BrainHearing Technology by Oticon

Most people think that your hear with your ears. What people don’t often think about is that you actually hear with your brain! The hearing part of your brain is where the sound that you hear actually gets “heard” and the information takes on meaning. This is a process that takes a...

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Early Treatment of Hearing Loss

Most people wait an average of 5-7 years to pursue hearing aids. Hearing loss usually occurs gradually, so most people do not notice many difficulties at first. In fact, friends and loved ones tend to be among the first to notice a hearing loss. Some people are concerned that they will look older be...

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Hearing Loss and Brain Tissue Loss

While it has been previously documented that the brain will decrease in size as you age, researchers have recently found that the rate of brain shrinkage will increase in older adults with hearing loss. These findings are also related to other health concerns that have been correlated with hearing l...

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If I can hear, just not clearly, does that mean I have hearing loss?

If I can hear, just not clear, does that mean I have hearing loss? There are varying degrees of hearing loss; mild, moderate or high-frequency sensorineural hearing losses tend to occur more frequently than severe or profound hearing loss. Some sensorineural hearing losses develop gradually over tim...

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

As described in a 2011 paper by Dr. Lin from John Hopkins School of Medicine, a relation has been established between hearing loss and dementia. Longitudinal research showed that people with mild, moderate and severe hearing loss were more likely to develop dementia, with the risk of dementia develo...

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