Hearing Loss Can Contribute to Diabetes
January 15, 2021
Hearing loss is a common problem in America today, with 44 million Americans being affected by it currently. We are all aware of many of the dangers that can lead to hearing loss, such as loud noises and aging, but did you know that hearing loss is also linked to diabetes?
Children Can Benefit From Hearing Aids
December 15, 2020
As much as the thought saddens us, hearing loss can affect infants from birth. As much as 840 newborn babies are born with hearing loss every year. This makes it imperative that children have accessibility to healthcare that involves hearing health. Hearing loss affects 34 million children across the globe, and this condition can adversely impact their personal, academic, and professional development as they grow.
New Technology Can Measure Tinnitus
November 30, 2020
A technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be used to objectively measure tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, according to a new study published November 18 in the open-access journal PLoS ONE by Mehrnaz Shoushtarian of The Bionics Institute, Australia, and colleagues.
Helping Your Loved One Seek Help for Their Hearing Loss
November 16, 2020
Hearing loss is challenging not only for those who have it, but also for those who have to see their loved ones go through it on a daily basis. You may be concerned and wish to help your loved one overcome the challenges they face due to their hearing loss, and there are ways you can help them get the help they need.
Losing Your Ability to Communicate due to Hearing Loss
October 15, 2020
Hearing loss brings with it a host of problems, ranging from the physical problems such as cardiovascular disease to falling down, to mental ones such as depression and anxiety. It may also result in the loss of your ability to communicate, which is known as aphasia.
The Actual Cause of Hearing Loss
September 15, 2020
Many of us are aware of what hearing loss is and how it affects people on a daily basis. What few of us knew, until now, was what the exact physiological prerequisites are that result in hearing loss. Scientists from Harvard Medical School have recently reported in a study, that our sense of equilibrium and hearing is affected by a protein known as TMC1.
Keeping Your Ears Clean
August 17, 2020
We all find it difficult to hear sometimes because of too much earwax. However, the steps we take in order to clean our ears often makes our hearing worse. Using cotton swabs or q-tips to clean out your ears is possibly the worst solution, not to mention quite a dangerous one. You might find it hard to believe, but your ears actually have the ability to keep themselves clean!
The Battery Life of Hearing Aids
July 15, 2020
You are in the middle of a vital meeting, and suddenly you hear the dreaded notification signaling that your hearing aids have low battery! This may be annoying and catch you off guard, but with a little awareness and preparation, you may be able to avoid these awkward situations.
Hearing Loss Can be Exhausting
June 15, 2020
Have you ever found yourself feeling drained after a day, even though you have not been participating in any physically challenging activity? Do you find yourself exhausted simply after having conversations with your friends and coworkers? Do you need to strain in order to catch parts of the conversation? Hearing loss could be at the root of all your problems.
Treat Hearing Damage to Boost Cognitive Wellbeing
May 15, 2020
Hearing loss does not simply mean being unable to hear a few sounds each day. It means slowly beginning to feel excluded during family gatherings, being ridiculed behind your back, and becoming increasingly isolated as others no longer understand the sheer loneliness of being unable to hear.
Happiness Decreases due to Untreated Hearing Loss
April 15, 2020
People often take their hearing problem lightly, laughing it off as nothing serious. But nothing could be further from the truth, since hearing loss is the third most prevalent health condition in America! Recent research shows that hearing loss that goes untreated can have a detrimental effect on your overall satisfaction and happiness.
The Reactions of the Brain towards Hearing Impairment
March 16, 2020
Recent research suggests that hearing loss can actually have a physical impact on the structure of the brain. The University of Colorado recently conducted research that discovered that the auditory cortex in the brain is not devoted to hearing abilities, as was once believed.
Heal Your Relationships by Healing Your Hearing Loss
February 17, 2020
Presbycusis is the name given to hearing loss that is sustained as a result of advanced age and affects a vast number of Americans. Although hearing loss can affect anyone at any point in their lives, presbycusis can be exceptionally challenging due to several other changes that occur in one’s life as a result of aging.
Research - Reducing Hearing Loss Risk with a Healthier Diet?
January 23, 2020
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss, according to a press release from the Hospital posted on EurekAlert.
Living with Freedom despite Hearing Loss
January 15, 2020
Hearing loss is a common problem in the United States today, affecting around 44 million Americans. Given that it is the third most common health condition in America, it should not come as a surprise that you have a 50% likelihood of being afflicted with hearing loss if you are aged 75 and above.
