New Implantable Device May Help You to Hear Again

If you have a certain kind of hearing loss for which hearing aids provide limited benefit, a new solution may improve your ability to hear and understand. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first implantable device for people who have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds, but can hear low-frequency sounds with or without a hearing aid. … Read More

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How to Know if Your Child Needs a Speech Evaluation

What a thrill to hear your child say “mama” or “dada” for the first time. And then develop more vocabulary, sometimes in adorable baby talk. But what if your child is still saying “gwamma” (instead of “grandma”) or “thithta” (instead of “sister”) at age 5? Should you be concerned? “Not necessarily,” says Cleveland Clinic Children’s … Read More

How to Keep Swimmer’s Ear From Ruining Your Summer

You may be surprised to learn that the shape of your ears can make you more or less likely to get swimmer’s ear, a painful outer ear infection. While there’s not much any of us can do about the particular curves of our ears, experts say there are ways to help prevent swimmer’s ear. The infection, … Read More

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How Safe Are Your Ears? (Infographic)

One out of every three cases of hearing loss in the United States is 100 percent avoidable. Surprised? While figures vary, these cases — caused by noise exposure — affect approximately 36 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Audiology. Many people don’t realize how noise exposure could put them at risk for this … Read More

Headphone and Ear Bud Use Safety Guide

Ear buds and earphones are everywhere — and may even seem physically attached to some teens. While these little sonic feeding tubes can fill us with music, they can also cause hearing damage. Here’s how to minimize the risk. With a little effort, you can find models that do a better job of canceling outside … Read More