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What Are the Different Types of Hearing Loss?

There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Determining which type of hearing loss you or a loved one is experiencing is key to understanding its unique set of causes and treatment. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It accounts for 90 percent […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Your Hearing Aid

The technologies typically synonymous with Silicon Valley startups and major tech titans like artificial intelligence (AI), Bluetooth wearables, and geo-enabled smartphone applications are making their way into an unlikely suspect: hearing aids. These new AI-powered devices are a hearing aid, fitness tracker, mental health tracker, wellness coach, and foreign language translator in one. They make […]

Your First Hearing Exam

You’re Not Alone Over 47 million Americans experience hearing loss in the U.S., with 15 % falling into the age range of 45-64. If you are experiencing hearing loss symptoms, you might be ready for your first hearing exam. Locating a certified Audiologist and booking an appointment will guarantee you clear results and personalized care. […]

What Happens When You Ignore Your Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one the most common sensory conditions among aging Americans and is quickly becoming a serious health and social issue. Ignoring your hearing loss can have a serious impact on your social life, finances, and overall well-being. Many do not realize untreated hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline – increasing our risk of […]

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?

Addressing your hearing concerns is an important life decision. Whether you are just beginning to notice a change in your hearing or have been told you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, there is a lot to consider moving forward. The choice you make will depend on not only your level of hearing loss but […]

What is the Head Shadow Effect and why is it important?

The Head Shadow Effect refers to how we perceive the difference of sound volume between ears which allows us to localize where sounds are coming from.  Sounds that are in the lower frequencies (bass range and up to 1000Hz which is part of the mid-range) have longer wavelengths so one can localize where those sounds are coming […]

Five Things Employers Should Know About Hearing Loss & Employee Health

 Hearing loss is tied to depression.   It is most pronounced in 18 to 69 year olds.  Research shows that the use of hearing aids reduces depressive Symptoms. Hearing loss is twice as common in diabetics.  Research has shown that people under the age of 60 or younger are at a greater risk. Your hearing may […]

Halo, Our Made for iPhone Hearing Aid, Wins International Award

Fourth Consecutive Year Product Designs Have Been Recognized. Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to announce that Halo™, its Made for iPhone® hearing aid, has been honored with a red dot award: product design 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year Starkey Hearing Technologies has won this award, […]

Eight Common Health Conditions That Are Affected By Hearing Loss

Cardiovascular Disease Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The more hearing loss a person has, the higher the likelihood of acquiring Alzheimer’s. Depression: The severity of hearing loss is tied to depression; the more loss, the higher the likelihood of being depressed.  Hearing aids can help improve one’s quality of life and decrease depression. Falling: Hearing loss increases […]

Summer Protection Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids need to be protected from the elements and that is especially true during the summer months.  Summer time brings hazards such as increased exposure to water and heat, but simple steps can be taken to prevent damage and ensure that you protect your hearing aid investment.  Below are a few tips:  Avoid Moisture: […]

Three Reasons When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids

A very common question for current hearing aid wearers is, “Why should I upgrade my hearing aids?”  Below are three reasons one should consider an upgrade in their devices:  To accommodate a change in hearing.  Age-related hearing loss is degenerative- it  gradually deteriorates over time.  These changes are expected and upgrading to more sophisticated technology […]

Introducing Halo – A Made For iPhone Hearing Aid

By Ryan Mathre on Mar 17, 2014 Here at Starkey, better hearing is our focus. For nearly 50 years, our research and design teams have worked tirelessly to create award-winning hearing aid technology that enhances people’s lives. Despite all of our hard work, we realize that only a minority of those who actually need hearing […]

How Can You Prevent Hearing Loss?

A recent article in Good Housekeeping came up with these Top 5 Ways You’re Ruining Your Hearing:  Listening to loud Music IPods and MP3 players can be very loud, loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss.  Recent studies indicate that approximately 25% of teenagers have hearing loss due to listening to loud music.  Exercising in […]

The “Hearing Bone’s” Connected to the What?

Studies Show that Hearing Loss is Connected to Other Health Conditions (By the Better Hearing Institute) Once upon a  time, before people knew any better, they thought that hearing loss was simply a part of  growing older—something not worth doing much about. They were  wrong. Turns out,  hearing loss isn’t fussy about age. More than […]

Signs of Hearing Loss

Patricia E. Connelly, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, New Jersey Medical School, NEWARK, NJ THE SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS CAN BE SUBTLE AND EMERGE SLOWLY, OR THEY CAN BE SIGNIFICANT AND COME ON SUDDENLY. EITHER WAY, THERE ARE COMMON INDICATIONS. YOU SHOULD SUSPECT HEARING LOSS IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE SIGNS BELOW. You might have hearing […]

Dementia-Hearing Loss Link Warrants Routine Hearing Checks, BHI Stresses for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Washington,  DC, October 10, 2013 — As research showing a link between hearing loss  and cognitive function mounts, the Better Hearing Institute is urging people to pay close attention to their hearing  and take a confidential online hearing check at www.hearingcheck.org in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease  Awareness Month in November. BHI is raising awareness […]

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