Tylenol and other pain killers can cause hearing loss if you take more than 2 pills a week for several weeks.
Adults with a hearing loss (and no hearing aids) are more likely to develop problems thinking & remembering.
When you smoke, you are four times more likely to get hearing loss from noise.
Adults with a mild hearing loss (and no hearing aids) are two times more likely to develop dementia.
Kissing directly on the ear can cause permanent hearing loss.
Waiting until you “really need hearing aids” may result in poorer speech clarity when you do get hearing aids.
Untreated sleep apnea puts you at 31% to 90% risk of hearing loss. Untreated sleep apnea has been known to lead to dementia
Medicare and Medicare supplements DO NOT cover hearing aids or related things (testing).
The most common cause of hearing loss is smoking. This includes second-hand smoke.
Speech testing during the hearing test demonstrates the patient’s potential speech clarity with good hearing aids.
Those with diabetes are twice as likely to develop a hearing loss.
If you have oily skin, consider water resistant hearing aids for fewer repair problems.
Those with rheumatoid arthritis are at significant risk of developing a hearing loss.
In-the-ear hearing aids will make your voice echo and need to be repaired more often. Behind-the-ear hearing aids are clearer sounding and need fewer repairs.
If you have a moderately-severe or worse hearing loss, don’t get hearing aids that are too small, or you will not hear clearly.
For better hearing in background noise with hearing aids, the brain usually has to relearn how to separate out sounds.
How would the hearing aids know which person in a group to listen to? It is the brain that does this. Practice improves group listening.
Usually new hearing aids are programmed to a soft level when they are dispensed. Otherwise all the new sounds would be too much.
Hearing aids that do not block the ear canals cannot stop background noise from getting into your ear.
Storing your hearing aids in a hearing aid drier every night cause the hearing aids to work better and last longer.
When you are being dispensed hearing aids request real ear testing with speech while the hearing aids are in your ears.
Hearing aid batteries will last longer when you cover the battery air holes with scotch tape at night. (Then wait 3 minutes before closing the battery door in the morning).
Different programs can be programmed in hearing aids for different listening situations.
Advanced hearing aids reduce background noises, are more automatic, and are clearer sounding than basic hearing aids.
Mowing the lawn is a common cause of hearing loss by noise in Iowa. Earplugs do not protect your ears from the noise that travels through the bone. Earmuffs are much better.
The ringing in your ears does not cause your hearing problems. Your hearing loss is causing the ringing. Improve your hearing and the ringing may disappear.