Researchers have found a delicious way to slow down the rate of hearing loss

Researchers have released a new study about the relationship between chocolate consumption and hearing loss. Initially, doctors in Korea hypothesized that eating chocolate could protect against both hearing loss and tinnitus. To explore this hypothesis, they evaluated data from 3,575 middle-aged participants (aged 40-64) in regards to both their hearing health and chocolate consumption. They…

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Oticon introduces the all-new Opn S

Oticon’s new Opn S is a follow up to the wildly popular Opn, building upon the technology behind the first internet-connected hearing aid, adding advanced feedback and noise canceling technology. With Opn S, Oticon is aiming to provide hearing aid wearers with a listening experience on par with people with normal hearing. Opn S also…

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Late life depression linked to age related hearing loss

A new study published by the Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center finds that elderly individuals can avoid late-life depression by treating their age-related hearing loss. While the links between undertreated hearing loss and cognitive impairment or dementia have been widely researched, there are comparatively few studies that ask if hearing loss contributes to depression. “Most…

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Untreated hearing loss can result in higher healthcare costs for seniors

A newly released study by Cochlear Center at the John Hopkins School of Medicine finds that undetected and untreated hearing loss contributes to significantly higher healthcare costs.   The researchers analyzed data from more than 77,000 patients with untreated hearing loss collected over 10 years, and compared them to data collected from patients without hearing…

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Signia announces Styletto – a rechargeable hearing aid with a stylish new form factor

Signia has unveiled a brand-new hearing aid line, Styletto, that combines a stylish form factor with convenient rechargeability and Signia’s market leading natural hearing technology. Signia has also conducted a consumer study before launching Styletto, demonstrating that 8 out of 10 patients prefer the stylish, smaller form factor to more conventional hearing aids.   The…

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