A Maine Law Requires Private Insurers To Cover Cost of Hearing Aids

New law in Maine about hearing aid coverage

Hearing aids are ingenious, high tech devices providing a better quality of life for millions of Americans. It seems like the list of features available on hearing aids is getting bigger each year, as is the price tag. A basic set of hearing aids costs between $1500 and $3500 and this is on the low… Continue reading A Maine Law Requires Private Insurers To Cover Cost of Hearing Aids

Can Middle Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Ear infections and hearing loss

A hearing loss can be the product of many factors, including the aging process, injury, prolonged noise exposure, and heredity. These culprits affect your auditory nerve causing a sensorineural hearing loss. An infection of the middle ear can also cause you to have a hearing loss. Infections in the middle ear cause an accumulation of… Continue reading Can Middle Ear Infections Cause Hearing Loss?

Do You Really Need an Annual Hearing Test?

Annual hearing test

Did you know that you should get a hearing test every year once you reach the age of 55? While getting an annual hearing test may not seem very exciting – or even necessary, if you feel that you have good hearing – it is an important step in ensuring that you stay healthy and… Continue reading Do You Really Need an Annual Hearing Test?

How “Tickling” the Ear Could Help You Age More Healthily

"Tickle" therapy - New study on re-balancing the Autonomic Nervous System

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but are your ears the windows to your autonomic nervous system? New research conducted at the University of Leeds has found that using the ear to send small electrical currents to the vagus nerve can stimulate the nervous system. For those over 55 years old, this… Continue reading How “Tickling” the Ear Could Help You Age More Healthily

Study Reveals New Information about the Relationship between Antibiotics & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and antibiotics

Modern medicine is often referred to as a miracle, and that is frequently true. We can now treat diseases and conditions that were once fatal to many, and new advances are made every day in the field of medicine. Antibiotics, vaccines, and other life-saving drugs are changing the world as we know it. However, modern… Continue reading Study Reveals New Information about the Relationship between Antibiotics & Hearing Loss

5 Vitamins and Minerals You Need In Your Hearing Healthy Diet

food to support hearing health

Taking precautions to protect your hearing is a critical component in making sure your hearing health stays in tip-top shape, but protection can come in many forms. Wearing hearing protection like earplugs or earmuffs and avoiding exposure to loud noises are obvious, but did you know that certain vitamins, acids, and minerals will not only… Continue reading 5 Vitamins and Minerals You Need In Your Hearing Healthy Diet

Mimicking The Brain’s Ability To Distinguish One Voice From Many With New Hearing Aid Technology

Our brains ability to hear individual voices in noisy environment

The brain does a fantastic job of picking out individual voices in noisy environments. This process, known as the cocktail party effect, is a remarkable human ability. This aptitude for understanding speech in the presence of noise is challenging for a person with hearing loss. Advanced hearing aids have trouble deciphering speech in noisy environments.… Continue reading Mimicking The Brain’s Ability To Distinguish One Voice From Many With New Hearing Aid Technology

The High Health Care Costs of Untreated Hearing Loss

There are presently over 37 million Americans with hearing loss according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). This staggering figure is alarming when you consider the effects that an untreated hearing loss can have not just on communication but on general health and safety as well. Now, it seems that… Continue reading The High Health Care Costs of Untreated Hearing Loss

Protecting Your Hearing Health During the Winter

The advent of the winter season brings with it a whole host of excitement. The colder days, longer nights, and the start of the festive season keep us going even if we think of snow as more of a nuisance than a source of joy. That being said, while many of us are aware of… Continue reading Protecting Your Hearing Health During the Winter

Discussing Hearing Aid Options With A Hearing Healthcare Professional

There is no shortage of treatment options for people with a hearing loss. The current advances in medicine and technology are making new treatments available to the hearing impaired at a rapid pace. When there are so many choices available, it may be difficult to determine what solution best fits your individual needs. It is… Continue reading Discussing Hearing Aid Options With A Hearing Healthcare Professional