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Researchers identify part of the brain that compensates for hearing loss in older adults

Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise, which could revolutionize the treatment of hearing loss. As people age, their peripheral and central auditory system (areas of the brain that help to intake and interpret sound) decline in function and plugging into other parts of the brain is needed to compensate, according to Dr. Claude Alain, senior investigator of the study and Assistant Director of the...

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Brain Fitness

Despite significant advancements in hearing aid technology, listeners with hearing loss continue to express frustration when trying to understand conversation in noisy environments. Even with a favorable signal-to-noise ratio, older adults struggle more in these listening situations than younger adults do for a number of reasons, including deficits in central auditory processing and cognitive function. It has become clear that we need to think beyond the ear when managing hearing loss,...

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Remember to Protect Your Hearing this July 4th

Remember to Protect Your Hearing this July 4th Whether you are shooting fireworks in your drive-way or watching a public display, you could be at risk of having some hearing damage. Fireworks produce a sound output that is in the 150 to 175 decibel range. Each year, many people experience some damage to their hearing as a result of fireworks.

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Resound Pairing Troubleshooting

Have you ever had an issue with you hearing aids not connecting to your Smart App or have the aids ever stopped streaming your music or phone calls? Here are a few tips that will help you Troubleshoot and (hopefully) fix the issue: 1.  Close ALL the apps on your phone double click on the home button and swipe up on each app to close it (or for Android you can hit CLOSE ALL). 2.  Turn your Phone off, wait 2 minutes and then turn it back on

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Stay Connected

Hear well. Stay vital. Hearing loss is linked to a 3x risk of falling. Stay engaged anddo what you love.            

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Quality of Life

Early treatment with hearing aids enriches quality of life and restores human connection. Hearing loss is linked to isolation and a greater risk of dementia,

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Hear Well, Stay Vital

With hearing loss, there is increased risk of declining cognitive function and decreased attentional resources for balance and spatial awareness.

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