Seven questions to ask before buying hearing aids

PALOS HILLS, September 20, 2021 — Our team has compiled seven questions they recommend prospective buyers ask before purchasing their hearing aids. Get the hearing performance and service you expect with these seven questions. Download your infographic


Osteoporosis linked to higher risk of hearing loss in women

BOSTON — Researchers found the risk of subsequent moderate or worse hearing loss was up to 40 percent higher in study participants with osteoporosis or low bone density. Read more


See and feel the strain of hearing loss

PALOS HILLS, August 2, 2021 — What is the difference between hearing poorly and hearing well? There are statistics that quantify this difference, but what about seeing and feeling it? Here is a demonstration that makes the point. See and feel the difference.


Warning signs of childhood communication disorders

PALOS HILLS, July 13, 2021 — This new Quick Guide describes five signs indicating children are struggling with speech and hearing development. It covers language, speech sound, and voice disorders, plus stuttering and hearing loss. New parents should know the five signs so they can act if they spot a problem. Download a copy


New ebook, auditory-processing disorder

PALOS HILLS, June 29, 2021 — Auditory processing disorder (APD), also referred to as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is an important and often confusing topic that affects 7-10% of children. This report is based on the current understanding of APD and reflects the American Speech and Hearing Association's position. Download a copy


COVID-19 affects hearing, balance, and tinnitus

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2021 — The physiological impacts of COVID-19 seem almost limitless. Complications can range from loss of taste to respiratory distress, with many effects lasting for months. Evidence suggests auditory and vestibular effects should be added to the growing list of symptoms. Read more


Headphones, earbuds risks younger generations' future hearing

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2021 — As more and more people are taking advantage of music on the go, personal audio systems are pumping up the volume to the detriment of the listener's hearing. Children, teenagers, and young adults are listening to many hours of music daily at volumes exceeding the globally recommended public health limit of 70 decibels of average leisure noise exposure for a day for a year. Read more


I don't like my recorded voice

Ever wonder why your voice sounds different in a recording compared to how you perceive it as you speak? You are not alone. The reason has to do with the two different types of transmission of your voice, namely, air-conducted (AC) speech and bone-conducted (BC) speech. Read more

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