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Tenn. bill would mandate hearing aids in insurance

Small businesses in Tennessee oppose any kind of health care mandate, including one approved in the House on Thursday that would require insurance companies to include hearing aids for individuals up to 18 years of age in their policies, said the state director for the National Federation of Indepen Full story

Say what? Two-thirds of seniors have hearing loss

Nearly two-thirds of Americans over 70 have some degree of hearing loss, according to the first national estimates published Sunday. Full story

Mobile phones helping improve lives

   An app that helps blind people navigate city streets, a mobile heart monitor and hearing aids are just a few of the smartphone apps that are changing lives. KNTV's Garvin Thomas reports.

CES 2011: Ear Plugs Block Out Explosions, Let In Speech

LAS VEGAS - Mead Killion, chief technology officer and audiologist at Etymotic Research, Inc., gestured to a picture of a dozen camouflage-clad young men. Full story

'Time traveler' may just be hard of hearing

Speculation about a supposed time traveler talking on her cell phone at a 1928 Hollywood film premiere has sped across the Internet faster than a DeLorean time machine. But a less mind-bending possibility is that she was just hard of hearing, experts say. Full story

Police dogs smell remains at missing girl's house

A hearing-impaired girl with a prosthetic leg vanished over the weekend, and her father said Monday it was possible his wife was involved in the disappearance. Full story

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