Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

This May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this campaign focuses on increasing awareness about hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition people live with today. Already impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is expected to increase exponentially. Nearly 1 in 6 people live with some degree of impaired hearing so you or likely someone you know is also affected by hearing loss. … Continue reading “Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!”

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

Navigating conversations and social interactions with hearing loss can be challenging. It takes more work for people with impaired hearing to process speech as well as sound. But there are various ways you can maximize your hearing capacity and create the conditions for effective communication. A few strategies you can practice with others include the following: Wear Hearing Aids. Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. These electronic devices are equipped with … Continue reading “Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss”

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Untreated hearing loss impact people and their daily lives in a myriad of ways. One significant outcome of impaired hearing that remains untreated is its effect on relationships. Hearing loss strains communication which is key for cultivating and sustaining connections with family, friends, coworkers, etc. Untreated hearing loss leads to various symptoms that create barriers to effective communication. Over time, challenges with hearing and communication can take a toll on relationships. Hearing Loss Symptoms To … Continue reading “How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships”

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Hearing loss impacts more than just hearing. Hearing and communicating are essential ways we navigate daily life, relationships, work, and social engagement. If you enjoy leading an active social life – participating in social activities, spending time with others, and balancing hobbies – untreated hearing loss can be particularly challenging. Treating hearing loss can help you stay socially connected by supporting your capacity to hear and engage with family and friends. Impact of Untreated Hearing … Continue reading “Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected”

Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health

Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health

The benefits of eating healthy are widely known – boost energy, immune system, digestion, and reducing health risks. But did you know that eating well can also support your hearing health? Research shows that there are nutrients found in healthful diets that enhance hearing health, reducing the risk of developing hearing loss. This is especially important because hearing loss is a permanent condition that has multifaceted effects. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is … Continue reading “Nutrients That Can Support Your Hearing Health”

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist or Hearing Professional

Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist or Hearing Professional

Treating hearing loss is key to improving health and wellness. It is estimated that only a third of people who could benefit from treatment receive it. Treating hearing loss offers countless benefits including strengthening communication, improving relationships, and enhancing overall health. Fortunately, accessing treatment is much more accessible as it is readily available. Some experts specialize in ear health and have vast expertise in diagnosing and treating hearing loss. This includes audiologists who are healthcare … Continue reading “Why You Should Treat Your Hearing with an Audiologist or Hearing Professional”

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Have you noticed that it is harder for you to hear in noisy environments like restaurants or that you may miss a few words from time to time? These are common initial signs of hearing loss, the third most common chronic health condition people live with today. Over 48 million people have hearing loss, making it more pervasive than diabetes and cancer. Though it is a public health epidemic, there tends to be widespread inaction … Continue reading “Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse”

Prescription Hearing Aids vs OTC Hearing Aids

Prescription Hearing Aids vs OTC Hearing Aids

If you already know that you have hearing loss, then you are well aware of the toll it can take on your ability to communicate with others and enjoy the sounding world. However, you might wonder what is the right step to take toward getting assistance. With the wide range of options available, it can seem quite daunting to know how to begin. You might have heard about sound amplifiers and over-the-counter hearing aids. Some … Continue reading “Prescription Hearing Aids vs OTC Hearing Aids”

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

New Year’s resolutions are all about priorities. Although you might want to do it all this year, you can’t achieve all your goals at once. Many of us select one or two resolutions to put down on paper so that we can make a clear priority of these items instead of the overwhelming picture of everything at once. The problem, though, is deciding what to prioritize this new year. Among all the aspects of health … Continue reading “Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!”

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

One of the truisms you might have heard about hearing loss is that there is nothing that can be done to cure it. Although research is underway to discover if regenerating the cells of the inner ear might be possible, it is true that the current state of the art cannot repair or restore these cells once they are damaged. Knowing that hearing loss is irreversible might make you think there is nothing you can … Continue reading “Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew”