Photo credit: SoulRider.222 licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist When it comes to people getting hearing aids or not, a recent viewpoint article in JAMA Otolaryngology identifies that cost is not the only barrier. While lower prices or low cost options mean more people can afford hearing aids, it doesn’t mean
Caroline Masia writes about why American Girl's 2020 doll of the year, who wears hearing aids, is so special. Caroline, who was born deaf and has cochlear implants, says it’s important for kids who have hearing loss to see dolls that look like them.
50 years later the Woodstock generation is dealing with hearing loss. Not surprising since for many loud rock concerts were a way of life. Now, so are hearing aids.
Coping with hearing loss and noisy restaurants is not a game. Rather than teaching people to deal with noise, why not lower the volume?
A lowly fly may offer hope to those with hearing loss. Research has already imrproved hearing aid design and offers more hope for the future.
The high cost of hearing aids may be coming down if proposed legislation is enacted. But Dr. Daniel Fink says that preventing hearing loss is the better option.