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Stress Relief Tips and Tactics

During these uncertain times of COVID-19, many of us are feeling increased levels of stress — whether it’s stress about our health or the health of a loved one, stress about our finances or job, the future of the economy, or…(fill in your own stress here). Just know that these feelings are all completely valid. […]

I can hear but I can’t understand

One of the first things people with hearing loss observe is “I hear people fine, but I don’t understand what they are saying.” This is a consistent complaint of individuals who are experiencing the effects of a “sloping high frequency hearing loss.“ What’s happening and why do so many have this complaint? Hearing loss involves […]

Five things you should know about tinnitus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. What […]

Why You Should Choose Personalized Care Over a Big Box Store

When it comes acquiring hearing aids, it’s important to take your time and do your research to find the best device to satisfy your hearing needs. After all, a hearing aid is a complex and advanced medical device, not a temporary accessory to be picked up alongside your groceries. Additionally, having an acute understanding of […]

Resolve to Hear Better in 2019: Steps for Getting Your First Hearing Test

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by taking charge of your hearing health today. By age 55, the odds of an individual experiencing hearing loss is 1 in 4. By age 65, that increases to 1 in 2. Hearing loss is among the most common sensory conditions experienced by aging Americans and […]

What Are the Different Types of Hearing Loss?

There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Determining which type of hearing loss you or a loved one is experiencing is key to understanding its unique set of causes and treatment. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It accounts for 90 percent […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Your Hearing Aid

The technologies typically synonymous with Silicon Valley startups and major tech titans like artificial intelligence (AI), Bluetooth wearables, and geo-enabled smartphone applications are making their way into an unlikely suspect: hearing aids. These new AI-powered devices are a hearing aid, fitness tracker, mental health tracker, wellness coach, and foreign language translator in one. They make […]

Your First Hearing Exam

You’re Not Alone Over 47 million Americans experience hearing loss in the U.S., with 15 % falling into the age range of 45-64. If you are experiencing hearing loss symptoms, you might be ready for your first hearing exam. Locating a certified Audiologist and booking an appointment will guarantee you clear results and personalized care. […]

What Happens When You Ignore Your Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one the most common sensory conditions among aging Americans and is quickly becoming a serious health and social issue. Ignoring your hearing loss can have a serious impact on your social life, finances, and overall well-being. Many do not realize untreated hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline – increasing our risk of […]

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?

Addressing your hearing concerns is an important life decision. Whether you are just beginning to notice a change in your hearing or have been told you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, there is a lot to consider moving forward. The choice you make will depend on not only your level of hearing loss but […]

Signs of Hearing Loss


Dementia-Hearing Loss Link Warrants Routine Hearing Checks, BHI Stresses for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Washington,  DC, October 10, 2013 — As research showing a link between hearing loss  and cognitive function mounts, the Better Hearing Institute is urging people to pay close attention to their hearing  and take a confidential online hearing check at in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease  Awareness Month in November. BHI is raising awareness […]

Hearing Loss Treatment

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. – Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC It would seem that hearing is a second-rate sense when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay hearing loss treatment because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally […]

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You?

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You? There is nothing more important to the manufacturers of hearing aids and hearing healthcare professionals than your satisfaction with their product and services. The industry is people-oriented in that it allows significant interaction and communication between the person with the hearing loss and the hearing healthcare professional […]

Clear Speech for Communication Partners

Patricia B. Kricos, Ph.D. – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Early in my career, I engaged in several research projects to try to determine why some people were excellent lipreaders while others did not benefit as much from watching the speaker’s lips. Were the better lipreaders smarter, better at visual discrimination, able to pay closer […]

Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is afflicts approximately 35 million Americans of all ages.  Here are some common signs of hearing loss:  Asking others to repeat themselves Turning up the TV or radio volume to levels others find too loud Having trouble understanding conversations in noisy places and feeling like others are always mumbling Having trouble hearing womens’ […]

When a Loved One Resists Help for Their Hearing Loss

When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss who declines use of hearing aids, we often think of how important it is to repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder or interpret what others say if they cannot hear the message. But when we do these good deeds for loved ones with a […]

When a Loved One Resists Help for Their Hearing Loss

Richard Carmen, Au.D. – Auricle Ink Publishers, Sedona, Arizona When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss who declines use of hearing aids, we often think of how important it is to repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder or interpret what others say if they cannot hear the message. But when we […]

Aural Education and Counseling

Patricia McCarthy, Ph.D. Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Ross J. Roeser, Ph.D. Professor and Executive Director Once your hearing loss has been identified, it is essential that you become informed of all of the options available to help improve your communication.  There is a common misconception that hearing aids are the “cure all” […]

Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)

Richard Tyler, PhD – The University of Iowa, Iowa City,  IA Tinnitus is the perception of a sound that has no external source.  Some of the more common sounds reported are ringing, humming, buzzing, and cricket-like.  It can be constant or intermittent and is heard in one ear, both ears or in the head.  Tinnitus […]

Hearing Loss Prevention

Brian J. Fligor, Sc.D., Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Introduction Noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States. A single shot from a shotgun, experienced at close range, may permanently damage your hearing in an instant. Repeated […]

The Silent Injury: War Vets Struggle With Hearing Loss

Washington,  DC. Many veterans returning from war have injuries that are not visible. They’re  dealing with hearing loss. Army veteran Rebecca Nava sometimes has trouble  hearing her daughter. “I have to be able to listen to her and hear what she has  to tell me,” said Nava. Nava was  often exposed to loud noises during […]

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