Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss not only reduces hearing capacity but also has widespread effects on daily life. It often strains relationships, communication, social connections, and overall health. Treating hearing loss drastically enhances health and wellness which are foundational to enjoying and engaging in your daily life! Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss Untreated hearing loss has a range of effects that can take a toll on daily living and overall health. Hearing impairment that remains untreated is … Continue reading “Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss”

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

If you have hearing loss, there are plenty of ways others can help maximize your hearing during conversations. But this requires disclosing your hearing loss with those around you so that they are aware and can contribute to creating accessible environments. Though this may sound simple, it can be challenging for people to share information about their hearing health. When you miss something that has been said or need clarification, what do you do? It … Continue reading “Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters”

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

What is the last time you noticed your ears ringing after an event? This common way to understand hearing damage might be a temporary experience that goes away by the morning. However, sometimes that persistent sound can be a sign of permanent damage. You might notice this ringing after walking out of a loud concert or sporting event into the relative quiet of the parking lot or city street at night. You might not notice … Continue reading “October is Protect Your Hearing Month”

All About Tinnitus

All About Tinnitus

Do you ever hear a ringing or buzz in your ears? The technical term for this is tinnitus and is actually a condition which affects an estimated 32 percent of the U.S. population, according to National Center for Health Statistics studies. Tinnitus is defined as the the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound. This means that the sound is being perceived from inside your mind. Symptoms can come and … Continue reading “All About Tinnitus”

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans and Hearing Loss

The boom in audiology in the 1940s is a direct result of an overwhelming number of combat veterans returning from World War II reporting a substantial hearing loss. The advancements in warfare technology meant louder military environments than previously experienced. Unfortunately, further advancements and expansion of these technologies over the ensuing decades have done nothing but increase the rates of noise-induced hearing loss for military personnel. Noise-induced hearing loss Most commonly associated with loud professions, … Continue reading “Veterans and Hearing Loss”

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards Hearing loss is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting one-third of persons over 65 and half of those over 75. Hearing loss is caused by various factors, including the normal aging process and exposure to loud sounds. When we are subjected to unsafe amounts of noise, either in a one-time incident (gunshot, explosion, etc.) or over time, such as in occupational settings, we can develop noise-induced … Continue reading “Occupational Hearing Hazards”

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month(4)

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Each year, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) designates September as a month dedicated to raising the public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently over 50 million people worldwide are affected by this devastating neurodegenerative disease affecting memory, motor skills and general cognition. Currently this condition is irreversible but there are ways to slow the progression of cognitive decline or even prevent it from occurring in the first place. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Advanced age and family history are … Continue reading “Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month”

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss that is a result of damage to the inner ear. Involving the delicate mechanisms and neural connections, the inner ear is composed of various delicate components, most of which cannot repair or regenerate themselves if damaged. Injury to the inner ear often results in some degree of permanent hearing damage. Typically, sensorineural hearing loss involves gradual, lasting damage to the inner ear that compounds over time. The inability of … Continue reading “Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss”

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Of the many types of hearing loss, two are by far the most common. The first is called age-related hearing loss, and it occurs with the natural process of growing older. Almost everyone who reaches the senior years above age 70 will have some form of age-related hearing loss. The other most common type of hearing loss is noise-induced. When a person has noise-induced hearing loss, the ears have suffered damage from being exposed to … Continue reading “Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss”

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

The travel industry has had a challenging year, with lockdowns, border closures, and aircraft cancellations contributing to poor tourism rates. Nonetheless, according to one recent poll, as many as 72 percent of Americans want to travel in 2021, indicating that this year will be a pivotal year for tourism. If you have hearing loss and are looking to hit a plane, train or automobile this year, read on. Traveling is stressful in and of itself, … Continue reading “Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids”