financing, care, and more.
Ear Tubes - Risks and Effectiveness
Are ear tubes effective for battling hearing loss due to fluid? Do the risks justify getting ear tubes?
Deaf Literature - Poetry by Deaf and Hard of...
Poetry is a medium for expressing feelings about hearing loss.
Hearing Aids - Implantable Aids and Devices
Implantable hearing aids are a type of hearing aid that does not have any visible parts.
Common Questions About Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are the topic of this interview.
People - Vinton Cerf
Vinton Cerf is known as the 'father of the internet' and he is hard of hearing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign Language Basics
Learn about sign language, its different flavors, and ways to have fun with sign language.
Deaf People with Autism
Some deaf children are also autistic.
Sign Language Interpreter Jack Jason
Jack Jason's career has grown right alongside that of Marlee Matlin, whom he interprets for and works with as a business partner.
Using Baby Sign Language with Your Baby
Signing with babies, whether hearing or deaf, has proven to be beneficial.
Rexton Hearing Aids
Profile of Rexton, a brand of hearing aids manufactured by Siemens.
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.
Rion HB-54 Waterproof Model
Gallery of hearing aids for deaf and hard of hearing people. Modern hearing instruments are available in multiple styles, and for different levels of hearing loss. They come in multiple colors and range from the traditional behind the ear style to invisible and in the canal. Designs are sleek and even sexy. Modern hearing aids are like computers, digital and wireless. . Page 9.
Herpes Simplex and Hearing Loss
Herpes simplex is a known, rare cause of hearing loss.
Deaf History Month
Deaf History Month is a month that celebrates key events in deaf history.
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
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Hearing - Unilateral Hearing Loss
A type of hearing loss that gets relatively little attention is unilateral hearing loss.
Waardenburg Syndrome
Waardenburg syndrome can cause hearing loss, and several other symptoms as well.
People - Lou Ferrigno - Hard of Hearing Actor
Lou Ferrigno, a hard of hearing actor and bodybuilder.
Cochlear Implant Cost
Why does a cochlear implant cost so much? Here are the factors influencing the total cost of a cochlear implant.
Gil Eastman - a Profile
Profile of Gil Eastman, a very accomplished deaf man who is remembered for several things, particularly his hosting of Deaf Mosaic.
Lipreading Software
Lipreading software is available for use by people who want to learn how to lipread on their own.
Hearing Aids - Types
A wide variety of hearing aids are available.
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.
How Do You Sign Popular Christmas Songs?
Sign language translations of Christmas songs and carols.
Where can I train to become an interpreter
Frequently asked questions about interpreter training
Education - Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf and...
As more deaf and hard of hearing students are mainstreamed in neighborhood schools, the role of the itinerant teacher is increasing in importance.
Profile of Starkey, a Hearing Aid Manufacturer
Profile of Starkey, one of the largest hearing aid manufacturers.
Where are deaf event calendars to aid social...
It can be difficult to keep track of all the social and professional events in the deaf community. This FAQ page refers resources for finding and tracking deaf community events.
Signing Games
Forum members answer a question about sign language games for learning sign language. Page 3.
Beltone - Hearing Aid Manufacturer
Profile of Beltone, a manufacturer and retailer of hearing aids.
Marlee Matlin - An Interview with Marlee Matlin
An interview with Marlee Matlin, an actress who is deaf.
Cochlear Implants - Facts
Basic facts on cochlear implants.
How can I find a job as a text or video relay...
How people with the right qualifications can find employment with telecommunications relay services as either a text relay services communications assistant, or a video relay services communications assistant.
Sign Language - ABC Stories
ABC stories are a fun way to express and practice the sign alphabet.
Mumps Can Lead to Deafness
Mumps effects include deafness. Although the mumps have largely been reduced, the virus still exists.
Deaf Senior Citizens
Deaf senior citizens, and retirement communities, nursing homes, and organizations for them.
Katie LeClerc - Switched at Birth Star
Profile of Switched at Birth actress Katie LeClerc who plays Daphne.

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