Tag: hearing healthcare

How Might the Brain Change When We Reintroduce Sound? Interview with Anu Sharma, PhD

New research shows that after wearing professionally fit quality hearing aids, a patient’s brain may “re-organize” its auditory processing centers back towards its original state prior to the hearing loss—with corresponding gains in auditory speech perception abilities and improvements in global cognitive function, executive function, processing speed, and visual working memory performance. Anu Sharma discusses the research findings with Douglas Beck.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Social Engagement and Hearing Loss

Human beings are social creatures. This special report, featuring comments from leading experts in psychology and audiology, reviews new and important research on hearing loss, and shows why audiological care needs to renew its focus on helping patients regain their communication and social engagement activities—those things that make life meaningful and rewarding.

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Depression, Hearing Loss, and Treatment with Hearing Aids, by Victor Bray, PhD

“Depression, Hearing Loss, and Treatment with Hearing Aids” by audiologist and educator Victor Bray, PhD, is a PDF article, produced in April 2019 by The Hearing Review and sponsored by Hamilton® CapTel®, that presents a comprehensive overview of what we know about this subject, and provides a strong case for the partnership of audiologists and mental health experts in the battle against chronic depression.

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HIA Launches “Hear Well. Stay Vital.” Campaign to Promote Hearing Awareness

The Hearing Industries Association (HIA), in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the International Hearing Society, has launched a public awareness campaign to promote better hearing called “Hear Well. Stay Vital.”

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