Month: April 2016

April 29, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Even with all the modern advancements in health science, hearing loss continues to be a challenge for a majority of aging adults. It is understood that once the tiny ‘hair-like’ fibers in the inner ear, called Cilia, are damaged they cannot be restored. There are, however, some forms of hearing loss that, with proper…

April 27, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Did you know that Rheumatoid arthritis can affect your hearing health?   According to a recent study released by The Open Rheumatology Journal, “Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of related health issue in rheumatoid arthritis patients.”  Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways…

April 25, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

Technology moves so quickly, it can be easy to forget where certain technologies began.  Hearing aids have become so technologically advanced in recent years and they continue to improve as time goes on.  Healthy hearing.com recently posted an article on the history of hearing aids going back hundreds of years “Attempts to correct hearing loss…

April 22, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  While hearing loss is a serious matter, not everything we do to benefit and support our hearing needs to be so serious.  Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard University showed that, by using a game, scientists could help enhance a person’s ability to hear soft sounds in noisy…

April 22, 2016 ccadmin 3 comments

With approximately 48 million Americans dealing with hearing loss, chances are we all know someone impacted by hearing loss.  But for those who have normal hearing, it can be difficult to understand what they’re going through.   The Hearing Review recently published results from an independent poll conducted by Oticon Inc. providing a snapshot of…

April 20, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

We are all at risk for noise induced hearing loss.  The tiny hairs inside our ears that help us hear are very sensitive to noise, and once they are damaged they cannot be repaired.  This is something that Rock and Roll legend Brian Johnson has taken to heart.  According to a CNN article, the AC/DC…

April 18, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Have you ever wondered how many stars can be seen with the naked eye? Or have you ever come across the word “Misodoctakleidist” and wondered what that means? These days it doesn’t seem to matter what kind of question you have, answers can be found all over the internet.  However, with all of this…

April 13, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  Hearing loss can sneak up on us in many forms.  With the summer months upon us, we may have concerts, air shows, or other potentially fun yet loud events in our future.   When it comes to these and other loud outdoor activities we shouldn’t let the fear of hearing loss prevent us from having…

April 11, 2016 ccadmin No comments exist

Stress is everywhere around us.  Each day it starts with getting up on time, getting out the door, traffic, meetings, deadlines, interruptions, etc.   The list of stressors goes on and on.   These things can take their toll mentally and physically.  Did you know that chronic stress may actually be linked to hearing loss?  An article…

April 6, 2016 CaptionCall No comments exist

  We typically blog about a variety of helpful tips and recommendations for hearing health.  However, when it comes to hearing health and staying socially connected, we would be remiss not to talk about us – CaptionCall – at least for a moment. Staying socially connected is critical for our overall health and wellness.  Hearing…