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Church musicians team with audiologist on custom electronic ear monitors (chicagotribune.com)

Our audiologist, Kristen Conners, discusses her work with the Parkview Christian Church, providing custom electronic ear monitors to their singers and musicians.   Church musicians […]

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Hearing aids gain hipper reputation as “lifestyle” products after going OTC

Tina Reed, author of Axios Vitals Consumer electronics giants like Sony and Bose have staked out a piece of the new market for over-the-counter hearing aids, […]

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Hearing Loss and Comorbidities

As we get older, our hearing can begin to deteriorate. But did you know that hearing loss can lead to more than just reduced communication? […]

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LOCAL AUDIOLOGIST ANTICIPATES REACHING MORE HARD-OF-HEARING CUSTOMERS WITH OTC ANNOUNCEMENT

October 03, 2022 05:15 AM Crain’s Chicago Health Pulse by JON ASPLUND  Kristen Conners, owner of Orland Prescription Hearing, says she expects an uptick in […]

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Orland Hearing Aid Center specializes in personalized care

By BEST OF CHICAGO’S SOUTHLAND       In an age when so many aspects of our lives are touched by technology, it is a blessing […]

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SENIORS ARE IN DENIAL ABOUT THEIR HEARING LOSS, SURVEY FINDS

PISCATAWAY, N.J.– A majority of senior citizens who suffer from hearing loss choose to ignore treatment with hearing aids and are in denial about the negative […]

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SILENTLY SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS NEGATIVELY AFFECTS QUALITY OF LIFE

New hearing technologies can help, studies show. American Psychological Association – TORONTO – Hearing loss in adults is under-treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly […]

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SOUND DEPRIVATION LEADS TO IRREVERSIBLE HEARING LOSS

Researchers show that chronic conductive hearing loss leads to cochlear degeneration. Boston, MA, Nov. 18, 2015. Massachusetts Eye and Ear investigators have shown that sound deprivation […]

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STUDY SHOWS HEARING AIDS IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION

A recent study by Jamie Desjardins, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, found that […]

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STUDY SHOWS HEARING AID USE INCREASES COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ELDERLY

New research indicates positive boost in cognitive function of elderly users A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older […]

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CDC FINDS HEARING LOSS IS THIRD MOST COMMON CHRONIC CONDITION

Research based on a study conducted by the CDC shows how common hearing loss is among workers Hearing loss is the third most common chronic […]

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STUDY SHOWS IMPROVED COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN DEMENTIA PATIENTS USING HEARING AIDS

During the past decade, several major studies determined that hearing loss, which the Hearing Loss Association of America said impacts more than 48 million Americans, […]

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HELPING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING LOSS STAY CONNECTED

In an increasingly fast-paced and technology-based world, people with hearing loss have struggled with staying connected to those around them due to hearing aids that […]

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PHONAK RECEIVES TWO RED DOT AWARDS FOR DESIGN

Phonak, the leading global provider of hearing instruments and wireless communication solutions, today announces that its innovative approach to design has been acknowledged by the […]

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SIGNIA’S NEW RECHARGEABLE HEARING AID BOASTS LONG STREAMING LIFE

Signia, the global leader in rechargeable hearing aids, has announced Cellion — the world’s first lithium-ion-powered rechargeable hearing aid that makes use of wireless inductive […]

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SIGNIA INTRODUCES NEW ERA OF BLUETOOTH DEVICES

The world-leading Signia experience just got even better with a new era in Bluetooth-driven hearing. Our new Pure 13 BT primax hearing aid made for […]

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CU RESEARCHERS MAKE IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES AROUND MENIERE’S DISEASE

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it.  According to Carol […]

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STUDY SHOWS LINK BETWEEN HEARING LOSS AND DEPRESSION

Researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, have found a strong association between […]

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ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH AGE-RELATED HEARING LOSS AT RISK FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE

Elderly patients who experience age-related hearing loss (ARHL) may be at greater risk for cognitive decline and impairment compared with elderly patients with no hearing loss, according […]

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STUDY SHOWS HEALTHY DIET MAY REDUCE HEARING LOSS RISK IN WOMEN

Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. Some evidence suggests that diet may influence the risk of hearing loss. Previous studies have looked at how […]

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UNDERSTANDING OSHA AND WORKPLACE HEARING LOSS

At least 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year, OSHA reports. In 2017, employers were required to pay $1.5 […]

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STUDY SHOWS TOBACCO EXPOSURE LINKED TO HEARING LOSS

Exposure to tobacco smoke prenatally and postnatally was associated with hearing impairment in a Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology study of young children in Japan. In the study […]

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NIOSH DISCUSSES WORK-RELATED HEARING LOSS FROM NOISE AND OTOTOXICITY

In March, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a new safety and health bulletin in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and […]

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Migraines Linked to Higher Incidence of Tinnitus

Migraines and Tinnitus? Having a history of migraines may play a role in the development of cochlear disorders, according to new research published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head […]

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