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Ear is the new wrist
Posted by Bill Devany on December 15, 2020
Stick it in your ear — why the ear is a smart place to put a fitness tracker Health and fitness trackers are now commonplace in our digital lives. As we strive to stay healthier and live longer, we look to these body-worn gadgets to tell us how were doing with our daily exercise goals, and as a gateway to our overall health and wellness. Wrist-worn...
Made for face masks
Posted by Bill Devany on December 02, 2020
Face masks have unequivocally been a good thing when it comes to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. But they present challenges when trying to communicate with others. Especially if you or the person you’re communicating with has hearing loss. Face masks muffle speech and block important lip-reading cues. Both are key to understanding speech. Add in...
All ears: How often should I replace my hearing aids?
Posted by Bill Devany on November 17, 2020
Today’s hearing aids are more sophisticated than ever before. They utilize the most advanced microelectronics, wireless radios, and computer processors, and they are built to exacting specifications to offer the best hearing possible. This includes being as resistant to moisture, dust and dirt as a high-tech instrument that sits in your ear all day can be....
Four ways hearing better can help you age better
Posted by Bill Devany on November 04, 2020
We all want to stay healthy and happy as we age. Exercising and eating right are two obvious things we can do to help. But did you know hearing our best has a big impact, too? Here are four ways hearing your best can help you age your best. Hearing your best helps keep you social When we hear clearly and without limitations, it’s easier to be engaged,...
Have you seen our Livio Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids?
Posted by Bill Devany on October 16, 2020
Have you seen our Livio Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids? If we say so ourselves, our new Livio Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids are pretty great. But we’re biased. So we won’t blame you if you want a second opinion. How about this one? Youtuber and audiologist, Dr. Cliff Olson, recently called them “the most significant...
Can treating hearing loss help stave off cognitive decline?
Posted by Bill Devany on October 02, 2020
We all want to maintain our mental sharpness as we get older. Dementia, Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline are conditions everyone hopes to avoid. A growing body of research has shown that hearing loss plays a role in our ability to stay mentally sharp as we age. In fact, in a 2018 review of the research, it was concluded that untreated hearing loss...
Can COVID-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?
Posted by Bill Devany on September 16, 2020
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, brings with it a host of health concerns. Most of these symptoms are respiratory in nature as reported by the CDC; shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat . However, there is some concern that the coronavirus may cause some neurological symptoms as well. In a study of 214 patients with varying degrees...
Seven reasons to treat your hearing loss early
Posted by Bill Devany on September 03, 2020
Hearing loss is typically gradual, and therefore, often something we adapt to over time. We might not notice it for months or years. However, age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults, so experiencing hearing loss is not uncommon. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the...
Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips you can do at home
Posted by Bill Devany on August 18, 2020
Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home. If you experience one of the following problems: • Loss of...
Why you should wear your hearing aids every day, even if you are sheltered at home!
Posted by Bill Devany on August 03, 2020
Many wearers of hearing aids view them as communication devices. They are! Really great ones! Communication is often the primary function that we ask hearing aids to fill in our lives. But it is also thoughtful to note that your hearing aids are also brain activators, emergency alert notification tools, and connectivity devices! That’s why hearing...
Hearing loss, talking loudly and COVID-19
Posted by Bill Devany on July 15, 2020
By now we should all know that infectious pathogens — like COVID-19 — can be transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing. But did you know it may be transmitted simply by talking, too? In a study published in May in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that normal human speech produces thousands...
Stress relief tips and tactics
Posted by Bill Devany on July 01, 2020
During these uncertain times of COVID-19, many of us are feeling increased levels of stress — whether it’s stress about our health or the health of a loved one, stress about our finances or job, the future of the economy, or...(fill in your own stress here). Just know that these feelings are all completely valid. You’ve likely seen more media...
Do’s and don’ts of living with tinnitus
Posted by Bill Devany on May 19, 2020
Over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus — or ringing in the ears. When you first realize you have tinnitus, it can be difficult to know what to do. Here is a starter list of dos and don’ts for people dealing with tinnitus. Do’s 1. Do talk to a hearing health professional if tinnitus is affecting your ability to sleep, read, concentrate...
Noise is the antithesis of the best sounds ever
Posted by Bill Devany on May 08, 2020
The best sounds ever relax us, entice us, evoke fond memories, and force smiles on our faces. They are the opposite of noise. Noise — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — can cause bad things, like stress or anxiety or depression or high blood pressure. Especially if you are regularly exposed to it without hearing...
Hearing loss increases the risk of accidental injuries
Posted by Bill Devany on April 02, 2020
An analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey found that, over an eight year period (2007 – 2015), people who reported that they had “a lot of trouble” hearing ended up being twice as likely to have an accidental injury — both at work and leisure — as people who reported no trouble hearing. While the study...
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