Cover hearing aids, not a questionable Alzheimer's drug

Chicago, November 15, 2021 — Recently, the FDA made two important decisions one bad about a new drug for Alzheimer’s, and a good one about hearing aids (which outperform the new drug). Both decisions affect cognitive decline. Learn why hearing aids are better in this Chicago Tribune piece


October is protect your hearing month

Atlanta, October 6, 2021 — The Center for Disease Control advocates hearing protection for everyone. There is no cure for hearing loss! The good news? You can prevent hearing loss by protecting your hearing. The CDC has also created a special section for teens, Teens on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, that includes a well-done video series.


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. Get the full story


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 your 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 your 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. Learn 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. Learn 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. Get the full story

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