Life can be hectic and overwhelming which can make you feel exhausted. But it shouldn’t happen on a regular basis. If you feel tired often at the end of the day and your medical checkup comes back clean, you might consider making an appointment with a hearing health professional. It’s possible you’re suffering from listening… Continue reading Sick and Tired of Listening?
While MythBusters likely won’t be getting involved with this one, hearing health professionals are able to lay to rest some questions about myth vs. fact for their audience of people needing hearing aids Myth: Hearing loss is something that happens to older people. Fact: Approximately one out of every five people over the age of… Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids
With the help of small, freshwater zebrafish, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently discovered that the otoferlin protein in congenitally deaf people has a mutation that causes profound deafness. They’ve also uncovered proof that this protein alters the growth and wiring of neurons that are vitally important to the central nervous system. The… Continue reading Can Zebrafish Research Help Rewire the Brain of the Congenitally Deaf?
According to a pioneering study conducted by the Oregon State University College of Science, small freshwater zebrafish have highlighted how the brain of humans who are congenitally deaf will rewire itself and affect how they learn. This is the first step in analyzing congenital deafness further than just the sensory hair cells inside the ear.… Continue reading How Zebrafish are Explaining How Brain Rewiring Occurs in the Profoundly Congenitally Deaf
Childhood can be a magical time of learning and growing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Think back to being a child. Playing with friends, going to school, all the things that you did. The feelings you felt. Now imagine for a minute that you had hearing loss as a child. How would that… Continue reading Could Hearing Loss Increase Delinquency?
Although the purpose they serve may seem similar, hearing amplifiers and hearing aids are two different devices. Yes, both can improve one’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids have a design tailored for people with hearing impairments and hearing amplifiers do not. The media tempts us to purchase hearing amplifiers while overlooking key differences that… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?
We all have responsibilities throughout our day that may leave us needing a nap by 5pm. Whether at work, running errands, or participating in social activities, life can be exhausting. But for those with hearing loss, day to day activities can be even more tiring than they would be for those with healthy hearing. This… Continue reading What is Listening Fatigue? (And How To Overcome It!)
Just as taxes are inevitable, so is aging. And unfortunately, many health conditions become more and more common as you age. One issue that is widespread among older adults is falling. While several underlying health conditions can contribute to a greater likelihood of falling, the most common prevalent are problems with walking and balance. In… Continue reading Protecting Yourself From Falls
These days there are so many choices when it comes to hearing better with hearing loss. These devices can help to improve the quality of sound and hearing, and if you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be considering your options and what would work best for you. For the millions of Americans living… Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Hearing Amplifier and a Hearing Aid?
Hearing loss is more common than you may think, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who could benefit from using hearing aids opts to use them. Experts estimate that approximately 15% of Americans (almost 40 million of them) over the age of 18 have trouble hearing. Of those, almost 30 million could benefit from using… Continue reading 5 Hearing Aid Myths That Could Be Hurting Your Hearing