Keep an Eye Out for Hearing Loss

Keep an Eye Out for Hearing Loss

The reason most people need hearing aids falls into two broad categories. Either they’ve been exposed to something that’s significantly degraded their hearing or it’s a natural part of the aging process. But for some people, it’s just a case of bad genetic luck, one...
A Recognized Leader in High Tech

A Recognized Leader in High Tech

Phonak has been one of the leaders in bringing pioneering technology to hearing aids. Their efforts were recently recognized by a global association of tech developers and manufacturers at CES in New York, a tradeshow sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association....
Hearing Loss Is Not a One-Way Street

Hearing Loss Is Not a One-Way Street

If you are dealing with hearing loss, then you have to change your routine a little, learning new ways of doing things. If you are close to someone dealing with hearing loss, then you too should learn to do a few things differently. When speaking to a hearing-impaired...
A New Opn For a New Year

A New Opn For a New Year

For the new year, Oticon has released a major upgrade of its line of Opn hearing aids. The rollout will be in March. When the Opn was introduced in 2016 the company stated its goal was to allow people with hearing loss to understand speech, in any sound environment,...
One Way to Stay Out of the Hospital (Again)

One Way to Stay Out of the Hospital (Again)

More and more research is focusing on the repercussions of untreated hearing loss. A growing body of evidence is showing that, if there’s not a strategy to alleviate hearing loss, a whole host of other areas of health can be affected (especially in relation to brain...
Wet Behind the Ears Is Not a Problem — But Wet In the Ears Can Be

Wet Behind the Ears Is Not a Problem — But Wet In the Ears Can Be

Since the medical name for swimmer’s ear is otitis externa, you don’t have to be a swimmer to get it — it’s just easier to call it swimmer’s ear no matter how you got it. Any activity that results in water getting into, and more importantly staying in, your ear canal...
For Many People, It’s a Fact of Life

For Many People, It’s a Fact of Life

It may be gradual and easy to miss for awhile, but it has a name. Presbycusis is a type of hearing loss that is a natural part of aging and is usually caused by, for lack of a better analogy, parts of your ear wearing out. Presbycusis a type of sensorineural hearing...
It’s Loud Out There and It’s Showing

It’s Loud Out There and It’s Showing

The reality of modern life may not be so good for our ears. There are increasing signs that hearing loss is something that is becoming more common in younger adults. In fact, one study by the Better Hearing Institute indicates that in the 18- to 44-year-old...
Your Ears Don’t Like the Cold Either

Your Ears Don’t Like the Cold Either

When the mercury dips in wintertime there are so many things to worry about, from traffic snarls to frozen pipes. Unfortunately, protecting your hearing health should be on the list too. And if you have a hearing aid, protecting it as well. The most obvious issue is...
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...