Hearing Health Should be on Your Resolutions List
December 16, 2019
We all love waving goodbye at the year that has gone by, while looking forward to the brand new year by making new promises and resolutions. We think about ways to improve our physical health, our communication skills, and even our jobs, but seldom do we take a moment to include hearing health as part of our new year’s resolutions.
Hearing Aids can Enhance Independence for the Elderly
November 15, 2019
Many of us are looking forward to retirement after leading an active and busy life. From childhood, we pursue our academic goals. As young adults, we strive to reach our fullest potential in our respective careers.
The Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Hearing Loss
October 18, 2019
Every family touched by Alzheimer’s disease knows how much it can take over the lives of the people that have it. Knowing how many people it affects and how much an influence it has on people’s lives, many researchers have devoted years trying to better understand the disease.
ReSound tech tips for Smart 3D app and iOS 13 compatibility
October 15, 2019
The ReSound Smart 3D and Smart app platforms, and all compatible hearing aids, are now verified compatible with iOS 13.1.2. But there are still some iOS and iPhone related defects as well as changes to iOS behavior which may impact our users.
Underlying Health Conditions that Result in Hearing Loss
October 15, 2019
Hearing loss is often viewed as a natural part of aging or an effect of prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of noise. There may also be several other undiagnosed health conditions that may be causing your hearing loss. It is important to take a moment to see what other causes may result in hearing damage.
Hearing Loss May be the Culprit behind Memory Problems
September 16, 2019
We are often quick to blame our failing memory whenever we have trouble recalling things. Seldom do we stop to consider that we may not even have heard the information in the first place! A recent study from the Canadian Journal on Aging explored how the symptoms of hearing loss can often be confused as memory loss.
It is Never Too Late to Get Hearing Aids
August 15, 2019
People who pass a certain age, tend to have this mistaken belief that they might be “too old” to actually get hearing aids. In reality, there is no such thing as being too old. Conversely, you can never be too young to start using them either since some children are born with hearing loss.
Dealing with Hearing Damage at Work
July 15, 2019
Hearing loss affects around 48 million people in America, out of which 60% of the cases take place as a result of working in noisy environments. Even though working in places that have too much noise can be a challenge for even, it can be especially difficult for those with hearing loss.
The Process of Getting Hearing Aids
June 18, 2019
Hearing aids are a handy tool to help people with hearing loss get their life back on track. Several people do not get hearing aids out of the fear that they may actually worsen their hearing even further. Nothing can be further from the truth.
Enjoying Festivities despite Hearing Loss
May 15, 2019
People with hearing loss often shy away from social gatherings and events involving large crowds. Hearing loss can be an isolating and embarrassing condition and people with hearing loss often feel uncomfortable and out of place being unable to hear what is going on and constantly having to ask others to repeat themselves. Read on to see what you can do to enjoy yourself without worrying about your hearing problem.
Find Your Balance Using Hearing Instruments
April 15, 2019
In America, hearing loss affects 1 in 3 people of the elderly population (65 years and older). After 75 years of age, approximately half of the elderly people in America have some type of hearing impairment. Hearing loss that results from advanced age is known as presbycusis.
Losing Your Memory May Actually Mean You Have Hearing Loss
March 15, 2019
Several studies have demonstrated a link between hearing loss and dementia. In fact, the Canadian Journal on Aging recently published a study that explores this link, but with a twist.
Threats to Hearing Aids
February 15, 2019
Hearing loss becomes a thing of the past once you get hearing aids. With proper care and precaution, your hearing aids can help improve all aspects of your life for the rest of your days. Take good care of your hearing aids so that they can take good care of your hearing needs.
January 15, 2019
Tinnitus is a condition which causes phantom ringing and buzzing sounds in the ears. Around 45 million people in America are affected by this condition, and around 90% of them have a comorbid condition of some form of hearing damage, as per the American Tinnitus Association.
Physical Health Ailments can Result in Hearing Loss
December 17, 2018
Hearing loss is often caused by other unerlying medical conditions. Those with diabetes tend to have twice the likelihood of having some form of hearing loss, based on a report by the American Diabetes Association. Similarly, several other health conditions can also result in hearing loss.
