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It All Begins In The Brain...

BrainHearing™ is a revolutionary new technology in hearing aids that helps keep your brain healthy and active over time. By collecting sound from around you, it allows the user to understand and interpret what they hear—thus avoiding potential health issues associated with poor hearing. With this ground-breaking innovation, now everyone can benefit from having crystal clear audio clarity!

How the Brain Interacts with Sound Through the Ears

The brain plays an integral role in our hearing system. When sound waves enter our ears, they travel along the auditory nerve to reach the brain’s auditory cortex where they are interpreted as meaningful information. Our brain then determines what these sounds mean based on experience – if you have ever heard a specific sound before, your brain will be able to recognize it and associate it with a particular meaning or emotion.
Our brain processes sound waves as they travel from our ears, allowing us to sense the auditory information we receive. In addition, it helps us accommodate hearing loss by amplifying or suppressing certain frequencies to ensure that sounds within a normal range are audible for those with hearing issues.
The brain also has mechanisms in place to accommodate hearing loss. When hearing is impaired, the brain can increase its sensitivity to certain frequencies to be audible to the listener. Additionally, it can suppress certain frequencies so that sounds within a normal range remain clear and distinct for those with hearing impairments. This process helps ensure that people with hearing loss can still make sense of auditory information and leads to improved communication between individuals.
The brain distinguishes different types of sound. For instance, if you are trying to distinguish a person’s voice from background noise, your brain will be able to recognize subtle differences in frequency and determine which sounds come from the person speaking. This ability allows us to differentiate speech from surroundings with different background noise.

This Is Why Hearing Aids With BrainHearing™ Is So Important

Oticon has been consistently pioneering the future of hearing aids with BrainHearing—our distinct approach, which focuses on supporting how the brain interprets sound. For decades, their initiative has taken us to new heights in audiology and cognitive science, allowing people everywhere access to an unprecedented listening ability that improves their quality of life.

Our brains are capable of so much more than we thought – thanks to a groundbreaking scientific discovery, it’s now possible to give our brain access to an entire soundscape. We can use this revelation to make BrainHearing a reality and revolutionize hearing care into something truly extraordinary!

Oticon’s BrainHearing™ is an innovative approach to helping those with hearing loss that focuses on understanding sound at a cognitive level. It provides the brain with as much accurate information about sound in its environment as possible, allowing it to complete various processes accurately and naturally. Additionally, this method assists users of their products in achieving excellent signal-to-noise ratios for improved clarity and comprehension.

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Ignoring Hearing Loss Can Lead To Serious Consequences

Untreated hearing loss can lead to social isolation and mental health issues

Individuals with untreated hearing loss tend to avoid social situations because coping with complex sounds is challenging, leading to a higher risk of loneliness, social isolation, and depression.

Hearing loss and balance issues can lead to serious fall injuries

Balance issues can be a serious concern for individuals with untreated hearing loss. The risk of falls increases when the vestibular system, which helps us maintain balance, is not functioning correctly, it can increase the risk of falls. Falls are a leading cause of hip fractures, especially in older adults. Hip fractures can be extremely debilitating and require surgery, hospitalization, and long-term rehabilitation. In some cases, they can even lead to death.

Individuals with hearing loss should seek treatment and take steps to address balance issues to reduce the risk of falls and serious injuries such as hip fractures.

Untreated hearing loss may increase risk of cognitive decline and dementia

Evidence suggests that untreated hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. One study found that individuals with hearing loss were more likely to develop cognitive decline and dementia over time than those with normal hearing.

It is thought that the strain of trying to understand and process speech in a noisy environment may contribute to developing these conditions. Social isolation and depression, which can be consequences of untreated hearing loss, have also been linked to cognitive decline. It is important for individuals with hearing loss to seek treatment to maintain cognitive health and prevent these potential consequences.

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Meet Our Professionals

Active Life Hearing is staffed with professionals trained to evaluate the cause and design a treatment plan specific to your hearing loss.

Michanne Davidson Audiologist

Michanne Davidson

Audiologist | Clinical Director | Owner

Nicole Boullianne


Polina Roskin

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Anneli Lanyon

Audiology Resident

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