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
The Internet offers many advantages for consumers looking for information and products. Online purchasing is convenient and private, and in some cases may offer cost savings for individuals. However, before you buy devices such as hearing aids online, here are some things you should know: • A hearing aid is a complex medical device, not a simple sound amplifier. •
Too much noise: Bad for your ears and for your heart! We've long known that too much noise-- too loud and for too long-- damages our ears and our ability to hear. But did you know that it also may pose a risk to your heart? That's right. A growing body of research shows that people with long-term exposure to
In March 2009, the FDA issued guidance describing how hearing aids and personal sound amplifying devices differ. This guidance defines a hearing aid as a sound-amplifying device intended to compensate for impaired hearing. PSAPs are not intended to make up for impaired hearing. Instead, they are intended for non-hearing-impaired consumers to amplify sounds in the environment for a number of
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