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You just got your first pair of hearing aids — now what?

April 1, 2024

Congratulations! You’ve got your new hearing aids and taken that first step towards hearing better and living better. So, what’s next? It’s time to get acclimated—or “used to” wearing your hearing aids. And one of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success is to remember the following: Getting used to wearing hearing aids takes time, practice, and patience. But once you begin to adapt in those ...

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Hopeful News for People at High Risk for Cognitive Decline

March 13, 2024

This just in—even more evidence to support that hearing aids can be beneficial to our brain health: A new study found that, for older adults at risk for cognitive decline, hearing aids were shown to reduce the risk by nearly half.  The study, known as the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders study—or ACHIEVE study, for short—was published in The Lancet, and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® just ...

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Unlocking a World of Sounds for a Better Quality of Life

March 1, 2024

We know that past studies have associated hearing loss with depression and it’s no surprise why: When it’s difficult to hear, it’s difficult to communicate—which can lead to social isolation and eventually, depression. But what makes today’s fact stand out is that it highlights one of the first studies to directly link hearing aids with a reduced risk of depression. How study linked hearing aids with lowered depression Researchers from ...

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Is there a way I can help a loved one who has hearing loss?

February 5, 2024

We know that, left untreated, hearing loss can negatively affect our quality of life. Studies link untreated hearing loss to stress, depression, social isolation, and even dementia. Untreated hearing loss also increases the risk of falling, putting personal safety at risk.  But the person with hearing loss isn’t the only person affected by it. Hearing loss impacts spouses, family members, and friends. Repeating things over and over during conversation can be exhausting and frustrating ...

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How to properly clean your ears

January 19, 2024

Cerumen, commonly known as earwax, is key to a healthy ear. It collects dirt, debris and bacteria, preventing unwanted foreign bodies from entering the ear. It has lubrication properties to keep the ears from getting dry and itchy. And, it acts as an antifungal and antibacterial, helping to fight infections in and around our ears.  But, let’s face it, earwax is also kind of blech, and an unpleasant obstacle to keeping your ears clean ...

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Hear all the best moments in 2024

January 4, 2024

Happy New Year to you and all those you care about! Like many of us, you’ve probably just finished unwinding from a whirlwind month. That time of year when you put others first — your family, friends, colleagues, community. And good for you. It’s what the holidays are about, right? But now it’s your turn. As you begin this brand-new year and prepare for what’s ahead, give yourself permission to make changes ...

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Four ways better hearing can help with stress

December 20, 2023

A close friend once said, “Life is lifelike” — and indeed life is filled with ups, downs, even upside downs, right? Because even though we’re all on our own journey, the one thing we all face from time to time is challenge. Unfortunately, challenge can sometimes be tough enough to pull us into that dreaded state of worry or tension we call stress. What challenge causes you stress? For many of us, it’s hearing ...

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Exploring How Hearing Loss Treatment May Contribute to Dementia Prevention

December 4, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1 Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Can hearing loss treatment help prevent dementia?

November 17, 2023

A highly regarded report published by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” 1  Ask friends and loved ones of the estimated 50 million people worldwide who have dementia, and they'll no doubt back it up — with stories about the worry, stress, sadness and devastation that dementia leaves in its wake. Formed to provide recommendations for the ...

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Hearing loss likely but still treatable as we age

November 3, 2023

If you’re around age 85 and reading this fact, you might be nodding, “Yep, I hear that.” And indeed, the fact makes sense, given that the likelihood of hearing loss increases as we age, according to the National Institute on Aging. But with the good news that U.S. residents aged 80-plus are expected to double over the coming years, also comes the silver lining that hearing technology continues to advance right along with ...

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