Hearing News

Medical Insurances that Include a Hearing Aid Benefit

After the initial conversation about hearing loss, patients often ask us about their medical insurance hearing aid benefit. Most plans cover the hearing evaluation, but from there plans and coverages vary greatly. Many plans do not include a hearing aid benefit at all. Fortunately, Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Bravo medical insurances now include benefits to read more

The Importance of an Hearing Evaluation

  Have you considered having your hearing evaluated? Has your family complained that you are not hearing well?  Are you a current hearing aid user that has not been satisfied with the results?  Have your friends not been satisfied with their hearing aids?  Did someone tell you that the ringing in your ears cannot be read more

Enhance Relationships by Improving Your Hearing

I was recently reminded of the impact hearing impairment can have on relationships after reading an article by Ann Brenoff.  In the article she describes the many relationship challenges that are created due to a family member with untreated or poorly treated hearing loss.  She stated that her conversations with her husband gradually came to a halt read more

Studies link Hearing Loss and Dementia

Hearing loss is very common as people age. This loss can affect how we interact with friends, family, and even simple tasks as we go about our daily lives.  A leading researcher locally at Johns Hopkins Medical Center has studied the connection between hearing loss and dementia. “The general perception is that hearing loss is read more

Nanopores Control the Inner Ear’s Ability to Select Sounds

Inner-ear membrane uses tiny pores to mechanically separate sounds, researchers find. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice — a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis of the underlying mechanisms, read more

Website Launched for Program that Helps Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Earn Graduate Degrees

Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program has students in RIT/NTID and UR programs. A website is now available detailing the partnership between Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester that helps deaf and hard-of-hearing students pursue graduate degrees in science programs. The Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program, established this year with a read more

New Meniere’s disease study sheds light on this rare condition

In the most comprehensive Meniere’s Disease study to date, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School in England have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear read more