For many people, hearing loss comes as a natural part of the aging process, and there’s little you can do to prevent it. For many other people, hearing loss can happen due to certain habits and accidents – which are mostly avoidable in such cases. Protecting your hearing is a vital part of protecting your general health. Unfortunately, many people
Trying to convince a stubborn loved one of the importance of a hearing aid can be quite challenging, especially when they are not interested in the subject. Such a loved one might give several reasons or excuses for their lack of interest, from cost to comfort or personal preferences. Unfortunately, most of the excuses given are born out of misconceptions
Noise-induced hearing loss refers to the condition where your ears' delicate hair is damaged due to noise. Imagine not being able to listen to your favorite sounds ever again – well, that's the risk that people take when they don't protect their ears from exposure to loud noise. Did you know that the World Health Organization estimates that one billion
An audiologist is a dedicated medical professional who focuses on diagnosing, managing, and treating all issues about hearing and balance. Those who seek to become an audiologist have to complete a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in the audiology program of choice, and in some places, additional licensing may be sought to top off a degree. What is an audiologist?
One of the most frustrating things to deal with is hearing loss. You may not notice it at first, as it can be very gradual, with you gently turning the television volume up, or asking friends to repeat themselves. Before you know it, you're struggling to focus on conversations happening around you, you're feeling frightened because this is new and
Hearing loss affects many different people of all ages and backgrounds. But experiencing hearing loss need not be a significant concern within your life. If ignored, you may find that you have to repeatedly ask people to say something twice or even three times. There may be times when you lose the thread of entire conversations when you are out
If you suffer from hearing problems, you probably have considered using hearing aids. Besides having an appealing look, you want a hearing aid that is useful and functional. Hearing aids help people with a variety of hearing deficits . Most hearing devices come with a microphone that picks up sound, as well as an amplifier circuitry that makes the sound
Would you know if you or someone you know was experiencing hearing problems ? Most people would probably like to think that they would know if they started to lose their hearing. However, it can be easy not to notice, to misunderstand what's happening or even to be in denial. If you don't know what it's like to experience hearing