Hearing Loss

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How to Find a Hearing Aid That's Right for You

If you’re dealing with hearing loss, soon you will be able to buy a hearing aid directly from stores or online, without a prescription or doctor exam.

Richard Schreck

Cochlear Implant Method Allows Local Man to Remain Awake During Surgery

After decades of hearing loss, Dick Schreck got a cochlear implant at UH using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, a method used at only a few centers in the country.

Patricia Clifton speaks about her experience with cochlear implant surgery

Cochlear Implant Gives Woman Back Her Independence

When hearing loss compounded Patricia Clifton’s ability to communicate as she had already been diagnosed with a vocal cord issue., she turned to University Hospitals otologist, Sarah Mowry, MD, who performed cochlear implant surgery.

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Can COVID-19 Cause Hearing Loss?

COVID-19 infection can affect all parts of the body and lead to a wide range of symptoms. Is hearing loss one of them?

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The Surprising Side Effects of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is common in older adults. By age 75, the chances of hearing loss are almost one in two, according to the National Institute on Aging. The problem can have devastating consequences.

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How Cochlear Implants Can Help Adults With Hearing Loss

Many people have seen videos on social media of children who are deaf or severely hard of hearing receiving cochlear implants and hearing for the first time. But cochlear implants also have another useful purpose – to help adults with hearing loss.

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Woman Receives Treatment to Improve Hearing Loss Caused by Tumors

Registered nurse Amy Haslage’s hearing improves after treatment for neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), a disorder in which tumors grow on both auditory nerves.

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Can Your Child See and Hear Clearly? What to Watch For

Good vision and hearing are key to a child's development and learning. In addition to vision and hearing screenings, learn what to look out for in your kids so you know when to see a pediatric ophthalmologist or audiologist.

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