Do you have hearing loss but feel like the cost is holding you back from getting hearing aids? You're not alone: The price is a barrier for many, which is why Congress passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 to authorize over-the-counter hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
While children receiving chemotherapy routinely undergo hearing tests, adults don’t, and a new study by UC San Francisco reports for the first time that significant hearing issues often occur among adult survivors of the most common forms of cancer.
Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, are essential, life-saving medicines. But just like any medication, they carry the risk of side effects. When it comes to one potent class of antibiotics, known as aminoglycosides, these potential side effects include hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.
Having a recent hearing test is associated with a lower risk for underreporting hearing loss and greater likelihood of hearing aid use, according to a research letter published online July 14 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Hearing aids are the instrument of choice for the majority of people with hearing loss, but for those who are deaf or severely hard of hearing, cochlear implants may be a better option.