Current News

Teens Showing Signs of Hearing Loss


Welcome to the Dann Hearing Newsroom!

Five Habits That Can Harm Your Hearing Health

Looking for another reason to break all those bad health habits you've been accumulating? These five bad habits in particular are linked to hearing loss ... [ more ]


Do You Have Hearing Loss and Tinnitus? These Coping Strategies Can Help

Every day, millions of people around the world are tortured by noises that no one else can hear. Some people, like me, hear a high-pitched ringing sound. Others hear something else entirely, from whooshing to static, chirps, beeps, roaring, or one of many other noises. Despite a lack of awareness in the general public, tinnitus (the medical term for ringing in the ears) is a major health problem affecting close to 10-15% of the population by most estimates ... [ more ]


Using Hearing Aids to Your Advantage During the Holidays

Since this time of year is traditionally spent with friends and loved ones, why miss a minute of the sounds you love most? When you take full advantage of your hearing aid capabilities, you can enjoy the festivities to their fullest. [ more ]


Protect Yourself from Hearing Hazards in Your Home

While many noises generated by daily living are absorbed by the soft interiors of our homes — think curtains, furniture and carpeting — our hearing health depends on our ability to keep inside noises at acceptable levels this time of year. [ more ]


How Hearing Loss Treatment Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

Alzheimer's disease and untreated hearing loss can be intricately connected — one of the hallmarks of the disease is the decreased ability to communicate. One recent study has even linked hearing loss to an increase in dementia, naming it as a key risk factor. [ more ]


The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Does hearing loss cause cognitive impairment and dementia? And can you prevent or delay cognitive loss with hearing aids? These are tough questions to answer. [ more ]


Oticon’s Restaurant Noise Dilemma Survey

Chrome fixtures, hardwood floors, industrial lighting, high ceilings, mood music -- some restaurant interiors are as artistic as the plates of food they serve their customers. Yet the trend away from softscape materials such as carpeting, drapery and fabric-tufted cushions has some unintended consequences. [ more ]


Social Security Disability and Hearing Loss

Having a medical condition that prevents you from doing your job, meeting financial obligations and caring for your family is a stressful situation to say the least. If your hearing loss is affecting your ability to work, you may be eligible for assistance through the Social Security trust fund. [ more ]


Pre-Retirement and Your Hearing Health

One day you're proudly depositing your first paycheck and seemingly the next you're ready to begin drawing Social Security. No worries. You're planning for retirement -- saving enough to pay for living expenses, medical expenses and a little fun, right? Is hearing health on your radar? Here are a few simple things you can do right now that will keep you hearing your best well into your retirement. [ more ]


Why Do My Ears Feel Clogged?

There are times when you purposely plug your ears -- think fingers or earplugs -- and then there are, well, other times when your ears feel clogged for no good reason. Why is sound muffled when there doesn't appear to be anything inside your ear canal? Here are four of the most common reasons why your ears might feel clogged. [ more ]


Building Healthy Habits for Tinnitus Relief

Living with tinnitus is rarely easy, especially when it's accompanied by hearing loss. But it's not just the sound that drives you crazy. It's everything else, too. The conflicting reports, confusion and misinformation are enough to make you miserable, while the resulting stress, anxiety and frustration can cripple your quality of life. [ more ]


Why You Don’t Wear Your Hearing Aids (And Why You Should)

Only 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. If you've taken the plunge and purchased hearing aids, congratulations! You're part of an elite group. Do you wear them every day? Or do they spend more time in your nightstand than they do in your ears? [ more ]


HLAA Takes Important Steps to Help People with Hearing Loss

It might seem unlikely that you can use your feet to benefit someone else's ears, but in the case of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and its signature Walk4Hearing events, that's exactly what thousands of people across the country have been doing since 1979. [ more ]


Common Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Loss

If you've recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you're in good company. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one in eight people in the United States over the age of 12 has hearing loss in both ears. Of the three types of hearing loss, more than 90 percent is sensorineural. [ more ]


Hearing Loss and Heart Disease

As we consider our heart health during the month of February, it's also important to understand the role good circulation plays in our ability to hear. A healthy cardiovascular system, researchers have discovered, is healthy for the auditory system, too. [ more ]


Seven Reasons to Stop Putting Off Hearing Health

While we're on the subject of breaking bad habits for the New Year, can we talk about procrastination? According to Dr. Piers Steel, a leading researcher of procrastination, putting things off is pervasive among Americans, and 95 percent of procrastinators wish to change their ways. [ more ]


Brain Training May Help Seniors Understand Better in Noisy Places

If you've started dreading the company office meeting or the family get together because it's just too difficult to understand the conversation, your hearing might benefit from a little computer training. [ more ]


Why You Should Wear Two Hearing Aids

If you are ready to confront your untreated hearing loss once and for all, you may have lots of questions about the process. One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Healthy Hearing is whether or not two hearing aids are better than one. The short answer: a resounding "yes." [ more ]


Understanding Diplacusis

Our auditory system is an amazing, complex mechanism that gathers and processes noise, then translates it into recognizable sound. At any given time, our ears are collecting a multitude of noises. [ more ]


Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: Everything You Were Afraid to Ask

Although there really aren't any stupid questions when it comes to medical matters, we realize there may be things you've always wondered about your hearing health but were afraid to ask. [ more ]


Why Aren't Hearing Aids Covered by Insurance?

