Tag Archives: hearing

‘How can he hear you but not me?’ Hearing loss tested my family in surprising ways

The first sign of illness in my Uncle Bob was his swollen, curled hands­­—the mark of rheumatoid arthritis. Then, not long after, type 2 diabetes.  For a veteran and longtime auto mechanic, these illnesses in and of themselves were life changing. His wife and two children rallied around him, endlessly patient with a man who was… Read More »

Osia, a New Type of Implantable Hearing Solution by Cochlear, Secures FDA Clearance: Interview

Earlier this month, Cochlear received FDA clearance for the Osia 2 System, the first active osseointegrated steady-state implant (OSI). The Osia System represents a new type of bone conducting hearing solution that uses digital piezoelectric stimulation to transmit sound vibration directly to the inner ear. While present in other auditory equipment and some medical devices,… Read More »

Hearing loss statistics at a glance

Hearing loss is third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages. This is what hearing loss looks like by the numbers. Hearing loss statistics See a hearing care specialist if you thinkyou might have hearing loss. According to Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, approximately 38.2 million… Read More »