Articles about Hearing Health

Is it Selective Hearing? Or is it Hearing Loss?

It's not uncommon for people to not recognize the signs of hearing loss. That's especially true of spouses who may quickly believe that their loved one simply has selective hearing.

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Why you should avoid locked hearing aids

There are many options for consumers to choose from when it comes to finding the right hearing aid for their needs, thanks to increased competition in the hearing aid market. However, many people still don't realize they are buying a locked hearing aid.

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New test helps detect signs of Alzheimer's disease early

According to the Alzheimer's Association, about one-third of Alzheimer's patients with mild cognitive impairment get dementia within five years. If you're concerned about your cognitive capacities, it's never too early to get yourself tested. Come and take a test with us today!

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Confused when shopping for hearing aids?

It can be overwhelming shopping for hearing aids these days. Not only are there hundreds of models to choose from, but a variety of different technologies, styles and brands. Smart shopping could mean the difference between finding a device you’ll wear all day long, and something that will gather dust in your bedside table drawer.

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Common questions about OTC hearing aids

For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced draft recommendations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids last year, in a first step toward providing Americans with more options for dealing with mild to moderate hearing loss.This is a complex and evolving topic, so let's start by answering some frequently asked questions about over-the-counter hearing aids.

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Everything you need to know about Misophonia

Misophonia is a disorder characterized by severe sensitivity to certain sounds. Hearing loss or tinnitus aren't required for people to develop misophonia. It is also unnecessary for these loud noises to evoke an emotional response in those with misophonia. Sounds specific to a patient, on the other hand, elicit powerful adverse reactions on a behavioral level.

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Will everyone eventually develop hearing loss? A guide to Presbycusis

Presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) affects one out of every three adults over 65 and nearly half of those over 75. Hearing loss is a common side effect of aging since many of our systems wear out over time. However, determining when that hearing loss occurs can be difficult.

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Confused when shopping for hearing aids? So are we.

It is overwhelming shopping for hearing aids these days. Not only are there hundreds of models to choose from, but a variety of different technologies, styles and brands. Because hearing aids aren't sold in stores like eyeglasses, you may not have the opportunity to compare products side by side.

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Tips For Protecting Your Hearing At Loud Sports Events

When we attend these kinds of events, it is natural for the crowd to raise their voices in exuberance, whether out of excitement, anger, or resentment — whatever the reason, we assume that their voices will not damage our hearing, right? The reality is that the decibel levels at most sporting events are dangerously high and can lead to permanent hearing damage without preventive measures.

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NIOSH Unveils New Study on Hearing Protection

Do you regularly wear hearing protection when exposed to hazardous noise at work? The odds are you don’t—and neither do your coworkers. A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that 53% of noise-exposed workers didn’t consistently use hearing protection when exposed to hazardous occupational noise.1

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What is hidden hearing loss?

If you can pass a hearing test with flying colors but have trouble making out what your friends say in a noisy restaurant, you could have hidden hearing loss. Deciphering speech in background noise is one of the most significant issues for people with ordinary hearing loss, and it’s often the most common sign of hidden hearing loss.

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Hone Your Hearing With Audiobooks

Ready to start a new chapter in your hearing health story? Audiobooks can change the whole narrative for the better, as listening to your favorite titles is a fun way to help sharpen your hearing skills. Audiobooks exercise the parts of your brain that interpret sound, giving them a mental workout and making them stronger.

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5 Reasons to Choose Silicon Valley Hearing

Choosing the right professional is the most important decision in the hearing healthcare experience. For those looking for a new hearing care provider, we've put together a list of top reasons why you should consider Silicon Valley Hearing for your Audiology and hearing needs.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Musicians

Whether rehearsing, recording or playing a live concert musicians subject their ears to high-decibel sounds all the time in the name of art. And it's not surprising that this repeated exposure to loud music takes its toll.

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The Truth About Earwax (and what you can do about it)

Earwax is one of those things we all have, but no one likes to think about. It's seen as gross and unpleasant, but it is actually a vital substance for our ears. But too much earwax may lead to problems.

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What exactly does an Audiologist do?

Your hearing is essential. You might not realize this, but when your hearing disappears, you lose your connection to those around you. That's why you should trust only the most skilled experts when treating hearing loss; and we believe you should If you've ever wondered what we audiologists do on an average day, you've come to the right place. Here’s a breakdown of what we provide to our patients.

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The Future of Hearing Loss Innovations

Hearing loss is a common condition, affecting approximately 48 million people across the nation. But despite its prevalence, until recently, there were few options available to help people living with it hear and communicate better, aside from hearing devices. Here we review some of the latest innovations that will soon benefit people with hearing loss.

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When should I purchase new hearing aids?

Hearing aids are sophisticated devices that receive daily use in harsh environments, where they are subject to moisture, heat, dirt and earwax. Even though they are built to precise standards, at some point they will need to be replaced. Figuring out when is the key to uninterrupted communications.

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What Does the Recent OTC Hearing Aid Proposal Mean for Me?

On October 19, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule to create a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The rule is now up for 90 days of public comment and is a crucial step toward making hearing aids more accessible for many. What does this mean for you?

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ADA Recognizes Hearing Loss-Diabetes Comorbidity, Adds Audiology to Standards of Care

The ADA updated its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to reflect the diabetes-hearing loss relationship.

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NIH Funds Grant for Artificially Intelligent Hearing Loss Apps

One of the biggest problems facing the hearing community is battling background noise for clear speech.

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Can Covid Worsen Hearing Loss?

Roughly one in five Americans experience tinnitus, the perception of noise in the ears.

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Fatigue and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has been linked to a number of physical, social and psychological conditions.

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The Difference Between an Audiologist and a Hearing Aid Dispenser

The primary difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist is that the audiologist...

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Fit and Follow-Up: Key Components in Hearing Device User Satisfaction

Hearing devices are not just electronic devices, but rather a rehabilitative treatment, requiring long-term

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How The Flu Affects Your Hearing

Taking these precautions should help prevent the flu. Even if you do get sick, there is light at the...

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Diabetes Diagnosis Connected to Hearing Loss

(NIDCD) found hearing loss to be about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those without...

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Poor Heart Health May Lead to Hearing Loss

New evidence shows a link between poor heart health and hearing loss.

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Protect Your Hearing This Summer

Outdoor activities can lead to noise-induced hearing loss if you are not careful.

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss...

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Key Components in Hearing Devices User Satisfaction

Hearing devices are not just electronic devices, but rather a rehabilitative treatment, requiring...

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Hear for the Holidays!

Hearing loss affects everyone, not just the individual with the impairment. Instead of getting frustrated and

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October is Audiology Awareness Month

One thing you might not be thinking about is your hearing, but audiologists want to change that.

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Eat Well for Healthy Hearing

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you..

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How to Manage Tinnitus

Tinnitus is an annoying sound in one or both ears that is frequently described as a ringing, buzzing, hissing

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The Benefits of Hearing Aids

Below are the benefits most patients experience when they finally decide to seek treatment for their hearing

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Diabetes and Increased Risk of Hearing Loss

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most wid

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Exercise for both your heart and your ears

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is recommending that everyone engage in regular daily exercise for both th

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Prevent Loss of Hearing Aids While Wearing Face Masks

Following these helpful tips can prevent the loss of your hearing aids while wearing masks.

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Apple Watch Offers Noise App

As wearable technology becomes increasingly popular, the number of features continues to expand.

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Sleeping with Tinnitus: How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

There are steps you can take to help lessen the nightly impact of tinnitus and ensure a good night’s sleep.

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