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Does Hearing Loss Contribute to Dementia?

There are three main theories for how hearing loss may contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. Cognitive Load – Because the brain is constantly coping with degraded sounds because its resources are dedicated to processing those sounds, this impairs its other processes such as memory and thinking. Brain Atrophy – […]

Thanks to I-Phone Headphones, There May Be Less Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Have you noticed that more people are wearing wireless electronic devices in, or on, their ears? We can thank Apple for designing its latest iPhones without headphone jacks. This significant development may have a significant effect on lessening the stigma behind wearing hearing aids.  Let’s hope that the stigma of wearing hearing aids […]

How to Change the Battery on Your Behind The Ear (BTE) Hearing Aid

Depending on the hearing aid style and how long you wear them, hearing aid batteries can last anywhere from several days to a few weeks. As a device owner, it is important to know how to change your batteries. Most hearing aids are color coded. Red for the right ear and […]

What’s Involved In A Hearing Test

If you suspect you have hearing loss, perhaps you are wondering what you can do about it. Hearing tests can determine not only if you have hearing loss but also its severity. A hearing test will help define the type of hearing loss you are experiencing and the best way […]

Diabetes & Hearing Loss: What’s The Deal?

One of every five Americans has hearing loss, and it is twice as common among people living with diabetes. Much like age-related hearing loss, diabetes-related hearing takes a toll on higher-frequency hearing. Also, people with diabetes can have a harder time hearing speech in noisy environments such as restaurants and parties. […]