Experts don’t know exactly why hearing aids are still so costly, except that companies continue to invest in improvements, and fees usually cover the services of a highly trained audiologist.
Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable, so be sure to protect your hearing when you are in a noisy environment such as a concert or sports stadium. How loud is too loud? Take a look at this infographic.
Looking for hearing protection that looks cool too? Check out OTOGEAR. During National Protect Your Hearing Month, OTOGEAR will be donating a portion of profits to HLAA. Thank you, OTOGEAR!
By Malcolm Ritter
Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called "hidden hearing loss."
Because many of you work with personnel who directly interact with residents, or with personnel who help in recovery efforts, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is sharing a few documents that can be directly shared with affected people and recovery workers. These documents will help people avoid illness and injury from mold, improper use of generators, and other post-storm hazards:
LM Labs just posted a new project that you might be interested in!
At CES 2017, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, IBM and Local Motors launched an initiative to make Olli, Local Motors’ autonomous cognitive bus, the world’s most accessible transportation vehicle, #AccessibleOlli. Over the past few months, we have held several workshops, hackathons and other outreach events to develop a better understanding of the transportation requirements for people of all ages and abilities.