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Helen Keller

Hearing Health Information


The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Hearing Health Information Resources
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  • American Sign Language
  • Hearing Loss and Older Adults
  • Ways to Recognize Hearing Loss
  • Have WISE EARS For Life!
  • Captions for Television Viewers
  • Telecommunications Relay Services
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
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  • NIDCD News Releases

  • New Short Electrode Will Allow Greater Benefit from Cochlear Implants
  • Gene Replacement Therapy Can Generate New Hair Cells
  • Regenerating Auditory Hair Cells is Elementary Genetics
  • A Fly That's Setting the Hearing World Abuzz
  • Early Diagnosis of Usher Syndrome Type 1 Possible
  • Continous Self-Renewal of the Sensory Sterocilia
  • Key Protein Causes Rare Form of Hearing Loss
  • 'Deafness' Gene Causes Two Forms of Hearing Loss
  • New Gene Linked to Deafness in Humans, Mice
  • Gene Therapy to Grow New Hair Cells in Mammals
  • Teenage Inventor Brings Sign-Translating Glove
  • Mouse Study Reveals Mammalian Genetic 'Compass'
  • Got a Tin Ear? Test your sense of pitch on the distorted tunes test.

    Federal Government and Agencies

    Noise and Hearing Conservation

    Hospitalization

    Aural Rehabilitation

    Professional Audiology Associations

    Ototoxicity

    Otosclerosis

    Tinnitus - Ear Noise

    Hyperacusis - Oversensitive Hearing

    How Ears Work - Anatomy of the Ear

    Sudden Onset Hearing Loss

    Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

    Sensorineural Hearing Loss

    Noise Induced Hearing Loss

    Presbycusis

    Ménière’s Disease

    Electromagnetic Radiation Effects

    More Hearing Health Resources



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