Comments Off on What to Do If Your Hearing Aid Starts Whistling

Whistling is an unpleasant noise in many contexts, but your hearing aid whistling might be a sign that something is wrong. Multiple things can cause hearing aids to whistle, but all of them are solvable.

Many people cringe when they hear unpleasant noises, whether it’s the screech of a chair or a loud noise in a song. For those with hearing loss, a sudden, abrupt whistling sound in your hearing aid can be caused by a number of things, including mundane actions ...

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Comments Off on Breaking the Stigma Behind Hearing Loss

There is a huge discrepancy in people who have hearing impairments and those that use hearing aid devices. Make sure to keep informed about your hearing.

Hearing allows us to connect to our world, communicate with our loved ones, thrive at work, succeed in school, and participate in our communities. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to hear well.

In Canada and the US, hearing loss affects over 48 million people...

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Comments Off on The link between migraines and hearing loss

Having an annual hearing evaluation is a good idea no matter how well you are hearing, but if you suffer from migraine headaches it may be even smarter to keep close tabs on your hearing health. Studies show that those who suffer from migraine headaches have an increased risk of developing hearing loss than those who do not. Other studies indicate migraine sufferers are also twice as likely to suffer from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL).

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Comments Off on Nursing homes and hearing aids: What you need to know

Having a loved one in a nursing home brings a variety of concerns. Are their needs being tended to? Are they eating well? Are they safe? Certainly you want the best care and quality of life for those you love. Unfortunately, urgent needs such as hygiene and medical care mean that hearing care is not treated as a pressing concern and is often put on the back burner. But being in a nursing home is not an easy transition for anyone; add hearing loss into the mix and...

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Comments Off on Oral health and hearing loss

Healthy teeth make for an attractive smile, but did you know a healthy mouth may also protect your hearing? While it might be difficult to understand how good oral health can prevent hearing loss, think of it this way: harmful bacteria that develops in your mouth as a result of bad oral health can enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation and narrowing of arteries and blood vessels – including those essential for hearing health in your ears and brain.

To ...

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Comments Off on 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. At least that’s the finding from a new study by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary researchers, which suggests speech-in-noise intelligibility can be improved in some cases by playing specially designed computer games...

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Comments Off on Hearing loss and heart health

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.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, killing nearly 610,000 people every year in the United States...

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Comments Off on Can a combination of a drug and a hearing implant improve the treatment of hearing loss?

French Biotech will work with the World’s Leader in Hearing Implants.
Sensorion and Cochlear will explore if a combination of a drug and a hearing implant can improve the treatment of hearing loss.

Based in the French city of Montpellier, Sensorion specializes in the development of treatments for inner ear disorders such as vertigo and hearing loss. The company’s technology received major recognition today with the announcement that Cochlear, the world’s leader...

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Comments Off on Negative stigma is concern for people with hearing loss

Stigma has been defined as “the possession of, or belief that one possesses, some attribute or characteristic that conveys a social identity that is devalued in a particular social context.”

For many older people that stigma, or diminishing of perceived value, comes in the form of hearing loss. And unfortunately, stigma is also a major impediment to seeking treatment...

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Comments Off on October – National Audiology Month

As audiologists, we are constantly reminded of how hearing loss can negatively affect communication between individuals and their connections to society. The work we do and the services we provide are essential to helping those who may feel isolated at home, behind in school or are suffering in silence – Canadian Academy of Audiology

Audiologists are trained to evaluate and identify disorders of the auditory and vestibular systems...

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