For children with hearing loss, early identification and intervention are essential to improving their communication and academic outcomes. Thanks to the development and implementation of universal newborn hearing screening, more children than ever before are having their hearing loss identified early. This allows hearing care professionals to provide intervention and support at an earlier stage… Continue reading Fostering family engagement is crucial in the success of children with hearing loss
A transition is occurring right now—right in your audiologist’s office. Now is an exciting time to be an audiologist, and it’s an excellent time to be a patient of a skilled audiologist. Audiologists are trained and licensed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing loss and balance disorders. In the past, audiologists typically provided only the… Continue reading Audiologists’ New Holistic Approaches to Managing Hearing Loss
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
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
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
Imagine living every day and night with a constant uncontrollable, unavoidable ringing in your ears. Tinnitus, defined as a “nonspecific symptom of a hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, or other noises in the ear,” affects 10% of the population, according to researchers at the Oregon Hearing Research Center at… Continue reading The Effect Of Antidepressants On Tinnitus
After years of being in denial regarding your hearing loss, you finally faced the reality that you need to see a hearing specialist. You make an appointment with your local provider for a hearing evaluation. The visit confirms your suspicion that you are in desperate need of a hearing aid. This news really doesn’t shock… Continue reading PSAPs vs. Hearing Aids – Is the Cheaper Option Better?
These days the itsy bitsy spider is doing more than just climbing the waterspout. It’s inspiring researchers, and it may be spinning the future of directional microphone technology for hearing aids. With millions of Americans now affected by hearing loss and tinnitus, scientists and hearing aid companies are making it a top priority to… Continue reading Could Spiders Make Your Hearing Aid More Effective?
Knowing the ins and outs of your health care plan is the first step to figuring out the right hearing loss treatment option for you. Coverage varies widely from plan to plan and from state to state. Unfortunately, hearing aid coverage is lacking, and improvement may require new federal laws. Until then, here are some… Continue reading Offsetting The Cost Of Hearing Aids
There really is something special about the first day of a new year. It holds potential and possibilities for the next 365 days and it is a wonderful time to embark on a plan to transform your habits. Improving one’s health is one of the most popular resolutions in a new year, but focusing on… Continue reading Seven Hearing Resolutions for 2018