(Reuters Health) - One out of every eight Americans has hearing loss in both ears, according to a new study -- and as many as one in five are hard of hearing on at least one side.
Researchers found that hearing problems were more common in men than in women and in whites than in blacks. As expected, they also increased with age.
BUZZZZZZZZZ, WRRRRRRR, WHAAAAAH.....
What did you wake up to this morning? An alarm clock buzz, maybe a radio or TV? Then how did your day go? A crying child, more loud TV, traffic noise, MP3 player blasting in your ears, road construction, a loud restaurant, a lawn mower, police or fire sirens, honking horns?
With more audiologists and dispensing professionals getting involved in the distribution of amplified telephones—specifically related to state- and telephone company-funded voucher programs—it is important to have a basic understanding of what's going on in Ma Bell's world. This article is intended to assist you in alleviating additional questions or concerns related to the functionality of amplified phones.
Good ol' Ma Bell just isn't the same anymore. Here's how it affects you.
Remember Ma Bell?
Up until about 1968, the only phone you could have was one that the phone carrier (Ma Bell) manufactured or certified. These phones were offered as leases on your monthly bill. You certainly couldn’t run down to Target and purchase your own phone.
This was because the phone company completely controlled the network and the standard of manufacturing for the telephone which guaranteed the system and the phone worked. There was never a problem with the phone connectivity or compatibility.
If you're like me, seriously motivational tunes are an absolute must to keep my workouts from being excruciating. I am one of those crazy (in a good way) people who loves to run marathons. So when my training calls for a 16 milers and it's another lovely winter day in Chicago when the temps dip below 0 - it's treadmill city for me. Let's just say 16 miles on a treadmill without music would be torture! So, my Nano is a critical piece of workout equipment.