hearing loss 

Hearing Problems Detected in Kids With a Little Bit of Spit

Hearing problems can now be detected through saliva. Credit: Getty
Spit happens.
Don't knock it. You can learn a lot from a little bit of spit. Doctors may soon use saliva samples to tell if newborn babies have hearing problems. ...
New study could lead to widespread testing of newborns for hearing problems.

Shout it Out Loud: KISS Singer Paul Stanley Wants Teens to Fight Hearing Loss

Combat hearing loss with Paul Stanley of KISS! Credit: © Gustavo Roman/jpistudios.com
Listen up, members of the KISS army: Paul Stanley is declaring a war on hearing loss.
The lead singer, 59, of the famous rock group, is teami...
Paul Stanley warning teens of danger of loud concert music.

Don't Blame the Headphones if Kids Aren't Listening, Study Says

Turns out, teens not listening has little to do with hearing loss from headphones. Credit: Getty Karma is cruel. Well, it ought to be, anyway. It would be more fun. You know all those headphones, earpieces and other assorted gi...Karma not as rough on teens' hearing as we might hope.

Are You Deaf? For Many Teenagers the Answer is 'Yes'

Matthew Brady, 17, who has some mild hearing loss, used to listen to his iPod while running on a treadmill with the volume turned up. Credit: Steven Senne, AP
Remember when you shouted to your teenager that he'd better turn his music down or he...

Hearing Loss in One Ear Can Cause Language Problems

Your child is late to talk and his preschool teachers are concerned. So, what do you do? Chances are, you follow the school's recommendation, enroll him in speech therapy and hope some one-on-one attention will get his tongue rolling. But that ...

Nearly All Children Screened for Hearing Loss, but More Need Follow-Up Care

Ninety-seven percent of infants are now screened for hearing loss, thanks to the establishment of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention [EHDI] programs in every state in the nation, according the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. But wha...

Turn down that music!

The racket blasting out of those iPod earbuds isn't just annoying innocent bystanders -- there's a serious risk of hearing loss when listening to tunes too loudly. A new study shows that teens know that they're risking damage to their ears with volum...

Student sues after being awakened in class

I may be ridiculously young to be a grandmother, but I do have at least one grandmotherly trait: I watch television with the volume turned way up. All those years of listening to loud music as a teen have resulted in some pretty significant hearing l...

Some toys could permanantly damage children's hearing

When Ellie was browsing toy catalogs and circling items of interest recently, one of the things she highlighted was a High School Musical Rockerz Jammin Guitar. I am all for encouraging her musical interests, but she's not getting the guitar. It's no...

Avoiding iPod ear

My iPod has a function where I can limit just how high the volume will go and lock in the maximum volume with a pass code. Unless Ellie figures out the code, she cannot turn the volume up any higher than what I have set for her. This works fine for E...

Call for MP3 hearing risk warning

An article on the BBC website today argued that MP3 players should carry warnings that users risk damage to their hearing by having the volume too high. A Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) poll of MP3 users at one London station found ...

Kids, deafness, and MP3 players

An article in Reuters recently reported that teenagers and young adults who listen to MP3 players too loudly and too often risk going deaf 30 years earlier than their parents' generation. Deafness Research UK said a national survey showed that 14 per...

Cochlear implants in children

We've been fortunate in that none of our three children has shown any difficulties in hearing. I don't know how long this can last if our 13-year old plays jacks up the volume in playing rifts on his new electric guitar, but Loren has always been con...


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