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

Study Shows That Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function

According to a recent study by Jamie Desjardins, PhD, an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, hearing aids improve brain function in people with hearing loss. Read more..

Ring in the Holiday Season with a Hearing Test for You and a Loved One

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Washington, DC, November 17, 2014 — Addressing hearing loss isn’t just about what you hear — it’s about how you feel and function, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), which is encouraging people of all ages to get their hearing tested this holiday season. Studies show that when people address hearing loss, it can have a positive effect on their home life, self-confidence, relationships, mood, overall health, job performance, and even income. It safeguards quality of life by helping people maintain an active, healthy lifestyle and stay socially and cognitively engaged. Read more..

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

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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. ( Read more..