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How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

While most modern high-quality hearing aids can be expected to last somewhere between three and seven years, two people can buy exactly the same hearing aid and have them last vastly different amounts of time. [ more ]

Foods That Boost Hearing: Be Mindful of Your Minerals

In the fight to keep your body healthy and functioning properly, minerals play an important role. Some minerals, like the ones listed below, are also critical elements in protecting our hearing health. [ more ]

My Mid-Career Hearing Loss (or, Mistakes I Made)

The vast majority of people with hearing loss in the workplace didn't start out that way. Their hearing loss probably came on gradually over a period of time, the result of noise exposure or aging. [ more ]

Getting Away from Hearing Loss; Just Watch for Rattlesnakes

How's this for a salad bar of communication strategies? Hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading skills, assistive listening devices, telecoils and looping, bluetooth... [ more ]

Exercise Your Ears: Apps and Games to Keep Hearing Sharp

Hearing loss is no joke, but there's no reason keeping your hearing healthy can't be fun. And while you don't have to buy a gym membership to exercise your ears, it is important to incorporate activities that keep your sense of hearing at its best. [ more ]

The Healthiest Resolutions for Your Ears in 2016

As hearing health advocates we want you to consider including specific hearing health resolutions on your list. The following habits are healthy for your ears no matter what time of year you decide to adopt them. [ more ]

Hearing Aid Disasters | How to Avoid Them and What to do if They Happen

You've finally made the appointment, accepted your hearing loss diagnosis and are comfortably wearing your hearing aids. Congratulations! You're doing everything right. But life happens, right? What happens if... [ more ]

The Hurdles to Getting Hearing Aids

At a chamber music concert in Woodstock, N.Y., Jane E. Brody noticed the hearing aids discreetly tucked behind the ears of the man sitting in front of her. Intrigued, she asked about them, knowing that, with tinnitus and diminished hearing in one ear, the day would come when she would need such a device. [ more ]

Five Ways Hearing Aids Can Help You Live Longer

You already know hearing aids lead to better hearing, and potentially a better quality of life. But did you know hearing aids might also help extend your life? [ more ]

Five Common Fears of Wearing Hearing Aids

Are you a fearful person? While a little fear is good — like being afraid to walk alone at night in an unfamiliar neighborhood — too much fear can actually be harmful to your health. [ more ]

Norwalk Senior Center Welcomes Hearing Loss Association of America

September 12, 2015 - The Southwest Connecticut Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is a support group for the hard-of-hearing and their loved ones; the Southwest Connecticut Chapter has existed for 15 years and has relocated to Norwalk. [ more ]

Hearing Aid Care and Maintenance

Learn more about how to care for and properly maintain your hearing aid equipment. [ more ]

Headphones: When Hearing Danger is Closer Than You Think

It seems like everywhere you look, from the gym to the subway to the street, people are wearing headphones or earbuds connecting them to their own portable listening devices. Have we become a society of "musicophiles?" [ more ]

Top Five Ways Hearing Aids Make You Look Good

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, nearly 50 million Americans experience hearing loss, yet only one in every five people who would benefit from wearing a hearing aid actually wears one. Why? [ more ]

Hearing Aid Dos and Don’ts for the Summer

The warm weather is always a welcome respite from the icy cold of the winter months. But if you wear hearing aids, the heat is not your hearing aid's friend and can do some serious damage if you're not following proper maintenance procedures. [ more ]

Hearing Aids May Help Slow Cognitive Decline

Whether it's a fair stereotype or not, aging is typically associated with negative changes; among these are hearing loss and some loss of cognitive function, often referred to as senility. But what if it didn't have to be that way? [ more ]

Ears: They're Smarter Than You Think

Ears allow us to hear beautiful sounds like opera music or birds singing but some of us also struggle with issues such as tinnitus, noise-induced hearing loss and presbycusis. The ear is one of the most complex organs in the human body and has some remarkable built-in defense mechanisms. [ more ]

The Best Apps for Phone Captioning

Even if you wear hearing aids, you might want to hear a little better when you talk on the phone, are watching a movie or eating at your favorite – albeit noisy – restaurant.  Fortunately, if you have a smart phone or similar personal electronic device, help is only an app away. [ more ]

More Teens Showing Potential Signs of Hearing Loss

According to a recent study commissioned by Siemens Hearing Instruments, Piscataway, NJ, teen hearing loss may be on the rise, with 1 in 6 teens showing hearing loss symptoms often or all of the time and nearly 9 in 10 engaged in activities that could place them at risk for hearing loss. [ more ]

Localization 101: Hearing Aid Factors in Localization

Localization is the ability to tell the direction of a sound source in a 3-D space. The ability to localize sounds provides a more natural and comfortable listening experience. It is also important for safety reasons such as to avoid oncoming traffic, an approaching cyclist on a running path, or a falling object. [ more ]

A Hearing Aid That Cuts Out All the Clatter

October 23, 2011 - After he lost much of his hearing last year at age 57, the composer Richard Einhorn despaired of ever really enjoying a concert or musical again. Even using special headsets supplied by the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway theaters, he found himself frustrated by the sound quality, static and interference. [ more ]

Phonak Hearing Aid Wins iF Product Design Award 2011

December 3, 2010 - The new Phonak Ambra microM has won the internationally recognized iF product design award in the category "medicine / health care". [ more ]

The Dann Hearing Healthcare News - Fall 2007

This issue has a number of helpful articles, including; New Solutions to Old Problems, Open Fit Hearing Aids a Popular Alternative, Integrated Signal Processing, Bluetooth Technology Comes to Hearing Aids, and more. [ more ]

Digital Hearing Aids Hold New Promise

June 4, 1997 - DURING the last 20 years, Russell Frahm, a 79-year-old retired businessman in Tucson, Ariz., has gone through at least six pairs of hearing aids. The electronic components have varied, and so have the styles, from behind the ear to in the ear to the tiniest versions, hidden inside the ear canal. [ more ]

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