Making a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment

Untangling the Link Between Hearing Loss and Depression

By Chuan-Ming Li, MD, PhD, & Howard J. Hoffman, MA

Dr. Li, left, is statistician (health/medicine) and Mr. Hoffman is director of the Epidemiology and Statistics Program, Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Li performs analyses for epidemiological studies and reviews concept proposals for NIDCD clinical trials. Read more..

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Guard Your Health, Connect the Dots on Hearing Loss for Better Hearing & Speech Month

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Washington, DC, April 29, 2014—Recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just your hearing, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is raising awareness of the link between hearing loss and other important health issues. BHI’s outreach comes in recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month in May. To help spread the word, BHI is providing an infographic, a social media profile picture, and web banners for anyone to download and use with social media ( BHI also is inviting people to join in a Thunderclap to help amplify its message. Sign up today at to join BHI in sharing its “Listen to Hearing Loss!” message, which will be automatically scheduled to go out on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr on May 22nd. Read more..

How America’s Change-leading Generation Has Redesigned Aging

America’s baby boomers first came on the scene in 1946. They’ve been turning the world on its head ever since.

Known as the country’s greatest generation for leading change, baby boomers make up roughly 26 percent of the United States’ total population – at about 78 million people. Over the years they’ve reinvented almost everything about the way America lives – from the music we listen to, to the cars we drive, to the technology we rely upon, to the way we age.

The oldest baby boomers have already begun crossing the threshold into their golden years – and as expected, they’re redesigning what’s on the other side.
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