Hearing Loss Is Associated with More Hospitalization & Poorer Health in Older Adults


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A new study published Tuesday, June 11th in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates that hearing loss is associated with poorer health and increased hospitalization in older adults. “Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects nearly 2 of every 3 adults aged 70 years or older in the United States. Hearing

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Supporting Veteran’s Access to Hearing Care


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The International Hearing Society’s (IHS) “Fit to Serve” campaign is underway and gaining momentum. On Capitol Hill, as well as across the country, IHS members are working to make sure that lawmakers hear the message about providing America’s Veterans with high-quality hearing healthcare. They have also begun reaching out to Veteran service organizations and other

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A Hearing Preservation Tip For Men’s Health Week and A Little…Unrelated History


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The buzz about resveratrol — the anti-aging, disease-fighting antioxidant found in red wine, grapes, and peanuts—is about to get louder. Resveratrol may protect against hearing loss, according to a new study in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Researchers exposed rats to loud noise, giving one group of the rodents a resveratrol supplement beforehand. The results: The

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Hearing Dollars Makes Sense


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People with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in income annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss. The cost to society is estimated at $26 billion each year in unrealized federal taxes. To those with unaided hearing loss, the yearly cost is estimated at $176 billion. However, in a recent study, the

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Father’s Day Hearing Awareness


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Hearing health affects a man’s lifestyle, and if he wants to stay active, feel younger, and remain socially and professionally engaged, he should address any hearing loss he may be experiencing. This is the overriding message that the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is delivering to men around the country in support of National Men’s Health

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Solar Powered Hearing Aids


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Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets its charge from solar-powered batteries which are much more affordable to people in developing nations than traditional batteries. About 278 million people worldwide are estimated to have moderate-to-profound hearing loss in both ears. Most of them live in developing countries, with no access to the same

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