Hearing loss can be detrimental to many aspects of your life so it is best to keep your hearing in check and get help when hearing loss arises. Many people, however, don’t realize that they are losing their hearing. Getting hearing tests periodically can help to catch the hearing loss early and take the necessary steps to manage it.
If you're an Advanced Bionics (AB) cochlear implant recipient, you may already be aware that AB is owned by the same company that owns Phonak. This has allowed for AB and Phonak to collaborate on technology compatibility, and now, one of the most recent fruits of the AB/Phonak collaboration is the Naida Link hearing aid.
The leading cause of preventable hearing loss is noise exposure. While hearing loss from aging, called presbycusis, cannot be prevented, hearing is a sense worth protecting from noise.
Estimates indicate that two-thirds of people over the age of 70 have hearing impairment significant enough to cause communication challenges. However, hearing loss does not simply impact the elderly. Professionals are seeing more and more young adults and teenagers with the onset of noise-induced hearing loss.
In the summer, waterlogged children are at risk of getting swimmer’s ear, but there are easy ways to prevent it. The most reliable method is to stop children from submerging their heads under water altogether – but this isn’t always the most practical option.