Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Awareness of hearing loss and the issues it can cause is always growing, but most people don’t start thinking about it until long into adulthood when it starts to be problematic. Consequently, myths abound about what hearing loss is and what causes it. Let’s try to clear up a few hearing-loss-related issues and get the facts straight. Fact: Hearing Loss …

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

You may not realize how important sound is to safety. Alarm systems typically rely on sound amplification to alert you to potential danger. Sirens, warning calls, smoke detectors, home security systems and much more work by projecting a loud noise to call your attention to hazards or caution. So what happens if you have hearing loss? Hearing loss is one …

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

We are absorbing and processing sound constantly. From alarm clocks to household appliances, driving, having conversations, and listening to music – sound is a major part of everyday life. Typically, many of these sounds are not particularly risky for hearing but there are some types of everyday noise that can impact hearing health. Noise exposure is one of the most …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

Aging is a natural process that occurs over time and impacts the entire body including the brain. When the brain ages, cognitive processes become less flexible and are slowed down. Cognitive functions like decision making, learning, memory, completing daily tasks etc. may require more time or become impaired. Though aging is inevitable, recent research shows that there are modifiable lifestyle …

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Suddenly losing your hearing is a stressful and overwhelming experience. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is a type of hearing loss that occurs in one or both ears. It is often temporary and hearing is restored once the underlying condition that is causing the impairment is treated. If you experience hearing loss, it is important to have your hearing evaluated …

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

Has anyone ever asked you to speak into their “good ear”? If so, that person may well have had single-sided hearing loss. The most common forms of hearing loss occur in both ears at once. For instance, if you are exposed to noise in the workplace or through leisure activities, you are likely to have noise exposure in both ears. …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

If you are the proud owner of a new pair of hearing aids, congratulations! You have taken the crucial step toward assistance, better communication, and an improved quality of life. When you are fitted with your hearing aids, our hearing health professionals will present you with a lot of information about how to use them, care and maintenance, as well …

All About Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

The latest hearing aids have transformed from analog units that work as a tiny loudspeaker into advanced digital technology that can connect with many other devices and systems. For many, hearing aids can increase the enjoyment of the sounding world, but they tend to be most useful for communication. If your hearing loss causes problems communicating with others, then you …

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a great opportunity to prioritize your hearing health! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this campaign focuses on raising awareness about hearing loss. Over 48 million people live with hearing loss, the third most pervasive medical condition today. Hearing loss not only impacts hearing but has multifaceted effects on various aspects of …

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids    

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids    

If you have hearing loss and are seeking treatment, you may be wondering if one or two hearing aids are needed. Hearing loss is experienced in countless ways and exists on a spectrum. People often assume that because they can hear more clearly out of one ear compared to the other, referring to the “good ear”, this means they only …

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

The many benefits of exercise are commonly known: reduces health risks, boosts energy, contributes to a longer lifespan, etc. But less recognized are the ways that exercise can also benefit your hearing health. Studies show that exercise can reduce the risk of developing hearing loss, one of the most prevalent medical conditions people experience today.  Link Between Exercise & Reduced …