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Flying Tips For Your Ears

Leaving on a jet plane can be stressful. Not just emotionally — the old John Denver song captured that — but physically too. And your ears are on the frontline. Ears can actually be damaged by changes in air pressure that flying entails. This is known as barotrauma, which is usually a result of the […]

How to Survive Black Friday With Hearing Loss

For some, Black Friday is a day of excitement. For others, it’s an enigmatic event to be avoided at all costs. If you’re one of the former and have hearing issues — or maybe even if you don’t — there are some steps you want to take before venturing out into the stampede of Christmas […]

Sobering Research On Hearing Loss and Dementia

Although the specific reasons are not yet clear, what is observable is that there is a link of some kind between untreated hearing loss and the onset of dementia. Several long-term studies — including two prominent ones affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine — have been carried out over the last decade. They have tracked the […]

Have Some Summer Fun, But Think Ahead

Summer is full of fun. And one of the great things that happen in the summer is music festivals. But … festivals can be loud. Some precautions should be taken to ensure the fun doesn’t leave a mark on your hearing. And this isn’t an “oldies” show phenomena. A quarter of U.S. adults between the […]

A Hearing Aid Is an Investment, Treat It That Way

For as sophisticated as they are, hearing aids are also extremely rugged. And they require very little regular maintenance other than new batteries or overnight charges. But getting into the habit of cleaning and maintaining your hearing aid will keep them operating at peak levels and extend their life. The inside of a human ear […]

Signia Releases Groundbreaking Nx Line with OVP™

Signia has recently released the Nx line of hearing aids. They feature state-of-the-art computer processing power and full connectivity, putting them on the leading edge of hearing aid technology. One of the most profound new features is the OVP™ (Own Voice Processing) system. The Nx line has an entirely separate processing unit to handle the […]

What is Tinnitus?

It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults have experienced “tinnitus” during the past 12 months. These people experience ringing in one or both of their ears when there is no external sound present. Tinnitus is not a disease. It is a symptom of a problem in the auditory system. It most often occurs […]

Icons of the Baby Boom Generation Deal with Hearing Loss

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.) is a nonprofit “… dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of noise exposure that can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.” It’s a formal organization dealing with one of the facts of the aging baby boomer generation, namely that years of loud amplified music takes a […]

That’s a Computer Behind Your Ear

Smart hearing aids are part of the much larger and ever-evolving world of smart products. These include everything from Tesla cars to Medtronic’s Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) device to the Petcube Camera. These products are distinct not only because of their ability to connect with other devices and exchange data, but also to upload internal […]

Time to Think About Hearing Aids?

When do you need a hearing aid? Well, obviously, when you can’t hear. But things are never quite that simple. There are some situations — the buildup of earwax, a perforated eardrum, an infection of the inner ear, or other medical conditions — that can result in hearing loss. These may or may not be […]