You should ask your doctor today; is my hearing OK? Recent medical research and studies are showing that untreated hearing loss is linked to numerous other serious medical conditions. The link getting the most attention is the relationship of untreated hearing loss and early onsets of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The Johns Hopkins study found older adults with hearing deficits were significantly more likely than those with normal hearing to develop problems with memory and thinking.
Hearing loss – the subject can invoke a wide spectrum of reactions. From “selective hearing” jokes to a real burden on relationships, working in the Hearing Healthcare field exposes you to them all. But how serious is hearing loss and how important is the need to treat it? There is more and more research being done in this area, and the results are coming in. The results show a direct link between hearing health and
Most people think of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) occurring only when their job or environment is filled with constant noise. They think that you will only get this type of hearing loss if you work in noisy jobs like construction, mining, or some kind of industrial setting. While this is definitely true, you can have NIHL from even the slightest noisy environments. In my experience, I have encountered a variety of people who have this
The Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act of 2017 has been a hot topic in the U.S. Senate since spring 2017. This act would allow for the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids without the supervision, prescription, involvement or intervention of a licensed professional. The act attempts to increase accessibility and decrease the cost of hearing aid devices for people who think they have mild-to-moderate hearing loss. However, there are tradeoffs when purchasing hearing aids without a
Speech is difficult to understand in noisy places, but if you have hearing loss, this problem is complex. Hearing aids can help with this. Ever wonder how? Good-quality, properly-fit hearing aids have the ability to distinguish noise from speech. They process sounds in complicated ways that help you understand speech. Yes, you DO hear more background noise than before wearing hearing aids, but the background noise does not get amplified as much as the speech
You may have been advised to consider hearing aids even though you believe you just don’t have that much trouble. Better hearing in noise. Noisy environments are a challenge even to those with great hearing. If you have even a slight hearing loss, much more of what you’re trying to hear gets drowned out. This is because many speech sounds become muffled in noise. Hearing aids can help reduce background noise and preserve the speech