Chemotherapy Medications that may Damage Hearing
November 15, 2018
Chemotherapy is already quite a struggle for those who are dealing with cancer. Recent research has also found that certain medications used during chemotherapy tend to cause hearing loss as a side effect. Although these medications may have helped effectively deal with cancer, it may lead to damaged hearing.
Hearing Impaired Individuals Face Negative Perceptions from Others
October 15, 2018
Hearing loss is an isolating and difficult condition to deal with. Unfortunately, hearing loss has a compounded effect of being doubly difficult due to the negative perceptions that other people have about hearing impaired individuals.
How to Enjoy the Movies or Live Theater with Hearing Loss
October 15, 2018
People with hearing loss are often nervous about going to the movies. They fear they won't be able to understand the dialogue over the booming soundtrack, so they often wait for a film's digital copy that they can watch in the privacy of their own home with the captions on.
The Ideal Age for Hearing Tests
September 17, 2018
Being able to hear is one of the most fundamental abilities we rely on to function in this world. As children, we often go through screenings to check for hearing loss starting from birth right through the early school years. As we grow older, we begin to take our hearing for granted, which could be a grave error on our part.
Nutritional Boosts for Healthy Ears
August 15, 2018
Nutrition does more than keep our body and mind fit. It can even help boost our sense of hearing and even prevent hearing damage! Here are some vital foods that can help you keep your hearing intact for all your years to come. Hearing loss is a permanent condition so it is best to preserve your hearing while it is still intact.
Treatment for Children with Hearing Loss
July 16, 2018
Hearing loss is generally associated with the elderly population, which is why children are often overlooked when it comes to hearing damage. In reality, approximately 3 children out of 1000 have either some type of loss of hearing or are born with complete deafness.
Bring Out Your Earplugs. It’s Summer Time!
June 15, 2018
People simply love the summer time. The promise of hours soaking up the sunlight, lounging around outside in the grassy lawns, and enjoying those Sunday BBQs all seem so enticing. Unfortunately, the summer fun may be hard on your ears. Read more to find out how and what you can do about it.
Traveling With Hearing Instruments
May 15, 2018
Going on a vacation is always fun and exciting, but for those with hearing loss it can also be a cause for concern. There are so many factors to consider when traveling with hearing loss, even if you wear hearing aids. Here are some recommendations that can make your next travel plan go as smoothly as possible.
Approaching Children Regarding Hearing Loss
April 16, 2018
It is commonly believed that hearing loss is a problem of the elderly population in America. This cannot be further from the truth. In America, approximately 12,000 infants are born with some form of hearing impairment every year. This is why it is important to discuss the topic of hearing loss so that they may become more aware of it in order to help themselves or other children in need.
Getting Accustomed to Hearing Instruments
March 15, 2018
Wearing hearing aids for the very first time can be an exciting yet somewhat challenging experience as you adapt to the sounds that you were unable to hear for so long. Approximately 25% of those who obtain new hearing instruments no longer use them due to their inability to adjust to the changed range of sounds. Hearing aids can really change your life for the better, and with a little time and patience, you too can enjoy wearing your new hearing aids.
Fatigue Due to Hearing Loss
February 15, 2018
People with hearing loss tend to feel exhausted due to the constant strain on their ears to focus on the limited range of sounds they are able to perceive. Doctor from the department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, reported that people encountering hearing impairment have additional strain placed upon their cognitive abilities as a result of their hearing loss.
Benefits of Hearing Aids Extend Beyond the Ears
January 15, 2018
Suffering from a hearing impairment can be an emotionally and physically challenging situation. It can have adverse effects on your mental and physical health, vocational productivity, and interpersonal relationships. Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids not only restores your hearing; it also helps you regain an active lifestyle and improve your quality of life.
Sound and Hearing
December 15, 2017
When people talk about hearing they commonly refer to the term known as “sound waves.” The creation of sound begins with the vibration of particles in the air that result in waves of sound that travel through the atmosphere and into the ears. Once the ear drum receives these sound signals, they also begin to vibrate and convert these vibrations into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain where they are interpreted as sound.
Batteries for Hearing Devices
November 15, 2017
Using hearing aids requires you to utilize hearing aid batteries that are available in various shapes and sizes, depending on your hearing aid model. You can check the manual of your hearing aid or consult your audiologist to determine the correct battery size and category for your particular hearing aids.
