By Gabrielle Filips, AuD, originally published 12/25/2012
Reprinted with permission from http://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingviews/2012/rechargeable-batteries-and-hearing-aids-are-a-natural-fit/
As professionals in the hearing health industry, our main goal is to ensure the best hearing experience possible for hearing aid wearers. That experience goes beyond the way wearers hear in their surroundings, and extends to how they handle and manage their hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. Currently, the percentage of hearing aid wearers who are discontent with battery functionality is alarming. In the 2010 MarkeTrak VIII survey, 45% of participants rated their hearing aid’s battery life as less than satisfactory.1
Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing
January 30, 2018. Reprinted from:
Having an annual hearing evaluation is a good idea no matter how well you are hearing, but if you suffer from migraine headaches it may be even smarter to keep close tabs on your hearing health. Studies show that those who suffer from migraine headaches have an increased risk of developing hearing lossthan those who do not. Other studies indicate migraine sufferers are also twice as likely to suffer from sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL).
Migraines and hearing health may be connected for some.
Hearing Loss Linked to Poor Nutrition in Early Childhood, Study Finds Both Acute and Chronic Forms of Undernutrition in the Preschool Years are Associated with Hearing Impairment Later in Life
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults in Nepal and their nutritional levels as children 16 years earlier. The findings suggest that nutritional interventions in South Asia could help prevent hearing loss, a condition which currently affects an estimated 116 million young people in the region.
The study was published February 7 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.