Genetic Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Signs of noise-induced hearing loss

Thirty-six million Americans have hearing loss. Exposure to noise is the culprit in one of three of these people. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the result of damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. These hair cells convert sounds that we hear into electrical signals that travel to the brain. If these cells… Continue reading Genetic Susceptibility to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Eating A Healthier Diet May Prevent Hearing Loss

Healthy diet and hearing loss

You may be familiar with hearing loss and its association with aging. Unfortunately, age-related hearing loss is a fact of life. However, this does not mean that you must sit back and accept a hearing loss. New research is indicating that a healthy diet is an easy way to help reduce the risk of hearing… Continue reading Eating A Healthier Diet May Prevent Hearing Loss

The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

Understanding how your hearing aid works

Hearing aids are incredibly specialized little pieces of machinery. Over the past several years, they have become increasingly advanced. Although you probably don’t think much about the different components of your hearing aid and how they work, each one has a specific and important role in helping you hear more sounds. Below we will review… Continue reading The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

Assistive Listening Systems And What They Can Do For You

Assistive listening systems

Assistive listening systems (ALS) are simple amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They are designed to separate sounds, such as speech, from background noise, thereby improving the speech to noise ratio. These devices work by supplying amplified sound via a Bluetooth connection to headphones or hearing aids. So, what are the different types… Continue reading Assistive Listening Systems And What They Can Do For You