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Hearing Loss

Laura's picture

In June 2014 the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reported a study which showed that adults who have hearing loss are more likely to be depressed than those with good hearing. Hearing loss can result from things as diverse as obesity, aging, listening to loud noises over a period of time, or taking pain medication.

If you suspect you have a hearing loss, the electronic reference book Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, available through the library’s website, will give you a simple, authoritative overview of hearing loss as well as in-depth articles on specific ear-related conditions and hearing aids.

Other helpful sources available from the UAPL web site [] include the following databases and eReferencebooks. When searching them, use the key word phrase “hearing disorders” and be sure to have your library card number and PIN handy.

And the library has several books on the topic:

There are many good reasons not to ignore the signs of hearing loss, so if you find yourself saying “Huh?” a lot more than you’d like to, read up on hearing loss and schedule a hearing assessment soon.

Legal Forms

Megan's picture

Gale Legal Forms Logo ImageLooking for Ohio legal forms? The Reference Department can help you find fill-in-the-blank powers of attorney, landlord or tenant forms, wills, and more. Check out our online database, Legal Forms, from your very own home! Enter your library card number and PIN for access. We also have many legal forms available in print: