Category: hearing-noise

Hearing-Loss Hazards

There’s a good reason to get a hearing check if you have concerns. In a study by the University of California, Irvine and Harvard Medical School, people with a lot of trouble hearing had nearly twice the odds of an...

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Less Costly Hearing Help

Prescription hearing aids can be expensive, averaging roughly $2,400 each, which consumers often pay out of pocket. Over-the-counter options, such as personal sound amplification products (PSAPs), range from about $10 to about...

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Hearing Aid Success Strategy

Have a new hearing aid? Consider starting slowly. About half of the 15 adults in a recent study who gradually increased their use time ultimately felt more satisfied with their hearing aids and used them more often. They went...

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Can OTC Devices Help?

Personal sound amplification products turn up the volume on soft voices and other sounds. Sold over the counter, they cost $10 to $600. (ln-ear and behind-the-ear) PSAPs aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration...

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Hear, Hear

Seafood may lower the risk of hearing loss, possibly because it helps preserve blood flow to the inner ear. Researchers followed more than 65,000 women in the Nurses Health Study ll for 18 years. Those who reported consuming...

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What Causes Hearing Loss

Most cases of hearing loss in adults stem from damage to the inner ear, where tiny hair cells turn sound vibrations into impulses that nerve cells then carry to the brain. The most common causes of that damage are aging and...

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Now Hear This…

Too much waist or weight and too little exwercise may lead to hearing loss. Researchers tracked roughly 68,000 female nurses who were 25 to 42 when they entered thre study in 1989. In 2009, the risk of hearing loss was 11...

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Identifying Hearing Loss

Tests are only functional if hearing loss is identified and people take steps to confirm diagnosis. Often it is up to parents, spouses and caregivers to recognize the signs of hearing loss and suggest testing. Some signs of...

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Identifying Hearing Loss

Tests are only functional if hearing loss is identified and people take steps to confirm diagnosis. Often it is up to parents, spouses and caregivers to recognize the signs of hearing loss and suggest testing. Some signs of...

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