| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:05 AM
·Approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss.
·More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65.
·Untreated hearing loss can affect your ability to understand speech and can negatively impact...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in five high schoolers has permanent ringing in the ears, and few take measures to protect their ears from loud music, according to a new study.
Those numbers are surprisingly similar to results of a study of college-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Is it possible to love someone you’ve never met or spoken with who lives 7,200 miles away?
Even a diehard romantic likely would answer no. Yet that is exactly what I find myself doing.
No, I do not have the hots for a foreign film star. Though...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Elbow to elbow around a kitchen island, a family dinner is unfolding.
One teen is thumbing around on her phone; another is dousing his dinner in ketchup; the other two are talking music and dubbing their teacher Grim Reaper. The parents, meanwhile,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Slowly but steadily, people with hearing loss are discovering looping, a simple way to enhance their theater, concert or worship experience — or just to make it easier to hear while riding in a taxi.
Simply put, looping takes a signal from a sound...
| Jun 23, 2013
Gerry Henaghan was 9 years old when she started volunteering at the Special Olympics.
"We were at Marquette Park and I had a cousin competing, so my sister and I started helping out," Henaghan says. "That was 1976."
She never stopped helping, and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Change the diaper. Feed the baby. Burp. Hold. Sleepy time.
After babies are born, fussing often is a way of communicating some basic needs.
When they get a little older, it’s not always that simple. Babies can point, or they can make some...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
SOUTH BEND -- More people are dying in fires and here's why it's so startling: most of those deaths could have been prevented.
Indiana's fire marshal says most of those fatal fires involved homes without smoke detectors or working ones. Jim Greeson...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
It's not uncommon in life to hear — but not actually listen. Ask any long-married couple. Or the parent of a toddler. Or, for that matter, the parent of a teenager.
Humankind, in fact, has made rather an art of communication in which the true...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Every year, more college students in the U.S. are learning a new language without uttering a word.
American Sign Language, or ASL, has become one of the most popular language classes, ranking fourth in the latest Modern Language Association Survey and...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Editor's note: Virginia's State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance issued this news release on Tuesday, May 28. It contains helpful information about reviewing your insurance policies before the Mid-Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1. ...