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Treating Hearing Loss Could 'Delay a Dementia Diagnosis'

Research offers hope for those at risk of cognitive decline

(Newser) - People at risk of cognitive decline could cut their risk in half by getting hearing aids. That's according to a new study that has experts questioning whether governments should prioritize hearing health as a means to reducing dementia risk, per CNN . Previous research has shown hearing loss is a...

It's a Revolution for Hearing Aids
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Hearing Aids Begins

A Revolution on Hearing Aids Begins

Chains are now offering less expensive over-the-counter versions

(Newser) - You can now buy a pair of hearing aids at Walmart for as little as $199—a fraction of the $4,000 average cost of traditional prescription hearing aids, per CNN . As a result of a 2017 federal law and some prodding of the FDA by the Biden administration, hearing...

FDA Just Made a Huge Move on Hearing Aids

People will be able to get them over the counter, and probably for much cheaper

(Newser) - As soon as the middle of October, people will be able to walk into a store for the first time and buy over-the-counter hearing aids. It's the result of a rule finalized by the FDA on Tuesday, one expected to have profound effects on the market for such devices—...

$50 Hearing Aids Without a Prescription? That's the Goal
FDA Making a Big Shift
on Hearing Aids
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FDA Making a Big Shift on Hearing Aids

Plan would make them available over the counter at a cheaper price

(Newser) - Nearly five years after it was urged to make affordable hearing aids available over the counter, the FDA is taking a big step toward that goal. In a plan released Tuesday , the agency says it will create a new category of hearing aids that will be made available online and...

Deaf NFL Player Exchanges Letters With Girl He Inspired

Response by Seahawks' Derrick Coleman to young fan is a big hit

(Newser) - The Seahawks' Derrick Coleman is legally deaf, a fact that millions of people have discovered via a popular ad for Duracell featuring the player. (It's got more than 10 million views on YouTube .) But AdWeek takes note of a nice side story: A 9-year-old girl who is hearing...

'Time Traveler' Likely Using Hearing Aid

Rumors of cell-phone use in 1928 film off-base, say experts

(Newser) - A clip of what appears to be a woman chatting on a cell phone—in 1928—has made waves across the Internet, but experts say she’s probably just using a hearing aid. The filmmaker who presented the clip ruled out such a device because of its shape, but...

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