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Walk through the headphone aisle of your local Best Buy and the options are seemingly endless, from tiny in-ear buds that can fit in your pocket to over-the-ear models that can make you look like a DJ. Personal preferences and price might drive your choice, but you may also want to consider whether one style or another may be more
It’s that time of the year. The commercials have started, and stores are overflowing with notebooks, crayons, and rulers. Ready or not, the school year will start before you know it and it's time to get ready. But parents of children with hearing loss have to think about more than school supplies; there are a few things to consider to
The Fall semester is almost here, and whether you are a new or returning college student with hearing loss , here are some suggestions to help you navigate through college. 1. Understand How Your Hearing Loss Affects You Discuss the impact of your hearing loss with your audiologist. Different types of hearing loss require different plans of care.
A Missed Opportunity Every year at my annual medical check-up, the doctor checks my height and weight, listens to my heart and takes my blood pressure. She scans my skin for any moles that might have changed, looks at my eyes, my ears and down my throat. She orders blood work, and sometimes even other tests, but
If you enjoy water sports, boating or you just forget to take your hearing aids out before showering, you might wonder if you need waterproof hearing aids. Actually, that’s a trick question. Currently, there aren’t any hearing aids on the market which are completely waterproof. Most of them, however, are definitely water resistant, and for most hearing aid wearers, that’s probably good
As people grow older, their ability to hear gradually decreases. This biological process leads to a sensorineural hearing disorder known as Age-Related Hearing Loss (ARHL) or Presbycusis. Presbycusis is the third most common chronic health condition among the elderly and it usually affects both ears equally. While men develop a high-frequency hearing loss, women mostly show a low-frequency hearing
Hearing health has come a long way in the last 10 years, yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss . Do you think hearing loss only affects the elderly? Or do you believe your doctor can tell you if you have a problem with your hearing during a routine physical? If you answered "yes"
Unless your hearing is tested, it’s really hard to know if it’s damaged. That’s the message of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S. adults who say their hearing is good or excellent actually have hearing damage. Now the latest CDC Vital Signs report shows that much of this
Meniere's disease is an inner ear disease that typically affects one ear. This disease can cause pressure or pain in the ear, severe cases of dizziness or vertigo, hearing loss and a ringing or roaring noise, also known as tinnitus . Although Meniere's disease can affect people of any age, people in their 40s and 50s are much more
Not everything you hear about hearing aids is true. Learn more about hearing aids and how they can help you. Myth: Hearing aids make your hearing normal again. Fact: Hearing aids do not return your hearing to "normal." They cannot "cure" your hearing loss , but they can help you listen and talk with others. Hearing