What’s New

The latest information affecting the Hard of Hearing population can be found on this page.

Newborn Hearing Screenings Vital to Children’s Health

In his FY18 proposed budget, President Trump has proposed eliminating the $18 million allocated towards newborn hearing screenings. This earmarked funding has doubled the percentage of newborns receiving hearing screenings before leaving the hospital from 46.5% to 97% just in the last decade. Without early detection, children will be at a distinct disadvantage in tackling hearing loss present at birth.  Please read more here https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/blogs/the-path-to-funding-for-universal-newborn-hearing-screening and contact your Senators and Representative to let them know what you think about newborn hearing screening.

Dementia and Hearing Loss Correlation Established

Personal Health: Lifelines for People with Hearing Loss 

Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study 

Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia: Archives of Neurology 

Hearing Health and Alzheimers Disease 

Mild Hearing Loss Linked to Brain Atrophy in Older Adults 

Hearing Aids Can Help Dementia Patients 

Really Interesting Timeline of Hearing Devices

Hearing Device Timeline