Can you name a medical device that changes the lives of millions of people, but isn't generally covered by insurance?  Surprisingly, the answer is hearing aids. [ more ]


New Study Names Hearing Loss as One of Nine Risk Factors for Dementia

Managing hearing loss may be one way to help lower your risk of dementia, according to a new report by the Lancet Commissions on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care. The report identified nine age-related risk factors for developing dementia. [ more ]


Music and Better Hearing: What's the Connection?

Here's some good news for all the shower crooners and car radio rock stars out there -- in addition to reducing stress and increasing mental alertness, your hobby may also improve the way you understand conversations which take place in noisy places. [ more ]


How to Get the Most from Your Hearing Aid Batteries

Aside from the technology, the most amazing things about your new hearing aids may be the batteries that power them. Do you know how to maximize their effectiveness? [ more ]


Tinnitus: Symptom or Disease and How it’s Both

There's a noise in your ears that no one else can hear – a buzzing, ringing or whooshing sound that won't go away — and it is driving you crazy. Is it a disease you wonder? Or a symptom of something serious? And – will it ever go away? [ more ]


How to be Your Own Hearing Loss Advocate

Technology takes care of so many things for us today, it's often difficult to realize that it occasionally needs a little assistance from us to work effectively.  Hearing aids can amplify sound, but they can't teach others how to effectively communicate with you. [ more ]


New Drug Cocktail May be Future Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

You might say researchers had a "gut instinct" when they decided to explore whether a specific drug cocktail could be used to treat hearing loss. The researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear were already involved in a study of intestinal cell regeneration when they discovered a similarity between structural support cells in the cochlea and intestinal stem cells. [ more ]


How to Tell Your Parents They Need Hearing Aids

Having your parents in your life is a blessing. However, this blessing can sometimes come with having uncomfortable conversations with your parents about unpopular topics such as when it's time to get help for hearing loss. [ more ]


Hearing Loss and Women | Celebrating International Women’s Day

Even though men are twice as likely to experience hearing loss as women, its ties to chronic diseases and medical conditions can be unique for women. [ more ]


The Best Listening Skills Won’t Help Your Untreated Hearing Loss

If you're one of the millions of Americans whose sense of hearing has been damaged, your ability to listen can be profoundly affected, no matter how hard you try. [ more ]


Resolve to Support Your Spouse with Hearing Loss

If your spouse or partner has hearing loss, maybe you've realized that you could do more to help him or her cope and thrive with limited hearing. [ more ]


What To Do If You Lose a Hearing Aid

Some of us know what it feels like to lose a hearing aid, one of the most important - and expensive - devices for getting along in our daily lives. If you find yourself suddenly missing one of your hearing aids, keep a cool head and follow these tips. [ more ]


Struggling to Understand Speech? New Study Could Explain Why

The next time an older person asks you to repeat something you just said, don't be too quick to assume their hearing is failing. [ more ]


DHC News: November 2016

Get the latest in Hearing Healthcare News from the experts at Dann Hearing Center! [ more ]


New Hearing Aids? Here's What to Expect

So, after years of family and friends complaining about your hearing loss, you have finally decided to get hearing aids. That's great! Congratulations on taking a big step towards improving your relationships, career and enjoyment of life. How do you know what to expect? [ more ]


Is There a Relationship Between BPPV and Meniere's Disease?

No. Although both disorders are associated with vertigo, they are not usually related. However, it is possible to have both disorders at the same time. [ more ]


The Farmers' Market: One Stop Shopping for Healthy Hearing

Your local farmer's market is overflowing with summer's bounty. But did you know that a trip to the farmers' market can benefit your hearing? [ more ]


The Hidden Healthcare Cost Behind Untreated Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss comes with a host of negative effects. From depression and deteriorating relationships with friends and family to reported lower quality of life, hearing loss casts a wide net. [ more ]


Ten Rules for Improving Family Communication

When you're a family member coping with the hearing loss of a loved one, you may encounter frustration, the feeling of being ignored, separation from the relationship and isolation from daily family life. [ more ]


Hearing Loss Affects the Entire Family

"I cannot understand what you are saying when you speak to me from another room." The words floated up the stairs and stopped me in my tracks. [ more ]


[ << prev ] - page 1 of 2 - [ next >> ]



[ Top ] [ Back ]