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How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

In hearing, hearing loss, Hearing Protection, News and Technology by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Have you ever wished you could turn down the noise in your environment? Urban dwellers are particularly interested in reducing the sound of the landscape from time to time, particularly during a commute. Not only can the sound of transportation itself be overwhelmingly loud—reaching up to 100 decibels in some cases of subway travel—but the noise of construction, traffic, and …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

In News and Technology by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Hearing aids of today are not only far superior to the stereotypes of the past, but they are also better designed and increasingly made to conform to the individual’s needs than before. The stigma of hearing aids is slowly diminishing as public awareness and education of hearing loss has increased. Hearing aids are now designed with the most cutting-edge technology …

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How do Hearing Aids Work?

In hearing accessories, hearing aids, News and Technology by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

In recent years, the advancement of education and awareness of hearing loss coupled with technological advances allows us to move past the stereotypical view of the use of hearing aids. Our attention to hearing loss as a public health issue also demands our action to be aware of our hearing practices and our environment. In the US alone, hearing loss …

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1 in 10 US Adults Suffer from Tinnitus

In News and Technology, Tinnitus by Ed Kocher, ACA, BC-HIS

Tinnitus Affects One in Ten US Adults, Study Finds Have you ever heard a persistent ringing in your ears? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. A recent study has revealed a surprising fact: in the past year, 1 in 10 American adults has experienced tinnitus symptoms. Over one third of participants reported that their tinnitus–the perception of sounds …