When some people hear about hearing loss, they think about older adults or seniors. But did you know approximately 1%-2% of newborns are affected?

Hearing loss is one of the most common disorders in newborns so 24 to 48 hours after birth, the baby will have a basic hearing test to assess their abilities. In most cases, extensively trained nurses or medical assistants are running the exams.

If, for some reason, the newborn does not pass, a rescreen is usually done. If the infant does not pass the second hearing test, they will be referred to a specialist for further testing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly four million workers are exposed to dangerous levels of noise every day. That’s roughly 22 million workers every year!

Consider the numbers

  • About 44% of carpenters and 48% of plumbers report some degree of hearing loss.
  • 49% of miners are expected to have some degree of hearing loss by age 50. By age 60, that number jumps to 70%.
  • By comparison, only 9% of the general population will have some degree of hearing loss by age 50.

hearing loss and dementia Did you know your brain may be shrinking?

 

A study at John Hopkins University tracked changes in the brains of 126 people over 10 years. Each participant also completed a physical exam and a hearing test at the time of the first MRI. The starting results revealed 75 people with normal hearing, and 51 people with impaired hearing of at least a 25-decibel loss.

Apple has set the new standard for cell phone communication for the hearing impaired.

In collaboration with hearing aid manufacturers, such as GN ReSound, they’ve created Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing aids.

Dubbed the “smartest hearing aid on the market,” the ReSound LiNX uses newly updated Bluetooth technology to pair with your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and become your source for audio in almost any environment.

Hearing loss doesn't have to be a big deal. It can be a really small one. Call today to hear more about the new Intega products.

Oticon has just introduced a new small, custom-made solution for patients wanting the ultimate in discretion with the audiological advantages of the Intiga family. With Intega-i, no one will ever notice you're wearing a hearing device. But, you'll notice a big difference in how you hear.

An important quality of Intiga-i is its premium sound quality. Because it is located close to your eardrum, it uses the natural acoustics of your ear for a pleasing and transparent sound experience. You'll be all to hear sounds from all directions and won't be bothered by wind noise. No more problems with telephones or headphones. Best of all, Intega-i operates automatically.

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