Hearing Assistive Technology - Telecoil: With nearly 20 percent of Americans reporting some degree of hearing loss, the need for Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) has become more widespread. Fortunately, since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, HAT has become more readily available in public places, such as churches and auditoriums.
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Understanding Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implants: Hearing impairment can be a debilitating disability. Whether a patient is suffering from mild hearing loss or total deafness, they will likely face some difficulties during their lifetime.
Noise is the #2 cause of ill health after air pollution. Did you know that 1 in 3 people feel disturbed by daytime noise and 1 in 5 people feel disturbed by traffic noise during sleep? According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, 10 million Americans have irreversible noise-induced hearing loss, and 30 to 50 million Americans are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day.
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Johns Hopkins Researchers Implicate Hearing Loss In Dementia Development In Seniors
Can you name the most popular electronic gadget in the senior citizen community? Nope, it’s not the iPhone, but rather the hearing aid. Hearing loss has long been heralded as the quintessential sign of aging, right up there with ear hair growth and retirement. However innocuous the latter two events, though, researchers are beginning to grow more interested in hearing loss. A team at Johns Hopkins University in particular has found a frighteningly strong association between hearing loss and the development of dementia. Dementia refers to an overall decline of cognitive ability and manifests in different forms, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.