May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy

Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this...

It’s All Connected: Surprising Ways Your Health Affects Your Hearing

<h3>In honor of World Health Day on April 7, 2019, let’s take a look at some surprising ways your physical health can impact your hearing health.</h3> If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, consider asking your physician or dentist...

Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health

<h3>The human body is complex. So complex, in fact, that some things you read about it might seem downright far-fetched. For example, your heart health affects your hearing health.</h3> The Heart–Hearing Link That might sound a little squirrelly, but it’s...

How Prevalent Really is Hearing Loss Among Americans and Canadians?

<h3>How many people in your life have hearing difficulties? One person? Two people? A handful? No one? The actual number is quite possibly more than you think, because hearing loss — the inability or reduced ability to perceive sounds that...

Hearing Aids: Get the Scoop on What These Small but Powerful Devices Can Do

Did you know? Fewer than one out of three adults 70 and older who could benefit from hearing aids actually uses them, per the <a href="https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/statistics/quick-statistics-hearing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders</a>, and the rate...

Online Hearing Tests: Can They Help?

From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer...

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...

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...

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)...