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Rare Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men’s Voices

A woman who lives in China was recently diagnosed with a type of hearing loss that is called reverse-slope hearing loss. The woman awakened and was unable to hear her boyfriend's voice, which prompted her to see a specialist. This condition is named after the appearance of the slope on audiology exams and refers to a hearing loss in which people are unable to hear sounds of lower frequencies.Reverse-slope hearing loss is very rare and affects an estimated [...]

The attempt to save money will hurt the hearing impaired.

Hearing aids will soon be available to purchase over the counter without a prescription since the passage of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump. This means that people who have a mild to moderate hearing loss will be able to purchase hearing aids without first obtaining a hearing exam. While this might sound like a good idea to many people, the ability to purchase hearing aids over the counter without getting a hearing exam may actually [...]

Taking care of your ears this winter

Prevent ear infections this winter As winter approaches, ear infections are prevalent. Ear infections during the winter months affect both children and adults. There are some tips that you can follow to reduce the risk of suffering from ear infections this year. Taking care of your ears can help you to avoid the pain that ear infections can cause. Why do ear infections happen more often during the winter? Ear infections are more prevalent during the winter because of a combination of [...]

The future of Smart Hearing is here!

Hearing loss is more than a moderately annoying health concern. If left untreated, it can pose larger health and safety issues. Hearing aids have evolved from awkwardly obvious devices to sleek and subtle technological marvels.Consequences of Untreated Hearing LossRefusal to properly deal with hearing loss can result in social isolation and feelings of depression. Additionally, it puts you in potentially dangerous situations, such as not being able to hear sirens or warnings alarms.As your hearing declines over time, your [...]

Working with Hearing Loss

Making a Sound Investment in Hearing Loss Hearing loss might appear at first to be a mere annoyance or minor health issue. However, hearing loss can have severe and negative results if left unchecked.In the workplace, hearing loss can adversely affect employability and workplace productivity, which has far-reaching effects into society. According to the World Health Organization, or WHO, expenses related to hearing loss in the work environment can cost upwards of 750 billion dollars each year. An Economic Issue Although the [...]

Summertime Activities That Increase Your Risk for Hearing Loss

You are constantly reminded about the threat of dehydration, mosquitoes and sunburns, but how much have you honestly thought about safeguarding your hearing? Slathering on sunscreen isn’t the only way you need to protect yourself this summer. Popular summer activities pose more risk to your hearing than you might realize. Sporting Events Of course you love to scream for your team, but when everybody else is yelling at top volumes, the decibels can shoot through the roof. Noise levels may vary [...]

Best Hearing Aids for Music Lovers

Perhaps your life is like a soundtrack or you constantly have a favorite song running through your head. Music is an integral part of life for the majority of the population from young to old. It connects to the emotions on a deep level and can send you back down memory lane in a heartbeat. Music relaxes your mind, motivates your body and inspires your soul. Can you imagine your life without a melody?Those who suffer from hearing loss, [...]

Beware of DIY Approaches to Aid ‪‎Hearing Loss!

While the do-it-yourself, or DIY, mentality is quite appealing in many areas of life, your health is an area in which it’s often best to consult the experts. The biggest hurdle for most Americans is the wealth of information, and often misinformation, that is available at just the click of a button. This has led far too many people to opt for speed over quality when searching for options to deal with hearing loss.Quick Fixes Those suffering from hearing loss, [...]

How to Keep Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Close?

Coping with hearing loss is different from other disabilities in that it is an invisible condition. The reactions or behaviors associated with hearing loss may not be always apparent. People with hearing loss often feel left out of conversations as those around them tell stories and reconnect over laughter. In fact, these special moments can pose a real threat of depression and overall feelings of loneliness as people with diagnosed or undiagnosed hearing loss tend to withdraw.If you’re hosting [...]

Turn Down the Volume: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

An epidemic is on the rise in the U.S. It is not the flu or any other infectious disease that you may be envisioning as you read this sentence. It affects both young and old alike, but is targeting younger populations and leaving permanent effects in its wake.Your environment is filled with a constant variety of sounds, some noticeably loud and others so faint that you remain unaware of their presence. Normally, most of these sounds are harmless. However, [...]