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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 […]

Health Concerns Like Hearing Loss Get Noticed During the Holidays

When families gather for Thanksgiving, obvious health concerns like alcohol abuse become evident to everyone at the party. But what about “silent” health issues like hearing loss? How can families help a parent or sibling who may not know they have a hearing problem? An older person who seems confused or uninterested in participating in […]

Hearing Loss Tied to Diabetes in Study

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) — People with diabetes may have a higher risk of hearing problems than those without the disease, a new research review confirms. Combining the results of 13 past studies, Japanese researchers found that impaired hearing was twice as common among people with diabetes compared to […]

Etiquette Rules: Tips for talking with the hearing impaired

Bizia Greene | For The New Mexican Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 My previous column on love, baby carriage then marriage yielded the largest response in five years to this column. The feedback was not in the form of quiet, simple comments, rather it consisted of exuberant shouts of support that moved me to the […]

BHI Urges People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers to Address Hearing Loss During National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

By Better Hearing Institute WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the importance of addressing hearing loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The ability to communicate with the help of hearing aids can help enhance […]

EPFL and Harvard Seek to Uncover Details Behind Hearing Loss Monday, October 22nd 2012 What actually causes hearing loss in humans? And what are the best therapeutic approaches to this problem? Modern medicine hasn’t yet been able to provide doctors with the right answers in many cases, because there has been no way to observe the tissue of the inner ear, without destroying it. […]

Researchers Connect Hearing Effectiveness to Hands and Motor Skills

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center links motor skills and perception, specifically as it relates to what the left and right brain hemispheres “hear.” The study, recently presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, is the first to match human behavior with left brain/right brain auditory processing tasks. Before this research, […]

Hearing Protection: October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Monday, October 11th 2010 The most important keys to hearing protection and hearing loss prevention are awareness and education. Teaching kids and teens about the causes, signs and life-long effects of hearing loss, and ways to protect their hearing, are crucial steps that need to be taken in schools, communities and homes across the country. […]

Flu Season Is Here

Seniors ( Because your immune system weakens as you age, adults age 65 years and older are more susceptible to the flu. It is important all seniors get the flu vaccine. You have two options for vaccination: the regular dose flu shot and the high-dose shot that results in a stronger immune response. Talk to […]

People with Even Mild Depression and/or Anxiety Should Get Their Hearing Checked

Washington, DC, September 14, 2012 – The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging  people with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety to get their hearing checked and  to address any diagnosed hearing loss, the institute announced today. Research shows that hearing  loss frequently co-exists with depression and/or anxiety, and that people with  untreated hearing loss may […]

Elder Q&A: Loss of hearing can cause isolation among elderly

Elder Q&ARoseanne DeStefanoThe Eagle TribuneMon Sep 24, 2012, 12:06 AM EDT Q: My elderly mother has experienced severe hearing loss over the last few years. She was very opposed to getting hearing aids and insisted everyone was making too much of an issue about it. Finally, out of the blue she had an appointment with […]

Choosing the Proper Hearing Aids

  Choosing the proper hearing aids requires a careful examination of your lifestyle and activity level.  Today’s modern digital hearing aids feature so many innovative features that it’s necessary to stop for a moment and ask yourself, what exactly do I need?   In what type of activities do you engage? How important are aesthetics […]

Studies Show Men are Affected by Hearing Loss More than Women Tuesday, September 18th 2012 The next time your husband says he didn’t hear you when you called his name, take heart. He may be telling the truth. Studies indicate that men are twice as likely to develop hearing loss than women, especially those between the ages of 20-69. More than 28 million Americans have […]

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