A U-M otolaryngology team has designed an innovative trach plug for patients who either no longer need a tracheostomy tube or require support only intermittently.
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A national study shows prescription opioid use disorder is twice as high among deaf and hard-of-hearing young and middle-aged adults, compared with their peers who don’t experience hearing issues.
A poll of older adults finds physical and mental health issues, including hearing problems, as well as poor diet, exercise and sleep habits, are tied to loneliness.
A national study finds major variations in hearing aid use by race, income and education — but VA insurance coverage levels the playing field.
For the first time, researchers have linked radiation-damaged thyroid glands to poor surgical outcomes. The solution may be as simple as a common hormone supplement.