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6 Hearing-Impaired Olympic Competitors

Starting February 9, the world will watch the accumulation of years of hard work and dedication come to a head during intense competitions at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Each athlete has their own unique story, but today we’re focusing on those competitors who have overcome not only the odds but also their hearing loss. Carlo Orlandi (Italy, Boxing) Orlandi is said to be the first deaf athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. The boxer was a gold medalist in the ... Read more

New Year, New You: 8 Better-Hearing Resolutions to Kick Off 2018!

From getting healthier, saving money, and living life to the fullest to embracing technology, exploring new places, and letting loved ones pitch in, we’re taking New Year’s resolutions to the next level with eight ideas to support your hearing health and quality of life. Here’s to making 2018 the best year yet! Getting Fit It’s no secret that obesity can raise the risk for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health problems, but did you know it’s linked to hearing impairment, too? Resolving ... Read more

Regrowing Sound-Sensing Cells Might Be the Future — But How Can You Help Your Hearing Today?

Hearing is a delicate dance between your ears and your brain. This dance isn’t possible without hair cells, which transmit sound signals to your brain to be interpreted as sound. If these cells are damaged, you begin to lose hearing, and these cells can’t be replaced. However, the authors of a recent article in the journal Cell Reports think they may be able to encourage growth of new, viable hair cells in the inner ear, thereby restoring hearing. It’s not science fiction, ... Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated With Hearing Loss

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 — and now rheumatoid arthritis. This is the first study of hearing impairment in RA. The study’s conclusion: Those with rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk ... Read more

Hearable Holiday Gift Guide

Tech tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your goals Looking to get yourself or your favorite tech-savvy, fitness-focused loved one a pair of hearables this season? Check out our helpful hearable gift guide that covers what they are, some of the different features, various brands, and the ordering process. What Hearables Are The definition of a “hearable” is constantly evolving, like the technology. To attempt to encompass all the variations of this technology, a hearable is a wireless in-ear computational device. This mini-computer uses ... Read more
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