3 Impressive Features of Modern Hearing Aid Technology in 2020

Modern hearing aids

Like most technology, hearing aids have made progress at an impressive rate. First introduced to the commercial market in 1913, hearing aids used to be the size of filing cabinets until they had advanced into the hearing aids of the 1970s that you may remember: bulky, beige, and hardly inconspicuous. Today, hearing aids are more… Continue reading 3 Impressive Features of Modern Hearing Aid Technology in 2020

Identifying Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Unrecognized Hearing Loss

Presbycusis, age-related hearing loss, is a common health condition in adults over the age of 50. This acquired hearing loss can have consequences, including communication problems, social isolation, depression, and overall diminished quality of life. Although presbycusis is prevalent, it often goes unrecognized due to the slow and gradual onset of the disorder. To complicate… Continue reading Identifying Unrecognized Hearing Loss

New Drug May Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus For People With Meniere’s Disease

Drug for Tinnitus & Meniere's

Tinnitus is a primary symptom of Meniere’s disease, which is a disorder of the inner ear. The characteristics of tinnitus include ringing, humming, and buzzing sounds in the ear. Meniere’s disease is a long-term, progressive ear problem that affects your balance and hearing ability. The common symptoms of Meniere’s disease include vertigo, fluctuating tinnitus, increasing… Continue reading New Drug May Relieve Symptoms of Tinnitus For People With Meniere’s Disease

Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe

Why We Aren’t Taking Our Hearing Loss Seriously

When you think of hearing loss, do you think of a minor annoyance? An inevitable part of aging? Something so insignificant that you don’t remember the last time you had a hearing evaluation? Or do you think of a health condition that could have serious impacts on your overall health and well-being? One that should… Continue reading Hearing Loss is More Serious Than Many Believe

Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.

Places that can be damaging to your hearing

On any given day, we expose ourselves to a wide variety of environmental sounds. For the most part, these sounds are at safe levels that do not damage our ability to hear. However, noise can be detrimental to our hearing when it is too loud or is long-lasting. Sustained exposure to these types of sounds… Continue reading Loud Places Affect Your Hearing. This is What You Can Do About Them.

Alexa Is Ready to Test Your Hearing

Alexa hearing test

Life seems to be busier than ever before. With work, kids’ activities, appointments, shopping, errands and more, it can seem like there’s never enough time. It’s easy to let some things fall by the wayside or find quicker ways to get them done. That includes hearing tests. With some of the new alternatives starting to… Continue reading Alexa Is Ready to Test Your Hearing

Hearing Loops Improve Travel For People With Hearing Loss

Hearing loops for people who travel with hearing loss

Traveling with a hearing loss can be difficult. Of course, there is a list of extra hearing aid items that one must bring with them, but there is also the worry of not being able to communicate on the road. Hearing Loops are making travel communication much easier for people with hearing loss. Also known… Continue reading Hearing Loops Improve Travel For People With Hearing Loss

This Could Be Your Secret Weapon For Maintaining Brain Function

Hearing aids and brain function

Science never sleeps, and so researchers always seem to be uncovering new information and new connections to help improve our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. That includes our hearing health. In recent years, much as been discovered and learned about hearing, including how healthy hearing and hearing loss are connected to brain… Continue reading This Could Be Your Secret Weapon For Maintaining Brain Function

Salvaging The Hearing of Mice With Genetic Hearing Loss Brings Hope to People With Hearing Loss

Gene editing for hereditary deafness

Research teams at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are using an innovative approach to the problem of genetic hearing loss. This new research uses a gene-editing method to salvage the hearing of mice with hereditary hearing loss. In a process that targets a bad copy of a gene while sparing the good gene,… Continue reading Salvaging The Hearing of Mice With Genetic Hearing Loss Brings Hope to People With Hearing Loss

Living with Untreated Hearing Loss

living with untreated hearing loss

Have you ever considered the difference hearing can make in day-to-day life?  If you haven’t yet experienced hearing loss, you may wonder just what it would be like to have a limited sense of hearing. How would your communication change? What impact would a hearing loss have on the things you do every day? It… Continue reading Living with Untreated Hearing Loss