Archive for February 2015
What’s your style?
Forty-five to 50 years ago, eyeglass- and body-style hearing instruments were the most popular types of hearing instruments worn by individuals with hearing loss. Since that time, there have been a number of technical advancements that have led to shifts in preferred styles of hearing instruments. Today, eyeglass- and body-style hearing instruments account for only…Read More
Is hearing loss linked to Alzheimers?
There are a number of studies that suggest a link between sensory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, one study found that people suffering from hearing loss had a 30% to 40% greater chance per year of experiencing cognitive decline than people with normal hearing. The rates of cognitive decline were directly related to the…Read More
Less Slippery Slope
Individuals with a high-frequency hearing loss generally have hearing test results that resemble a ski slope. This type of hearing loss, the most common configuration seen by audiologists, is quite prevalent among those who have age-related hearing loss as well as those with a noise-induced hearing loss. Fortunately, it is also very responsive to treatment…Read More