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New Tech for a New Year

With hearing tech is in its heyday, we want to tell you about three hearing aid series we’re excited about.   Resound Quattro Available in replaceable-battery and rechargeable options, the Resound Quattro is a standout. You hear more of what’s around you, what you hear is more nuanced, loud sounds aren’t distorted, and soft sounds don’t get lost in background noise. Plus, you get unrivaled streaming of music, phone calls, and more from your smartphone to your hearing devices. You also get the Attune ... Read more

Online Hearing Tests: Can They Help?

From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer empowerment grows. Even online hearing tests are a part of the DIY mix, but do they work? What role can they play in ensuring your optimal hearing health? Let’s take a closer look, including the pros, the cons, and the bottom ... Read more

Putting Off That Hearing Test? Here’s Another Reason to Hear Your Best!

It’s no surprise that getting hearing help can make communicating and connecting with the world around you so much easier, but did you know that using hearing aids might also have a hand in cutting down emergency-room visits and hospital stays? In a study published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan researchers investigating connections among hearing technology, health care consumption, and spending linked seniors’ self-reported use of hearing aids to changes such ... Read more

Taking On Tinnitus: Hope for the Future, Solutions Today

Tinnitus — that buzzing, ringing, whistling, or clicking in the ear that no one else seems to hear — might not yet be curable, but science isn’t taking that lying down! With some 50 million Americans alone and others worldwide experiencing this sometimes-debilitating condition, researchers are determined to uncover its secrets and find new ways of fighting back.   Check out these three exciting developments: The Hearing Health Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit that aims in part “to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through ... Read more

8 Notable African-Americans With Hearing Loss

With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss — a common chronic condition that spans race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status — some icons in pop culture and beyond have experienced this challenge in their own lives. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, take a look at these eight African-American notables who triumphed over hearing impairment to bring their dreams to life. Whoopi Goldberg Oscar-winning actress, comedienne, activist, writer, and The View moderator Goldberg cites longtime exposure ... Read more
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