Our Favorite New Hearing Aids of 2017

Our Favorite New Hearing Aids of 2017

Every year hearing aid technology advances, and companies are creating intelligent and sophisticated designs that impress us with their innovative programs and settings. Looking back at 2017, there are a few devices that stand out as being truly exceptional. What makes Audeo B-R so special? This is a hearing aid that’s truly designed to simplify your life, monitoring the sounds …

Famous Musicians Who Experience Hearing Loss

Famous Musicians Who Experience Hearing Loss

When you love music, having hearing loss or tinnitus can seem extra hard – putting distance between you and something you love. Doubly so if you’re a musician – a hearing impairment can be a tremendous blow. Unfortunately, there’s all too clear of a connection between hearing loss and music, especially live performances, where extremely loud volume is too often …

Great Things to Hear in Kansas City This Holiday Season

Great Things to Hear in Kansas City This Holiday Season

At Neighborhood Hearing Center, our team works with you to reconnect you to the sounds and people in your life. There’s no better time than the holidays to celebrate with your loved ones and reconnect over festive sounds. With so much to hear in Kansas City this holiday season, we’ve selected some family-friendly favorites for you to check out. Still …

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

Nearly 50 million Americans have hearing loss that affects both them and their loved ones in profound ways. Not being able to hear clearly inhibits your ability to participate fully in social functions, or even to have a clear conversation with your friends or family. Hearing loss causes you to pull back from many of your hobbies or recreational activities, …

Monitoring Daily Noise Exposure Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Monitoring Daily Noise Exposure Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

How often do you think about your “noise diet”? Our sense of hearing is the only one that never fully shuts off throughout the day – this is why alarm clocks are so effective when we’re in a deep sleep. From morning to night, even when we’re asleep, our sense of hearing is always working. Because we all lead vastly …

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids

Everyone seems to have their own ideas about hearing aids. With half of all seniors over the age of 75 struggling with hearing loss, either you or a loved one could need hearing aids. Unfortunately, according to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, only 25% of people who need hearing aids get them! It’s time to reevaluate what you know …

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

If you suffer from tinnitus, you know just how unmanageable it can be. That uncomfortable ringing, buzzing or whistling sound just won’t go away, and it’s difficult to cope with these sounds that won’t leave you alone. You’re not the only one struggling to find some peace and quiet. Tinnitus is becoming more common, and a new study has found …

A Collaborative Effort to Combat Hearing Loss

A Collaborative Effort to Combat Hearing Loss

The global rate of hearing loss is on the rise, jumping from 14 to 18 percent of the population in the last quarter century, and projected to increase in the future. In the face of confronting hearing loss as a worldwide health concern, specialists at Duke University School of Medicine are looking toward building an international initiative.  Their proposal prioritizes …

Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Even though we’d all like to be invincible, the truth of the matter is that our bodies wear out. Our muscles ache after a long day at work, our eyesight isn’t what it used to be, and our hearing deteriorates with age. You can get a massage for sore muscles and wear glasses to see clearly, but once your hearing …

Could Medications Cause Hearing Loss

Could Medications Cause Hearing Loss?

In 1944, the drug streptomycin saved the lives of many tuberculosis patients, but at a cost. A large number of patients treated with streptomycin were found to have developed irreversible hearing loss. Subsequently, research was conducted on streptomycin and other aminoglycoside drugs to discover the causes of these drugs’ side effects. Since these early years of research, over 100 classes …