Hearing News

ReSound Smart Hearing™ On The Dr Oz Show

As some of you may have seen on social media, ReSound had the opportunity to discuss Smart Hearing™ with Dr. Oz at CES 2017 this past weekend. The segment aired on a recent edition of the Dr. Oz Show, included as part of his summary of the most innovative health care technologies at this year's CES. Dave Fabry, Vice President of Medical Affairs at ReSound, discussed the capabilities and discreet design of our hearing aids, and our Best in Innovation Award win for ReSound ENZO2™.

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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

October marks National Audiology Awareness Month. Audiology is the primary health-care profession to evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. By choosing a Hearing Specialists of Texas audiologist, you will be seen by a highly trained, experienced professional that is up-to-date on the latest developments in the hearing profession. Many hearing aid providers do not have this level of training and experience.

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Promising Hearing Loss Research

The United States Army is conducting research in to a drug that can possibly prevent or even restore hearing loss.  Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common injury facing our service personnel.  Subjected to loud noises from munitions and heavy equipment, service men and women frequently develop Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Like most hearing loss, this is permanent.

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Hear More, Earn More

Hearing loss impacts communication and that communication can impact our ability to perform work effectively. In a study of more than 40,000 households, the Better Hearing Institute concluded that people with untreated hearing loss lose up to $30,000 in annual income.

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Hearing Loss and Brain Loss

Hearing loss joins heart disease and diabetes as one of the top three public health concerns for older Americans. Medical researchers have been studying the connection between hearing loss and brain loss (cognitive decline) as people age.

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More Than Hearing Aids

As Audiologists, we are in the communication business. Patients don’t necessarily come to us because they want the latest innovations in hearing aid technology. Patients see us because they are having difficulties communicating effectively.

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Our Audiologists Learn from the Best

Earlier this month Laurel Christensen, Ph.D. met with the audiologists from the Hearing Specialists of Texas.  Dr. Christensen is the Chief Audiology Officer for the GN ReSound Group and spoke with our team about the newest hearing technology: the ReSound LiNX2.

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Chronic Kidney Disease Linked to Hearing Loss

Medical researchers have found a higher instance of hearing loss for patients being treated for chronic kidney disease. If you are being treated for kidney disease, it is best to have your hearing tested by an audiologist. Read a report posted by the Better Hearing Institute.

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Take Care of your Heart…Your Ears Will Love you for It

The heart as a symbol for romantic love dates back to the middle-ages. Our hearts may have more than a symbolic role in the expression of love. After all communication is vital to conveying love, and our ears are a vital part of effective communication. Medical researchers have been looking at the biological connection between heart health and hearing for years.

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Can Caffeine Relieve Tinnitus?

New York Times Best-Selling Author Dave Berry once quipped, “It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”  And researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston find there may be sound reasons to heed his advice for increasing coffee consumption.

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Healthy Hearing Tips for 2015

Many of us resolve to improve our health in the new year-better diet, more exercise, lose weight. While studies show that most break their resolutions by the third week of January, it’s never too late to take control of your hearing health. Recently HearingHealth.com published the following Healthy Hearing Tips for 2015.

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Holiday Help for Hearing Loss

The holidays bring families together for joyous occasions. For those with untreated hearing loss, holiday gatherings can be painfully difficult. With multiple conversations, kids laughing and playing, and the commotion that make up a big gathering, it is easier for one with a hearing loss to withdraw rather than participate. If a loved one at your holiday get together struggles with hearing, here are tips to help.

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Stadium Induced Hearing Loss?

A battle is heating up between football fans in Seattle and Kansas City.  The Seattle Seahawks, known for their enthusiastic fans and loud stadium, may have lost the loudest fan record to the Kansas City Chiefs. During a recent Monday Night Football contest, the crowd cheering at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was measured at 142 .2 decibels, besting Seattle’s record set in the previous season.

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Hearing Impaired Kids Get Their Own Superhero

For more than 35 years ear specialist and surgeon Dr. Ronald Hoffman has searched for new treatments and devices to help hearing-impaired children. But no matter how impressive the newest hearing aids or cochlear implants were, Hoffman said he's seen many children bullied for being different.  Hoffman and the team at the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary along with the Children's Hearing Institute in New York were able to partner with a division of Marvel Comics to create a hearing-impaired superhero named Sapheara.

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Hearing Loss May Signal Other Important Health Issues

Hearing loss is often thought of as an unavoidable part of aging or the result of years of exposure to excessive noise. A growing body of research indicates hearing loss is an indicator to other health issues as well.

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Why Choose An Audiologist?

The first step in treatment of hearing difficulties is to get your hearing thoroughly evaluated by an audiologist. An audiologist will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and your best treatment options.

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Hearing Loss Showing Up At Younger Age

Upside: You, baby boomer parent, and your teenager may finally have something in common.

Downside: What you have in common may be noise-induced hearing loss, you from all those concerts you attended back in the day and your teen from those earbuds that never seem to leave the kid’s ears.

Hearing loss associated with exposure to loud noise usually is something that crops up later in life, as the cumulative effects of decades of exposure to loud noises take their toll. But there are signs that noise-induced hearing loss is creeping down the age ladder and increasingly affecting Americans in their 30s, their 20s and even younger.

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Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future

Dick Loizeaux recently found himself meandering through a noisy New York nightclub. This was unusual; Mr. Loizeaux, a 65-year-old former pastor, began suffering hearing loss nearly a decade ago, and nightclubs are not really his scene. “They’re the absolute worst place to hear anybody talk,” he said.

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Introducing ReSound LiNX

ReSound LiNX is the fully-featured hearing aid designed to connect directly with iPhone®, iPad® and iPodtouch®, built with revolutionary technology to bring you a smarter, smaller and more connected hearing experience.

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Say Hello to the World's Smartest Hearing Aid

ReSound LiNX is the world’s smartest hearing aid and the first to be made for the iPhone®. Your patients can now enjoy clear speech, music and audio streamed from their iPhone, iPad® or iPod touch® directly to their ReSound LiNX hearing aids. They’ll enjoy an intuitive, effortless hearing experience like no other.

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Hearing Better This Holiday Season

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging families across America to keep loved ones with hearing loss close this holiday season by encouraging them to get their hearing checked and to have any hearing loss properly treated. By visiting www.hearingcheck.org, family members can use a simple, interactive screening tool to check their hearing in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Or families can check their hearing together during holiday gatherings as a way to offer support.

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What Do Your Ears Reveal About Your Health?

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.

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss.  That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City.  The statistics are shocking and even more so knowing that over half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65 .  Hearing loss is an increasing health concern in this nation that is often preventable.  Taking time to see an audiologist for regular hearing screenings and knowing the signs of hearing loss can protect your hearing. Make an appointment with an audiologist this October during National Audiology Awareness Month.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia Linked in Study

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests. The findings, the researchers say, could lead to new ways to combat dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and carries heavy societal burdens.

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