American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year Has Hearing Loss

American girl doll with hearing loss

A lot has changed in the world of dolls since Barbie premiered in 1959. The classic Barbie look—blonde, blue-eyed, thin, and Caucasian—may still be available, but she is now available in much greater variety. The same is true for many dolls and toy brands. Dolls are now available with various hair and eye colors, skin… Continue reading American Girl’s 2020 Girl of the Year Has Hearing Loss

Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids

Hearing aid myths

While MythBusters likely won’t be getting involved with this one, hearing health professionals are able to lay to rest some questions about myth vs. fact for their audience of people needing hearing aids Myth: Hearing loss is something that happens to older people. Fact: Approximately one out of every five people over the age of… Continue reading Fact or Fiction: Common Misconceptions About Hearing Aids

How Hearing Aids of the Future May Be Controlled by the Brain

Brain controlled hearing aids

It’s hard to argue that hearing aids have advanced at a rapid rate. Especially in recent years. Millions of people with hearing loss benefit from these revolutionary little devices every day, and hearing healthcare providers, researchers, and hearing aid manufacturers have raced to keep up with the demand for easier to use, more natural-sounding devices… Continue reading How Hearing Aids of the Future May Be Controlled by the Brain

The Neural and Cognitive Benefits of Hearing Aid Use

Though more than 35 million Americans, or 11.3% of the entire US population, suffer from varying degrees of hearing loss, according to the 2008 Kochkin survey more than 25 million do not use a hearing aid even when it can directly benefit them. Hearing aid benefits surpass just helping you hear more efficiently, with new… Continue reading The Neural and Cognitive Benefits of Hearing Aid Use