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1 Feb, 2024

Relief for Tinnitus

By |February 1st, 2024|Hearing Loss, New hearing technology, News Coverage, Tinnitus|

Did you know over 740 million people globally grapple with tinnitus? That's nearly 1 in 10, struggling with a condition that often feels invisible and isolating. Traditional sound therapy has provided some relief, but for many, it hasn't been enough. That's where Lenire steps in. Good Morning America recently dove into this exciting technology, offering [...]

13 Oct, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: An Ear Doctor and Audiologist’s Perspective

By |October 13th, 2022|audiologist, audiology, Ear Conditions, ear health, headphones and hearing aids, hearing accessories, hearing aid, hearing aid fittings, Hearing Aids, hearing exam, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, New hearing technology, News Coverage, public health, Research & Publications|

As of 2021, about 28.8 million U.S. adults could benefit from hearing aids. Only about a third of them use hearing aids.  The number of hearing loss diagnoses rises yearly at increasingly younger ages. Studies show that untreated hearing loss heightens the risk of dementia, social isolation, tinnitus, memory impairment, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. Like [...]

9 Jul, 2019

New study shows that hand dryers in public restrooms can harm children’s hearing

By |July 9th, 2019|children hearing health, Ear Conditions, ear health, hearing health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Inner ear, News Coverage, Research & Publications, sensorineural hearing loss|

Hand dryers are ubiquitous in public restrooms, but according to research recently published in the Canadian journal Paediatrics & Child Health, the noise they make may be harmful to children's ears. And the study's author can speak from personal experience. "Sometimes after using hand dryers my ears would start ringing," 13-year-old Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, told [...]

22 Jul, 2018

Top 4 Exercises for Healthy Hearing

By |July 22nd, 2018|children hearing health, ear health, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips, Inner ear, News Coverage, Research & Publications, Uncategorized|

Exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy, build stamina, endurance and lose weight but did you know that it can also be beneficial to your hearing?  You may wonder how much exercise is necessary to improve your hearing and ear function and what types of exercise is most beneficial?  Well are here are four [...]

9 May, 2018

Researchers Develop a Novel Drug-Delivery Method to Repair Cells in the Inner Ear

By |May 9th, 2018|Cochlear, Ear Conditions, Hearing Loss, Hearing Treatments, Inner ear, Medical Science, News Coverage, Research & Publications|

Researchers have developed a new approach to be able to repair cells deep inside the ear. The study, conducted by scientists at University of Southern California (USC) and Harvard University, demonstrates a novel way for a future drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the ear. “What’s new here is we figured [...]

16 Jan, 2018

What you eat could protect your hearing!

By |January 16th, 2018|Ear Conditions, ear health, Hearing Loss, Helpful Tips, News Coverage, Research & Publications, Tinnitus|

Can what you eat help protect your hearing? One thing doctors know for sure is that nutrition is critical for just about everything to do with health including your hearing. But what you may not know is that there are certain nutrients that are critical elements for protecting your hearing health.  Here are five to keep [...]

7 Dec, 2017

New Study Shows Rheumatoid Arthritis is Associated with Hearing Loss

By |December 7th, 2017|Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Medical Science, News Coverage, Research & Publications|

What does rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have to do with hearing loss? Quite a bit, according to a new study released by the Open Rheumatology Journal. Hearing loss has been linked to a decrease in overall mental and physical health. Research has proven connections with age, smoking, cognitive decline, heart health, and a diminished quality of life [...]

8 Jul, 2017

Could Medicare Cover Hearing Services?

By |July 8th, 2017|ear health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, News Coverage, Research & Publications|

With all the debate recently around healthcare, we wanted to share the latest news on whether policy experts believe Medicare coverage could or should be expanded to include hearing services. Background Since the inception of the program 50 years ago, Medicare has excluded coverage for dental, vision and hearing services. The program has directly contributed to sharp declines in mortality and longer [...]

14 Feb, 2017

New study shows 1 in 4 adults in U.S. may have hearing loss

By |February 14th, 2017|ear health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Helpful Tips, Medical Science, News Coverage, Research & Publications|

Most people don’t think twice about the noise level of everyday activities. However, if you live in the US and are  between the ages of 20 and 69, and struggle to understand speech in noisy environments, such as bars, cafés and restaurants, then it’s possible that you are one of the 25 percent of US [...]

22 Dec, 2016

New study finds that long-term use of pain relievers may increase risk of hearing loss among women

By |December 22nd, 2016|Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, hearing tests, Hearing Treatments, Medical Science, News Coverage, Research & Publications|

A team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital utilized data from the long-running Nurses' Health Study to prospectively track the use of pain relievers and self-reported hearing loss in 55,850 women between the ages of 48 and 73 over six years. The team considered participants’ information on usage of aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen — in [...]

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