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October is National Audiology Awareness Month, which seems a good time to ask: Do you know how to find an audiologist to test your hearing or help you choose a hearing aid? If you’re unsure — or shaking your head no — you’re not alone.
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Hearing loss is often referred to as a hidden disability, but one place it shouldn’t be invisible is in a government report on disability.
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Last week’s Supreme Court affirmation of the Affordable Care Act is good news for the 6.4 million Americans who stood to lose their health insurance if the decision had gone the other way. But it doesn’t improve matters for those with hearing loss.
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Do you love the theater but rarely go because you can’t understand the dialogue or lyrics?
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For someone with moderate to severe hearing loss, the smartphone is both savior and nemesis. I can’t imagine life without a smartphone, but I can imagine many ways that it could be better.
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I got an email from someone I didn’t know this week, saying how comforting she had found my book, especially the chapter about friendship.
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Could we be prescribing antidepressants to those who really need a hearing test? A large-scale study published last April based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2010 found a significant correlation between hearing loss and depression, confirming some smaller studies and also anecdotal evidence.
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En español | All you boomers who listened to too much rock ’n’ roll may eventually get back your hearing by popping a pill.
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