Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

People lose hearing ability for a wide range of reasons. The most common cause of hearing loss is simply due to the constant inundation of sound over the course of a lifetime. However, how do we differentiate sound from noise? Those who lose some of their hearing, particularly later in life, have been exposed to all kinds of sound and …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Carefully following all the rules of the road is important, but staying safe on the road is a bit more complicated than that. As you get older, you may notice that your reaction times are a bit slower, or you have a harder time reading traffic signs. You may need to use bigger side mirrors so you can shoulder check …

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Every May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association designates a campaign to raise awareness on hearing loss. Better Hearing and Speech Month receives a unique theme each year. This year they have chosen the theme “Communication at Work” as an opportunity to consider issues like these, as well as the way that hearing loss may intervene in otherwise healthy communication practices in …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Congratulations on your new hearing aids! You have taken the proactive step into a world of easier communication and rich enjoyment of the sonic environment. Far too many people fall short of getting assistance with their hearing loss, and the reasons have a wide range. Fortunately, you understand the necessity to assist your hearing in order to reap the many …

Falls & Accidents Are More Likely with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects more than just your hearing but can affect many aspects of your physical and mental health. Not only does it affect everything from your mood to your blood pressure, but studies have linked hearing loss to a greater risk of falls and accidents.   Risks of Untreated Hearing Loss When people ignore their hearing loss all sorts of …

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

Perhaps you have been noticing that you have to ask people to repeat themselves more than normal. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to this, but if you are dealing with hearing loss, you are not alone.  Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million people in the United States alone. There are many causes of hearing loss and …

Strange Causes of Hearing Loss

Age-related hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. This is a normal wear and tear that comes with age but there are other factors that contribute to hearing loss. The normal wear and tear of a lifetime of hearing is no surprise but there are other risks to your hearing that can contribute to hearing loss sooner …

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and you are on the market for new hearing aids, you will realize that there are a lot of options out there. Even if these are not your the first pair of hearing aids, it is hard to navigate through all the options out there. There …

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent afflictions in America today. Our world is getting noisier and rates of hearing loss are increasing to reflect that. But only 1 in 4 cases of hearing loss are currently being treated. We need to improve this statistic, so if you suspect you might have hearing loss, make an appointment with a …

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common afflictions for people as we age. But in America alone, only about 1 out of 4 people who suffer from hearing loss have hearing aids. On average, it takes about 7 years from the time a person notices symptoms of hearing loss to the time they get hearing aids. Why is hearing …