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A Not Subtle Hearing Issue

Though rare, sudden hearing loss (SHL) is not unknown. And though the medical community does not fully understand the phenomena, any abrupt cessation of hearing in an ear is cause to seek urgent medical attention. SHL can be temporary or permanent. Only time will tell. It can also affect one or both ears. Early intervention […]

High-Tech Awards for Hearing Aids

Showing just how high-tech the hearing aid industry has become, Phonak was recently the recipient of two awards for innovation in New York at CES, which is the tech tradeshow sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association. One of their two CES 2019 Innovation Awards was for the accessibility features of the Audéo Marvel. The other […]

Things To Do For Healthier Hearing

Hearing loss can be an inevitability for some people. Only so much can be done about accidental exposure to extremely loud noise or a genetic predisposition for hearing loss. But for most people, hearing loss is not a sure thing and there are a number of activities that can actually help maintain hearing health. The […]

Some Myths About Hearing

There are any number of myths — widely held assumptions — about hearing issues. Here are a few of them. Hearing Loss Is For the Oldsters Actually, over 60 percent of the approximately 50 million people in the United States with hearing loss issues are under the age of 65. It’s obviously not an issue […]

You Really Want To Ignore Your Hearing Problem?

Ignoring the reality of hearing loss is not a good long-term strategy. Studies have found any number of bad outcomes stem from an unwillingness to treat hearing-related issues. These include not only health effects, but also emotional and economic repercussions. One of the most troubling findings is that hearing loss correlates with higher incidences of […]

Hearing Loss and Hospital Readmission Rates

A recently released study for The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society by New York University researchers shows that, for individuals over the age of 65, hearing loss is an increased risk factor for hospital readmission. These rates are a hotbed of current research, since Medicare will not pay for patient readmissions for certain conditions […]

Think About Your Hearing This Month

October is not only the month of Halloween. It’s also National Audiology Awareness Month. As the seasons shift, it’s a good time to consider your hearing — and maybe schedule an exam. Hearing loss is sometimes sudden and dramatic, but more often than not it is gradual and adapted to without conscious thought. Hearing loss […]