Protecting Premature Babies From Hearing Loss

Most babies have perfect hearing at birth. However, roughly 2 to 3 in every 1,000 babies in the United States are born with a hearing loss. This percentage is higher for premature births. These numbers make a hearing loss the most common congenital disability. When you consider that children rely on their hearing to learn… Continue reading Protecting Premature Babies From Hearing Loss

Hearing Aid FAQs

The hearing aids of today are nothing like those of yesteryear, but not everyone knows this. Stigmas revolve relentlessly around hearing aid use, causing millions of Americans who would benefit from their application to avoid even considering one. What if we could help dispell some of the misperceptions out there about hearing aids? How many… Continue reading Hearing Aid FAQs

Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss

It’s hard to argue the fact that today’s world is noisier than ever before. Traffic, construction, airplanes and crowds all contribute to the growing decibel level of daily life. Could this be a contributing factor to the increasing number of people diagnosed with hearing loss? Noise warnings Several decades ago, experts recognized the need to… Continue reading Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss: Not Just A Problem For The Elderly

Contrary to popular belief, hearing loss isn’t just an issue that plagues the senior folk in our population. While hearing loss is certainly quite prevalent among older adults, it is also a fairly common issue among young adults, people in middle-age, and even children. Here’s what you need to know: The Numbers As most of… Continue reading Hearing Loss: Not Just A Problem For The Elderly

Wearing Headphones While Using Hearing Aids – What You Need To Know

Headphones are great. These devices are immersive; they exclude outside ambient noises and let you hear the fine details. A few other features include better sound quality, a snug fit, and they even keep your ears warm! However, if you wear hearing aids those fantastic headphones may be a nuisance. Problems involving fit, feedback, and… Continue reading Wearing Headphones While Using Hearing Aids – What You Need To Know

The Important Function of the Endolymphatic Sac

New Understanding of the Endolymphatic Sac

In studying the structure of the inner ear, either in high school or college anatomy class, you may have become familiar with the details: the cochlea, the inner ear canals, the auditory nerve, etc. But one small, but newfound important detail never mentioned before but always present is the endolymphatic sac. Unknown Function Of The… Continue reading The Important Function of the Endolymphatic Sac

Solving The Restaurant Dilemma With Modern Design

Modern Design and the Restaurant Dilemma

Let’s face it; restaurants are loud! There is a good chance that the last time you ordered your favorite burger and fries you probably raised your voice a time or two as well. Excessive noise levels in restaurants is a primary concern for owners, patrons, and employees. The noise is drawing the attention of nationally… Continue reading Solving The Restaurant Dilemma With Modern Design

AirPods As Hearing Devices

Apple AirPods are the lightweight wireless headphones that provide wireless connection, easy pairing with Apple devices, and good call quality. The devices also include a compact case that charges the AirPods. Can they also function as a useful listening tool or possibly replace hearing aids? Apple intends to support AirPods as a listening tool. An… Continue reading AirPods As Hearing Devices

A Healthy Diet For Healthy Hearing

It is no secret that the foods you eat significantly impact your overall health. A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and lean protein goes a long way toward helping you stay active and healthy. Did you know the same applies to your hearing?  A recent study connects healthy eating with a… Continue reading A Healthy Diet For Healthy Hearing

Vertigo and its Impact On Your Health

If you’ve ever experienced vertigo, you know that it’s one sensation you’ll never want to feel again, especially on a regular basis. Vertigo can be quite disorienting — and if persistent, severely interrupt one’s everyday function, causing considerable quality of life issues. What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is most often associated with the feeling many of… Continue reading Vertigo and its Impact On Your Health