Hearing Health Blog

Nearly one in five Americans has significant hearing loss, far more than previously estimated, a first-ever national analysis finds. That means more than 48 million people across the United States have impairments so severe that it’s impossible for them to make out what a companion is saying over the din of a crowded restaurant, said Dr. Frank Lin, author of

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Gene Erickson, BC-HIS, ACA, felt his career path in healthcare was unrewarding – until 1990 when his father-in-law decided to retire from his hearing care practice in Mesa. That’s when the Hospital Administration and Healthcare Finance major took a leap of faith and found his niche. “My wife and I took a close look at the opportunity and made career

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How are you protecting your investment? Dry & Store is the most effective way to care for hearing instruments of all types, including traditional hearing aids and cochlear implant equipment. Utilizing the same principle as clothes drying on a line, Dry & Store gently circulates warm, dry air around your hearing aids. Then our specially-formulated Dry-Brik® desiccant captures the moisture.

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Hearing professionals have long believed that there’s a relationship between hearing loss and the onset or worsening of depression in some of their patients. A recent study from Australia indicates there may be an increased risk of the life-sapping effects of depression among those who have experienced hearing loss, or seen their hearing loss worsen. “When left untreated, hearing loss

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association a startling 5.3 million people in the United States alone suffer with Alzheimer’s disease spending a whopping $172 billion dollars a year in related costs. Despite awareness and research into this troublesome and life robbing disease the rate of death from Alzheimer’s rose 46.1% from 2000 to 2006. These statistics are one reason why November

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You know the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” right? It is a well-known fact that hearing loss is the third most common health condition (behind arthritis and hypertension) affecting Americans over 60. This doesn’t mean that the day we turn 60, we wake up in the morning and can’t hear. No. The process is

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Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed data from more than who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2001 to 2004. The participants had their hearing tested and answered questions about whether they had a fall in the past year. The study found that people with a 25-decibel hearing loss (classified as mild) were nearly three times

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If you are considering hearing instruments, the process does not have to be overwhelming. You can simplify the process by asking questions and educating yourself. The following hearing aid information can help you with the entire process; what to expect, what questions you should ask, and what choices and options you have. The Hearing Aid Experience By making the decision

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Will hearing instruments help me hear better? Yes! For some people, certain hearing device styles (such as tiny completely-in-the-canal or open fit behind-the-ear instruments) require no special features or adaptations for using the telephone. With other models, a telecoil or automatic telecoil feature in the hearing device can be used to pick up the signal from the telephone directly. This

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Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests. The findings, the researchers say, could lead to new ways to combat dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and carries heavy societal burdens. Although the reason

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