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There’s a Wide Variety in How Doctors Determine Cochlear Implant Candidacy

January 13, 2020

If you suffer from severe hearing loss, cochlear implants can be an intriguing solution. Instead of traditional hearing aids in Waterloo, IA, which rely on enhancing external acoustics, cochlear implants are surgically-implanted devices that directly stimulate the auditory nerve, which interprets and transmits sound information to the brain. Cochlear implants have long been thought to be ideal for those with the most severe hearing loss, but recent studies have shown that there are many candidates for cochlear implants who haven’t had access to the treatment. This is due to a lack of standardized testing protocols—doctors don’t know or agree on... View Article

How to Keep Children with Hearing Loss Engaged in Youth Sports

December 24, 2019

There have been more examples popping up recently of deaf or hearing-impaired athletes finding success in their sports. This makes for great examples for young children who suffer from hearing loss and wish to participate in sports, but there are still plenty of difficulties and barriers they must overcome to have a positive experience as children. For adults who run youth sports teams or leagues, it is important to consider some of the steps you can take to include children with hearing loss in team sports. It can become easy for children with hearing loss to feel ostracized or unwanted,... View Article

Eating a Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Hearing Loss

December 10, 2019

A recent study conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital indicates that a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. The hospital announced the results of the study in a press release in November. Let’s take a closer look at the study and what it potentially means for the world of hearing and hearing aids in Waterloo, IA. The study In the study, researchers closely analyzed three-year changes in hearing sensitivities, and discovered women who kept eating patterns that closely adhered to recommended healthy dietary patterns (including the DASH diet or a Mediterranean diet) had a... View Article

Treating Veterans with Hearing Loss in Waterloo, IA

November 7, 2019

Tinnitus and varying levels of hearing loss top the list of the most common health ailments reported by military veterans to medical professionals. In the case of tinnitus, an affected person is likely to hear phantom ringing, humming and buzzing noises in their ears. No one else is hearing these sounds. Only after a diagnosis can treatment begin, but not everyone knows where to start. It’s not unusual for military personnel who have transitioned back to civilian life to encounter new challenges—especially individuals bringing home physical and emotional traumas connected to their service. Here’s what veterans with hearing loss in... View Article

October Is National Protect Your Hearing Month

October 31, 2019

It’s important to raise awareness about the causes and prevention of hearing loss caused by noise. As such, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) launched National Protect Your Hearing Month. Statistics show that nearly 24 percent of adults in the United States between the ages of 20 and 69 have tested positive for some level of hearing loss in one or both ears. Since October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, we’ve put together some information to help you maintain your hearing health this month and all year long. The trigger for noise-induced hearing loss Noise-induced... View Article

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