Making Moves — and Protecting Your Hearing, Too

Planning to bust some moves at the gym as part of your 2019 goals? You’re not alone. As a tried-and-true strategy for losing weight, feeling more fit, or simply stepping up physical activity for overall wellness, working out is a perennially popular New Year’s resolution, and exercise classes can be a fun way to fit […]

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Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: Key Reasons to Consult a Hearing Care Professional Instead

Have you heard of self-fitting hearing aids (SFHAs)? Can they help if you have a hearing loss? What exactly are they, and how do they differ from traditional hearing devices fitted by a hearing care expert? What’s the best action to take if you need hearing help? With hearing loss posing a serious public-health challenge […]

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No Bones About It: Osteoporosis May Nearly Double Risk of Sudden Hearing Loss

What does <a href=”https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Osteoporosis-Fast-Facts.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>osteoporosis</a>, a potentially debilitating disease affecting some 10 million Americans and <a href=”https://osteoporosis.ca” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>2 million Canadians</a>, have in common with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and other selected conditions? <strong>It can go hand in hand with hearing loss.</strong> More specifically, at least […]

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Turn the Music Up, Dude — But Not Past 85 Decibels

<h3>You probably use your tablet or smartphone often to stream music, TV shows, or movies. In fact, many websites these days auto-play videos regardless of whether you want them to.</h3> Smartphones, tablets, and other types of portable music players (PMPs) are now commonplace, as are earbuds and headphones. But if your PMP is turned up […]

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Putting Off That Hearing Test? Here’s Another Reason to Hear Your Best!

It’s no surprise that getting hearing help can make communicating and connecting with the world around you so much easier, but did you know that using hearing aids might also have a hand in cutting down emergency-room visits and hospital stays? In a study published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & […]

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Hitting the Water? Don’t Forget These Little Gems for Ear Protection!

<h3>You’ve packed the swimsuits, floats, safety vests, caps, goggles, kids, and snacks for a summer afternoon at the lake or neighborhood pool, but what about the earplugs?</h3> These small accessories can make a big difference in keeping the good times going during family fun in the water. Before you go, here are four things to […]

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Does High Humidity Affect My Hearing Aids?

One of the great things about starting your better-hearing journey is that your world is more enjoyable when you can hear all those sounds you’ve been missing. That might also mean you’re getting outside more, possibly exposing your hearing devices to humidity. Your hearing aids are tiny computers, and just like with laptops and tablets, […]

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