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Allergies and Hearing Loss

There are more than 3 million cases of seasonal allergies in the U.S. every year. If you’re one of that 3 million, you’re probably familiar with allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy nose — and ears? Your senses are closely related, so while it’s not the first thing that comes to mind when we have allergies, your ears and hearing can be affected. Allergies can cause a variety of discomfort in your ears like: Itching Swelling Fullness Dizziness or balance issues   How Are Hearing ... Read more

How Hearing Really Works

New research is helping us to understand exactly how our brains pick up speech and turn it into useful thoughts. Hearing and understanding the world around you isn’t entirely your ears’ job, according to the results of a study conducted at Trinity College in Dublin. Using electrodes placed on a person’s scalp — a noninvasive procedure known as electroencephalography —researchers pinpointed the parts of the brain responsible for processing each individual sound involved in speech. The study highlighted two important points: Electroencephalography should prove ... Read more

Five Ways Better Hearing Can Help Your Career

What Successful Business Traits Do You Possess When you made the choice to improve your hearing, you also made the choice to improve your life — which includes your career and earnings. A study from the Better Hearing Institute reported that hearing aid use reduces the risk of losing income by 90 to 100 percent for those with mild hearing loss and by 65 to 77 percent for those with moderate to severe hearing loss. Treating hearing loss can reduce the likelihood of ... Read more

Could Hearables Help Normalize Hearing Aids?

How Smart Earphones Could Change the Market for Hearing Aids Bragi’s long-anticipated invention of the world’s first wireless smart earphones has everyone listening. The groundbreaking technology is changing how we think of headphones and other wearable health-monitoring tech — but what about hearing aids? In a world of better, faster, stronger, the first thing that comes to mind for generations like Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers is probably not hearing aids. The truth about hearing aids is silenced by the blaring social stigmas ... Read more