hearing aids

Hearing Loss May Speed Up Dementia

Posted on 01/23/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s a really good reason to get your hearing tested: New research indicates that older Americans with untreated hearing loss experience a faster decline in thinking and memory skills than do those with normal hearing. The study has widespread ramifications, considering that hearing loss affects 30 percent of adults ages 65 to 74, and 47 percent of adults 75 or older, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the same time, only 25 to 29 percent of those …

Why Do Cellphones Get Cheaper But Hearing Aids Cost More?

Posted on 10/29/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s a frustrating dilemma: Why have digital improvements helped us get a cheaper smartphone, TV or computer, but the same kind of technological advancements have only caused the price tab of hearing aids to soar — and for a population who can least afford it? It’s a question that New York Times writer Tricia Romano asked in a recent article titled “The Hunt for an Affordable Hearing Aid.” Romano is not an inexperienced hearing aid customer. She’s been wearing one …