Is Getting a Hearing Aid Worth the Cost?

Are you letting the cost of hearing aids hold you back? Perhaps you are not seeing the big picture then. The right hearing product opens up the world to you and lowers your risk of some complex medical problems at the same time. Consider what advantages come with hearing aids, so you can make an educated decision about whether they are worth …

Can You Hear Me Now?

If you have hearing loss, you are not alone. According to recent survey estimates, about 10 percent of people in the United States have difficulty hearing. Most of these people – about 65 percent – are under the age of 65. While you cannot reverse hearing loss, you do not have to suffer in a world with muted sounds and missed conversations. …

4 Things to Consider When Reading a Hearing Aid Review

If you are like 61 percent of all consumers, you read online reviews before you purchase a product. If you are in the market for your first hearing aid or a replacement, you will probably read at least one hearing aid review before you make your purchase. You can learn all sorts of information from reading reviews, such as price, durability and customer satisfaction. …

History of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have had a long history. In 1588, Giovanni Battista Porta was the first to mention hearing aids in his book Natural Magick, in which he describes wooden hearing aids carved to look like ears belonging to animals with superior hearing. During the 17th and 18th century, hearing aid “trumpets” that were funnel- or tubular-shaped, wide at one end and narrow at the …

4 Signs that You Should Invest in Hearing Protection

Are the things you do every day hurting your ears? Noise-induced hearing loss means the sensitive components of the inner ear are suffering irrevocable damage from exposure to sound. The noise you hear is actually a wavelike vibration that your brain transforms into sound. High-intensity noise has the potential to damage the sensory cells that send these vibrations to the brain.   …

Why We Love Hearing Aids (And You Should Too!)

We love hearing aids – and you should too – because of the way hearing aids improve the quality of life for those with minor to severe hearing loss. Eight out of ten hearing aid users said they were satisfied with the changes in their lives brought about by hearing aid use in a survey conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). …

How to Have “The Talk” With Your Parents: Talking About Hearing Loss

It’s hard to watch the aging process affect the ones you love. By age 65, one in three people suffers from hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. This can be a source of pain, frustration, and embarrassment for older individuals. Thus, it is important to be sensitive and aware when having “the talk” with your loved …

7 Common Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the third most common physical problem in this country. The idea that everyone with hearing loss knows that they have hearing loss is just one in many myths that accompany this ailment. Since many people lose their hearing gradually, they may not realize the problem exists. Putting the misconceptions to rest improves hearing awareness and may tell you something …

Preventing Hearing Loss

Not all conditions that affect hearing are preventable, but a little protection goes a long way to reducing your risk of losing your hearing. With over 15 percent of the adult population in the US reporting some degree of hearing loss, taking precautions just makes sense. Your hearing is a precious commodity and you should seriously consider making an investment to keep …