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Hearing Health Blog

You’re probably aware that head injuries are a potentially serious consequence of car accidents, contact sports, and accidental falls. But did you know that they also pose a risk to hearing and balance? Read on to find out more. The force of a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI, concussion, or head injury) can damage or displace the

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The real differences between audiology and over-the-counter solutions In July, President Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. This measure is aimed at lowering the cost of hearing care, and at a glance, it seems like a great way to ensure that everyone who needs hearing care is covered. But can OTC products

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The end of the year is just around the corner — time to check your insurance.  As we approach the end of the year, we recommend you check with your insurance company today to ensure you optimize any hearing benefits you might have. Many plans and policies, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, come to an end on December 31

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Want to feel even more connected to the world around you through the power of sound? There’s an app for that! Actually, we’ve compiled a list of six apps that can help support your communication wellness. 1. Live Transcribe This Google app for Android -powered smartphones doesn’t translate but does transcribe in-person conversations in real time. The program — developed

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Q: I have a hearing aid follow-up appointment soon. What can I expect? A: Better hearing is a journey, not a moment. Your hearing aid follow-up appointment is an important part of that journey. The more prepared you are for the follow-up, the more you’ll get out of it. Let’s take a look. The Preparation As much as you can

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Scientists. They’re just like us: always looking for ways to help people hear and live their best. It starts with uncovering the mysteries of hearing loss, which can require a lot of resources. That’s why we love seeing important research initiatives get the funding needed to move forward. Check out these three exciting developments:   AUDITORY PROCESSING Can stress early

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The world of wireless can be a little daunting. But experiencing the joys of streaming can be as easy as 1-2-3. If you’re not sure how to get started using your hearing aids’ Bluetooth capabilities, read on. Connecting Hearing Aids to Your Smartphone There are a growing number of made-for-smartphone hearing aids . This technology lets you send the audio

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We live in a noisy world. Dr. Richard Neitzel , of the University of Michigan, knows this only too well. In November 2019, his team at Michigan, along with a team at Apple Inc., set out on a two-year mission to measure some of the health effects of our noisy planet. What they got was an unprecedented collection of information

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There’s nothing like the sounds that make your life unique. A favorite playlist. Your sweetheart’s laugh. The newscast you love listening to while whipping up your signature smoothie. In today’s world, however, hearing the sounds of your life can feel more challenging than ever. It’s why we’re excited about a new line of hearing technology that can help you hear

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Did you know hearing loss and diabetes have something surprising in common? Sure, they’re both health issues affecting millions of people around the world: Hearing loss affects 466 million worldwide, and diabetes affects 422 million people worldwide, per the World Health Organization. But they have even more in common. Hearing Loss Is Linked to Diabetes Hearing loss is twice as

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