It’s common for people with hearing loss to have balance issues, and vice versa.
This phenomenon might even affect you or a loved one. Do they occur together as a coincidence, or are hearing and balance actually related? It turns out the answer is, “It depends.” Let’s look at some basics first.
The Inner Ear
The inner ear is also known as the bony labyrinth, and it consists of both the cochlea and the vestibular system.
The cochlea (hearing): The cochlea is where sound signals ...
One of the great things about starting your better-hearing journey is that your world is more enjoyable when you can hear all those sounds you’ve been missing.
That might also mean you’re getting outside more, possibly exposing your hearing devices to humidity. Your hearing aids are tiny computers, and just like with laptops and tablets, moisture can present a challenge.
Let’s discuss humidity first. Simply put, humidity is a measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air.
Hot air can ...
4 Reasons to Keep Your Hearing and Vision in Check
We all know that eyes and ears play a huge role in helping people — and animals, too! — experience life’s adventures. Seeing or hearing the people, places, and moments that matter can make for wonderful, lasting memories.
But did you know that seeing and hearing have more in common than just their rock-star status? Here are four reasons to make regular checkups for hearing and vision an important part of your ...
We’ve got a tip for your wellness checklist: Keeping your blood pressure down may help keep your hearing up!
Both hearing loss and hypertension, or high blood pressure, impact millions of people around the world, but few realize that these two chronic conditions might go hand in hand.
For your best health, here are three important things to know:
Hypertension and Hearing Loss Are Connected
Like hearing loss, which affects an estimated 466 million people worldwide, hypertension is a serious public-health challenge that can ...
Noise is just noise, right? You learn to tune it out and, unless it’s really loud, you don’t worry about it. You definitely wouldn’t worry about its effects on your heart — would you?
As far back as 1972, awareness of the adverse health effects of noise pollution was so strong that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency passed the Noise Control Act to establish “a national policy to promote an environment for all Americans free from noise that jeopardizes their health and ...