The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act gives those with disabilities equal access to advancements in technology and communications.
A new British survey found that in marriages where one spouse has an untreated hearing loss, the other partner suffers as well. In fact, some of the respondents with hearing loss said that their partner had threatened to leave unless the hearing loss is treated.
The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is supporting a bill to amend the Income Tax Act relative to hearing impairment. The amendment would ensure all eligible individuals with hearing disabilities have fair access to the disability tax credit.
With improved technology, especially digital technology, hearing aids have been taken to a whole new level and this is in large part to a laser-focused mindset from the designers who are now making hearing aids as cool as dark sunglasses.
Every so often we come across a hearing website or hearing aids product website we feel may benefit our readers. In this first edition of "Sites We Like", we share with you just that – sites we feel you may find interesting or products that may enhance your use of hearing aids. Enjoy!
New research indicates that older people who suffer from moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) may require screening and treatment for hearing loss. The study revealed that over 50 percent of CKD patients had some degree of hearing loss and nearly 30 percent had severe hearing loss.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. Take this October, National Protect Your Hearing Month, to make a difference in the lives of those around you. Get out in your community and get talking!
Recent developments in deep-fitting hearing aids have made them less visible and more discreet than ever.
October 3rd -10th is Hearing Aid Awareness Week and is organized by the International Hearing Society to raise awareness concerning untreated hearing loss and how it endangers safety and isolates people from friends and family.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) emphasized the importance of enacting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019) to help people and families who need hearing aids at an event attended by 170 Michiganders in East Lansing on Sept 3.
Recent studies have clearly demonstrated that treating hearing loss with hearing aids has a direct impact on quality of life. The cost versus benefits clearly show that the money you spend on a pair of hearing aids is money well spent.
As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.
A little known phenomenon related to the low frequency sound generated by wind power turbines is making some scientists challenge the common wisdom that what we can’t hear won’t hurt us.
Today's teenagers have worse hearing than those of generations past. One in five teens has already lost some hearing and the problem has increased substantially in recent years. A leading hearing loss cause among teens is MP3 players and iPods played beyond recommended sound limits.
A number of factors influence hearing aid prices, including the services provided by the audiologist or hearing aid specialist.
Today's hearing aids are so small they are invisible. Compare invisible hearing aid types such as Behind The Ear (BTE), Completely In The Canal (CIC) and others.
Some consumers want convenience and automation, the no fuss option when it comes to their hearing aids. What does the newest hearing aids technology deliver?
Certain common elements can cause damage to hearing aids and require them to be repaired. With simple cleaning and care steps, hearing aid repair can be prevented.
Many persons with hearing loss do not realize they may be covered by the ADA in their workplace or public facilities and loopholes were addressed in 2008.
A review of the newest hearing aids reveal they are discrete, automated, powerful little computers that learn your preferences, so the longer you wear them, the better they get to know your likes and dislikes.
Recent research reveals prolonged cell phone use may worsen tinnitus, also referred to as ringing in the ears. Help for ringing in the ears, or tinnitus treatment, is now available.
Treatment for hearing loss is better done sooner than later. Nearly 23% in a recent hearing loss survey said hearing loss is affecting success at work, 25% said it is affecting their earnings, and 40% said that it has affected their home life.
Ear tubes to treat infections does not appear to adversely affect children with cochlear implants, regardless of whether the tubes are left in place or removed before implantation
Unlike birds and fish, humans don’t have the ability to grow new hair cells if some are lost due to disease, drugs, or long-term exposure to noise. All of that is about to change.