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Entries in Hearing Aids (6)

Friday
Jul012011

TIP: Thinner Energizer batteries may cause intermittencies with hearing aids

If you are noticing any issues with intermittencies in your hearing aid, please check to see which batteries you are using. I have noticed some intermittent issues with the Energizer batteries because they are very slightly thinner than others. If you are using Energizer, try a different brand like Ray-o-Vac, Walgreens, or Power One.  Good luck!  - Dr. Jones

Monday
Apr112011

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia

A study completed by Johns-Hopkins National Institute on Aging found that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia. This may be due to a common pathology that underlie both hearing loss and dementia or the strain of decoding sounds over the years may overwhelm the brains of people with hearing loss. Also, hearing loss often leads to social isolation which is a known risk factor for dementia. Interventions like hearing aids may delay or prevent the onset of dementia.

Wednesday
Sep302009

Must read, NY Times article,"Buying a Hearing Aid? You've Got a Lot to Learn"

There was a recent article published in the NY Times entitled, "Buying a Hearing Aid?  You've Got a Lot to Learn".  Check it out! You can read it here