19. July 2019
We’ve written in the past about the Better Hearing Institute’s survey of Americans with hearing loss (they’ve since changed their name to the Hearing Industries Association).
05. July 2019
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here.
14. June 2019
A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey discovered that men between the ages of 20-69 “had nearly twice the prevalence of speech-frequency hearing loss as women.”
28. December 2018
By definition, “normal” hearing is the absence of hearing loss. You might be surprised to learn, though, how “normal” hearing was established.
19. October 2018
People with hearing loss — and their loved ones — often share with us the many sorrows of hearing loss. One of the most common is the feeling of exclusion — that feeling of being left out of conversations, activities or get togethers all because communication is so hard.
21. September 2018
Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from ringing in the ears? Or maybe you know someone who does? With one in six Americans affected by tinnitus, the answer to at least one of those questions is probably yes.
12. July 2018
If you have a work related hearing loss from exposure to a noisy work environment in the state of Washington you may be eligible to file a hearing loss claim.
15. June 2018
The symptoms of many physical conditions and impairments are obvious. Sore throat and runny nose? You’d think you have a cold. Can’t clearly see the words on a magazine or your phone? You’ll go get your eyes checked. Finger throbbing and bent at a weird angle? Congratulations, you broke it. Hearing loss — the third most common physical condition in the world— isn’t usually as obvious. Much of that can be attributed to its gradualness: hearing loss tends to creep up on us, often...
04. June 2018
You can have hearing loss before you even realize it. It’s hardly a spoiler alert to tell you the world is a noisy place. From sports venues and restaurants to cineplexes and city streets, loudness is trending. Yet, according to a 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 70 percent of people exposed to loud noise “never or seldom wear hearing protection.” And who can blame us? We (hopefully) protect our hearing if we work in a noisy environment. But who thinks to (or wants...
25. May 2018
A three year study involving over 800 adults between ages 69-83 confirms there is solid evidence that hearing aids help people listen better and participate more fully in everyday activities. Dr. Melanie Ferguson, who led the study on behalf of a team at the UK’s Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, said the research also showed evidence that “there are benefits to [wearer’s] general health from using hearing aids.” “For the first time,” Dr. Ferguson went on to say, “we are able...

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