You’ve done it, you’ve begun to explore your options to take care of your hearing loss, but you’re not entirely sold on the idea of purchasing hearing aids – will they help? Will they be worth their price tag? Many Americans find themselves asking these questions and looking for ways to save money on this important investment in their health and well-being.
How are new hearing aids like a new car? Getting 100,000 miles or more out of a car requires regular maintenance, including oil changes, tire rotations and engine tune-ups. Likewise, if you want years of listening enjoyment, you need to practice good hearing aid hygiene.
“How do I change the batteries in my hearing aids?” If you’re wearing new hearing aids, this question may have popped into your head. Or perhaps you’ve had your hearing aids a while and would like a “battery change refresher.” We’re glad to help!
Sports – the American pass time. We all love to root on our home teams regardless of the season. And if we are lucky, we get to see our teams live on the field or on the court at the local arena. The atmosphere is electric, the competition fierce and the crowd noise is deafening.
New hearing aids? Take a few minutes to read this before you put them in your ears
You’re about to start wearing new hearing aids — what an exciting time! Finally, you’ll be able to converse more easily with family and friends, and you’ll enjoy the many sounds you’ve been missing, from beeping alarms to the sounds of nature.
If you have trouble hearing, you are most definitely not alone. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. About 36 million of them are right here in the U.S. This is such a widespread and serious health condition that the WHO has declared March 3rd as World Hearing Day. Read on to learn why this may be of importance to you and your loved ones.
Topics: noise-induced hearing loss, Hearing and the heart, hearing evaluation, Untreated Hearing Loss, World Hearing Day, Hearing Loss Prevention, Dementia and Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss and Falls, Hearing Loss and Depression
We’ve previously reported on research showing that hearing loss is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Now comes the strongest evidence yet that hearing loss is not only linked to cognitive decline and dementia, but that the use of hearing aids may help protect the brain from these conditions of advancing age.
Thinking about it later in life, Jim realized that his hearing loss probably started when he was a teen or young adult. It might have been the rock concerts he attended, the fireworks he set off, the motorcycle he rode, or all of these (and other) high-noise activities. Jim ignored his hearing loss— and now he’s paying the price through an increased risk for health conditions like: dementia, depression and injury-causing falls.
Could a hearing loss be trying to tell you something about your heart’s health? Listen carefully, because a growing body of evidence – based on six decades of research – points to a connection between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease.
How can the noise around you impact your risk for heart attack and stroke? In preparation for February’s American Heart month, it's important to understand more about the Ear-Heart connection and how to reduce your risks.