A buyer’s guide for assistive listening devices



Listening to the television and radio, using a telephone, or even answering the doorbell are things some people take for granted, but if you are hard of hearing these things are a real struggle. … [Read more...]


Stuttering: what we know then and now



The condition called stuttering hasn’t attracted much attention until the release of the film „The King’s Speech“. The film is about King George the VI (played by Colin Firth) of England who suffered … [Read more...]


Under evaluation: vagus nerve stimulation against tinnitus



Battling hearing loss is a topic that I sadly neglected in 2010. I aim to correct this by sharing at least 1 post per mo nth this topic. Let us start 2011 with a short report on tinnitus, a poorly … [Read more...]


Has your baby been screened for hearing impairment?



Hearing impairment is something that is not easily discernible in adults, much more in babies and little children. Studies have shown that even the slightest hearing impairment can translate to … [Read more...]


Your heart and the noise in your workplace



We work in a wide range of environments and some workplaces are just much noisier than others. Hearing impairment is a well-known occupational disease. Recent studies, however, show that occupational … [Read more...]


Hearing loss in American teens on the rise



Hearing problems is on the rise and the increase is most evident among teens. A new research study by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston revealed that there is a 31% rise in the … [Read more...]


Bone-anchored hearing aid for single-sided deafness



Hearing impairment is something that is difficult to handle by anybody, much more by children. Single-sided deafness, also known as profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, is a hearing … [Read more...]


Talking about tinnitus



Only people who have suffered from this disorder can describe what it really “sounds” like. Descriptions range from soft hissing, to an annoying buzzing, to a downright loud roar of pneumatic drill. … [Read more...]


Cochlear implants and language development in children



A cochlear implant is a device that is surgically implanted in the inner ear in order to allow children with hearing impairment to perceive sounds. It does not restore hearing as such; it only helps … [Read more...]


Your MP3 player and hearing loss



I remember once seeing this sticker on a loud speaker in a snack bar: “If it’s too loud, then you’re too old.” Am I too old? Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe I can simply discern what is loud from the norm. … [Read more...]


Hear the World!



Rod Stewart, Franka Potente, Diane Kruger and most recently Laura Pausini, these are just some of the many celebrities who are ambassadors of the "Hear the World", featured in an exhibition of … [Read more...]


May is Better Hearing and Speech Month



Our sense of hearing is one of the most important of our senses and hearing impairment can have a detrimental effect on our way of life. Here some figures to ponder upon: The World Health … [Read more...]


Quick Relief from Ear Pain – Home Remedies for Earache



By Peter Rodrick If you are looking for earache remedies then you are at the right place because in next 15-20 minutes I will tell you how to get relief from earache with some simple but useful … [Read more...]


What Causes Ringing Ears?



By John Currie Often we are not even aware of the dangers in today's noisy world and we don't even know what causes ringing ears? Did you know that loud music playing on your Ipod can be causing … [Read more...]


Greetings and Salutations!



Welcome to .. http://hearing.BattlingForHealth.com - Battling Hearing * Under construction … [Read more...]


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