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The future of wellness tracking is in the ear
Posted by Linda McDaniel on August 17, 2023
Hearing is a vital part of our overall health and well-being, as it plays a key role in both our physical and mental health. But did you also know that the ear is one of the best and most accurate places to track movement and monitor our health? Even more so than the wrist, where many of today’s health and fitness trackers are worn. It’s true! Why...
Your odds of hearing loss double every decade of life
Posted by Linda McDaniel on August 07, 2023
Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. In the United States, one in three people between 65 and 74 years of age have hearing loss. More alarming, the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life. These sobering statistics underscore the importance of hearing healthcare and...
Now hear this — hearing tests don’t hurt
Posted by Linda McDaniel on July 24, 2023
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the word test. Going once... Going twice... Yeah, neither are we. Test. You almost feel sorry for the word itself. Just four letters but enough to shorten our breaths as our minds race to press that internal “postpone” button as fast as we can. Especially when it comes to medical tests — famous for the...
Genesis AI hearing aids – a new beginning for better hearing
Posted by Linda McDaniel on July 03, 2023
Imagine a hearing aid that can process sound the way it’s meant to be heard — clear and true to life. Designed to always be a step ahead, so you’re ready for anything. And with the all-day power to help ensure you don’t miss a moment of life happening around you. Now, picture starting each day with confidence in knowing you will stay...
Hearing loss is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia
Posted by Linda McDaniel on June 27, 2023
Did you know…that hearing loss is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia? The evidence linking hearing loss to an increased risk of developing dementia keeps piling up. One Johns Hopkins study found that people with severe hearing loss are five times more at risk for developing dementia than people without hearing loss. Another one found that...
Where is the best place to get hearing aids?
Posted by Linda McDaniel on June 07, 2023
Until recently, if you wanted to be treated for hearing loss or get hearing aids, you had one choice — see an audiologist or other licensed hearing care professional. Today, your options have gotten more complicated, with online-only retailers, big-box stores and, starting soon, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids you can buy at places like Walgreens and...
Hearing Loss Linked to Depression
Posted by Linda McDaniel on May 19, 2023
Everyone has their reasons for why they do certain things. Big things, like why they follow a particular career path or live in a specific city. And small, like what they’re going to have for dinner or wear to work today. Most times, the reasons are numerous and nuanced. Other times, it’s a single, simple reason that triggers the decision —...
Better Hearing Month is the best time to treat hearing loss
Posted by Linda McDaniel on May 02, 2023
In 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. Their goal at the time was to raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges and — more importantly — encourage people to take action and treat their own hearing and speech problems. That mission is just as important...
Tips for traveling with your hearing aids
Posted by Linda McDaniel on April 19, 2023
Hearing aids are designed to be a large part of our daily lives and should be one of the first things on your packing list when it is time for a trip. Whether you are traveling for work or for fun, it is important to have a few tricks in mind when you travel with your hearing aids to ensure they are always in peak working condition and you never miss a thing! ...
Over the counter hearing aids vs. prescription hearing aids: What’s the difference?
Posted by Linda McDaniel on April 06, 2023
Recently, the FDA released its final regulations on over the counter hearing aids. This regulation introduced an entirely new category of hearing aids called "over the counter" or "OTC." OTC hearing aids officially became available Monday, October 17th, and will be an additional option to the existing category of hearing aids that the FDA now refers to as...
Put some spring in your hearing!
Posted by Linda McDaniel on March 14, 2023
Google the season “spring” and you’ll see images of blooming flowers, butterflies and birds, or find quotes about gardens, happiness and new beginnings. We hear a lot from our hearing aid wearers that spring signals a time of planning and renewal. It’s the season many of you visit your hearing professional to get earwax buildup removed or...
It’s better to deal with hearing loss earlier rather than later
Posted by Linda McDaniel on March 01, 2023
A 2020 New York Times article headlined “Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia? ” covers a lot of things we’ve known — and have been sharing with you — for years. Like that hearing loss is very common, that it’s a risk factor for things like cognitive decline, social isolation and dementia, and that too few people take it...
Loneliness is not good for your health
Posted by Linda McDaniel on February 17, 2023
Maybe it’s been this way for a while and we just didn't notice, but loneliness is getting a lot of attention from healthcare professionals lately. One obvious reason is COVID-19, which has forced people to socially distance or isolate themselves, and has severely limited in-person interactions, especially for older adults. Another reason is the increasing...
Your hearing and your heart, sitting in a tree...
Posted by Linda McDaniel on February 03, 2023
It’s February, which, thanks to Valentine’s Day, is a good month to discuss matters of the heart. Plenty will be written and said about the heart’s connection to love. We’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss — a subject much more in our...
It can be hard to follow doctors’ orders if you have hearing loss
Posted by Linda McDaniel on January 19, 2023
Today’s hearing fact probably isn’t something that comes to mind when you think about hearing loss. But — if you do think about it — makes a lot of sense. It’s also potentially much more consequential than, say, missing a punchline in your favorite sitcom or your name being called when your Starbucks mocha is ready. According to...
Should you get a hearing test?
Posted by Linda McDaniel on January 04, 2023
Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family members...
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