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Autumn Traditions … And Their Risks

For many, autumn is the most exquisite time of the year. The foliage, football, getting the sweaters back out, a sense of things slowing down after the busy summer. And then there’s the wide variety of pumpkin-spiced foodstuffs (well, maybe pumpkin spice coffee isn’t too high on that many lists). But some of those traditions […]

Take Care of the Ears This Summer

Summer is full of fun and good times. But some of the fun requires some caution when it comes to your hearing health. One of the most obvious is 4th of July fireworks. As is reported on every year, visits to emergency rooms spike over the holiday due to sometimes gruesome fireworks-related injuries. Less dramatic, […]

Waking up with Rare Hearing Loss

When a woman wakes up one morning and can’t hear the voices of men — well, the jokes kind of write themselves. Wouldn’t it be great to have that switch? But for a Chinese woman in Xiamen that this happened to recently, it was a case of reverse-sloping hearing loss — and no doubt did […]

Well, That’s an Odd Sound I’m Hearing

With May being Better Speech and Hearing month, it is a great opportunity to take note of your hearing health and any unusual sounds you may experience. There are a wide variety of noises from within the ear that can suddenly “appear” and cause concern — even bafflement. If they persist for an extended period […]

Hearing Loss At the Bottom of the Age Ladder

The cliché is that hearing issues are for the oldsters, something to look out for when the Social Security checks start showing up or even a tagalong with a mid-life crisis. But the fact is, for some people, their genetics forward-loads that process into the years of childhood. The vast majority of children won’t develop […]

The Bottom Line Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss

Hearing loss that goes untreated is not just a quality-of-life issue. It can be a financial one too. The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) conducted a survey that found that individuals with more minor hearing issues that they did not rectify saw a decrease in income. And people with more significant hearing issues that weren’t treated […]

Some Hearing Aid Myths Explained

When faced with the fact of hearing loss — or the likely need for a hearing aid — a number of myths might be lodged in one’s understanding that will need to be rethought. Here are some common “fact or fiction” scenarios. The first is getting over the assumption that “my hearing’s not that bad, […]

Ways To Work Out Your Hearing

There are any number of ways to maintain your hearing health — or even improve it. Here are a few ideas that you can incorporate into your life to help keep your hearing in shape. Any kind of cardiovascular exercise will help your hearing. Blood flow is very important to the functioning of the inner […]

The Wild World of Interconnectivity

Modern hearing aids are marvels of not only audiology, but also computer science. More and more they are becoming part of the Internet of Things (IoT), a myriad of products and technology that allow devices to communicate with one another. Since hearing aids are ultimately about bettering communication, this new technology fits right in. The […]