Headphones & Hearing Aids

Music lovers are some of the people who benefit most from hearing aids. Though they might have lost the ability to hear certain frequencies, hearing aids can bring back the full-spectrum sound that they covet. Without needing to listen to such high volumes that family members and neighbors are annoyed, hearing aids make it possible to have a home listening …

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

This month is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), this initiative is all about raising awareness about communication disorders and transformative solutions. An annual campaign, this year’s theme is building connections which highlights the importance of accessing resources and prioritizing your hearing health.  Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic medical conditions …

Facts and Fictions about Hearing Loss

Many people are reluctant to talk about their hearing loss. There’s a stigma attached to hearing loss, and no one wants to admit that they’re getting older. However, hearing loss affects people of all ages, and hearing loss isn’t a sign of aging! These are some of the common facts and fiction about hearing loss. Fiction: Hearing Loss Shows I’m …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Do you have a loved one living with hearing loss? It can be hard to explain hearing loss to someone who’s never experienced it. Your loved one may tell you that it’s hard to follow conversations. They might tell you it sounds like you’re always mumbling. Maybe they tell you that they are sensitive to loud noise, or they’re always …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

Among the top causes of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease is a threat to many people, particularly as they age. As a general term encompassing other conditions such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia, and heart valve problems, many people are at risk of cardiovascular disease, and the consequences are among the most serious our bodies face. …

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

When health problems come along, our entire lives can be affected. Not only is our physical well being under the weather, but we can experience a ripple effect into many other domains of life. Poor physical health can lead to a bad mood, which can have a strong effect on our interpersonal and family relationships. The mental toll can extend …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Coming to terms with hearing loss can be a difficult process for some people. Admitting to oneself that hearing ability isn’t what it used to be can cause some disappointment and a host of other emotions. Some people would rather not admit to themselves that hearing ability has changed at all. More commonly, those with hearing loss can struggle to …

Tips for Successful Virtual Family Reunions

Has your life migrated from in-person settings to virtual ones this year? If you are like so many others, you might have found that work, school, and social engagements have had to avoid shared space in favor of videoconferencing. This platform does a lot for us, and the ongoing benefits of videoconferencing remain to be seen.  Rather than traveling to …

What Is Tinnitus?

At some point most people have experienced tinnitus- an umbrella term for intrusive noises (like ringing, buzzing, clicking or static) that interfere with your hearing. Having ringing ears after attending a rock concert, fireworks or other loud event is very common. Tinnitus can be near constant, or it can come and go. It can be an annoying low sound in …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Serving this country is an honor but it can often come at a great sacrifice. As veterans return home from duty there are several challenges they face, especially if they were stationed in combat zones. According to Veteran Affairs (VA) more than 933,000 veterans have received compensation for hearing loss and more than 1.3 million veterans are receiving disability benefits …