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Understanding The Threat Of Noise

Courtesy of the Better Hearing Institute Noise is one of the greatest threats to your child’s hearing. But unlike many causes of hearing loss, preventing hearing damage from noise is largely within our control. Noise threatens our hearing because we hear sound when delicate hair cells in our inner ears vibrate. This creates nerve signals […]

What About Hearing Aids?

From the Better Hearing Institute (betterhearing.org) Technology and consumer electronics are transforming people’s lives, adding ease and enjoyment to daily living. The same is true for hearing aid technology. In the past few years, research and development have enabled a technological transformation in the hearing aid marketplace. These advances in hearing aids are making a […]

7 High-Tech Reasons You Should Finally Deal with Your Hearing Loss

From the Better Hearing Institute Lifting your mood, boosting your energy, protecting your earnings, super-charging your social life — and even keeping your mind sharp: These are just some of the many spoils that come with facing and dealing with a noise-induced hearing loss that has been slowly but persistently creeping up on you. The […]

What’s the link between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hearing loss?

From The Better Hearing Institute A team of Australian researchers found that older adults with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher prevalence of hearing loss than those of the same age without CKD, according to a  study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and highlighted on the National Kidney Foundation website. The researchers assessed more than 2,900 […]

Keeping hearing health front-of-mind in diabetes care

Good Diabetes Management Should Include Hearing Tests, Advises the Better Hearing Institute for American Diabetes Month Washington, DC, November 4, 2015—Good diabetes management should include annual hearing tests, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), and suggests five habits for healthier hearing for people with diabetes. Research shows that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to develop […]

How can treating hearing loss help me stay youthful and active?

  Addressing hearing loss is one of the best things you can do to improve your quality of life and keep up a youthful pace. In fact, new technologies have made it easier to manage hearing loss and stay engaged in life. Today’s hearing aids help people with hearing loss better hear sounds and people […]

The High Notes of Musicians Earplugs

Hearing Review August 2014 Musicians need the same level of care as any other patient, which means administering a thorough case history and audiologic test battery, verifying the fit and response of custom products, and instructing on proper fit and use of non-custom products. High-fidelity hearing protectors preserve the sound quality of music and voices, […]

Hearing Aid HealthCare Debunks the Top 5 Hearing Aid Myths

Most myths and misconceptions about hearing aids are based on the problems associated with the older analog hearing aid models. But since most hearing aids are now digital, those problems are a thing of the past. Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2015 Hearing aids have come a long way over the last 5 to […]

Obesity Associated with Hearing Loss in Adolescents

June 17, 2013 Posted in: Obesity, Pediatrics NEW YORK—Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss, according to results of a new study. Findings showed that obese adolescents had increased hearing loss across all frequencies and were almost twice as likely to have unilateral (one-sided) low-frequency hearing loss. The study […]

Why is it better to treat hearing loss sooner rather than later?

From the Better Hearing Institute. Identifying and addressing hearing loss early brings many benefits. From enhancing your quality of life, to helping protect against several health consequences linked to unaddressed hearing loss, the case for early treatment is strong. Perhaps the most compelling reason to never put off a hearing test and treatment, however is […]

The Connection Between Hearing Health and Overall Health

  Did you have your hearing tested during your last annual exam? Most doctors do not provide routine hearing screenings as part of an annual physical exam. However, the link between your hearing health and overall health is so strong that many people are rethinking skipping over this often overlooked part of your health. Hearing […]

Understanding Noise’s Effect on Hearing

Excerpt from the Better Hearing Institute The ability to hear is a gift. It’s something to value and protect. After all, anyone can lose their hearing at any time in life. While many things outside our control can cause hearing loss, one thing over which we do have some control is noise. Noise causes hearing […]

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