Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

Subtle hearing loss while young changes brain function, study finds

The WHO estimates that some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the misuse of personal audio devices. They are listening at dangerous levels and for long durations of time. This is the very definition of noise-induced hearing loss: dangerous sound exposure over long periods of time. Typically, it is a condition associated …

Better Speech & Hearing Month

Experience the Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss During Better Speech & Hearing Month

Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition affecting Americans, especially in the 65 and older age group. One in three people over 65 experience hearing loss, while 50% of people over 75 experience some degree of hearing loss. Recent studies have indicated that hearing loss is often undiagnosed and undertreated among older people, which leads to a number …

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

We want you to be completely comfortable with us and with the hearing aids we offer at Better Hearing Center so here are some guidelines to consider when you are in search of a new pair of hearing aids. Your office visits are free, and we offer free hearing tests and a free hearing evaluation. The process of finding the …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Do you find that you often have to repeat yourself in conversation with a loved one? Are you concerned that you are not feeling heard or that your words are misunderstood? When it comes to our relationships, communication is an important bedrock. Through conversation, jokes, and serious heart-to-hearts, we come to know and understand one another. When communication breaks down, …

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects an estimated 48 million Americans, or 20% of the population. Although any one at any age may experience hearing loss, it is most commonly found among older Americans. For people age 65 and older, one in three experience hearing loss. For people age 75 and older, 50% of people experience hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third …