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Ask the expert: Audiologist Lauren O'Flaherty explains why many Americans live with untreated hearing lossOnly 1 in 7 people ages 50 and older who should be using hearing aids actually wears a device, according to a recent study led by two Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine." The study authors, Dr. Frank R. Lin...
Washington County pursuing tax-credit program Washington County has joined Frederick County, Md., in trying to start a new system of property-tax credits for new or expanding businesses. To qualify, an existing business would have to add at least 1,500...
Regarding your recent article about people not using their hearing aids, I have a love/hate relationship with mine "People with hearing loss not using aids, study shows," Feb. 14). I can set the volume on mine at three different levels to hear better...
Millions of people with hearing loss are not using hearing aids, according to new research by Johns Hopkins scientists. Nearly 6.7 million Americans age 50 and older have hearing loss, but only one in seven uses a hearing aid, according to the new...
If you've ever talked to an aging parent or friend about their health care and heard comments such as I can live with it, it's not that bad, it ain't broke don't fix it, or all I do is go to doctor appointments, it can be frustrating and even...
Since her teens, Lesa Merlo, of Hinsdale, had learned to compensate as her hearing declined. She used the television's closed-captioning feature. She read lips and paid attention to body language. Often, it meant only being able to do one thing at a time,...
John William "Bill" Seitz, a retired Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone manager, died of a stroke Dec. 22 at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and lived in Timonium and in Port Charlotte, Fla. Born in Baltimore and raised on York Road, he was a 1941 Towson High...
Imagine yourself in a country where nobody speaks your language. It becomes a necessity to rely on your other senses and hone your powers of observation. You welcome the times when you can "fill in the blanks" and get the gist of a conversation. Each...
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Culture MonsterPaying tribute: A statue of the late Steve Jobs has been unveiled in a technology park in Budapest, Hungary. (Los Angeles Times) Genius: Experts say Ludwig van Beethoven's gradual deafness may have influenced his music. (BBC News) They're in the......
One in five Americans has significant hearing loss, far more than previously thought, according to new research that has scientists warning of an impending public health threat. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say the growing number of...
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