Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
July 20, 2017
Here’s some good news for all the shower crooners and car radio rock stars out there -- in addition to reducing stress and increasing mental alertness, your hobby may also benefit your hearing. Specifically, it might improve the way you understand conversations which take place in noisy places.
Author Matthew Xu-Friedman Associate Professor of Biology,
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Reprinted with permission from
By John Niekraszewicz
Recently I was having lunch with Bob and he asked if I would help his sister Mary with her finances. She had just lost her husband and the role of estate executor was too much for her to handle alone. Dealing with her bankers was causing her so much frustration that she was looking to terminate her banking relationship.
By Joanne Sproule
AHIP Executive Director
The passage of the U.S. Over-the-Counter Hearing Act of 2017 has the potential to have a very adverse effect on the quality of hearing health care for all persons with hearing loss. This represents a current, worrying trend in the hearing aid industry which will also negatively impact all health care professionals. It is therefore critical for all Canadian professional colleges and associations to understand this legislation, consider its potential impact, and to actively plan to either minimize or reduce the negative impact as much as possible.
By Marshall Chasin
Originally posted on hearinghealthmatters.org On June 20, 2017. Reprinted with permission.
I am always surprised by how the various hearing aid manufacturers lump the two words “speech” and “music” together in one sentence…. “Hearing aid X can help with speech and music, and can help you jump higher and run faster….”. Of course, everyone knows that the last part is true and many of my hard of hearing clients can leap tall buildings in a single bounce. But lump “speech” and “music” together in one sentence??!!