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...
24. May 2018
A question I get often is “what makes digital hearing aids so good?” Oh boy, where do I begin?
18. May 2018
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S., after arthritis and heart disease. Hearing loss is also very treatable — and more successful when started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, here are 10 reasons why you should schedule a hearing test and find out for sure. 1. A hearing test is painless, frequently free and should take less than an hour. 2. Untreated hearing loss increases your chance of developing dementia. 3. Hearing loss may be an early warning sign...
18. May 2018
A study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” The study, conducted by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care, noted that 50 million people have dementia worldwide — and that the number is expected to triple by 2050. Source: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/dementia2017 The commission’s purpose was to provide recommendations for prevention...

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