Audiology & Hearing Technology Blog

Tinnitus

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus

If you have been experiencing a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears that seems to be coming from inside your head you are probably dealing with tinnitus. This excess sound has no external source and may not seem like a big deal, but people who live with tinnitus know how frustrating this condition can be. This is no small problem, with an estimated 15% or over 50 million Americans living with tinnitus. Approximately 20 million people struggle with chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. If you are hoping to find methods to deal with this

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Hearing Aids

Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

If you have had your hearing tested recently and the results have revealed that a hearing loss is present, it may take a moment to come to terms with this reality. While hearing loss commonly cannot be reversed hearing aids offer an option towards a brighter future for your hearing health. Even if you have been diagnosed with hearing loss in only one ear, it is important to wear two hearing aids. While one ears hearing loss might be more acute, often the other ear is not far behind. In fact, it is very rare to suffer from hearing loss

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Hearing Health

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Hearing aid technology has advanced significantly in the past few decades. The hearing aids you may remember your grandparents wearing were cumbersome devices that squealed and screeched, unable to adapt to changing environments. With the introduction of artificial technology your hearing aids have advanced far past a level we could have ever imagined when we were kids. When you start to think about artificial intelligence, it is easy to reminisce back to your favorite sci-fi story. There are countless tales concerning robots with AI who develop their own consciousness for the good or detriment of humans. However, AI is not

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Communication

Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

Have you ever wondered if there’s a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline? Those with hearing loss often suffer more rapid cognitive decline, and struggle to focus on tasks or remember details. Some small cognitive declines are a normal part of aging, as cells in the brain are damaged over the course of a long life. We’ve all had moments of searching for the house keys or wondering if we forgot to turn off the phone. While some forgetfulness is normal, rapid cognitive decline isn’t. One recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids can mitigate this

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