Have you ever wondered how sound waves turn into the familiar sounds we hear and recognize every day? The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), which developed Noisy Planet, has produced a two-and-a-half-minute animated video, Journey of Sound to the Brain, that follows sound waves as they pass through the ear canal and are changed to electrical
Did you know that there are several different types of hearing loss? Presbycusis (loss of hearing that occurs gradually as one ages) is the most common for those 55 and older. Exposure to loud noises also contributes to many with hearing damage. Genetics, birth defects, infections of the head or ear, excessive earwax (temporary hearing loss issue), and reactions to
A study conducted by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that enhancing hearing improved the balance of older adults with hearing loss. In the study, subjects who wore hearing aids performed better on balance tests when their hearing aids were turned on vs. when they were off. The study’s author attributed the results to more than just
Great communication is tough. It’s tougher when you’ve got hearing loss. Sometimes you have to find another way to communicate when hearing causes a barrier between you and the ones you love. This is one woman’s story about how she copes daily with communication and keeping her marriage sound .
It’s the month of love- did you know hearing aids have actually proven to improve your love life! Read this enlightening article by Oticon USA about your hearing and loved ones .