Month: March 2016

March 31, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Hearing aids have come a long way from the ear trumpets of the 1600s to the digital hearing devices of today that are custom programmed from a computer for each patient’s unique hearing loss and lifestyle. Significant time and effort goes into understanding the challenges faced by people with hearing loss before a hearing…

March 29, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Our hearing can be pretty sensitive. In fact, according to HLAA 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 have hearing loss.  With so many people affected by hearing loss, what can we do to help our hearing last?  Fortunately EarQ has put together a list of 9 things you can do…

March 25, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

Sometimes life is just noisy.  Did I ask my wife to repeat herself because I have a hearing loss or because I had the water running at the sink?  It can be challenging to know if I actually have hearing loss or not.  Our friends over at Healthy Hearing have put together a great list…

March 23, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

Do you ever get tired of trying to eat right day after day.  We all know that we should, but it’s not always easy.  What if I told you there are certain vitamins and minerals that may actually be good for your hearing?  Maybe that would be an added incentive to stick to your nutrition…

March 22, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Do you ever have trouble finding a quiet moment?  Even when you turn off the radio as you drive, you are still surrounded with noise … the cars next to you, tires on the road, wind on the windshield, etc.  Noise pollution is very real. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), “At least…

March 10, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

A recent study conducted by Sergei Kochkin, PhD, explores the importance of Captioned Telephone Service in meeting the communication needs of people with hearing loss. “Today’s hearing aids do an excellent job of helping people meet many of their communication needs.  However, sometimes there are situations where additional assistive listening devices (ALDs) are needed.” Dr….

March 10, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

To state the obvious, the world is a quieter place for folks with untreated hearing loss.  Did you know that the ‘quiet’ that hearing loss brings in itself may be causing additional damage to the ears?  Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers conducted a study on the effects of sound deprivation on adult mice.  According to…

March 10, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

It’s that time again.  Have you done your taxes yet?   Did you know that your hearing aids may count as a tax deduction? Hearing Health recently published an article to help you take full advantage of the tax opportunities related to the costs of your hearing loss. “Many of your medical expenses are considered eligible deductions…

March 3, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

When it comes to hearing loss, it can be tough to decide when to see a hearing care professional. Do you go as soon as you notice it slipping or should you wait until you see it getting really bad?  Findings from a study conducted by the Department of Speech Language and Hearing  Science at…

March 3, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Spring is blooming and everyone seems to be getting ready for some fun in the sun.  The question is, are your hearing aids ready as well?   Many traditional outdoor activities associated with summer time can potentially bring damage to your hearing aids.  But don’t let that stop you from getting outdoors and enjoying the…