Hearing Loss and Dementia

Multiple recent studies have shown that having a hearing loss can increase the likelihood of cognitive problems and dementia. In 2013 Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an otologist and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, and his fellow researchers followed the overall cognitive abilities of roughly 2000 individuals with an average age of 77 over the course … Continued

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure … Continued

Vicodin and Hearing Loss

It is commonly known that many drugs count hearing loss as a potential side effect. Some are well-established ototoxic agents, but others are relatively new to the medical community as possible sources for a rapid decline in hearing. Vicodin has stepped onto the scene in the past few decades as one such medication. The link … Continued

Hearing in Noise Test

One of the best tools that may be used to evaluate and predict a person’s ability to hear and understand in noise is the QuickSIN or Quick Speech in Noise test. The QuickSIN is a type of hearing in noise test that is fast to take, but it can prove to be challenging. During this … Continued