Can a Home Hearing Test By Amazon’s Alexa Replace Formal Audiological Evaluations?

Alexa at home hearing test

Each year, we visit numerous healthcare providers for annual check-ups. The purpose is to ensure that our health is good, and there are no significant changes that might be of concern. Although hearing loss is the third most widespread physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, visiting a hearing healthcare professional to have ears checked… Continue reading Can a Home Hearing Test By Amazon’s Alexa Replace Formal Audiological Evaluations?

Hearing Loss Caused By Antibiotics? Inflammation in Mice May Hold the Key

Hearing loss and antibiotics

Life-saving antibiotics may be one of the single greatest contributions to the scientific community since the creation of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Responsible for saving millions of lives on an annual basis, the positives regarding antibiotics cannot be understated. But like all medication, side-effects can occur when taking antibiotics ranging from nausea, headaches,… Continue reading Hearing Loss Caused By Antibiotics? Inflammation in Mice May Hold the Key

Individuals Wearing a Hearing Aid for Age-Related Hearing Problems Maintain Better Brain Function Over Time

Wearing hearing aids can protect the brain

A hearing loss that is left untreated can lead to emotional and social problems, a reduction in job performance, and an overall diminished quality of life. Untreated age-related hearing loss can also interfere with cognitive abilities due to the mental effort put forth to understand speech. A new research study is looking at how users… Continue reading Individuals Wearing a Hearing Aid for Age-Related Hearing Problems Maintain Better Brain Function Over Time

Groundbreaking New Study Could Bring New Hope to Tinnitus Patients

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If your parents ever told you to turn down the volume on the TV or radio to avoid “hurting” your ears, they were right. Exposure to loud noises – whether over time or due to a single, very loud noise – can indeed lead to hearing loss. In fact, according to surveys, it is estimated… Continue reading Groundbreaking New Study Could Bring New Hope to Tinnitus Patients

I Think I Need Hearing Aids. Now What?

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Did you know that nearly 50 million Americans have at least some hearing loss in one or both ears? Experts now say that between 2000 and 2015, the number of Americans with hearing loss doubled! It’s safe to say that you or someone you know has hearing loss and a hearing aid may be the… Continue reading I Think I Need Hearing Aids. Now What?

Recycling Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Batteries

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So, you recycle your paper and plastics, upcycle boxes and food jars into storage solutions, avoid food waste, and use reusable bags for shopping. If you have hearing aids, you may also be wondering how to do something similar with those and your hearing aid batteries. Hearing aids, our hearing and hearing needs are always… Continue reading Recycling Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Batteries

How To Choose An Audiologist Or Other Hearing Health Professional

Your hearing health is very important. It’s just as important as cardiovascular health or any other major body system. So when it comes to finding a hearing health professional, such as an audiologist, be sure to take the time and care to find the best fit for you. An excellent audiologist will possess experience and… Continue reading How To Choose An Audiologist Or Other Hearing Health Professional