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Ear is the new wrist
Posted by Craig J. Reese on December 18, 2020
Stick it in your ear — why the ear is a smart place to put a fitness tracker Health and fitness trackers are now commonplace in our digital lives. As we strive to stay healthier and live longer, we look to these body-worn gadgets to tell us how were doing with our daily exercise goals, and as a gateway to our overall health and wellness. Wrist-worn...
Posted by Craig J. Reese on December 07, 2020
Made for face masks Face masks have unequivocally been a good thing when it comes to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. But they present challenges when trying to communicate with others. Especially if you or the person you’re communicating with has hearing loss. Face masks muffle speech and block important lip-reading cues. Both are key to...
How often should I replace my hearing aids?
Posted by Craig J. Reese on November 20, 2020
Today’s hearing aids are more sophisticated than ever before. They utilize the most advanced microelectronics, wireless radios, and computer processors, and they are built to exacting specifications to offer the best hearing possible. This includes being as resistant to moisture, dust and dirt as a high-tech instrument that sits in your ear all day can be....
Four ways hearing better can help you age better
Posted by Craig J. Reese on November 06, 2020
We all want to stay healthy and happy as we age. Exercising and eating right are two obvious things we can do to help. But did you know hearing our best has a big impact, too? Here are four ways hearing your best can help you age your best. Hearing your best helps keep you social When we hear clearly and without limitations, it’s easier to be engaged,...
Have you seen our Circa Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids?
Posted by Craig J. Reese on October 21, 2020
If we say so ourselves, our new Circa Edge AI custom rechargeable hearing aids are pretty great. But we’re biased. So we won’t blame you if you want a second opinion. How about this one? Youtuber and audiologist, Dr. Cliff Olson, recently called them “the most significant innovation we have seen in the hearing aid world since 2018.”...
Can treating hearing loss help stave off cognitive decline?
Posted by Craig J. Reese on October 07, 2020
We all want to maintain our mental sharpness as we get older. Dementia, Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline are conditions everyone hopes to avoid. A growing body of research has shown that hearing loss plays a role in our ability to stay mentally sharp as we age. In fact, in a 2018 review of the research, it was concluded that untreated hearing loss...
Can COVID-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?
Posted by Craig J. Reese on September 22, 2020
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, brings with it a host of health concerns. Most of these symptoms are respiratory in nature as reported by the CDC; shortness of breath, coughing, sore throat . However, there is some concern that the coronavirus may cause some neurological symptoms as well. In a study of 214 patients with varying degrees...
Seven reasons to treat your hearing loss early
Posted by Craig J. Reese on September 08, 2020
Hearing loss is typically gradual, and therefore, often something we adapt to over time. We might not notice it for months or years. However, age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults, so experiencing hearing loss is not uncommon. Approximately one in three people in the United States between the...
Simple hearing aid troubleshooting tips you can do at home
Posted by Craig J. Reese on August 21, 2020
Like any high-tech device, hearing aids may occasionally become fussy. Not to worry – most issues can be solved easily and at home. Below are some of the most common calls we get at our Support line, and the simple troubleshooting tips you can do to fix them from the safety of your home. If you experience one of the following problems: • Loss of...
Why you should wear your hearing aids every day, even if you are sheltered at home!
Posted by Craig J. Reese on August 06, 2020
Many wearers of hearing aids view them as communication devices. They are! Really great ones! Communication is often the primary function that we ask hearing aids to fill in our lives. But it is also thoughtful to note that your hearing aids are also brain activators, emergency alert notification tools, and connectivity devices! That’s why hearing...
Stress relief tips and tactics
Posted by Craig J. Reese on July 09, 2020
During these uncertain times of COVID-19, many of us are feeling increased levels of stress — whether it’s stress about our health or the health of a loved one, stress about our finances or job, the future of the economy, or...(fill in your own stress here). Just know that these feelings are all completely valid. You’ve likely seen more media...
Hearing loss, talking loudly and COVID-19
Posted by Craig J. Reese on July 02, 2020
By now we should all know that infectious pathogens — like COVID-19 — can be transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing. But did you know it may be transmitted simply by talking, too? In a study published in May in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that normal human speech produces thousands of...
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