Though some damage to your ears like tinnitus or exposure to dangerous volumes is irreversible, there are ways to protect your hearing before that damage occurs. Avoiding loud noises and using proper protection when exposed are obvious ways to keep your hearing in tip-top shape, but your diet can also play a critical role in… Continue reading Can Vitamins Help Protect Your Hearing?
When you think of the causes of hearing loss, what do you think of? If you are like most people, you probably first consider age-related hearing loss or noise-induced hearing loss. While these are both common causes of hearing loss, they are certainly not the only factors that can lead to hearing loss. Certain viruses… Continue reading The Connection Between Viruses and Hearing Loss
For the 48 million Americans with hearing loss, seeking treatment that is effective and affordable can be difficult. Surveys show that many patients with hearing loss can wait up to 15 years before seeking treatment, and others will forgo hearing aids all together even though they can directly benefit. For some, the cost of hearing… Continue reading A New Maine Law Is Cutting The Costs Of Hearing Aids
Modern hearing aid technology is light-years from its early beginnings with ear trumpets. Hearing aid manufacturers are now making hearing aids that are as much a computer as they are a hearing device. Bluetooth, smartphone compatibility, and sleek, almost invisible designs are making hearing aids more and more attractive. However, as much as technology advances,… Continue reading Studies Show That More People Should Be Wearing Hearing Aids
Hearing loss is more common than ever before. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, including children, and that by 2050 over 900 million people will have it. Those are big numbers. Many still view hearing loss as a minor inconvenience. Still experts are now raising the… Continue reading 7 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss
The ability to hear correctly is a critical component of speech and language development, communication, and learning. Delays in the development of speech and language lead to learning problems and poor academic performance. Inattention and poor behavior accompany poor academic performance frequently. Now, there may be another concern associated with hearing and academic achievement. A… Continue reading Australian Study Shows How Hearing Loss Impacts School Attendance
An estimated 10 to 40 million adults will show some signs of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and with the number of those suffering from hearing loss expected to double within the next thirty years, understanding the causes and treatment options for NIHL could help reduce that discouraging forecast. Everyone is affected by similar levels of… Continue reading Your Genes May Make You More Vulnerable to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Valentine’s Day is not too far off, and if you are going to be celebrating with a significant other who has a hearing loss, there may be a few hurdles for you both to overcome. Hearing loss can be difficult for couples. Studies indicate that high numbers of people with hearing loss state that their… Continue reading How To Have A Better Valentine’s Day And Relationship Despite Hearing Loss
When you think of hearing aids, what comes to mind? How they can help manage hearing loss, help people stay engaged and socially active, and prevent health concerns such as depression and cognitive decline or the stories you’ve heard about uncomfortable fit, stereotypes, sound quality, and similar frustrations? Let’s be honest. Hearing aids are game-changers,… Continue reading Why People Quit Wearing Hearing Aids
Have you ever been exposed to noise so loud that it seemed to make your entire body vibrate? If so, you may have been exposed to high-intensity/low-frequency (HI/LF) sound vibration. While loud noises can often make your ears hurt, HI/LF sounds can result in pain felt throughout the entire body. Furthermore, recent research has demonstrated… Continue reading What Is Vibroacoustic Disease?