concertHearing assistance technology is pushing the envelope once again, thanks to the help of musical legend Elton John. The Rocket Man himself partnered with Peex to create a concert-centric listening device that puts customizable hearing power in your hands. This is great news for those with hearing loss who may miss out on live performances.

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Your hearing devices are your gateway for hearing the world around you. That’s why it’s important to make sure they are doing everything they can for your hearing.

Here are some reasons why it may be time for you to update your hearing devices:

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Decades of studies have shown your cardiovascular system can have a direct effect on your hearing. That’s because interrupted blood flow or trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can be contributing factors to hearing loss. A symptom of limited blood flow is tinnitus, a persistent ringing, or buzzing in the ear.

Research indicates individuals with cardiovascular issues are 50% more likely to experience hearing loss. Nearly 80% of patients who had at least one heart attack also had damage to their inner ear. If you’re experiencing ringing or pain in your ears, it may be time to schedule a hearing evaluation.

According to David R. Friedland, MD, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chair at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, cardiovascular problems are detectable through the inner ear before any other region of the body due to its sensitivity to changes in blood flow.

Because of this, hearing loss can, in some cases, be an early identifier of cardiovascular issues. Visit an audiologist or hearing specialist. They can properly evaluate the causes of your hearing loss, identifying potential cardiovascular triggers.

Image of a man talking to an audiologist.You regularly schedule your dentist and doctor appointments, but when was the last time you had a hearing test? Depending on your age, you may need to regularly consult an audiologist or hearing specialist to monitor your hearing.

Don’t let hearing loss sneak up on you and know when it’s time to visit an audiologist.

Image of senior man on phone.If you find yourself struggling to hear phone conversations or prefer others to make your phone calls for you, it may be time to consider a captioned telephone.

There are several varieties of captioned telephones and all are connected to the Captioned Telephone Service (CTS). The service supplies a network of communication assistants who reiterate spoken conversations that are almost instantly transcribed and sent back to your caption phone.

If you suffer from hearing loss, Hearing Associates can provide certification to qualify you for ClearCaptions and CaptionCall. These caption phones need internet or WiFi connection and sometimes require a landline. If no landline exists, a VoIP number can be generated.