Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Hearing Screening Stroke Protocol

Hearing loss alone can be life-altering to many but combine it with a stroke and it can be utterly debilitating. Strokes can result in paralysis, memory issues or problems with reasoning, as well as trouble speaking, swallowing and more. It’s less commonly known that a stroke can result in hearing loss. As the leading cause… Continue reading Hearing Screening Protocol for Stroke Patients

Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Did you know that age-related hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions among older adults? An estimated one-third of Americans over the age of 65 experience age-related hearing loss, while the condition affects approximately 50 percent of those over the age of 85 in the United States. Because it is such a… Continue reading Unrecognized Hearing Loss Among Adults

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?

The Companies Leading the Hearing Aid Market

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

How to Prepare for Disasters if You’re Hearing Impaired

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

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.