Mounting Evidence Suggests Connections between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment – Even in Young Adults

Over the past several years, studies have indicated a connection between hearing loss and cognitive impairment. While this connection may not be intuitive, mounting evidence from studies across different age groups shows that such a connection does exist. The majority of past studies focused on older adults, and the findings indicated connections between increased prevalence… Continue reading Mounting Evidence Suggests Connections between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment – Even in Young Adults

How do you know which hearing aids to choose?

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If you have hearing loss, your hearing professional may have recommended that you wear hearing aids. Your journey with hearing aids starts with you choosing your devices. But with so many hearing aids out there, especially with over-the-counter devices now available, how do you know which type of hearing aids to pick? Here are a… Continue reading How do you know which hearing aids to choose?

Does hearing loss have a connection to diabetes?

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The human body is amazing. One of the intriguing aspects of how the body works is that everything is connected—and one part affects all of the other parts. Researchers are still learning new ways that various body systems are connected. One connection you may not know about is that hearing loss and diabetes are linked.… Continue reading Does hearing loss have a connection to diabetes?

Everything You Need to Know about Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have been approved for over-the-counter (OTC) use. Congress passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 to make hearing aids more accessible for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. Several manufacturers already sell them online, and the devices are slated to hit the shelves once the law takes full effect in October… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Where is the Best Place to Get Hearing Aids?

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You may have heard that hearing aids will soon be available over-the-counter at retailers like Walgreens and CVS. With hearing aids also available from a hearing care professional like an audiologist, at big box stores, and from online-only retailers, you have options when it comes to where you get your hearing aids. So, where is… Continue reading Where is the Best Place to Get Hearing Aids?

Recent Study Highlights the Importance of Early Intervention for Hearing Loss

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When it comes to your health, early intervention is best. This seems apparent for health conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. It is obvious to most people that it is better to treat these conditions early rather than when they have become severe and have had a greater effect on your body and… Continue reading Recent Study Highlights the Importance of Early Intervention for Hearing Loss

New Study Shows Promise for Helping Individuals with Auditory Sensitivity

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Do you have auditory sensitivity? Auditory sensitivity, or hyperacusis, occurs when a person is overly sensitive to sounds. The most common cause of hyperacusis is damage to the inner ear due to aging or exposure to loud noise. For the most part, individuals with auditory sensitivity have been told there is not much that can… Continue reading New Study Shows Promise for Helping Individuals with Auditory Sensitivity

What Is the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety?

If you suspect your hearing has gotten worse, or if you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be feeling anxious. Anxiety, which is a persistent heightened state of alert, is normal with any stressful situation, including those related to your health and wellbeing. However, when normal anxiety becomes long-lasting and invasive, it… Continue reading What Is the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Anxiety?

Getting Your Hearing Checked Can Improve Your Mood. Here’s Why.

For many people, your hearing is a part of your health that you take for granted—until you notice a problem. If you experience hearing loss or another issue with your hearing, such as tinnitus, you understand that hearing is an important part of your overall health. Your hearing plays into your well-being and quality of… Continue reading Getting Your Hearing Checked Can Improve Your Mood. Here’s Why.

What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear

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Have you ever had something stuck in your ear? Part of a cotton swab is probably the most common thing to get stuck in an ear. However, people have had bugs, beads, batteries, and other foreign objects stuck in their ears. In most cases, you will feel pain, discomfort, pressure, or itchiness in your ear… Continue reading What to Do If an Object Is Stuck in Your Ear