The positive benefits of music for the frail elderly abound in medical literature, but new research suggests music that is too loud may be more harmful than helpful.
Nursing home residents might get more enjoyment and therapeutic value out of music if they change hearing aid settings, recently published findings suggest.
MDHearing Aid® has announced a new hearing aid called Air. Fitting either ear, the AIR provides up to 45dB of gain.
Panasonic Healthcare Group recently unveiled the R1-W digital hearing instrument. The products are designed for people with mild to severe hearing loss, and come in three models. Each offers a compact size and curved shape, which lets it fit comfortably and discreetly behind a user's ear. An available Hearing Hub allows users to wirelessly connect the hearing instrument to Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones, landlines and audio transmitters, enabling sound to automatically transmit into the digital hearing device.
Hearing loss in older adults might also cause accelerated gray matter atrophy, or a loss in brain volume, a new study shows. This indicates that devices such as hearing aids could be more important than previously thought.
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