Hearing Health Blog

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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Here are some issues you should keep in mind as you develop appropriate expectations about what your hearing instruments can and cannot do for you: Restore hearing. No matter how technically advanced, in most cases hearing devices cannot restore your hearing to normal, except in some very mild hearing losses. Types of hearing instruments. Not all hearing devices perform the

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Nearly everyone has experienced a ringing in their ears at one point or another, but for Richfield resident Kevin Kilian the ringing never went away, ruining nearly aspect of his life. After 16 months of struggling to hear over the discomforting noise, Kilian found hope through a new device created by hearing specialists at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie.

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If you keep increasing the volume on your TV or catch yourself complaining about how everyone else keeps mumbling, listen up: A growing body of research shows that dwindling hearing could be an early tip-off of other conditions, from Alzheimer’s to cardiovascular disease. And here’s the scariest part: Many doctors don’t regularly check their patients’ hearing. A study from Virginia

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What is it with aging? People fight it. Our culture associates aging with weakness, being “broken”, senility and a bunch of other drawbacks. Hate to tell you this, but we all get old – if we’re lucky. It’s the natural order – the way things are supposed to be, yet ageism is alive and well. And when you experience it

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Washington, DC. The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is warning consumers of the inherent risks associated with purchasing over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all hearing aids instead of consulting a hearing healthcare professional. Hearing loss is sometimes the symptom of a serious underlying medical problem. All 50 states require that consumers use a credentialed hearing care professional to purchase hearing aids. BHI also points out

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