Friday, February 18, 2011

Will Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

New research has shown that  people who are hard of hearing have increased odds of developing dementia.The research however, does not show a direct correlation between cause and effect. There is hope that perhaps as more people use hearing aids, it can stop the tide of dementia.

"Dementia is devastating, and the prevalence doubles every 20 years," said Dr. Frank R. Lin, an ear surgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, whose findings appear in the Archives of Neurology.

"There are some studies showing that if you can delay dementia onset by just one year, you would decrease the prevalence of dementia by more than 10 percent in 2050."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Miracle-Ear Announces 100% Invisible Hearing Aid

Miracle-Ear, the company responsible for the first in-ear hearing aid has taken the technology a step further, creating a 100% invisible hearing aid, the Miracle-Ear Mirage. The Mirage is a discreet completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid. It can be custom molded to sit comfortably in the ear canal, unknown to anyone but the wearer.
The Mirage might be tiny-the entire device can fit on the face of a quarter-but it's packed with powerful micro-technology. It uses the ear's natural ability to locate sounds to deliver excellent performance that reduces or eliminates feedback and whistling. Most models are even compatible with wireless Bluetooth technology, which makes the Mirage an excellent choice for those with an active lifestyle, or a busy work or social schedule.
"The Mirage is our tiniest hearing aid ever. I think customers will be surprised at how much something so little can do," Lisa Smith, product committee chairwoman and Miracle-Ear franchise owner said. "It's discreet, powerful, feature-rich and comfortable. Whether you're an active individual, or you just want people to notice you, and not your hearing aid, the Mirage is a perfect choice."
The Mirage comes with all the fantastic features associated with many other Miracle-Ear solutions, including a 3-year warranty, free lifetime adjustments and cleaning, and a 30 day return policy.