Numerous studies have shown how treating hearing loss with hearing aids improves overall quality of life, improves earning power on the job and improves love and marriage.
When the hearing nerves and the areas of the brain responsible for hearing are deprived of sound, they atrophy – weaken – making recovery from hearing loss through mechanical means, aka a hearing aid, that much more difficult.
Most people believe hearing loss is predominantly age-related, yet research shows that 65 percent of people with hearing loss are younger than 65.
Noise damages the delicate hearing mechanism nature provides. Exposure to noise above 80 decibels (dB, the measurement of the loudness of noise and sound) is harmful dependent upon the exposure time.
A common perception is hearing aids make you look old, when in fact by choosing not to wear hearing aids and saying "what" all the time, you look even older. By treating hearing loss with hearing aids, you will actually appear younger.
Medical professionals with hearing loss often struggle with stethoscope use. Fortunately there are options for persons with hearing loss and who wear hearing aids that allow them to continue using a stethoscope successfully.
A recent study found men under the age of 60 who regularly take aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are twice as likely to suffer hearing problems such as hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.
Loop systems and telecoils provide many benefits to hearing aid users including receiving sound directly from sound loops in public facilities to improve hearing in difficult listening environments.
A recent survey reveals many persons with hearing loss are reluctant to wear hearing aids because they associate them as being old. Despite advances in hearing aid technology and hearing aid design many misconceptions of hearing aids still exist.
A University of British Columbia study found that people hear with their skin as well as with their ears. Our brain integrates input from both our ears and our skin for hearing abilities.
A hearing test is a simple, quick, non-invasive test to determine if you have hearing loss. Based on your hearing test results and the audiogram the hearing professional will make treatment recommendations such as hearing aids.
If you are one of millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus, you know how this condition can impair the quality of your life. Because of those decidedly unpleasant ringing,...
While a good workout is good for everything from muscle tone and balance to weight control and improved heart and lung function, for those who plug in when they pump up, they might be pumping up hearing damage and hearing loss.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the many known causes of hearing loss. New research reports that a healthy cardiovascular system helps to prevent hearing loss, particularly among older adults.
If you have hearing loss, your hearing professional may recommend bilateral hearing aids, one for each ear. Your initial reaction may be to balk but consider this; if you need glasses to see better, are you going to insist on one lens for just one eye?
Hearing aids may soon be swimproof, adding to the list of what makes this hearing aid different than others on the market. What other advancements can consumer expect from hearing aids in the years to come?
A recent study has revealed the prevalence of hearing loss among baby boomers may not be as high as expected. However it is estimated by 2030 nearly 50 million baby boomers will acquire hearing loss.
ReSound recently released the dot2 - a new generation of open-fit hearing aids with surround sound hearing and many advanced digital features. the dot2 takes hearing aids to the next level for hearing aid users.
Approximately 95 percent of people with hearing loss can be helped by hearing aids, only 23 percent use them. Cost of hearing aids is a primary reason for not seeking help. NIDCD's working group is investigating ways to make hearing care affordable.
Many people are reluctant to get fit with hearing aids because they believe that hearing aids will make them look old and unattractive. But Hayleigh Scott designs beautiful earring-like jewelry for hearing aid users of all ages.
A recent study found that men over the age of 60 who have a high intake of foods and supplements high in folates have a 20 percent decrease in risk of developing hearing loss.
Research conducted by The Galaxy Research for Deafness Forum makes it pretty clear that hearing aids have a dramatic impact on overall quality of life – and living life to the fullest.
The ability to hear is such an ingrained part of life, we often miss it entirely. talk to people who have experienced hearing loss, even mild hearing loss, and you quickly discover what hearing does for us on a daily basis.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans cite noise pollution as the biggest problem affecting their neighborhoods – even more than crime. Some 138 million people are regularly exposed to noise levels labeled as excessive by the EPA.
Research has shown that hearing loss not only exacerbates the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia, but may also be a risk factor. 33% with memory and hearing loss were reclassified as having less severe dementia once treated with hearing aids.
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