Millions of Americans are exposed to noise pollution every day that causes hearing loss and a host of other health conditions. Find out how to reduce noise pollution and preserve your well-being.

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging.

If you are ready to confront your untreated hearing loss once and for all, you may have lots of questions about the process. One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Healthy Hearing is whether or not two hearing aids are better than one. The short answer: a resounding "yes."

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. With large gatherings, laughter and conversation, noises tend to elevate, making it difficult for someone with a hearing loss to understand speech and follow conversations.

Noisy Planet encourages you to promote awareness of noise-induced hearing loss—a preventable form of hearing loss—throughout the year, but especially during October, which is National Protect Your Hearing Month.

children speech impediment

As children grow, there are typical milestones in their development that parents and physicians look for to indicate a “normal” development trajectory.

Hearing test

The last major innovation in hearing technology occurred in 1985 when the cochlear implant — designed for children born with hereditary hearing loss — was developed. In the decades since, we have seen only incremental improvements on existing hearing technology, but big change is on the horizon.

celebrities with hearing aids

Some stars have taken a public stand on their hearing loss and their use of hearing aids, even advocating for hearing health, disease research or other causes related to hearing loss. Other celebrities prefer to maintain a low profile and the public is unaware that these public figures have any hearing challenges.

water resistant hearing aids

Many of the activities we love to do in the summertime include water, and water can be problematic for high-tech, electronic hearing aids. Water, oil, salt, sweat and sand can corrode contact points, destroy microphones and receivers and clog tubes. So, how do you enjoy summer activities while protecting your investment in your personal hearing device?

Hearing protection

Most of us have been exposed to loud noise for a period at some point in our life, whether it was the time you went target shooting or attended the U2 concert. However, if are consistently exposed to loud sound through your occupation, environment or hobby, plan to protect your hearing.