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Untreated hearing loss affects brain structure and function

Recent studies shed light on the importance of timely treatment of hearing loss and it's relation to your brain. 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 risk of cognitive problems and dementia. A 2011 dementia study monitored the cognitive health of 639 people who were mentally sharp when the study began. The researchers tested the volunteers’ mental abilities regularly, following most for about 12 years, [...]

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 loss and cardiovascular health. “The inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it is possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body,” Dr. David R. Friedland said in a written [...]

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. Family members of those with hearing loss tend to 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 the radio or television volume keeps getting louder and louder. You notice they aren’t responding to conversation or responding in incorrect ways to friends and family, especially women and children because they usually speak in higher frequencies where [...]

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 Smart Control app 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+.  ReSound wireless hearing aid users can visit the company’s website to download the app if they have an Apple iPhone 3GS or newer phone that runs iOS 5 or later.  There is also an app for Android smartphones running version 2.3 or later.The ReSound Control app works [...]

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 Johns Hopkins and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Study results indicated that those with hearing loss were 32 percent more likely to be admitted to a hospital 36 percent more likely to have prolonged stretches of illness or injury, 57 percent more [...]

Get Free Hearing Screening During National Men’s Health Week

The Better Hearing Institute is urging men to get their hearing tested during National Men’s Health Week, which runs from June 10 – June 16. Hearing professionals urge adults age 65 plus to get an annual hearing evaluation. Because hearing loss happens gradually and over time, your hearing can change from year to year. Often people with hearing loss may not even realize the extent of the problem. It is common for a person's loved ones to notice an issue first. Several studies have shown that hearing aids help those with a hearing loss lead more active lifestyles and have [...]

Hearing Aid Express’ Kingwood Location

Hearing Aid Express is has been serving the Kingwood area since 2013. Hearing Aid Express, one of the largest independently owned and operated practices in Texas, opened its Kingwood location at 1247 Kingwood Drive in February 2013. The office is easily accessed from Interstate 59 and is in the same shopping center as Stein Mart and Palais Royal. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Texas residents can get a free screening for a free amplified phone through the Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP), meet Licensed Dispenser Chase May, tour the facility and receive exclusive savings [...]

Don’t Let Hearing Loss Ruin The Holidays

The holiday season can be a nightmare for someone with a hearing loss. Dinners, visits with grandchildren and crowded family gatherings can all be experiences that cause someone with hearing loss to act like Scrooge. That’s because these situations can  be very difficult for someone with a hearing loss. Situations with a lot of background noise like holiday music and multiple conversations occurring in the same room can make it nearly impossible to hear. It’s also hard for someone with a hearing loss to understand the voices of children and women. Here are a few other signs you might have [...]

Hearing Aid Express Now Open In Georgetown

2018 UPDATE: Hearing Aid Express is celebrating the grand RE-opening of its location in Georgetown, Texas in September. The new office we be located at 605 E. University Ave, Ste. 115 in Georgetown. The official grand opening of this location will be September 17th-21st, 2018, but we expect to be in the building by September 10th. We are currently serving the community at a temporary location at 205 E. University Dr., Ste. 115 while we await construction to complete. The celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17th – Sept. 21st at the new location. Texas [...]

ReSound Introduces New Budget Hearing Aids

ReSound, a technology leader in hearing aid solutions, has launched ReSound Vea, a brand new line of hearing aids for budget conscious consumers. ReSound Vea delivers superior sound quality and speech understanding in noise. The advanced features of Vea are based on ReSound's latest technology, enabled by its Range chip. Warp processing and Dual Stabilizer II DFS deliver superior sound quality, while adaptive directionality, wind noise reduction and Noise Tracker II improve the patient’s hearing in noise. "Compared to competing products, ReSound Vea has a huge advantage in the areas of adaptive directionality and reduction of both wind noise and [...]