Can Vitamins Improve Your Hearing?

If you ask most people how they could hear better, they would recommend getting hearing aids. But there is another way, namely to take vitamin pills. For example, a large number of adults suffer from ringing in the ears called tinnitus, which can be helped by taking magnesium. Potassium is needed in the inner ear, increasing as one ages. And noise-induced hearing loss (which is common due to the conditions that many people are subjected to).

The Revolutionary NeoSensory Hearing Aids

Almost all hearing aids are generally tiny stereo microphone/amplifier/speaker combinations. But not the NeoSensory Buzz. Conventional hearing aids include an earpiece. But not the NeoSensory Buzz. Instead, the user wears a chunky wristband, which “hears” sounds and communicates to the ears via the user’s skin. Buzz avoids the problem of earwax of conventional hearing aids. It also eliminates the need for an audiologist. At $589, it is considerably cheaper than hearing aids from the “Big Six.”

Would Improving Hearing Improve Your Brain?

Can avoiding hearing loss prevent dementia? Research has shown that hearing loss can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Assuming that people can afford them, having hearing aids improves their brain function. Unfortunately, only about 20% of people who need hearing aids actually wear them. And among Mexican-Americans, it is only 5%. Can avoiding hearing loss prevent dementia? Research has shown that hearing loss can lead to Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Face Mask Removal May Cause Lost Hearing Aids

From Pacific Hearing Service (with offices in Menlo Park and Los Altos, California), which is the winner of the 2019 Leo Doerfler Award from the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, comes this advice.

  •  Be extra mindful when putting your mask on and taking it off.
  •  Immediately check that both hearing aids are in place after putting your mask on or taking it off.
  • If your hearing aids are smartphone compatible, make sure you have the correct hearing aid app downloaded so that you can track their location.
  • We recommend changing the location services for the hearing aid app to “Always” so it will always track your location whether you are using the app or not, if you feel comfortable with those privacy settings.

Closed Captioning is Popular But Can be Biased

For people who are hard of hearing, or who are watching TV in a noisy environment (e.g. a sports bar), closed captioning makes all the difference between enjoying or not enjoying the broadcast. People who are hard of hearing are protected by federal law. Even for people who are not hard of hearing it can make the difference between enjoying and not enjoying what they are seeing on TV, for example dealing with foreign accents or special vocabularies. But according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University, the automated speech recognition systems used by Amazon, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Apple make twice as many errors when interpreting black speech as they do when interpreting the same words spoken by whites.

Hearing Health Tips to Avoid the CoronaVirus

The CoronaVirus has turned normal life upside-down. Those of us who spend a considerable portion of our waking hours dealing with hearing aids and hearing issues are constantly concerned about doing things in a fashion that keeps us healthy. The HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America) has published a list of tips for hearing aid users to maintain healthy hearing