Better Hearing Institute


Hearing Loss Publications

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."

Dick Cavett

BHI conducts scholarly research and engages in hearing health education with the goal of helping people with hearing loss to benefit from proper treatment. Every four years we survey 80,000 households using the National Family Opinion Panel. This survey is titled MarkeTrak, a tracking survey of the hearing aid market; eight surveys have been conducted starting in 1988.

This produces a wealth of information on the population of people with hearing-impairments including:

  • Prevalence of hearing impairments
  • Demography of the U.S. population with hearing loss
  • Customer satisfaction with hearing aids
  • Why people delay adoption of hearing aids
  • Prevalence of tinnitus and efficacy of treatments
  • Impact of hearing loss and hearing loss treatment on quality of life
  • Improving the consumer's experience with hearing aids
  • Pediatric hearing loss
  • Physician education and physician screening for hearing loss
  • Occupationally focused articles for people with hearing loss

In the left navigation under MarkeTrak all publications are listed by survey in chronological order. In addition the new surveys (7 & 8) have been divided into trends, customer satisfaction with hearing aids, career oriented publications and hearing solutions.

In addition we write smaller publications and opinion pieces on relevant topics such as:
  • Tax credits for hearing aids
  • Diabetes and hearing loss
  • Hearing loss and job performance
  • Strategies for dealing with hearing loss denial
  • Getting financial assistance for hearing aids
As well as extensive downloadable eGuides for people with hearing loss:
  • Your Guide to Better Hearing
  • Your Guide to Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids
  • Your Guide to Hearing aids
  • A Guide to Your Child's Hearing
  • Your Guide to Care and Maintenance of Hearing Aids
  • Your Guide to Buying Hearing Aids
  • Your Guide to Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears)
  • Prevention of Hearing Loss From Noise