Saving Hearing Lives on the Bolivia and Peru Hearing Aid Mission

My Experience by: DeAnne Pacheco, TeleHear Clinical Director I had the honor of serving in a Starkey Hearing Foundation mission with the most amazingly dedicated, hard-working people. We completed four mission days in three cities: Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Cusco, Peru and Trujillo, Peru, where we fit nearly 2000 children and adults with hearing aids. I … Continued

Hearing Loss Studies: Life is Worth Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be … Continued

Aural Rehabilitation Exercises

You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your … Continued

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Mosby’s Medical Dictionary defines sensorineural hearing loss as a form of hearing loss in which sound is conducted through the external and middle ear in a normal way but a defect in the inner ear results in its distortion, making discrimination difficult. Amplification of the sound with hearing aids can now help people with sensorineural … Continued

Causes of Hearing Loss

One the most common questions I get asked is, “What caused my hearing loss?” The answer to this question is not always easy. There are two main types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive. Conductive hearing loss happens when the bones in the middle ear can no longer transmit sound waves to the healthy cochlea … Continued

Convincing Parents to Get Hearing Aids

Convincing parents to get hearing aids can be a more difficult task than some may think. When adult children approach their parent about getting hearing help, they are often met with resistance. Why? There are many factors that could be the cause. Some parents are in denial they even have a hearing loss and suggestions they … Continued

OSHA Hearing Conservation Programs

OSHA Hearing Conservation Programs are designed to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) is a federal agency, under the Department of Labor.  Also involved with research-related guidelines for hearing conservation is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). … Continued

Hearing Loss & Essential Oils

When it comes to hearing loss, we have many options for treatment in today’s modern world. Some will swear by the essential oils on the market and claim there is a natural cure for any ailment. Essential oils, as they relate to the treatment of hearing loss, may be helpful but in an extremely limited number … Continued

Athletes and Hearing Aids

Kids and adults who wear hearing aids can enjoy their favorite sport, whether it’s a casual and laid back game of golf on a Sunday morning or a very competitive soccer tournament. The following are some quick and easy tips to keep you playing without worry. Find the right style for you. There are many … Continued