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10 Cool Ways to Control Your Hearing Aids With the Apple Watch

By Joho345 (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Imagine being able to manipulate the volume, treble, and bass on your hearing aids as discretely and effortlessly as checking the time on your wrist. Or imagine fine-tuning your hearing aids for any listening situation without ever having to touch your hearing aids. Sound too […]

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

We all put things off, regularly talking ourselves out of complex or unpleasant activities in favor of something more enjoyable or fun. Distractions abound as we tell ourselves that we will eventually get around to whatever we’re currently trying to avoid. Sometimes, procrastination is relatively harmless. We might plan to clear out the basement, for […]

How Insects are Revolutionizing Hearing Aids

Present day hearing aids have come a long way; current models are remarkably effective and include incredible digital capabilities, such as wireless connectivity, that significantly enhance a person’s ability to hear along with their overall quality of life. But there is still room for improvement. Particularly, in some instances hearing aids have some difficulty with […]

6 Ways Your Brain Transforms Sound Into Emotion

It has long been accepted that there are strong connections among sound, music, emotion, and memory, and that our personal experiences and preferences determine the type and intensity of emotional response we have to distinct sounds. For example, research has revealed these prevalent associations between particular sounds and emotions: The sound of a thunderstorm evokes […]

6 Ways to Lose Your Hearing

The ironic part of hearing loss is that we don’t tend to begin appreciating our favorite sounds until after we’ve lost the capability to clearly hear them. We don’t pause to think about, for instance, how much we value a good conversation with a friend until we have to continually ask them to repeat themselves. […]

Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

The hearing healthcare industry has two barriers that prevent individuals from acquiring healthier hearing: The inability to detect hearing loss in the first place (because of its slow onset), and The temptation to find a quick, easy, and inexpensive remedy. Regrettably, countless people who have overcome the first barrier have been lured into the supposedly […]

The Right Way to Clean Your Ears staff. “Blausen gallery 2014”. That there is a right way to clean your ears suggests that there is a wrong way, and in fact, there is a very wrong way. The wrong way is customary, and it breaches the first rule of cleaning your ears: don’t insert foreign objects into your ear canal. That […]

The Surprising Statistics Behind Occupational Hearing Loss

It’s common to think of hearing loss as an inevitable problem associated with aging, or, more recently, as a consequence of the younger generation’s regular use of iPods. But the numbers reveal that the greater problem may be exposure to loud noise at work. In the United States, 22 million workers are subjected to potentially […]

Finding Financial Assistance for Your Hearing Aids

The adage “you get what you pay for” is certainly true of hearing aids, and while modern-day hearing aids are engineered to be more effective than ever, they’re not exactly inexpensive, either. Fortunately, modern digital hearing aids, while not cheap, ARE becoming more budget friendly, in the same way that the majority of consumer electronics […]

When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

In most cases, people are unaware that they have hearing loss. It develops so slowly that it’s usually undetectable, and on top of that, most family doctors do not regularly test for hearing loss at the yearly physical exam. Bearing in mind these two realities, it’s no surprise that most people first realize they have […]