Deafness Hearing LossInfo Center

Hard of Hearing with HIV
Many patients living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have reported having some type of hearing impairment. Up to now, it hasn’t been clear if these patients are actually at a higher risk for hearing loss.
The Sound of Feeling Better
Cochlear implants are an appealing option to many adults with hearing loss. New research suggests that the implants might provide patients with more than just improved hearing.
Hearing Loss and the Aging Brain
Some degree of hearing loss is expected in the later years of life. But does fuzzy sound mean more than just not hearing the doorbell ring?
Playing Out Loud
Children with hearing loss often have no problems keeping up with their peers in their schoolwork. But how well are they included in the playground?
Listen Up: Hearing Loss in Diabetics
People with diabetes face a higher risk of kidney and heart problems as well as nerve and eye damage. Now it looks like hearing problems can be added to that list.
Harder Hearing with Diabetes
November is American Diabetes Month. Just in time to mark the event, a new study highlights one of many health problems associated with diabetes, which now affects tens of millions of Americans.
Hearing Loss Doesn't Stop Kids
Many would expect children who lose their hearing at a young age to have a harder time learning how to talk and build their vocabulary than other children. With early intervention, however, this isn’t necessarily true.
Tune In, Turn It Down
On a loud street, it’s sometimes hard to hear your favorite song on your music player. Most people crank up the volume when there's background noise like traffic.
From Ouch! To Say What?
Many women use over-the-counter pain relievers for the aches and pains of daily living. But they may not track how many they take over a week. It might be a good idea to start.
Hearing Loss Greater in Kids With HIV
Children born to mothers with HIV can live fulfilling lives even if they become infected with HIV. But it's important to know what conditions the children are at a greater risk of developing.