Have you been diagnosed with hearing loss and explored your hearing aid options? Chances are if you looked into getting your hearing aids covered through insurance, you’ve been disappointed in what you’ve found. The truth is, insurance companies rarely cover the cost of hearing aids. The good news is, that could be changing. Hearing health… Continue reading Maine Makes Hearing Aids More Affordable
With the help of small, freshwater zebrafish, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently discovered that the otoferlin protein in congenitally deaf people has a mutation that causes profound deafness. They’ve also uncovered proof that this protein alters the growth and wiring of neurons that are vitally important to the central nervous system. The… Continue reading Can Zebrafish Research Help Rewire the Brain of the Congenitally Deaf?
When we think about the causes of hearing loss, we often think of common causes like aging or noise-induced hearing loss. A variety of conditions, injuries, and occurrences can lead to hearing loss, but some are very rare. While rare, they do occur and are a reality for some people. Here are four of the… Continue reading 4 Unusual Causes of Hearing Loss
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we hope you are spending this day with someone you love. If you or your loved one is experiencing hearing loss, you know that this condition can affect your relationships. Hearing loss can seriously impact your relationships with friends, family members, and even your partner or spouse. Unfortunately, the… Continue reading How to Deal with Hearing Loss in Your Relationship
Winter means snow, ice, and taking extra precautions to keep yourself safe. For individuals who wear hearing aids, it also means taking steps to protect the sensitive electronics in the devices. Moisture and freezing temperatures can damage hearing aids or keep them from optimal performance. As the snow falls, and the thermostat drops, take precautions… Continue reading Winter Weather Vs. Hearing Aids; How To Protect Them This Winter
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
When we’re out in a crowd waiting for someone, our brain and hearing work together to pick out their voice, even before we can see them walking our way. Parents who take their kids to the playground are super-tuned to their voices as well as their shrieks and giggles and can pick them out of… Continue reading New Developments in Hearing Assisted Technology