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Updated Hearing Aid Fact Sheet Available
Only one out of five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one.
NIDCD’s updated fact sheet on hearing aids helps answer the questions that many people have on their minds when considering this technology. The fact sheet describes the three basic styles of hearing aids, the differences between analog and digital aids, and other issues to consider when selecting, adjusting to, and caring for a hearing aid. In addition, you'll learn about current NIDCD-sponsored research in such areas as signal processing and directional microphones.
Updated Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Fact Sheet Available
Approximately ten percent of Americans between ages 20 and 69—or 22 million people—already may have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive noise exposure.
NIDCD’s updated fact sheet on NIHL describes how loud noise can damage a person’s hearing as well as steps a person can take to prevent NIHL. In addition, you’ll learn about current NIDCD-sponsored research in such areas as gene therapy and hair cell regeneration, as well as the use of antioxidants to prevent hair cell death.
Updated WISE EARS!® CD-ROM Available
For the past eight years, NIDCD’s WISE EARS!® program has been a popular public education campaign to raise awareness about NIHL. Our WISE EARS! Tool Kit contains many of the materials developed for the WISE EARS!® program, including fact sheets, brochures, games, posters, and even radio scripts.
To order a copy, contact the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse at:
1 Communication Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
Toll-free Voice: (800) 241-1044
Toll-free TTY: (800) 241-1055
Fax: (301) 770-8977