Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing loss is nothing new. It has affected people since the beginning of time. Unfortunately, in times past, people tried to solve the problem of hearing loss in unique ways. This resulted in some very unconventional solutions. When the musical legend Beethoven was in his twenties, he suffered from buzzing and ringing in the years. Today we know this as …

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear infections and hearing loss are common worldwide. Statistics in 2018 reveal that the world had a staggering 466 million people who suffered some disabling loss of hearing. Of those millions, there were 34 million children who suffered the same physical problem. Similarly, it is estimate by 2050, 900 million will experience some disabling hearing loss. That is about 1 …

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Many people suffer from conductive hearing loss. This loss occurs when the passage of sound is partially or fully blocked. This can happen in either the middle ear or in the ear canal. The passage of any type of sound may be blocked because of blockages or damaged anatomical structures. This may happen in the middle ear, ear canal, or …

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Hearing loss is a condition that doctors have declared to be treatable but it cannot be cured. This is because some many causes and types make it complicated to cure the condition. However, seeking treatment as soon as you discover symptoms of this increases the chances of responding better to treatment. A genetic disorder is making it more complicated because …

What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

At Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center, this is an interesting question for us. With the understanding that noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms, we thought we’d investigate! Excessive Noise Can Cause Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Hearing loss can happen to anyone of any age. 12.5% of children and teenagers 6-19 years old and 17% of adults 20-29 years …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Many of us often take for granted our ability to hear and remember small details. We do not think about how difficult it must be for some people to remember where they are, what they are doing, or where they last put their keys. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect millions of people around the world each year. There is little …

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Nearly 48 million Americans have some type of hearing loss that affects the communication, relationships, health and even the careers of those who have it. If you have hearing loss, you might wonder if there are treatments that can restore your lost hearing. Treatment for sensorineural hearing loss If you’ve been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, you’re in good company. …

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

According to a new report from Brunel University in London, people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids or other hearing solutions such as implants are happier, healthier and wealthier, with a better overall quality of life than people who do not treat their hearing loss. This scientific report “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget …

When to Get New Hearing Aids

When to Get New Hearing Aids

Hearing specialists typically recommend replacing hearing aids every five to seven years – which is the average lifespan of a pair of hearing aids. The absolute longest that hearing aids last before becoming expired is seven years but often your needs or lifestyle change well before this. Below we will outline some things to consider when deciding if its time …

Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

There’s no way to get around it, things change and we change as we get older. It takes a little longer to mow the lawn, do housework, get ready in the morning and recharge. Things that bothered us before, we let slide. Things that didn’t bother us before, we may now find very annoying. One of the things you may …