Entries by Ally Nagle

Your Hearing Isn’t an Island

There’s a tendency in this era of specialization to see the functions of the body as operating in isolation. Maybe even more so hearing loss, since it is treated with very specialized and high-tech devices like hearing aids. But recent studies make it pretty clear that overall physical health is good for your hearing — […]

The Evolution of the Hearing Aid

Today’s hearing aids are marvels of modern design. And proof positive of an aspect of Moore’s law, which states that computer-based machines will become smaller and faster as transistors continue to become more efficient. But the hearing aid goes back a long ways. Hearing “trumpets” date back to at least the 16th century — wide […]

For the Sake of the Brain, Treat Hearing Loss

There are troubling new studies that, if nothing else, emphasize the need to take hearing health seriously. The necessity of making regular hearing checkups and related treatment a priority is clearer and clearer. What studies are showing is a strong correlation between hearing loss — especially untreated hearing loss — and the decline of cognitive […]

Studies Show the Link Between a Good Diet and Hearing Health

There are a number of well-known ways to protect one’s hearing, including wearing ear protection and not turning up the volume. But one overlooked precaution — as is the case with so much in life — is to ensure that you’re eating a proper diet. There are now a number of formal studies that have […]

Allergies and Your Hearing

So, it may not seem a natural connection, but your allergies and your hearing aren’t totally unrelated. The fact is, though we usually take it for granted, our hearing requires an incredibly complicated system to function at a very high level — day in and day out. And yes, allergies can throw sand in the […]