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Hearing Loss, Disorders, and Devices

Learn more about how Duke's hearing experts use advanced techniques to care for people with hearing loss and hearing disorders.

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Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss
Social Distancing Can Be Hard on People with Hearing Loss

Social distancing is impacting everyone, but it can be particularly hard on people who have hearing loss. These tips and resources from Duke audiologists will ...

More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria
More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria

People with severe hearing loss in just one ear may now be eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person’ ...

Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?
Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?

If you’re experiencing a serious ear-related concern that’s affecting your balance and/or hearing, you don’t have to live with it. An otologist or neurotologis ...

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants
Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants

Both hearing aids and cochlear implants help people with hearing loss to communicate better. Hearing aids do not require surgery and are best suited for people ...

It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant
It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant

After 30 years of losing his hearing, 76-year-old Bryan Seiler of Wake Forest received a cochlear implant at Duke. It changed his life.

Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss
Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, had trouble hearing questions in large lecture halls -- until he tried today’s hearing aids.

Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing
Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing

Duke surgeons are using cochlear implants to prevent hearing loss, or restore hearing, in people who lost their hearing when benign tumors pressed on nerves in ...

When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough
When Hearing Aids Aren’t Enough

Hearing aids may be the first step toward improved hearing, however, there is more to communicating than just hearing sounds. According to Duke audiologist Hol ...