Almost two-thirds of Americans 70 and older suffer from hearing loss ranging from mild to severe, according to what might be the first study to estimate the prevalence of hearing impairment in a nationally representative sample of older adults, TheNew York Times recently reported.
Siemens’ smart hearing aids, recently introduced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, promise to make the world more accessible for many people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The new easyTek™ aids are more like sophisticated wearables than traditional aids.
Tinnitus affects millions of people in the U.S. Most cases resolve on their own, but for some it is a lifelong issue. About 20 percent of people with persistent tinnitus need some sort of intervention. Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar of the American Academy of Otolaryngology co-authored new guidelines to treat tinnitus.