Entries by daniel

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 […]

Hearing in the Workplace

A myriad of potential hazards falls under the category of workplace safety — including hearing loss. The fact is that untreated hearing loss is now a management issue. With hearing loss becoming more common in younger people — at the same time that the retirement age is creeping up — hearing issues are just more […]

The Sound Facts of Commuting

Modern life is loud. We’ve grown accustomed to it, but the fact is the everyday environment that many of us live in is not very good for our hearing health. This includes a daily fact — times two — for many: commuting. The common car honking, subway clatter, bus engine roar, and general mayhem that […]

Ear Infections Will Ruin a Summer

For many people, summer means getting in the water after months of it being too cold for comfort. But if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the water — especially if you’ll be popping your hearing aid back in when you get out — then you should know about swimmer’s ear. And […]

Athletics and Hearing Aids Are Not Mutually Exclusive

The lifestyle of an active athlete and the need to use a hearing aid can indeed coexist. There are a few basic things to take into consideration, but your hearing aid shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your fitness goals. Moisture is the most common issue that needs to be addressed. Exercising means sweating and […]

Some of the Best New Hearing Aid Products for 2018

The start of a new year is a good time to highlight some of the best new hearing aid products that were introduced last year. Now might be the time to see what’s available for “stepping up” your hearing experience. Towards the end of 2017 Phonak brought to market their new Audéo B-Direct. This Bluetooth-equipped […]