Tag: Covid-19



Hearing Aid Sales Continue to Reflect Pent-up Demand in Q1 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, hearing aid unit sales increased by 18.4% at the VA and by 5.7% for the private-practice and commercial market. In total, hearing aid sales increased by 7.8% compared to the same period last year when the market first started posting positive sales numbers following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Research Shows COVID-19 Can Infect Inner Ear

Stankovic recommends that hearing tests be routine for anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. Or, if a patient presents with new-onset hearing loss, tinnitus, or vertigo, and has had any exposure to the virus, they should be tested and monitored for worsening symptoms by their healthcare provider.

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Traffic Noise Associated with Heart Failure Risk

Exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over the course of many years may be associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, and the correlation appears to be even greater in people who are former smokers or have high blood pressure, according to new research published in the “Journal of the American Heart Association.”

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