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When deciding on a new pair of hearing aids , you should consider how long they will last. Just like buying a car, the actual mileage may vary. Most modern high-quality hearing aids have a life expectancy on average between three and seven years. However, keep in mind that two people can buy exactly the same hearing aids and have them last
Many Americans cope with high levels of stress and anxiety, which are linked to a variety of health problems. Long-term, the physical changes from chronic stress can even trigger hearing loss and other inner ear problems. Can stress affect hearing? Yes. When you are constantly stressed, the body doesn’t receive a clear signal to return to normal like it does when the stress is
Doorbells, washing machines, refrigerators, and sound systems have smartphone apps these days. So it should come as no surprise that many hearing aids also have apps associated with them. “Apps are how we live our lives now,” says Shannon Basham, AuD, senior director of audiology and education at Phonak, which makes hearing aid solutions, including a hearing aid
With February being Black History Month, we’re honoring three African American individuals who have made important contributions to hearing health, from developing hearing aid technology and hearing protection for workers, to creating educational opportunities for people with hearing loss. Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate – regardless of age, race, economic background, or other factors, everyone is susceptible to losing their hearing.
When and how often you should get your hearing checked depends on several factors. Do you suspect you have hearing loss ? Or do you already have documented hearing loss? Your age and job occupation are other big factors. Testing vs. screening for hearing loss Testing is conducted when you, a loved one, or your healthcare provider suspect you have hearing loss because
In 2016, Phonak changed the game by introducing the first rechargeable hearing aids with lithium-ion batteries, and since then all major brands have followed suit with rechargeable models. 2020 has indeed been “The Year of the Rechargeable Hearing Aid”. Rechargeable hearing aids with lithium-ion batteries utilize the same technology found in your mobile phone and hundreds of other rechargeable consumer products.
Having a loved one in a nursing home brings a variety of concerns. Are their needs being tended to? Are they eating well? Are they safe? Certainly, you want the best care and quality of life for those you love. Unfortunately, urgent needs such as hygiene and medical care mean that hearing care is not treated as a
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has now been linked to many long-term complications, including heart damage, lung damage and neurological disorders. One emerging area of research is whether hearing loss and tinnitus can result from coronavirus infection—either as a symptom or as a complication days or weeks later. We do know that many different types of viral and bacterial infections can cause sudden
All across the country, college students are getting ready to head back to school after the holiday break. It is well known that close quarters with other students, late nights studying and partying, and lack of sleep can all take a toll on a student’s health. But there is one particular aspect of health that most college students don’t tend to
Perhaps you child has failed a school hearing screening, or your teacher has raised some concerns about her hearing. Or maybe you've always wondered: Does my child have hearing loss? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, don't wait to act. Hearing loss has an enormous impact on childhood language development, and untreated hearing loss can also add to behavioral problems. Since