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 …

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

It’s World Alzheimer’s Month! The month of September is recognized as World Alzheimer’s Month. It’s promoted by Alzheimer’s Disease International with the goal of raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. There are more than 50 million people worldwide who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and as the world population grows, this number will also increase. We want you to have all …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

If you have ever been to a loud event such as a concert, dance club night, or sporting event in an arena you might recall the experience of walking out and having ringing in your ears. After only a few hours at an event like this, the decibel level can be enough to give you a temporary experience of muffled …

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 …