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Oticon Ups Its Game

Oticon Ups Its Game

The march of technology keeps getting smaller and smaller. In fact, small enough to fit into your ear. With a 2021 rollout, one of the long-time leaders in hearing aid tech — the Danish company Oticon — is releasing its new Oticon More line. Harnessing what the...

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Cut Down On Stress and Save Your Hearing

Cut Down On Stress and Save Your Hearing

The connection between chronic stress and hearing loss is not actually that complicated. The workings of the ear are very dependent on healthy blood circulation; stress wreaks havoc with the cardiovascular system. That’s the direct line. What stress does is release a...

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A Good Month To Review Your Hearing Health

A Good Month To Review Your Hearing Health

First established by the American Academy of Audiology in 2008, October is Audiology Awareness Month. It marks a desire to heighten awareness about not only general hearing health, but why hearing protection is so vital to the many people who spend time in noisy...

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COVID-19 and Hearing

COVID-19 and Hearing

Especially in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, the phrase “novel coronavirus” was often used, with novel meaning “new.” Coronaviruses are a family of viruses distinguished by their crown-like spikes (corona means crown in Latin) and what we’re facing is the...

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If You Haven’t Figured Out Mask Wearing, Now’s the Time

If You Haven’t Figured Out Mask Wearing, Now’s the Time

Whether we like it or not — and no one likes it — COVID-19 is going to be with us for a while. That’s become obvious over the last week. And that means masks will continue to be a part of life. The scientific consensus is that widespread use of masks is one of the...

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Leave That Earwax Be

Leave That Earwax Be

Most everything about the human body is pretty efficient. OK, tonsils and appendixes seem a little superfluous, but even earwax has its reasons to be. It actually plays a positive role by helping clean out the ear canal. Think of it as a scrubbing pad covered in pine...

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Everyone Is Scrambling These Days

Everyone Is Scrambling These Days

As is the case every year, May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It was first founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Today it is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) — an...

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