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 …

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 …