Making a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment

Following 5 Habits for Healthier Hearing: A Checklist for People with Diabetes

diabetes and hearing loss

Washington, DC, October 31, 2014—Hearing health should be included in good diabetes management, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), and has issued five habits for healthier hearing for people with diabetes. Studies show that people with diabetes are about twice as likely to develop hearing loss. Yet hearing tests are frequently overlooked in routine diabetes care. In fact, some experts believe that hearing loss may be an under-recognized complication of diabetes. (http://ow.ly/DuVyB) Read more..

Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life

5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do.

So maybe it’s time to do something about your hearing.

Chances are, if you’re like many baby boomers, you’ve rocked your way through your fair share of concerts, night clubs, and ear-blasting parties. And you’ve enjoyed years of other noisy recreational activities to boot. Simply: You’ve been enjoying life. You’ve spent decades doing it. And it’s been loud. Read more..

Make Fetal Noise Protection Part of Audiology Care

High noise levels can lead to hearing loss and developmental consequences for fetuses and newborns. Given that the impact of minimal hearing loss on educational, social, and emotional development are well-known, a closer review of the noise exposures of pregnant women and newborn babies should be part of audiological care and counseling. Read more..