Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Inner ear drug delivery

With over 466 million people around the world living with a disabling loss of hearing, and 34 million of these being children, this has scientists, doctors, and researchers all looking for new ways to combat the effects of hearing loss. When hearing loss occurs after several years of using spoken language, it can be much… Continue reading Taking Drug Delivery into the Inner Ear

Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?

Annual hearing test

According to the World Health Organization, (WHO) over 466 million people live with a disabling hearing loss. Whether from infectious disease, birth complications, genetics, drug use, excessive ear infections, noise, or aging, there’s a minimum of 5% of the world’s population that have hearing loss at levels greater than 40 dB (decibels). By getting an… Continue reading Is an Annual Hearing Test Really Necessary?

Great Gift Ideas for the Hearing Impaired

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

Exploring the Various Types of Hearing Loss

Approximately 48 million Americans are living with some degree of hearing loss according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. While that number is huge, it’s important to remember that each person’s hearing loss is individual. A qualified hearing health professional is needed to determine the type of hearing loss and the best treatment option.… Continue reading Exploring the Various Types of Hearing Loss

Laser-Based Hearing Aids

The bad news around hearing health is that hearing loss is expected to start sooner in adults and to affect more and more adults in the next few decades due to the rising use of personal listening devices. The good news, however, is that new research is leading to a better understanding of hearing processes… Continue reading Laser-Based Hearing Aids

Itchy Ears from Hearing Aids? Hear are Some Tips.

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.

Most Common Barriers to Hearing Aid Adoption

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

Can Hearing Loss Cause Cognitive Decline?

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?

Back to School Tips for the Hearing Impaired

As the school year begins, children and adults return to schools, colleges, and universities, to prepare for their futures. Among the crowd are students who have a hearing loss and those who wear a hearing aid. Regardless of the level, school teaches students the valuable skills they need to thrive in society. A hearing loss… Continue reading Back to School Tips for the Hearing Impaired

6 Ways Untreated Hearing Loss Can Impact You

If you neglect to treat your hearing loss, your friends will trust you with a secret. But, you probably didn’t hear it in the first place! All kidding aside, untreated hearing loss is no laughing matter. Hearing loss by itself is detrimental enough to one’s well-being. If hearing loss continues to go unchecked, it can… Continue reading 6 Ways Untreated Hearing Loss Can Impact You