5 Hearing Trends for 2023

What do rechargeability, artificial intelligence, and noise-induced hearing loss have in common? They’re part of our roundup of trends as we head into a new year of health, discovery, and self-care. Check out our list and see what it may mean for your hearing wellness in 2023. Keep Your Eye on These in the New […]

The real differences between audiology and over-the-counter solutions

Now that more people are becoming aware of how prevalent hearing loss is, technological solutions are multiplying. Last July, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. This measure was aimed at lowering the cost of hearing care and, at a glance, it appears to be […]

Hearing Loss: Permanent or Temporary?

Hearing loss can be permanent or temporary. It can happen gradually or suddenly and occur in one or both ears. Either way, experiencing negative changes to your hearing can be distressing, confusing and should not be ignored. General signs you may be experiencing permanent or temporary hearing loss, are: You might also notice that you have […]

Facts About Ears and Hearing

Who Knew Hearing Was So Fascinating?Until you have a problem with your hearing, it’s easy to overlook it. But the world of ears and hearing is far more interesting than you might have thought. Teeny Tiny BonesThe smallest bones in your body are in your middle ear. They’re called the hammer, anvil, and stirrup (or […]

“How can I help a loved one with hearing loss?”

By Starkey Hearing At Starkey, we get asked many questions about hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids. So we gathered a panel of experts for a recent Starkey Sound Bites podcasts, and had them answer 10 of the most frequent ones we get. “How can I bring up the subject of hearing loss with a loved one?” was […]

“Do hearing aids help with ringing in the ears?”

By Starkey Hearing Nearly 50 million Americans experience tinnitus or “ringing in the ears,” including roughly 30 percent of seniors and millions of active military personnel and veterans.* In a recent Starkey Sound Bites podcast, where our panel of experts covered 10 of the most frequently asked hearing-related questions, Dave Fabry, Ph.D and Jamie Myers, Au.D. answered the question, “Can hearing […]


1. Earplugs protect ears from damage caused by wind, cold weather and other harsh elements. If you spend a lot of time boating, skiing, snowboarding and bicycling, chances are you are putting your ears at risk as cool winds nip at your outer ears and swirl around into your inner ear . You may experience intense pain […]

Hearing loss increases the risk of falls

A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss contributes to falls. For older people, falls are a big fear. As we age, our hearing and balance naturally decline. More than one in four Americans age 65 or older falls every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Even if you’re not hurt, a […]

How can medicines affect your hearing?

When medications result in hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or balance disorders, they are known as ototoxic. There are more than 200 prescription and over-the-counter ototoxic medicines on the market. In some instances, the problems caused by these drugs can be reversed when usage is discontinued. Other times, the damage is permanent. Ringing in […]

Tinnitus: between fact and myth

Do you experience ringing or buzzing in the ear? You’re not alone: This irksome sensation—known as “tinnitus”—affects millions of Americans young and old. Luckily, you can manage and treat tinnitus over time. Understand the facts to help you effectively cope with (or prevent) this frustrating issue. Is tinnitus a disease or a symptom? Myth: Tinnitus is […]