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

Using Music To Support Speech And Language Development In Children With Hearing Loss

Music and language development in children

Music and language are similar. Music resembles the tempo, pitch, and rhythm of normal speaking patterns. A connection exists between music and the development of speech and language skills in children with hearing impairments. Current evidence should encourage speech therapists, music therapists, music teachers, parents, and children to use music for the development of speech… Continue reading Using Music To Support Speech And Language Development In Children With Hearing Loss