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 …

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 …

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

Exposure to loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. You may be thinking it takes high levels of volume to damage hearing but we are exposed to everyday noises that can be hazardous for hearing health. Over 48 million people live with some degree of hearing loss, making it the third most pervasive chronic medical …

Myths about Hearing Loss

Though hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions people experience today, it remains undertreated. Over 48 million people live with some degree of hearing loss but only a third of people who could benefit from treatment receive it. It takes an average of 7 years for people to address their hearing loss. Contributing to this widespread inaction …

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the medical term used to describe a buzzing or ringing-like noise in the ears. If this sounds a little familiar it is probably because you have likely experienced temporary tinnitus after leaving a loud event (concert, party, busy restaurant, etc.). You may have had a harder time hearing and hearing a specific sound even though no noise was …

Prevent Falls By Treating Hearing Loss

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Nearly 1 in 4 people, ages 65 and older, experience a fall every year. This same age group is also disproportionately impacted by hearing loss. According to the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 65-74 and 1 in 2 adults 75 and older have hearing loss. Various studies explore the …

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

You likely know that loud noise can affect your hearing. Loud noise exposure is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. But did you know that everyday noises can contribute to impairing your hearing? We are constantly surrounded by and are absorbing noise. From waking up to an alarm clock, to commuting, and listening to podcasts or music; …

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Having an action plan in the case of an emergency is critical. Taking the time to prepare for emergencies can best help you navigate these situations and remain as safe as possible. This can present unique challenges for people with hearing loss who experience a reduced capacity to detect and process sound. Typically, emergency conditions are announced through broadcasting platforms …

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

One of the most profound experiences of the human condition is learning to recognize and moderate our feelings and emotions. In short, we humans are prone to moods. On the positive spectrum, we can identify these as content, happy, joyful, or peaceful. But we can swing towards negative feelings easily, too. Grumpy, stressed, defeated, and hopeless are all feelings even …