Audiology & Hearing Technology Blog

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus
Tinnitus

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus

Tinnitus is not just a simple ringing of the ears for some people. It can be a symptom of a more serious disease. With tinnitus, you hear a ringing, a buzzing or a humming sound when there is no noise present. It is not a typical hearing problem and is often considered neurological, or is a symptom caused by a disease such as high blood pressure or other medical conditions. Nearly 50 million Americans experienced the problem, so it is a condition that is not imaginary and should be addressed. For some people, the condition is so severe that it

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Hearing Aids Support Your Active Lifestyle
Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids Support Your Active Lifestyle

If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss but are afraid of what that may mean for your active lifestyle, there are new advances in hearing aid technology that could be right for you. Along with Bluetooth wireless technology, some hearing aids are manufactured more durably and some are even water resistant. Hearing loss may be a normal part of aging, but it does not mean you should stop being social. It is important to maintain your quality of life while becoming familiar with your new hearing aids. Hearing aid users also report that their quality of life has improved

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Millennials and Hearing Loss
Lifestyle

Millennials and Hearing Loss

A common misconception is that hearing loss is only a condition that old people suffer from. However, hearing healthcare professionals are seeing an unsettling pattern of hearing loss affecting young people ages 20 to 69. True, advanced age is factor in hearing loss, but damage to the hearing ability due to every day noise is a growing problem with younger Americans, sometimes as young as 12 years old. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that approximately 40 million people in the United States, ages 20 to 69, suffer from hearing loss due to everyday

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Every September marks the international effort World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that people can have, and the disease affects millions of people all across the world. The disease most frequently affects older people: the National Institute on Aging writes that the “number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65…About one-third of all people age 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s disease.” Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease While it is commonly understood that older people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, and are perhaps more impacted by a range of issues

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