Hearing devices are in the midst of a huge change to their delivery model. New, self-programmable options have appeal, but shouldn’t be considered a replacement for the expertise of an audiologist.
Research links hearing loss with an increased risk of dementia. Though you may not be able to avoid dementia as you age, lifestyle changes may help delay cognitive decline.
Rock concerts, woodworking sessions and constructions sites have something in common: They can cause premature hearing loss. Find out when and how you should protect your ears.
Do you think you’re experiencing hearing loss? Find out what happens at a hearing test, plus what to consider with available styles and types if you do need a hearing aid.
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Do you struggle to hear when others are speaking? A hearing aid could be what you need to get you back in the conversation. See signs you might need one, and learn about available styles.
You’ve all heard it before: Never put anything, especially a cotton swab, in your ears. Yet people still do it sometimes in an effort to keep their ears clean. Experts say that cotton swabs in the ears can cause disastrous results. Learn more.
Hearing loss can lead to social isolation and affect your quality of life. Find out when you should seek help, especially when hearing problems are a sign of other, potentially more serious problems.
Hearing and vision loss are common as we age, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact. A doctor discusses sensory decline and aging.
If you have a certain kind of hearing loss for which hearing aids provide limited benefit, a new solution may improve your ability to hear and understand. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first implantable device for people who have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds, but can hear low-frequency sounds with or without a hearing aid. … Read More
Cotton swabs. Baby oil. Ear candles. There are plenty of home remedies for ear wax. But do you know what’s best for your ears? Our ear expert, neurotologist Erika Woodson, MD, FACS offers her do’s and don’ts for safely dealing with earwax buildup.