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The Current State of Treating Hearing Loss

The science of gauging and treating hearing loss and auditory disorders is far advanced. Today’s technology — and decades of medical progress — now provide a wealth of options for anyone with hearing issues. Ways to provide rehabilitation include hearing aids, cochlear implants, and therapeutic approaches. Methods employed will depend to some extent on the […]

Preventive Maintenance for Summer Ears

Summertime brings its own rituals, pastimes, and challenges. As far as your hearing health goes, there are a few things to be particularly aware of during the hottest days of the year. The most common one has to do with water. Diving into swimming pools or natural bodies of water increases the likelihood of fungal […]

Alcohol and Hearing Function

The negative effects of drinking too much are pretty well advertised. Less obvious is that drinking too much over both the short-term and long-term can also cause hearing issues. Believe it or not, too much alcohol in the bloodstream can cause stress on the tiny hairs inside the ears that send electronic signals to the […]

Better Hearing & Speech Month: Natural Ways to Promote Hearing Health

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. Promoted annually by the American-Language-Hearing-Association, this year’s theme is “Communication Across the Lifespan.” What better way to spread awareness than understanding natural ways to promote hearing health? Although natural remedies and diet-based strategies to […]

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 […]