If you wear hearing aids or are considering making that purchase soon, be sure to ask your hearing care provider about telecoil technology. These small copper coils have come standard in most hearing aid devices for nearly 50 years and, when used in tandem with a hearing loop, can dramatically enhance your listening experience in public places by piping sound directly to the hearing device.
When most people think of shingles, they envision a painful and itchy body rash, yet the shingles virus also can affect hearing and balance, and in some cases, lead to hearing loss.
Hearing loss may be more than a nuisance as you age, with new research suggesting it is linked to dementia risk. Folks who struggle to hear were 61% more likely to develop dementia later in life, but those who had hearing aids had a 32% lower risk than those who didn't.
When it comes to hearing loss, there are three main types: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. Sensorineural is the far more common type of hearing loss, affecting roughly 9 out of 10 people with hearing loss.
Oh, if only getting a hearing aid was as easy as slipping it in your ear and stepping out of the audiologist’s office. Typically, there’s a few more steps involved: Your hearing care provider will want to confirm you understand how to use your new hearing aids, and that they’re properly calibrated and programmed for your needs.