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Study Boosts Case for OTC Hearing Aids

The number of adults in the United States who are 20 years or older with hearing loss is expected to gradually increase from more than 44 million in 2020 to 73.5 million by 2060. We talk with an audiologist about the effects of hearing loss and health, plus explore technology changes and what’s next for public policy about hearing loss.

 

Congressional Testimony

Research at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health looks at the impact of hearing loss in older adults on public health. Developing and testing strategies to mitigate these effects and implementing policies at the local, national, and global levels to address hearing loss is a unique and critically important part of the Center's mission. 

 

OTC Hearing Aid Act Panel and Q&A

Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance (Committee on Financial Services) Hearing: “The Federal Government’s Role in the Insurance Industry”. 

 

Is it Time for Hearing Aids to be sold Over the Counter?

Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?. 

Hearing Loss at Record Highs

The Drew Mariani Show by Relevant Radio - March 6, 2017

 

Is a Lack of Hearing Aids Fueling a Dementia Epidemic? Scientists to Probe Link

Scientists are to investigate whether a lack of hearing aids is helping to fuel an Alzheimer's epidemic.

 

Charlie Rose Hearing and the Brain

The Brain Series continues with a discussion about hearing loss with Dr. Ingeborg Hochmair, who helped pioneer the development of the cochlear implant, and one of her patients, 19-year old Max, who received the implant at the age of two. 

 

Twin Cities Public Televeision "Hearing Matters"

Age-related hearing loss is more than a personal inconvenience, it’s a public health issue with wide-ranging social impacts. Learn why directly from those affected by hearing loss as they explore communication and treatment options. Produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. 

 

Institute of Medicine Workshop on Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging

Age-related hearing loss is more than a personal inconvenience, it’s a public health issue with wide-ranging social impacts. Learn why directly from those affected by hearing loss as they explore communication and treatment options. Produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans. 

 

To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

As many as 300 million people around the world need hearing aids. The vast majority of the 7 million people who get them annually are in the U.S. and Europe. 

 

Straining to Hear and Fend Off Dementia

Over the past few years, Dr. Lin has delivered unwelcome news to those of us with hearing loss.