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Is your daily routine poisoning your ears? Understanding Ototoxicity.

First things first… What is Ototoxicity? Ototoxicity refers to a poisoning of the ear, caused by prescription or over-the-counter drugs or substances. Currently, there are approximately 200 classes of medications that are considered ototoxic. Ototoxicity occurs as a side-effect of certain drugs and substances, which damages inner ear hair cells and has been known to cause sensorineural hearing loss, dysequilibrium …

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Thinking of Buying Online?

Thinking of Buying Hearing Aids Online? Why not get a great price and a top-rated, local Audiologist? Greentree Audiology Local Audiology Clinic Top-rated Audiologist with Reviews Read our Reviews Offers many different types of hearing aids Owned by local, St. Louis family Local service included with each purchase We price match hearing aids* See some of our hearing aid prices …

hearing loss more expensive than hearing aids

Untreated Hearing Loss More Expensive Than Hearing Aids

It is estimated that there are about 360 million people worldwide with hearing impairments. Did you know that of this number, only about 20% of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually use them? On average, it takes patients about 7-10 years from the time hearing loss first emerges to the time they seek treatment from a professional. Amongst …

Best New Hearing Aids of 2017: Starkey Halo iQ, Signia, Oticon OPN, Phonak Audeo BR

Best New Hearing Aids of 2017

It’s that time of year again–the time for our annual round-up of outstanding hearing aids! And 2017 did not disappoint. Let’s take a look at some devices that were unmatched in natural listening, ease of use, connectivity, and comfort.  The Oticon Opn stands out in the way it eases the burden of understanding speech in noisy environments, which is something …

How the Winter Cold Could Affect Your Hearing

How the Winter Cold Could Affect Your Hearing

Those earmuffs could be doing more than simply protecting the outer ear from frigid temps. While age related hearing loss and noise induced hearing loss are the most common reasons that healthy hearing is lost, other factors or conditions can negatively impact the auditory system. As cold weather settles in for its annual visit, make sure to take necessary precautions …

Scholarship Opportunity for Those with Hearing Loss - Dec 31 Deadline

Scholarship Opportunity for Those with Hearing Loss – Dec 31 Deadline

It doesn’t matter if you’re 1 or 100 – if you have hearing loss, you may be eligible for an exciting scholarship opportunity through the Traveler’s Protection Association. The Traveler’s Protection Association (TPA) has been granting financial assistance to those with hearing impairments since 1975. To date, the scholarship fund has distributed approximately 2.2 million dollars to over 5,400 recipients. …

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

When it comes to protecting your hearing, limiting your exposure to loud noises should be your first step. Even short exposure to harmful noise can have permanent ramifications for your hearing. Understanding that loud noises are harmful doesn’t always make it easy to recognize when you are at risk for hearing damage. To get a better perspective, let’s take a …

Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Hearing Loss

Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and in many homes across the country, party planning is already underway. Who is cooking what? How many people are coming? What time should we eat? These are the questions hosts and hostesses will be sorting out in the days before the main event. But if you are someone with hearing loss who is planning on …

Hearing Aids can Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Hearing Aids Can Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, so you probably know at least one person with Alzheimer’s, maybe even someone close to you. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to learn more about this disease, how it could affect us or our loved ones in the future, and what we can do to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s …