Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hearing aids are wonderful pieces of technology. New discoveries about pitch perception, speech, and sound location means the latest technology is super refined. All of this advanced technology means that hearing aids are a big and worthwhile investment, so in order to keep your hearing aid investment working at its best, you might want to follow these few simple guidelines.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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It turns out that age related hearing loss isn't just in your ears. Although in the past, researchers blamed hearing loss solely on damage within the inner ear, they now say problems with age related hearing also happens within the brain. Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown that as people age, the auditory cortex things and the brain has to work harder to decode certain sounds. This happens in older people with and without hearing loss. But there's good news for the brains of people who use hearing aids.

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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2016
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People who have hearing challenges have long been early adapters of technology to help them communicate. It's no wonder that smart phones have become so popular among this segment of the population. One of the best ways to improve your smart phone is by adding apps. For people with hearing loss apps that convert speech to text, though not perfect, can help offset mental exhaustion or cognitive overload by serving as an extra "ear."

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