The World of Sounds Captured Through Echoic Memory
October 16, 2017
People often store their auditory memories through the part of the sensory memory system known as the echoic memory. This particular sensory memory keeps an internal record of the sounds you have been exposed to throughout your lifetime.
Enhancing Relationships Using Hearing Aids
September 15, 2017
We are now more aware than ever before that the key to a healthy, strong relationship lies is effective communication. Any relationship can deteriorate due to inefficient communication that can result from hearing loss.
Conversing Efficiently Despite Hearing Damage
August 15, 2017
Every relationship depends heavily on efficient communication in order to be successful, be it your romantic partner, family, friends, or children. Hearing loss can interfere with effective communication and lead to disruptions in interpersonal relationships.
Refrain From Using Cotton Swabs for Ear-Cleaning Purposes
July 14, 2017
People have used cotton swabs to clean their ears for ages, which is strange, considering the warning sign on the package that clearly states that cotton swabs should NOT be used to clean the ear canal since it may cause injury.
Genetic Hearing Impairment
June 15, 2017
Most hearing professionals concur that majority of the cases of hearing loss is a result of some type of genetic abnormality. Developmental experts believe that in developed countries, hearing loss due to genetic predisposition is the most common birth defect.
May 15, 2017
People with suspected hearing loss undergo a behavioral hearing test known as the pure tone audiometry. This test explores the steadiness and intensity of the hearing loss and is administered by a hearing care specialist. Results of the test are reported through an audiogram which depicts the pure tone threshold (PTT) of the participant.
The Workings of the Inner Ear
April 14, 2017
Your sense of hearing is basically generated from your inner ear. This part of the ear is the final part that sends sound signals to the brain to help us recognize and interpret the sounds we are hearing from our surrounding environments.
Hearing Aids Are True Value for Money
March 15, 2017
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) reveals that investing in the purchase of hearing aids can help you attain several significant returns. Investing in hearing aids can help prevent the loss of income as a result of hearing loss.
Hearing with One Ear
February 15, 2017
People are slowly beginning to realize that hearing loss does not necessarily affect both ears. At present, 60,000 people in America have a form of hearing loss known as Single Sided Deafness (SSD), which means that they suffer from a significant hearing impairment in one of their ears.
Health and Hearing
January 15, 2017
Hearing loss is a common problem that affects several million people each year. Any form of hearing loss not only impacts your sense of hearing but also your general health. Hearing loss can be a very isolating experience.
ReSound Featured on The Dr. Oz Show
January 10, 2017
As some of you may have seen on social media, ReSound had the opportunity to discuss Smart Hearing™ with Dr. Oz at CES 2017 this past weekend. The segment aired on Tuesday’s Dr. Oz Show, included as part of his summary of the most innovative health care technologies at this year's CES.
Hearing Aids Enhance Your Life
December 15, 2016
Effective treatment for hearing loss can help improve the level of communication within personal and professional relationships. Hearing aids can also help you maximize your hearing experience, thereby improving the intimacy of personal relationships, increasing social interaction, and enhancing emotional well-being.
Smart Hearing – Designed for conversation
December 05, 2016
The most essential aspect of a hearing aid is its ability to help you hear better. ReSound considers those the audiological (or hearing science) features. At ReSound, they work hard to create features that work just like your first and best hearing device - your ear. That's why they developed Binaural Directionality II – a feature unique to ReSound Smart Hearing. It allows wearers to hear the sounds around them and to focus on what they want to hear – even in noisy environments.
Signs of Hearing Loss
November 15, 2016
People view hearing loss as a problem faced primarily by the elderly. However, the decline in hearing capacity occurs long before old age since it is a gradual process, thus it may be likely that you may experience hearing loss for years before you start to notice it.
Significant Developments in Hearing Devices
October 14, 2016
People are often quick to show off their latest electronic gadget, but are often wary of talking about their hearing aids out of embarrassment. Although there are major advantages of wearing hearing devices, people are still reluctant to display them to their friends and family.
Communicate with friends and loved ones living with hearing loss
September 15, 2016
Not sure how to best communicate with friends and loved ones living with hearing loss? Check out these simple tips.
Wearing Hearing Devices Properly
August 15, 2016
Getting new hearing instruments can require you to be a bit patient so that you can grow accustomed to your new hearing world. Over time, hearing loss eliminates several sounds which suddenly reappear as a result of wearing hearing aids, thus these sounds can take some time to get used to.