Technology is advancing at lightning speed, and that includes the technology in hearing aids. Gone are the days of bulky and one-trick analog hearing aids, as important as they were. Today’s hearing aids are like miniature computers with a sleek design and personalized programming and functions that make hearing with hearing loss more natural and… Continue reading Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Right for You?
Did you know that almost 15% of children between ages six and nineteen have low or high-frequency hearing loss? Whether it’s genetics, injuries or something else, this hearing loss can have wide-ranging effects on kids as they grow. New research out of Australia shows that some of those effects may often go unseen even as… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Affect School Attendance?
Our brains are incredible machines. There is no arguing that as much as we have learned about them over the years, our understanding is still very limited. It’s like space or ocean exploration. We only know a small percentage of what’s really in the brain and how it operates. This includes how it manages the… Continue reading How Hearing Loss Rewires Our Brain
If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may now be considering the wide range of hearing aids that are available to you from several top brands. Today’s hearing aids are discreet, powerful and come complete with an impressive array of features to help you turn up the volume in a noisy world. Styles, features… Continue reading The Companies Leading the Hearing Aid Market
While no one ever wants to think about disasters and similar emergencies, the truth is that they do happen, and it is essential to be prepared when they strike. This preparation is especially important for those that are hearing impaired. Though improved systems with a focus on accessibility are becoming more and more common, as… Continue reading How to Prepare for Disasters if You’re Hearing Impaired
When you think about your favorite gathering over the years, you probably remember family, friends, and the easy flow of conversation. Maybe there was music or great food or spectacular ambience. We all crave different things when it comes to getting together, but communication is the cornerstone of most of our interactions. Living with hearing… Continue reading How to Handle Social Gatherings with Hearing Loss
The holiday season is here and the time for gift buying is in full gear. As you scramble to purchase all the gifts on your list, don’t forget your family and friends who may have trouble hearing. The selection of gifts for the hearing impaired is more extensive than ever with high-tech devices, children’s gifts,… Continue reading Great Gift Ideas for the Hearing Impaired
Itchy ears or ear canals are common for hearing aid users, especially new users. It makes perfect sense since our body will see a hearing aid as a foreign object, initially. Luckily, there are quick and easy things you can do to get rid of that itch. Make sure there isn’t an underlying issue. Talk… Continue reading Itchy Ears from Hearing Aids? Hear are Some Tips.
There are 360 million people on the planet impacted by disabling hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite the alarming number of people living with hearing loss, it remains one of the most under-treated health issues. While cost is often cited as a common barrier, there are a variety of other obstacles… Continue reading Most Common Barriers to Hearing Aid Adoption
When we talk about hearing loss, we often just discuss how it affects communication and social interaction, but there may be more to hearing loss than that, especially when left untreated. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report… Continue reading Can Hearing Loss Cause Cognitive Decline?