Aging and Hearing Loss: Data-Driven Studies for Consumers and Audiologists

For years, our field and industry have been bandying around rule-of-thumb statistics, chief among them that somewhere between 25-50% of people 65 and over have hearing loss that is sufficient to interfere with normal communication.  Who knows where that statistic came from? It’s a heuristic that’s gained the mantel of truth over time.  And the stated range of 25…

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All About Tinnitus for Consumers and Patients

Today’s topic is a vexious problem that gets far less attention by hearing health professionals than you would think.  Tinnitus is a big issue for patients, but not one that is treatable by pills, surgery, or other traditional treatments.  However, there are treatments that are effective for some people.   What It Is   Tinnitus…

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Best of 2016: Hearing Loss from Someone with Normal Hearing

What can someone with normal hearing possibly say about hearing loss? That question intrigued many readers, making About hearing loss—from someone with normal hearing (originally published 1/26/2016)  the most-read post of the year in The Audiology Condition  (originally published 1/26/2016).     Click on the link to read the four basic, yet significant, facts related to hearing loss…

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hearing loss are health risks each of us face.  As we are all aware, those risks increase with every year we manage to stay alive.  Now, and perhaps not surprisingly, research is finding that some of those risks are related.  In particular, a large cohort study published this month makes…

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