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Communication Strategies to Make Hearing Loss Less Frustrating During the Holiday Season
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on December 03, 2015
The sounds of the holiday—joyous music, lively conversation, and family gatherings—are a cherished part of every holiday season. However, if a loved one has trouble hearing in crowded, noisy situations, the holidays may lose some of their luster. A person with hearing loss symptoms may have difficulty hearing the higher pitched tones of women’s...
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on November 05, 2015
Diabetes and Hearing Loss Do you, or someone you know, have diabetes and hearing loss? It shouldn’t be surprising. A link between the two conditions has been recognized since the 1960s. In 2008, researchers found that diabetics were twice as likely to have hearing loss compared to their non-diabetic peers. Why the link? The exact causes are unknown. But two...
Happy Audiology Awareness Month!
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on October 12, 2015
Happy Audiology Awareness Month In recognition of Audiology Awareness Month, Midwest Hearing Aid Center wants to remind you to take care of your hearing by scheduling your annual hearing test. If you don’t already have a yearly hearing checkup, it’s a good idea to make it part of your annual health routine for many reasons, including: Hearing loss is a natural...
Alzheimer's and Hearing Loss
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on September 01, 2015
Hearing loss is associated with many physical conditions. Recently, it has been linked to cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and dementia. In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, we wanted to take a closer look at how hearing loss and Alzheimer’s are connected. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging found that while...
Simple "Hearing Hacks"
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on August 01, 2015
If you’ve ever been on BuzzFeed, you’ve probably seen the phrase “life hacks.” These shortcuts and quick tricks have quickly become popular due to their comedic nature and practical applicability. We decided to imitate BuzzFeed and come up with five “hearing hacks” specific to hearing loss and hearing aids. See below for how to...
Communicating with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired in a Healthcare Environment
Posted by Michelle Friedman on July 07, 2015
This month’s blog is a piece by Michelle Friedman about tips for helping hearing practitioners communicate to those with hearing loss in the medical field. Friedman is mom to an adorable little boy who is hearing impaired, and serves as the Director of Marketing at an online medical scrubs retailer, medical scrubs. The blog originally appeared on Medical...
Hearing Health for Men
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on June 01, 2015
Hearing health issues and hearing loss affect men and women differently. June 15-21 is National Men’s Health Week, so we thought as a Father’s Day gift, we’d put together 6 things men should now about hearing health. 1. Hearing impairments are more common in men than in women. 2. Hearing loss can increase the risk for depression in adults,...
7 Startling Facts About Hearing Loss
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on May 04, 2015
More than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, according to February 2013 research released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, a large majority of those who need hearing help do not receive it. In fact, only one out of every five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one (National Institute on...
Use it or Lose it
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on April 06, 2015
Hearing isn’t quite like riding a bike Studies have shown that, on average, people will wait eight to ten years between first experiencing symptoms of hearing loss and finally seeking help. Unfortunately, during this timeframe, people fall into coping mechanisms. They ask people to repeat themselves, turn the TV up louder, or avoid places where hearing is...
Teens Suffering Hearing Loss at an Alarming Trend
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on March 02, 2015
Research indicates that young people today are losing their hearing faster than their parents and grandparents. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 teenagers have some hearing loss. Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston examined data collected from more than 4,600 12-to-19-year-olds in two ongoing federal surveys. The first spanned from1988 to 1994, and the...
Why You Should Only Buy Hearing Aids From a Hearing Professional
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on February 03, 2015
Today’s hearing aids are precision instruments, utilizing advance digital technology that can and should be customized to fit your specific hearing loss and your unique lifestyle needs. This is why the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit center for hearing advocacy, published a consumer warning against “do-it-yourself hearing care,” writing,...
Hope For Tinnitus Relief
Posted by Midwest Hearing Aid Center on January 05, 2015
There’s new hope for tinnitus relief Tinnitus ("TIN-a-tus" or "Tin-EYE-tus") is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in ears,” though others...
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