28Oct, 2014

Courage to Create a Healthy Future

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As we Boomers enter the last third of our life, confronted with the inevitable end, we’re becoming more interested in optimal health. We know tests like colonoscopies, mammograms and hearing evaluations can reveal hidden conditions that can shorten and undermine our quality of life. Yet, when we don’t experience severe symptoms, it takes courage to schedule these tests and confront the possibility of a problem now. Unfortunately, most people say “I’ll deal with it later.” Few embrace the work it actually takes to have their health and life be the […]
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28Oct, 2014

A History of the Hearing Aid

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Hearing aids have come a very long way since the days of the ear trumpets. There are now hearing aids that exist which are nearly invisible to the naked eye and are still capable of greatly enhancing hearing. The earliest forms of hearing aids arose around 200 years ago and were very primitive in design. There was still little known about sound waves at the time, except for the sound amplifying abilities of brass instruments. So, naturally someone realized they could stick a trumpet in someone’s ear and that person […]
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28Oct, 2014

Simple Ways to Protect Your Hearing

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There has been a startling rise to the number of young adults and teenagers with hearing loss over the past 20 years or so. Young people are being exposed to louder noise more often, but there are things you can do to save your hearing before it’s too late. One of the easiest ways to protect your hearing is to turn the volume down on your personal music players. Many young adults put their music on full blast even though they have headphones that fit into their ears.  Lowering the […]
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28Sep, 2014

Boomers Who Work Longer Benefit from Hearing Aids

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The changing demographics of today’s aging workforce require the attention of hearing healthcare professionals to help keep America’s workers as productive and successful as possible. With the Great Recession, many people are staying in the workforce longer—well beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. In fact, the number of workers between the ages of 65 and 74—and even 75 and older—is soaring. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of workers in this mature age group is expected to jump by more than 80 percent. BHI invites you to use and […]
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15Apr, 2014

The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss

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Not hearing well isn’t just frustrating; it can bring surprising health risks. Here’s what you need to know. Research Shows: Many Causes, Early Symptoms Everything from genes and noise exposure to medications, head injuries and infections can play a role in hearing loss. Trouble detecting soft or high-pitched sounds is often the first sign that stereocilia —the delicate hair cells that convert sound waves into electrical signals within the ear—have been damaged. Soft sounds include phone conversations or background noise in settings such as restaurants. High-pitched sounds may include children’s […]
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15Apr, 2014

Top 10 causes Of Hearing Loss

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Our ability to hear greatly affects our quality of life. If you’ve ever experienced impaired hearing, even briefly, you’ll know just how difficult it can be. Unfortunately, many things we do in our daily lives can contribute to or actually cause hearing loss. This top 10 list aims to educate and inform our customers about potential causes of impaired hearing, so they can take better care of their ears and enjoy their health for years to come. 10. Hearing loss at birth Some children are born with impaired hearing, with […]
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