Tag Archives: Hearing

What this Millennial wants others to know about his bone-anchored hearing system

At 24 years of age, Kevin Hotaling is considered a younger Millennial, but he has some sage advice about hearing health. While many in his generation with hearing loss are reluctant to call attention to their hearing devices, Kevin is quick to share the attributes of his bone-anchored hearing system, and the journey he took in… Read More »

Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, are essential, life-saving medicines. But just like any medication, they carry the risk of side effects. When it comes to one potent class of antibiotics, known as aminoglycosides, these potential side effects include hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems. What are aminoglycosides? Aminoglycosides are one of the mostwell-known drugs that cause hearing loss,medically known… Read More »

Aging and hearing loss (presbycusis)

If a hearing healthcare professional diagnoses you with age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), you’re in good company. About one-third of adults between 65 and 70 have some degree of hearing loss, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. About half of all people 75 and older have hearing loss.  How does getting older affect hearing?… Read More »