Remember those days when you would ride your bike to the candy store to fill a bag with all your favourite cavity-inducing treats? All paid for with that shiny new dime you saw glistening on the pavement. What a lottery winning feeling. Even today, now that you are much older and 10 cents will not buy much, finding a dime causes you to pause and say, “this is my lucky day.”
Contributed by Joy Victory, managing editor, Healthy Hearing
Last updated December 1, 2020
Cold wintry weather can cause hearing aid damage if proper precautions aren't taken. While often hearing aids can be repaired, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here's some information on how cold weather and moisture can damage hearing aids, what to be aware of and how you can prevent weather damage. Also, find out about tinnitus and winter weather, and why clogged ears are more common in cold weather.
Hearing aids, cold weather and moisture
Jul 9, 2020 | Research |
A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially at risk, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Genetics. The results of this study were published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website.
September 8, 2020
By Shari Eberts
Do you think media images of outdated hearing aids are helping to perpetuate the negative stigma surrounding hearing loss? When AARP faced a similar issue with photos of seniors, they partnered with Getty Images to change it. In my latest article for FindHearing, I discuss how more modern images could help break down hearing loss stigma and call on Getty Images and others to help us make it a reality. See an excerpt from the piece below
Updated August 16, 2020
Published August 16, 2020
By Geoffrey Cooling
Yup, Bluetooth Connectivity is a Pain in the Arse
Bluetooth connectivity for your hearing aids, an amazing feature right up until it refuses to work. Oh, and it will refuse to work, for no damn apparent reason other than to irritate all the goodness out of you. While being an amazing gift, Bluetooth is a right royal pain in the arse. The problems are generally Bluetooth, let's look at why and how to fix them.