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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 ]

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 ]

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