Half the world lacks access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This distressing fact is the driving force behind World Health Day, Saturday, April 7, 2018. WHO urges world leaders to ensure “that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship.”
What's on your resolution list for the New Year? Lose a few pounds, exercise more or try a new hobby? What about getting your hearing checked?
Has someone said this to you? Or have you said it to someone else? Often a family member or friend is the one who encourages someone to get his or her hearing checked.
One of the easiest ways to access professional help for a hearing loss is through a medical flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA). Hearing aids and related services are generally considered qualified expenses.
Ever wonder why some adults experiencing hearing loss might get distracted or tired easily? It may have to do with changes in their brains. Here's a peek inside the brain of someone with hearing loss.
I was born hard of hearing and needed hearing aids for years. I wore them when I was little, until about middle school. Boys made fun of me, so out they came. I learned to adapt since.
Summer is in full swing. Hotter temperatures and more outdoor activities mean your hearing aids need a little extra care and TLC. Make sure your hearing aids work their best by keeping an eye out for these six summer risks.
In many respects, Alex Mussomeli is a typical 10-year-old boy. He enjoys art, music, sports, cooking and video games. But what really impresses people who meet Alex is how thoroughly he understands the technology that helps him hear and how matter-of-factly he shares this information with others.
The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and other organizations report a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. “Most patients develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage or acute trauma to the auditory system,” says the ATA.
Wild birds have clearly stolen our hearts. Today, approximately 85 million Americans enjoy observing, photographing or feeding wild birds, according to USA Today. A growing number of these individuals identify their passion as “birding,” which is different from bird watching, in part because it involves more than just the sense of sight.