Recently, Good Morning America (ABC) aired a story about a recent announcement from the Biden administration regarding hearing aids. According to the story, the Biden administration has issued an executive order directed to the Department of Health and Human Services to do two things. First, to issue plans to “combat price gouging” regarding hearing aid costs within 45 days and second, to take action within 120 days to propose getting hearing aids available over the counter.
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Since arterial stiffness can be reduced by antihypertensive drugs, and likely also lifestyle interventions, these findings suggest that at-risk patients may have the power to prevent or delay the onset of dementia.Read More
The systematic reviews were based on several health outcomes—cardiovascular and metabolic effects, annoyance, effects on sleep, cognitive impairment, hearing impairment and tinnitus, adverse birth outcomes, and quality of life, mental health, and well-being—and the effectiveness of interventions in reducing noise exposure and negative health impacts.Read More
While administering a screening test for dementia is relatively simple, the process and results may trigger significant emotions and anxiety within the patient. The patient may feel confused, vulnerable, and scared. This article addresses these issues, and how to manage and minimize negative thoughts and feelings associated with dementia screenings. Further, this article by audiologists Douglas Beck, Barbara Weinstein, and clinical psychologist Michael Harvey offers how to use dementia screening processes and outcomes to do what is truly in the best interest of the patient—not just with regard to hearing and listening, but globally, too.Read More
One of the key findings is that 71% of UK respondents to the Eurotrak survey wished they had got their hearing devices sooner.Read More
In 2017, the six EHIMA members who are the world’s largest and leading hearing instrument manufacturers sold 15.05 million hearing aids in total. Compared to the previous year, sales grew by 5.7%.Read More
The partnership will help educate people with hearing loss, audiologists, ENTs, and hearing care professionals on heart health and the connection between a healthy heart and good hearing.Read More