Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

With over 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss today, it’s increasingly important to be aware of the effects it can have on our overall health. Unfortunately, those effects have been shown to be worse than we may have once thought. Hearing loss decreases our ability to balance, leading to an increased likelihood of physical injury from falling down. It …

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with a Hearing Professional

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with a Hearing Professional

Over 48 million Americans today have some type of hearing loss, and medical research continues to show that it is not the benign problem we might have once thought it was. Hearing loss can lead to a cascade of negative health outcomes, and can even be an early indicator of an underlying cardiovascular issue. More than ever, it is clear …

Improved Communication with Hearing Loss Treatment

Improved Communication with Hearing Loss Treatment

Are you struggling to communicate with your loved one? Clear communication is the key to a healthy relationship, and your hearing health can play a major role in your communication. Untreated hearing loss interferes with your relationships by making it difficult to communicate and share special moments with your loved one. It All Comes Down to Communication Think about your …

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

Research has shown that defending your body against hearing loss can be….delicious! Eating right can give your system the vitamins and nutrients it needs to support lifelong healthy hearing. A balanced diet plays a critical role in shaping your overall health, and understanding nutrients is a key part of giving your body what it needs. Considering your diet can be …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

For workers with hearing loss, keeping up at work can sometimes feel like a job in itself! While hearing loss will always pose special challenges, today’s workplaces and work-from-home arrangements are becoming more accessible. Digital hearing aids, improved technology and increased awareness are all opening up new options for workers with hearing loss. Digital Streaming One of the most groundbreaking …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Once upon a time, hearing loss was thought to be an annoying and frustrating part of getting older, but relatively benign. In recent decades, however, we’ve learned that hearing loss is implicated in a problematic cascade of negative health effects, and can even be a warning sign of an underlying cardiovascular problem. Unfortunately, hearing loss is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Age-related hearing loss is a normal part of the aging process. In fact, everyone will suffer from age-related hearing loss if they live long enough: nearly 100% of centenarians have it. It can start as early as age 45 but might not be noticeable for many years, and unfortunately many of us lose a lot of time between when it …

Celebrate World Alzheimer's Month with a Hearing Test!

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

The Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit organization, recommends getting a healing test once every decade until age 50, and once every three years after that. If you’re due for one, World Alzheimer’s Month is a good time to make it a priority. Why is that? The connection between untreated hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease is well-established across multiple studies all …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

The prevalence of hearing impairment in older adults – as many as two-thirds of those over the age of 70 – is slowly being addressed in the culture at large. The importance of hearing loss treatments such as hearing aids and cochlear implants is being recognized for reducing the risks of negative health outcomes and even reversing the effects of …

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 …