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No matter how much money you spend on toys for your pets they will inevitably play with, chew or outright eat something you don’t want them too. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your hearing aids.
Dogs seem to prefer to chew and ultimately swallow all or part a hearing aid. Cats seem to prefer swatting a hearing aid across the floor from one end of the house to the other. Neither of these scenarios will typically have a positive outcome for the hearing aid.
If you discover a partially
INCIDENCE OF HEARING LOSS
Millions and millions of Americans have hearing loss. Estimates range from 36 – 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss.
The National Institute of Health reports that the percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age:
2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss.
5 percent of adults aged 55 to 64 have disabling hearing loss.
25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 have disabling hearing loss.
50 percent of those who are 75+ have disabling
One of the more challenging listening situations for individuals with a hearing loss is trying to communicate in a restaurant. Even the most elegant restaurants tend to be on the noisy side. Numerous conversations are going on all around you, dishes and silverware are constantly clanging and music is playing in the background. And being in a seated position eliminates your ability to move closer to the person or persons you want to hear.
The Better Hearing Institute has published a comprehensive list of
There are various known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, including diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular disease. But what does all that have to do with your ears?
A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss and cardiovascular disease are often linked. Although the nature of this connection is still under investigation, experts suggest that injury to blood vessels and impaired blood flow may be to blame.
“The inner ear is