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6 Things a Hearing Loss affects in your life.

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 15 percent of US adults have some degree of hearing loss. Sadly, according to the "Journal of American Medicine," only 33 percent of those afflicted treat their condition with the use of the hearing aid. There is a group of people nearly the population of Texas goes

Medical Insurance and your hearing

There are several reasons why hearing aids aren’t more widely adopted, but one significant factor is their perceived high cost.  According to one 2017 study, only 33 percent of Americans who could benefit from a hearing aid actually use one.  However, the truth is that, in many cases, health insurance can make the purchase of a

Understanding the causes of age-related hearing loss

Hearing loss is a condition that affects millions of Americans — 37.5 million, to be exact. These numbers bear out what we know experientially: that age plays a significant role in the deterioration of our hearing. But what actually causes our ability to hear to lessen as we grow older? What happens within the ear

5 Health Conditions Linked to Hearing Loss

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Risk increases as hearing loss becomes more severe and is untreated. DIABETES High blood glucose levels associated with diabetes cause damage to the small blood vessels in the inner ear resulting in hearing loss, the same way it can damage eyes and kidneys. HEART DISEASE Inadequate blood flow and trauma to

Why Loud Sounds Damage Your Ears (Noise-Induced Hearing Loss 101)

As a hearing aid fitter and dispenser, I see people dealing with the profound effects hearing loss has had on their relationships and quality  of life daily. Despite this, as a musician I understand that players need enough volume to feel the music and, more importantly, hear themselves over all of the other players. In a

Untreated hearing loss affects brain structure and function

Recent studies shed light on the importance of timely treatment of hearing loss. Most people believe that hearing loss is a condition that only affects their ears. In reality, untreated hearing loss can affect so much more, including brain structure and function. According to a 2013 John Hopkins University study, hearing loss may increase the

Research Connects Heart Disease, Hearing Loss

You may want to take getting an annual hearing exam to heart. Several studies have suggested there is a link between hearing loss and heart disease. More research is still needed to help determine what and why there is a link, but researchers have found there is a strong connection to those with low-frequency hearing

Don’t Ignore Family Member’s Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a condition that is usually more frustrating for friends and family of the person who has hearing loss. They have to repeat things over and over. Communication, over time, might become near impossible. Often there are obvious signs your loved one has hearing loss. Over the last few years or months

ReSound Hearing Aid App Puts You In Control

It seems we can do everything with smartphones. Now, you can even control the volume and programs on your hearing aid. ReSound Control is  an app that lets you make hearing aid adjustments to ReSound wireless hearing aids (the ReSound Verso and ReSound Alera). To use the app, you must have a Unite Phone Clip+.

Study Finds Hearing Loss Leads To Health Declines

  Maintaining your hearing health may help keep you out of the hospital. A new study finds that aging adults with hearing loss are more likely be hospitalized, be inactive and depressed. Over 1,100 men and women over the age of 69 were surveyed over a four-year period and tested by teams with