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Addressing hearing loss is one of the best things you can do to improve your quality of life and keep up a youthful pace. In a large study, eight out of 10 respondents who are hearing aid users say they’re satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives due to their hearing aids. In another longitudinal study which

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When your very favorite singer or band comes to town (think Rolling Stones, for me), why not bring your kids? Noise-reducing junior earmuffs will keep children’s hearing safe. At a recent gig at Madison Square Garden the singer Adele complimented a 5-year-old boy in the audience because the boy wore earmuffs. Then she told members of the audience how import

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They are open and understanding. They have chosen to acknowledge and accept it their hearing handicap. By doing this, they’re able to improve their communication, relationships, and overall health . They are determined people. They are people who know when to ask for help. Family and friends are important to them. By treating their hearing loss, hearing aid wearers are

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[From the article “Brain Plasticity Compensates for Damaged Auditory Nerve Fibers,” by Daniel B. Polley, PhD, director of the Amelia Peabody Neural Plasticity Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and an associate professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, published a December 2015 online edition of Neuron , and in the February 2016 edition of The Hearing Review. ] A

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Older adults with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal. This is what a team of hearing experts led by Frank Lin MD, PhD at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found in their study of 1,984 men and women between the ages of 75 and 84.  The name

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A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto reveals that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both. Alison Chasteen, PhD, was the lead author of the study article, published in a December 2015 edition of Psychology and Aging, which explained how

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If you use a hearing aid, there are several things to consider when choosing a cell phone. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires all cell phones to be hearing aid compatible, some devices are better suited for hearing aids than others [1] . For the clearest signal, you want to find a phone that has the least interference. While

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There are more than 5 million registered motorcycle owners in the United States. According to a recent US DOT study, noise from motorcycles regularly registers between 70 and 128 Dba, which is enough to cause permanent hearing damage. When throttled up, the sound can be sustained near the upper range. For unhelmeted motorcyclists, wind rushing past your ears while riding

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Smith, who lost some hearing in 1989 after a too-loud Bruce Springsteen concert, reluctantly tried hearing aids 18 years ago. She credits the devices and her audiologist with changing her life. "I was surprised at how much energy I used just trying to hear," said Smith, 63, a therapist. "The biggest challenge was getting used to wearing them at first

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Adults with hearing loss show better performance on balance testing when wearing hearing aids (as compared to performance when unaided.) If you said true, you’re right! This information is from an article in the magazine Laryngoscope 2015 Mar, The effect of hearing aids on postural stability. Rumalla et al;125(3):720-3. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS of the study: In the United States, falls are the

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