Assuming that you have hearing loss, what’s more likely to make you happy? A) Winning the lottery, or B) Getting a new set of hearing aids It may sound clear to you that the answer is A, but research on happiness tells a very different story. To start with, most people do tend to…Read more »
In the United States, approximately 37.5 million adults have some degree of hearing loss. Yet according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), merely 20 percent of those who could reap the benefits of hearing aids actually use them. That implies that millions of Americans who could improve their life with better hearing decide…Read more »
Here’s something most people are surprised to discover: in the majority of cases of hearing loss, people can hear a number of sounds just fine, and have a hard time only with particular sounds. Specifically, if you have difficulty only with high-pitched sounds, you may suffer from the most common form of hearing loss,…Read more »
It’s frequently said that we don’t fully appreciate the things we have until they’re gone, and this appears to be specifically true of our ability to hear. Hearing loss is not only hard to detect; it’s also difficult to appreciate just how much hearing enhances our lives. As one of our primary senses, along…Read more »
It remains a mystery as to why wearing glasses—which correct vision impairment—is perceived as an indication of intelligence, while wearing hearing aids—which treat hearing impairment—has been perceived as an indication of old age. Maybe it’s about time the stigma of hearing loss is corrected, and we redefine what it means for our bodies to…Read more »
When should I upgrade my hearing aids? This is a regular question we hear from our patients, and the answer requires some thought. Although hearing aids ordinarily have a life-span of 3-7 years, there are a few instances in which you may want to upgrade earlier. Here are 4 reasons you may want to…Read more »
By Joho345 (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Imagine being able to fine-tune the volume, treble, and bass on your hearing aids as discretely and easily as checking the time on your wrist. Or picture fine-tuning your hearing aids for any hearing environment without ever having to touch your hearing aids. Sound…Read more »
We all put things off, regularly talking ourselves out of strenuous or uncomfortable activities in favor of something more pleasant or fun. Distractions abound as we tell ourselves that we will eventually get around to whatever we’re presently working to avoid. Usually, procrastination is fairly harmless. We might plan to clear out the basement, for…Read more »
Today’s hearing aids have come a long way; present models are highly effective and include powerful digital capabilities, such as wifi connectivity, that considerably improve a person’s ability to hear along with their all-around quality of life. But there is still room for improvement. Specifically, in specific situations hearing aids have some challenges with two…Read more »
The ironic part of hearing loss is that we don’t tend to begin appreciating our favorite sounds until after we’ve lost the ability to clearly hear them. We don’t stop to think about, for example, how much we appreciate a good conversation with a close friend until we have to habitually ask them to repeat…Read more »
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