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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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