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How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Your Hearing Aid

The technologies typically synonymous with Silicon Valley startups and major tech titans like artificial intelligence (AI), Bluetooth wearables, and geo-enabled smartphone applications are making their way into an unlikely suspect: hearing aids. These new AI-powered devices are a hearing aid, fitness tracker, mental health tracker, wellness coach, and foreign language translator in one. They make […]

Your First Hearing Exam

You’re Not Alone Over 47 million Americans experience hearing loss in the U.S., with 15 % falling into the age range of 45-64. If you are experiencing hearing loss symptoms, you might be ready for your first hearing exam. Locating a certified Audiologist and booking an appointment will guarantee you clear results and personalized care. […]

What Happens When You Ignore Your Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one the most common sensory conditions among aging Americans and is quickly becoming a serious health and social issue. Ignoring your hearing loss can have a serious impact on your social life, finances, and overall well-being. Many do not realize untreated hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline – increasing our risk of […]

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?

Addressing your hearing concerns is an important life decision. Whether you are just beginning to notice a change in your hearing or have been told you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, there is a lot to consider moving forward. The choice you make will depend on not only your level of hearing loss but […]

New links found between untreated hearing loss and dementia

Numerous studies over the years have looked into the link between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline and dementia. No doubt you’ve come across some of the findings: • Adults with hearing loss experience a 30-40 percent faster decline in cognitive abilities* • Adults with hearing loss are up to five times more likely to […]

Noise-induced hearing loss is pervasive — and preventable

Exposure to noise is the second most common cause of hearing loss after aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 40 million U.S. adults aged 20-69 have noise-induced hearing loss. But noise-induced hearing loss is number one in a different category. According to the CDC, it is the most common work-related injury […]

How does hearing loss impact speech understanding?

Is recognizing speech like riding a bike? Is it a skill that never goes away once you’ve learned it? Or, can adult onset hearing loss negatively impact speech recognition? Researchers have been asking that question for a long time. Three different studies — in 1984, 1987 and 1999, respectively — resulted in evidence that suggests […]

Chelsea Update focus on business: Ascent Audiology & Hearing

Ascent Audiology of Chelsea is owned by Dr. Michelle Rankin. She is a licensed doctor of audiology, who opened the business two-and-a-half years ago. “Ascent Audiology sets a standard of excellence in hearing healthcare driven by the special needs of our patients and our commitment to serve,” says Rankin. “We guide each patient through the […]

The Connection Between Hearing Health and Overall Health

  Did you have your hearing tested during your last annual exam? Most doctors do not provide routine hearing screenings as part of an annual physical exam. However, the link between your hearing health and overall health is so strong that many people are rethinking skipping over this often overlooked part of your health. Hearing […]

Hearing Loss and the Holidays

It’s the time of year everyone enjoys- The holiday season. The holidays are a time of togetherness, a time to share in beloved family holiday traditions that have been around for generations. Turkey and stuffing aside, one of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions for my family was always the Thanksgiving Day football game. While the Detroit […]

Halo, Our Made for iPhone Hearing Aid, Wins International Award

Fourth Consecutive Year Product Designs Have Been Recognized. Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to announce that Halo™, its Made for iPhone® hearing aid, has been honored with a red dot award: product design 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year Starkey Hearing Technologies has won this award, […]

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You?

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You? There is nothing more important to the manufacturers of hearing aids and hearing healthcare professionals than your satisfaction with their product and services. The industry is people-oriented in that it allows significant interaction and communication between the person with the hearing loss and the hearing healthcare professional […]

When a Loved One Resists Help for Their Hearing Loss

  When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss who declines use of hearing aids, we often think of how important it is to repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder or interpret what others say if they cannot hear the message. But when we do these good deeds for loved ones with […]

Staying at the top of your game

We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the basketball court. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed […]

Tinnitus And What To Do About It

Brian Secemsky, M.D.   The Curbside Consult: My Ears Are Ringing! Posted: 09/11/2012  5:15 pm  This past week, I was hanging out at a café with my good friend Molly doing what I do best: complaining.  Because Molly happens to be a doctor of audiology, I decided to customize my generic and drawn-out rants to […]

The World's Leading Hearing Researchers Gather in Lake Tahoe to Discuss Their Findings

8/21/2012 Starkey Hearing Technologies’ Researchers Present at Bi-Annual IHCON Meeting Minneapolis, Aug. 9, 2012 – Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to announce that company researchers authored and collaborated on more than 12 posters and presented several lectures at the International Hearing Aid Research Conference 2012 (IHCON) held […]

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