Congenital Hearing Loss

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Congenital Hearing Loss

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. In recognition this week, we’re answering the question: can hearing loss be inherited? What genes have to do with it Between 50-60 percent of children have hearing loss due to a genetic condition alone, while others have hearing difficulties due to a combination of genes and environmental factors.…

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Quit Smoking — Save Your Hearing

The annual Great American Smokeout is a day for encouraging smokers to give up their habit. Among the many data points available on the dangers of smoking ― including that more than 480,000 people die from it each year ―is the risk smoking poses to hearing health. This danger extends to those exposed to secondhand…

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Introducing: HyperSound – Hearing Solutions

Precision Hearing is excited to announce a new product called Hypersound. This directed audio solution makes listening to the television a complete and immersive experience for people with or without hearing difficulties. The technology allows the individual to experience sounds from the television as if they are in the middle of the action. At Precision…

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Five Connections Between Hearing and Heart Health

The following are five good reasons why ignoring hearing loss poses a threat to your cardiovascular health: Six decades of research points to a heart-hearing health link. A comparative review of more than 60 years of research found a correlation between cardiovascular and hearing health. Specifically, the study authors concluded that the negative influence of…

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What Are Hearing Aids And What Can They Do For You?

Many people think of hearing aids as nothing more than little amplifiers that make everything louder. While this was true of early hearing aid models their modern, digital descendants are far more sophisticated. Hearing aids don’t simply increase the volume without discretion. Instead, they are now “smart” enough to determine which sounds the wearer wants…

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The Different Types of Hearing Loss

There are three main types of hearing loss: Sensorineural hearing loss Conductive hearing loss Mixed hearing loss.   Sensorineural Hearing Loss: When someone has sensorineural hearing loss, that means that some of these nerves are missing or damaged. These nerves take sound waves (vibrations in the air) and send it to the brain, so if…

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5 Surprising Things Treating Hearing Loss Says About You

Thanks to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) for this blog post in recognition of Better Hearing & Speech Month. Are you brushing off a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong thing about you?  Well think again. Research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids enjoy a better overall…

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Two Hearing Aids Are Better Than One

If you have hearing loss in both ears (bilateral hearing loss), then you are most likely a candidate for two hearing aids, which is called binaural hearing aids. While a hearing healthcare professional can best determine if you are a candidate for two hearing aids, the ultimate decision-maker concerning binaural instruments is the person who…

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What to Expect from Your First Hearing Aids

So you’re finally ready to invest in your first pair of hearing aids. Congratulations on taking a major step in improving your overall health and enjoyment of life! In preparation, it’s important to have realistic expectations regarding what life with hearing aids will be like. Here are five important things to remember:   It’s going…

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