Entries by audseo

Science-Backed Ways to Protect Your Hearing

While we do not always think about it, our sense of hearing is always on, and our brains have learned ways to tune out the sounds that are irrelevant to our lives. Hearing developed to protect our early ancestors, and today, it still serves the purpose of keeping us safe and alert. Hearing with both […]

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

In most medicine cabinets across the country, you’ll find a bottle of ibuprofen (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs known as NSAIDs) or paracetamol – just in case. Over-the-counter painkillers are extremely useful, managing anything from aches to a headache to a fever. It is important to follow the instructions and to visit a doctor if your symptoms […]

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, it is often overlooked because it is invisible. That is to say, we do not notice – often for many years – the experience and the effects of untreated hearing loss. On average, people wait five to seven years between the time […]

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

For most colleges and universities in the US, a new school year has begun. Here in the Bay Area, we are home for many higher learning institutions from Stanford to Berkeley to Mills. Regardless of your major and minor, one major thing that helps you in the new semester is being prepared for the year […]

Zebrafish, Mice, and… Hearing Loss?

Research into the genetics of hearing loss have been making leaps and bounds in recent times, with a new study delving into the evolution of the human ear as a way of understanding hearing loss. Researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine have been looking at the jaw structure of zebrafish […]

The History of Hearing Aids

We live in a particular time on the continuum of technology. Certainly, the advancements made in all facets of technology have bled into our daily lives in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined even twenty years ago. It’s no surprise that they’ve sped up the capabilities of audiology by leaps and bounds. The hearing aids […]

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Just like your favorite pair of jeans, it often seems as though just as you’ve gotten to the point of a perfect fit with your hearing aids, it’s time to shop for a new pair. Hey, it’s no secret that we humans like the things we’re used to. There isn’t a tried and true formula […]

BART Now Offers Hearing Loops for Riders

Public transportation stations can be difficult to navigate, no matter who you are. They tend to be busy and crowded, with lots of people rushing for their trains. For people with hearing loss, train stations can be a nightmare – even with the use of hearing aids. Between the cavernous space of the station to […]

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss Over-the-counter pain medication is something that a lot of people take without thinking much about it. Whether it’s a headache or painful joints, it is not uncommon to pop painkillers, such as Tylenol or Advil, on a pretty regular basis. A recent study, however, has given […]