Less Expensive Hearing Devices May Help Some People, Study Says

On the Horizon: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids?

A study from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, published in JAMA, suggests that over-the-counter hearing assistance devices—called personal sound amplification products (PSAP)—are nearly as effective for people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss as c...

Hearing Loss Can Hasten Brain Function Decline in Aging Adults

Increasingly, studies are showing that hearing loss is not simply an inconvenient part of the aging process. Hearing loss can have serious effects on the aging brain health. As with many health issues, early intervention may be able to prevent damage ...
Carol Bradley Bursack

Hearing Loss Addressed Early Can Help Protect Brain

Since mild hearing loss is considered part of normal aging it’s rarely treated until the loss is at a later stage. However, now that hearing loss is known to affect our risk of developing dementia, this casual approach needs to be reconsidered. A rec...
Carol Bradley Bursack

Hearing Aids Help Balance, Prevent Falls for Some Elders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over 65. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increa...
Carol Bradley Bursack

Music in Exercise Classes Can Be Hazardous to Your Hearing

Are you one of those people who likes to catch a spin class at the gym a couple of times a week? Do you pick a location right in front of the speakers so you can use the music as inspiration for your workout? And as you crank up the stationary bicycl...
Dorian Martin

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