Hearing Loss Can Sneak Up On You

Hearing Loss Can Sneak Up On You

In some ways dealing with hearing loss can be easier than recognizing it. Unless someone suffers a sudden hearing loss (SHL) episode, the weakening of one’s hearing can be so gradual — and concentrated in the higher range of perceptible sounds — that it’s easy to get...
What You Eat Is What You Hear

What You Eat Is What You Hear

This may or may not come as a surprise — but your diet can have an effect on your hearing. Like anything in your body, certain nutrients are necessary to maintain the health of your body’s hearing apparatus. Below is a list of some specific foods and nutritional...
Weather Changes and Your Hearing

Weather Changes and Your Hearing

It’s not your imagination. The changing weather of the changing seasons can and does affect your hearing. When the weather alters significantly it’s usually accompanied by swings in barometric pressure, which is the force of the atmosphere around you that is sometimes...
Hearing Loss and Cognition

Hearing Loss and Cognition

No one likes hearing loss. There’s nothing good about it — though there are ways to treat it and alleviate its repercussions. Unfortunately, recent studies have discovered a troubling connection between hearing loss and the erosion of cognitive abilities. These...
If Your Hearing Abruptly Alters, Seek Medical Help

If Your Hearing Abruptly Alters, Seek Medical Help

Suddenly not being able to hear — whether in one ear or both — is frightening and something requiring immediate medical attention. Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is not unheard of. It’s not something that the medical community fully understands, but it is something that is...
Protecting Your Ears During Summer Festival Season

Protecting Your Ears During Summer Festival Season

There are plenty of people who don’t think of the beach, golf course, or picnic table when they think of summer. Their passion is the summer music festival. If you’re one of those people — or you know someone who is — there is one note of caution to be considered....
Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Moist Summer Heat

Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Moist Summer Heat

In most places, summer means warmer temperatures and, as often as not, higher humidity. This brings some issues for the users of hearing aids. These issues are mostly about moisture and the (bad) things it can do to your hearing aid. Though it should be noted that...
The Most Discreet Hearing Aid: The Lyric

The Most Discreet Hearing Aid: The Lyric

Phonak’s Lyric is one of the most inconspicuous hearing aids on the market. It provides superb audio engineering with disposable units that are placed deep in the ear canal for up to four months. When its battery is drained the entire unit is replaced. The Lyric is so...
A Hearing Loss Tool for the Phone

A Hearing Loss Tool for the Phone

Modern hearing aids are a marvel of modern technology and design. But there are some other tools that can aid those with hearing issues. For example, even with a hearing aid, telephone conversations can often be a challenge. One of the most effective and economical...
What’s New in the 2018 World of Hearing Devices

What’s New in the 2018 World of Hearing Devices

Like the rollout of new car models every year, most major manufacturers of hearing devices introduce new models or — more often — new features or accessories for their flagship models. This is no different in early 2018, with Oticon, Phonak, and ReSound all adding...