Sound Reasoning

March 25, 2018 • In The News, News

Bankoski Chunyk said she first became intrigued by the broad field of audiology when she developed an interest in sign language when she was in high school.

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What is the best hearing aid for me?

January 5, 2018 • In The News

There are two basic types of hearing aids and many different styles. Your hearing healthcare professional will help you determine the best one for you.

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The one thing you can do to help prevent yourself from getting dementia

October 11, 2017 • In The News

Midlife hearing loss accounted for 9% of the risk of dementia across global populations — the greatest single factor.

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Hearing loss can signal cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, studies find

July 9, 2017 • In The News

Researchers have identified hearing loss, verbal fluency and hospitalization as new factors that can provide clues about cognitive health and aid in early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Spotting signs of cognitive decline is especially important, experts say, because drug treatments and prevention strategies are most effective at the earliest stages of dementia. Read […]

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit Legislation Reintroduced in the US Senate

January 26, 2017 • In The News

Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have reintroduced the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act (S. 48) in the 115th Congress. If enacted, this legislation would provide a tax credit of up to $500 per hearing aid. This legislation would be a positive step towards improving access to hearing aid technology. Visit hearingaidtaxcredit.org and send a […]

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Important Differences Between Hearing and Vision

April 22, 2016 • In The News

Many individuals experience both hearing and vision loss.  Glasses and contact lenses often provide considerable and immediate improvement for vision loss with the goal of correcting vision to 20/20. In contrast, hearing aids do not restore hearing to normal but, they may provide significant benefit. There is an adaptation process associated with hearing aid use […]

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New Study Shows Hearing Aids Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

November 24, 2015 • In The News

A new long-term study that shows wearing hearing aids reduce cognitive decline associated with hearing loss may do more than just drive older adults with hearing loss to finally seek professional care, according to Oticon. The company believes the new study will also give the general public—especially health-conscious older adults—a new way of thinking about […]

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How can I hear better on the telephone?

May 31, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

There are several options to improve communication on the phone. Amplified telephones not only make speech louder, but some have tone adjustments to improve clarity. Massachusetts residents who have hearing loss can get specialized telephones through the Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (MassEDP). Many people who use hearing aids benefit from a special feature in their […]

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Turn It Down: Berklee and Spotify Team Up To Save Our Ears

May 22, 2015 • In The News

The Berklee College of Music has teamed up with mobile music streaming app Spotify to encourage music fans to “turn down” the volume on their portable music. WBUR 90.9 radio discusses this innovative program. Read this story or listen to it by clicking play below:

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5 surprising things treating hearing loss says about you

May 5, 2015 • In The News, News

Are you brushing off a hearing problem because you’re afraid it might say the wrong thing about you?  Well think again. Research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids enjoy a better overall quality of life. In fact, you just may be surprised—and inspired—by these five things that treating hearing loss says […]

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