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Hearing loss, impairment or deafness may be of two major types: one that develops some time in life, one that a baby is born with – or congenital deafness. Most commonly, hearing loss is seen with age or is caused by exposure to loud noises.
First smartphone app to detect childhood ear infection

First smartphone app to detect childhood ear infection

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

Study examines factors associated with low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults

Study examines factors associated with low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Large-scale screen of mouse mutants reveals 38 new genes involved in hearing loss

Poor hearing may prevent older adults from actively participating in their health care

Poor hearing may prevent older adults from actively participating in their health care

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

New $9.7 million NIH grant project seeks to improve hearing restoration

New $9.7 million NIH grant project seeks to improve hearing restoration

Researchers receive $9.7-million grant to develop new hearing-loss treatments for deaf

Researchers receive $9.7-million grant to develop new hearing-loss treatments for deaf

UVA researchers discover potential contributor to age-related hearing loss

UVA researchers discover potential contributor to age-related hearing loss

Expansion of eligibility criteria means more people will benefit from cochlear implants

Expansion of eligibility criteria means more people will benefit from cochlear implants

New poll: Many older adults feel lonely, especially those with health issues

New poll: Many older adults feel lonely, especially those with health issues

C-Path and FARA announce launch of Friedreich's Ataxia Integrated Clinical Database

C-Path and FARA announce launch of Friedreich's Ataxia Integrated Clinical Database

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities

Study: Hearing impairment associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age

Study: Hearing impairment associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age

New astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss

New astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss

Study adds more evidence to the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline

Study adds more evidence to the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline

Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues

Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues

Groundbreaking algorithm can make life easier for hearing aid users

Groundbreaking algorithm can make life easier for hearing aid users

Hearing challenges still reported by high proportion of older people with hearing aids

Hearing challenges still reported by high proportion of older people with hearing aids