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Hearing Impairment: Deaf and Hearing Loss Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 31 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Deafness and Hearing Loss category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Deafness and Hearing Loss RSS feed.

Deafness and Hearing Loss Publications

Your Ears Inform the Brain if Hearing is Impaired
DC signal polarity changes from positive to negative when the cochlea has been exposed to harmful noise and this signal can provide an indication of ear health status.
Publish Date: 2023-07-05

Monaural Hearing: Understanding Sound Direction
Researchers propose a method for sound localization based on frequency modulation of the received signal in individuals possessing monoaural hearing.
Publish Date: 2023-03-15 - Updated: 2023-03-16

Restoring Hearing for Millions of Elderly and Others with Hearing Loss
Research shows hope for hearing loss as scientists develop method to repair damaged structures deep inside the human ear.
Publish Date: 2018-04-05

Sustaining a Career After Acquired Hearing Loss
Research from Oregon State University shows for adults who acquire severe hearing loss, accepting and adapting play key roles in sustaining a career and thriving in the workplace.
Publish Date: 2017-02-22

Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified
People who can not hear people clearly in a noisy environment, but pass a hearing test at the doctor, may have hidden hearing loss.
Publish Date: 2017-02-18 - Updated: 2023-06-06

Auditory Cortex of Hearing and Deaf People Nearly Identical
Study raises questions about the role of experience in processing sensory information, and could point the way toward potential new avenues for intervention in deafness.
Publish Date: 2016-07-18

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Causes and Prevention
Long lasting and loud sounds can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Publish Date: 2016-02-15 - Updated: 2023-06-06

Deaf Children and Cognitive Development
Investigating whether early exposure to sign language can forestall cognitive issues in deaf children.
Publish Date: 2016-02-13 - Updated: 2018-01-24

Hybrid Cochlear Implants May Benefit Millions with Hearing Loss
Improving hearing for people with hearing loss, not helped by hearing aids, using hybrid cochlear implant devices.
Publish Date: 2015-07-29 - Updated: 2023-07-05

Hearing Loss Related Depression in Seniors
New studies reveal that women under the age of 70 are particularly susceptible to hearing loss related depression.
Publish Date: 2014-12-24

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Ototoxic Medications
Information regarding sensorineural deafness and medications that can damage the human ear resulting in hearing loss, balance disorders, or ringing in the ear.
Publish Date: 2013-08-12 - Updated: 2021-08-29

Misophonia and Sensory Processing Disorder
Information regarding Misophonia a rare sound sensitivity disorder characterized by an extreme aversion to certain sounds.
Publish Date: 2013-07-29 - Updated: 2023-04-27

Increased Demand for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Educating people about services issues and obstacles deaf and hard of hearing individuals face every day.
Publish Date: 2012-09-26

Harder to Hear in Noisy Environments for Hearing Impaired
Background noise and chatter causes the ears of those with hearing impairments to work differently as inner ear neurons work harder as they are spread too thin.
Publish Date: 2012-09-11 - Updated: 2023-07-05

Social and Psychological Stigma of Hearing Loss
Suffering hearing loss, particularly when it is not dealt with properly, can be as much a social problem as a psychological one.
Publish Date: 2012-02-21 - Updated: 2022-04-21

Marlee Matlin's Celebrity Apprentice Cause
Marlee Matlin has raised a record breaking $986,000 on a recent episode of The Celebrity Apprentice SignTalk Joins Fundraiser for Marlee Matlins Cause.
Publish Date: 2011-05-12

Health and Support Services Fail Deaf Children with Complex Disabilities
It is estimated 40% of the total population of deaf children have some kind of additional disability.
Publish Date: 2011-03-09 - Updated: 2016-01-14

Financial Issue of Leaving Hearing Loss Unaddressed
Use of hearing aids was shown to reduce the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss.
Publish Date: 2011-02-23 - Updated: 2022-05-26

Age Related Hearing Loss in Seniors associated with Low Serum Levels of Folic Acid
Age-related hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly and is associated with low serum levels of folic acid according to new research.
Publish Date: 2010-12-01

UAB Study Examines Hearing Loss, Viagra Use
Research by University of Alabama shows an association between hearing loss and use of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.
Publish Date: 2010-05-18

What you Can't Hear can Hurt You
Free Safety Screenings and Hearing-Care DVD During Better Hearing Month in May.
Publish Date: 2010-04-21

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is not a problem with the ears in hearing sounds but difficulty with the brain processing sounds.
Publish Date: 2010-02-04 - Updated: 2019-02-27

Family Members of Hearing Impaired Must Encourage Them to Seek Help
Family members of the hearing impaired must step up and encourage their loved ones to seek help.
Publish Date: 2010-02-02

AC/DC and Concert Sound Levels Hearing Damage Warning
Loud rock concerts such as AC DC can cause permanent hearing damage.
Publish Date: 2010-01-30 - Updated: 2023-07-05

27 Million Americans will Suffer Untreated Hearing Loss in 2010
Hearing care executive is calling for this to be the year that hearing care is recognized as a medical necessity.
Publish Date: 2010-01-05 - Updated: 2010-07-16

Holiday Season Can be Difficult for Hearing Impaired
Making holiday meals and celebrations more comfortable and enjoyable for those with hearing impairment.
Publish Date: 2009-11-25

Cause of Deafness Discovered
Hearing loss expert at Tel Aviv University has uncovered one of the root causes of deafness.
Publish Date: 2009-04-14 - Updated: 2016-06-13

New Insights into Progressive Hearing Loss
In their studies of families with progressive hearing loss the team had proposed that the gene responsible lay on human chromosome 7.
Publish Date: 2009-04-13

Synesthesia: Search for Genes with Ability to See Sounds
Study identifies specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds.
Publish Date: 2009-02-05 - Updated: 2021-01-02

Types of Hearing Loss
Most hearing loss results from damage to the cochlea a coiled structure in the inner ear responsible for hearing.
Publish Date: 2009-01-20

Hearing Loss Disability
Hearing is a complicated process involving both the sensitivity of the ear as well as the ability to understand and interpret speech.
Publish Date: 2009-01-20 - Updated: 2009-04-18

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