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Hearing Loss and Deafness

If you're experiencing hearing loss, adjustments can make life easier. Learn more about the condition and assistive devices that may be able to help you.
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Tests for Hearing Loss: Types and How to Read One
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Types of Hearing Loss
Female doctor applying hearing aid to senior mans ear
Hearing Loss Treatment
6 month old baby in a crib
What Is Congenital Hearing Loss?
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Signs You May Be Experiencing Hearing Loss
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What to Know About Sensorineural Hearing Loss
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What You Should Know About Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Tests
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Differences Between Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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What Causes Hearing Loss?
Hearing testing
What Causes Sudden Hearing Loss?
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Should Your Child Have BAER Hearing Testing Done?
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The Speech Banana in an Audiogram
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Learn the Exact Function of the Auditory Ossicles
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Why You Might Need Ear Tubes to Treat Chronic Problems
Human ear anatomy
How Your Hearing Works
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Hearing Loss Related to Otosclerosis
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Evaluating for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Author's Audiogram
How to Interpret an Audiogram From a Hearing Test
A man cupping his ear to hear clearly
The Music You Hear May Be Musical Ear Syndrome
Deaf track and field runners.
How Does Deaf Speech Sound Compared to Voices of People Who Can Hear?
Man gets ear checked for causes of conductive hearing loss
What Is Conductive Hearing Loss?
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Signs You Need a Hearing Test
What Is Hidden Hearing Loss?
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Here's how to prevent hearing loss.
Older women with hearing loss
Hearing Loss and Dementia: What’s the Connection?
Man with hearing loss
Overview of Low-Frequency Hearing Loss
A baby boy wearing a hearing aid
Learn Why Some Children Have Progressive Hearing Loss
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These Are the Genetic Causes of Hearing Loss
Making a hearing test
Hearing Loss and Autoimmune Disorders
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The Dos and Don'ts for Removing Ear Wax Safely
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6 Types of Medicine That May Cause You to Experience Hearing Loss
Audiogram Being Marked
How Can You Treat a Mild Hearing Loss?
Woman cleaning ear with q-tip
How Using Cotton Swabs to Remove Wax Could Damage Your Ears
Girl on the telephone sitting at desk
Auditory Processing Disorder in Adults
A group of friends drinking together
How Alcohol Can Cause Hearing Loss for Even Moderate Drinkers
Doctor discussing with a female patient.
Manage Your Fluctuating Hearing Loss so It Doesn't Impact Your Speech
woman holding her ear in pain
How Tinnitus Impacts Daily Life
Cute baby boy with hearing aid
The Connection Between Connexin 26 and Hearing Loss
Woman talking to doctor about hearing aids
How to Tell If You Have High-Frequency Hearing Loss
ear pain, ventilation tubes
Mondini Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Boy with chicken pox
Can Chickenpox Cause Hearing Loss?
Ear pain in a woman
Here Are Some Possible Causes Of That Ringing in Your Ears
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Hearing Loss After Cancer
Pediatrician checking ear of boy in examination room
How To Safely Clean Your Ears Without Risking Wax Impaction
doctor examining senior patient's ear
How Cholesteatoma Causes Hearing Loss
Doctor consultating patient about deafness
Can Ototoxic Drugs Cause Hearing Loss or Deafness?
Woman suffering from jaw pain
Consider TMJ If You Have Trouble Diagnosing Your Hearing Loss
Woman exercising with headphones
Working out in a Loud Environment Has Negative Effects on Hearing
Mother and toddler exercising at home
Balance Problems for Children With Hearing Loss
Sudden hearing loss
What Causes Sudden Deafness?
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Autistic Children and Auditory Processing Disorders
Girls playing on a bed.
Nonverbal Users of Sign Language
A woman talking to another woman in sign language
How to Communicate Confidently and Accurately About Sex With ASL
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Where to Find Sign Language Dictionaries Online
American sign language
How Hard Is It to Learn Sign Language?
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Combining Oral and Sign Language Communication Methods
Woman teaching preschooler sign language
How to Create a Fun ASL ABC Story
Deaf School children sign to each other in school class room
Learn and Practice Sign Language With These Fun Games and Puzzles
Parent communicating with sign language
Signing Exact English and Syntax
Couple using sign language
Profile of William Stokoe ASL Researcher