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The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 designated a new class of OTC hearing aids. Johner Images/Getty Images

You may soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter at your local pharmacy

Only 3.7% of people in the U.S. with hearing difficulty own hearing aids. Thanks to a federal law in progress of being implemented, OTC hearing aids may help bridge the gap.
Deaf worshippers sign a hymn while following sign language interpreter Diely Martinez at Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in New York City, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. AP Photo/Emily Leshner

Deaf Christians often struggle to hear God’s word, but some find meaning in the richness of who they are

Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
Ear infections are no fun. The OSTRICH clinical trial looked at whether oral steroid medications might help. from www.shutterstock.com

How researchers assess whether medications work

Clinical trials can assess impact of a medication on a disease. The ideal design is ‘blind’ – when the researchers and participants do not know who is assigned to the different treatments.

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