What’s the Problem?

What’s the Problem?

According to a recent report from the CDC, nearly 10 percent of millennials (those born between approximately 1976 and 2004) have some degree of hearing loss. The primary cause of this hearing damage is loud noise. While previous generations were mostly exposed to...
Behind the Ear styles – The Wind at Your Back

Behind the Ear styles – The Wind at Your Back

The good news is that technology makes it possible to suppress these sounds, thereby making BTE hearing instruments more enjoyable to wear outdoors. This “wind noise reduction” is made possible by the development of smaller and more efficient computer chips, which...
Is Hearing Loss an Inevitable Part of Aging?

Is Hearing Loss an Inevitable Part of Aging?

Hearing loss among the elders in certain primitive tribes is nearly nonexistent because their ears have not been continuously exposed to loud noise. As a result, the health of the “hair cells” of their inner ears (which convert sound waves into nerve signals sent to...
Battery Matters – Getting a Real Charge

Battery Matters – Getting a Real Charge

Whether you use a cell phone or wear a hearing instrument, you want to get the most life out of the batteries that make them work. With this in mind, take care to store them in a cool, dry place. While overheating can lead to loss of energy, leaking, and rupture,...
HRT May Pose Hearing Risk

HRT May Pose Hearing Risk

Men between ages 20 and 69 years have twice the risk of speech-frequency hearing loss as women do. In women affected by hearing loss, their lessened hearing ability appears to be more prevalent after menopause. With this in mind, many believe that female hormones...