Report on Aging America & Hearing Loss: Imperative of Improved Technologies
Report issued by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Is hearing loss preventable, and, if so, what are some of the things I can do now to protect my hearing?
If you want answers to this and other questions attend the Hearing Health Forum & Reception on October 21, 2015. More information can be found on this flyer.
Hearing Loss Costs Far More than the Ability to Hear
By Jane E. Brody
Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.
Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Julie Lopez found out her daughter was deaf. Angelica failed her newborn hearing screen. Lopez and her family, who live in Big Spring, Texas, drove five hours to Dallas for a second evaluation, and the test result was the same. “We were devastated,” says Lopez. “We did not expect it.”