Americans not sure about hearing loss effects, how to access to OTC hearing aids, survey finds
Oct 19, 2023
It’s been one year since hearing aids became available over-the-counter in the United States. Even though the devices are widely accessible, for the most part, it doesn’t seem like many Americans understand...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 14
Sep 14, 2023
Fast-acting oral vaccines on the horizon, study says … Fewer antibiotics prescribed for conjunctivitis with standards in place … Flu shot lowered risk for related hospitalizations … 70% of Americans...
Professor advocates for clearer messaging around hearing loss, dementia link
Aug 25, 2023
A professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine has a message about how the healthcare community should communicate the connection between hearing loss and dementia risk: Don’t be scary.
Report: About 65% of older adults have hearing loss yet only 29% use hearing aids
Jul 31, 2023
New research sheds light on hearing loss among older adults. Namely, it points to how widespread hearing loss is — and how few people are wearing hearing aids. The news comes as more research shows the...
Hearing aids significantly lower cognitive decline in at-risk group, study finds
Jul 19, 2023
Wearing hearing aids slowed cognitive decline by 48% in older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. This group also was at a higher risk for cognitive decline, a new study shows.
Regular hearing aid use linked to 50 percent falls reduction
Jun 15, 2023
Older adults with hearing loss in both ears are half as likely to fall if they use hearing aids when compared to their peers who do not use the devices, a new study finds.
Hearing aid vendors ramp up innovation after OTC approval
Apr 10, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration’s ruling in August 2022 allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter for mild to moderate hearing aids has led to several new innovations from hearing aid manufacturers.
Cochlear implants aided cognition in older adults, study finds
Feb 21, 2023
Cognitive function and speech perception in older adults with severe hearing loss improved after receiving a cochlear implant, according to a new study.
Hearing aid use linked to lower dementia prevalence, study finds
Jan 16, 2023
Moderate-to-severe hearing loss was associated with a 61% higher prevalence of dementia, while hearing aid use was tied to a 32% lower prevalence in a nationally representative population.
Improve your hearing, improve your mind
Jean Wendland Porter
Dec 12, 2022
Doesn’t it seem like our residents with hearing loss escalate their dementia risk? Or is it that our residents living with dementia lose their hearing? Hearing loss and dementia seem to go hand-in-hand. ...