Ensuring that Age-Related Hearing Loss is Treated

Ensuring that Age-Related Hearing Loss is Treated

Do you have hearing loss? You may not even know it—especially as we age. One of the many joys of aging is having to take a little bit more care of your body than you did when you were younger. This doesn’t have to be a burden but a healthy journey in supporting a higher quality of life as we age.  The risk of hearing loss increases as we age. For those of us 65 … Continue reading “Ensuring that Age-Related Hearing Loss is Treated”

How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test?

Going for a regular hearing test may not always be at the top of your priority list, however it’s more important than you may suspect. While people visit the dentist for regular cleanings and visit the eye doctor to keep up with their latest prescription, hearing loss often falls by the wayside. This is due in part to lack of understanding around how serious hearing loss is. This is in part due to misunderstandings of … Continue reading “How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test?”

How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The campaign, led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. With this in mind we explore how the foods we choose impact our health in a wide range of ways. Eating whole foods is key for our whole body, from our brain, our heart, our cells and even our hearing. … Continue reading “How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing”

Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All! 

March 3rd is World Hearing Day! This global campaign, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), focuses on raising awareness about hearing loss and advocating for treatment. Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions people experience in the world. Just in the United States, 1 in 5 people have some degree of impaired hearing. Though it is pervasive, hearing loss still remains widely undertreated. In fact, only a third of people who … Continue reading “Celebrate World Hearing Day: Ear and Hearing Care for All! “

Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health

Have you ever stopped to think about what the popular saying “you are what you eat” really means? Well food is the fuel your body uses not only for energy, but utilizes to fortify your cells, support your immune system, and support an even mood. Whatever foods or medications we put into our body affects us from our heart, brain and yes—even our hearing health. Minerals Vitamins and Nutrients Not only does food provide our … Continue reading “Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health”

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Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

Getting to a stadium to cheer on their favorite sports team is many people’s idea of a great time, but there is a hidden danger to such a good-natured activity. The noise level can be between 80 and 90 decibels at a typical NFL game because the crowd is so loud and excited. That kind of noise is unhealthy and could be harmful, and that’s at a venue that is usually outside and has no … Continue reading “Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events”

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

This November, we are celebrating American Diabetes Month by raising awareness about the link between diabetes and hearing loss. Research has shown that those with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss. Throughout this month, we will share with you how diabetes affects your hearing and overall health. What is American diabetes month? The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month, an awareness campaign to educate the public on … Continue reading “This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month”

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Q&A About Hearing Loss

The number one way people put themselves at a disadvantage in life is by being too afraid to ask questions. Humanity is built on the passing of information through generations. It is unrealistic to believe we can gain everything we need to know from first-hand experience. Your hearing health is not something to be ambivalent about. The more you know about your hearing health, the better you can participate in daily life. This especially pertains … Continue reading “Q&A About Hearing Loss”

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Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

One of the most common signs of hearing loss is having a hard time hearing in noisy places. People often have trouble starting and keeping up with conversations at work, in restaurants, and at family get-togethers. People who wear hearing aids can also have trouble hearing in noisy places because background noise makes the ears and brain work harder. A recent study found that brain exercises can help people hear speech better in noisy places. … Continue reading “Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise”

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Improving Communication with Your Family

When a family member has trouble hearing, everyone in the family may find it hard to understand what is being said. Your loved one with hearing loss is trying hard to understand what you say, but sometimes you must repeat it or explain it more than once. Here are a few things to consider that will help you communicate better with your loved one. Don’t take it personally. If someone you care about has hearing … Continue reading “Improving Communication with Your Family”