Six reasons to consider hearing aids

Here’s what getting a hearing test and using professionally fitted hearing aids, if recommended by a hearing care professional, may do for you:  1. Strengthen your relationships. Healthy relationships rest largely on good communication. In one Better Hearing Institute (BHI) study, more than half the respondents said using hearing aids improved their relationships at home, …

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Stimulating nerves in your ears could improve heart health

Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve heart health, researchers have discovered. Scientists applied electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal. The stimulation reduced the nervous signals that can drive failing hearts too hard. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819200211.htm    

Study: Hearing Loss Affects Personality Among Elderly

As people get older, they generally become less outgoing, but new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The researchers say the findings emphasize the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly. The researchers studied 400 individuals 80-98 years …

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Can Earbuds Lead to Hearing Loss

Can ear buds lead to hearing loss? You see them every day: Teens and young adults wearing ear buds that pipe favorite tunes directly into their ear canals. This habit may be contributing to hearing loss at a younger and younger age, as this ABC News video reveals.