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

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

To Hear or Not to Hear, Wait, What Was the Question?

As we age, it’s normal to experience some decline in certain areas of overall health. While some people fear a decline in mobility, others feel that losing their memory could be the worst outcome. Decreased brain function is a normal occurrence in older adults, just like hearing loss. As we age, we lose brain tissue,… Continue reading To Hear or Not to Hear, Wait, What Was the Question?

The New Technology Changing Hearing Loss And Hearing Loss Prevention

As technological advancements surge, new health care opportunities are being created across medical disciplines, and with over 5% of the world’s population suffering from some degree of hearing loss, hearing health and hearing loss prevention has reaped the benefits of this exponential progress. Unfortunately, society has not kept up with the pace of new technology,… Continue reading The New Technology Changing Hearing Loss And Hearing Loss Prevention

Understanding The Links Between Tinnitus and Insomnia

For more than 50 million Americans suffering from varying degrees of Tinnitus, the perception of sound in the ears that is not externally present, the constant ringing can range from a minor annoyance to a debilitating problem that affects the quality of their day to day life. Painful headaches, trouble concentrating, and depression are common… Continue reading Understanding The Links Between Tinnitus and Insomnia

Vestibular Screening For Children With Hearing Loss

The vestibular system is a link between the inner ear and the brain. The function of the vestibular system is to help a person keep their balance. If a disease or an injury affects the vestibular system, the result is called a vestibular disorder. Although poor balance is the primary symptom, vision and hearing are… Continue reading Vestibular Screening For Children With Hearing Loss

Your Hearing Could be at Risk in Your Own Home

Home is said to be where the heart is. Our safe and comfortable space to retreat to. We fill it with people and treasures and necessities, but could all that we fill it with also be damaging our hearing? Experts say, yes, but a few simple considerations could make all the difference. The hearing loss… Continue reading Your Hearing Could be at Risk in Your Own Home

The Difficulties of Hearing Loss In Old Age

Hearing loss is a common ailment in old age as a lifetime of exposure to loud noises takes its toll on the body. While a large percentage of older people use hearing aids, those with lower incomes still struggle to access hearing healthcare services and still have difficulty hearing in day-to-day situations. According to researchers… Continue reading The Difficulties of Hearing Loss In Old Age

Hearing and Cognitive Function Go Hand-in-Hand

We all know that as we age, things change. One of those changes is often to our hearing. Age-related hearing loss affects a significant number of older adults in the United States: About 25 percent of people between the ages of 55 and 64 have some degree of hearing loss. Almost 50 percent of people… Continue reading Hearing and Cognitive Function Go Hand-in-Hand

Tips for Protecting Your Ears During the Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, make sure to dress appropriately and think layers. Our bodies strive to maintain a core temperature of around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and being in a cold environment for extended periods of time interferes with that. The body uses several mechanisms to retain heat when faced with cold temperatures. First,… Continue reading Tips for Protecting Your Ears During the Winter