Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

It comes as no surprise that our ears make it possible to hear, but did you know that they also make it possible to stand upright? We use the sensitive organelles of the inner ear to detect differences in sound, making it possible discern speech, communicate, and listen to music. We also use our ears to detect slight changes in …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

After more than two years of lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing, and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are finally seeing some of these practices relaxed or eliminated altogether. Prior to 2020, some of us took for granted the simple ability to spend time with our loved ones in the same physical location, but the last two years …

Hearing Aids Can Help Single-Sided Hearing Loss

Hearing Aids Can Help Single-Sided Hearing Loss

Most people with hearing loss have reduced ability in both ears. The two most common forms of hearing loss—age-related loss, otherwise known as presbycusis, and noise-induced hearing loss—both tend to affect two ears at once. In the first case, the aging process doesn’t select just one ear to cause hearing damage. In the other case, most noise exposure occurs in …

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Humans have the remarkable ability to stand upright on two feet, with a center of balance roughly midway between the bottoms of the feet and the top of the head. This feat of physics is akin to balancing a rolling pin on its end, and it is remarkable that we can remain upright as well as we do. Although balancing …

All About Ototoxic Hearing Loss

Hearing loss comes in many shapes and sizes. Though the most common forms of loss come through natural processes deep in the inner ear, they are not the only way hearing loss can occur. Indeed, the substances and chemicals that we interact with can have effects throughout our bodies, and the ears are not exempt. Ototoxic hearing loss occurs when …

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Making plans for unanticipated disasters and weather events if you require hearing aids to address your hearing loss might be difficult if you are not taking the necessary safeguards. Radio and television broadcasts are frequently used to spread emergency preparedness and weather awareness messages. This information must be visible to accommodate people with various hearing difficulties. The need to organize, …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Do you love to listen to your favorite music on headphones? Well, you are not alone. Whether you’re on a long airplane flight or just don’t want to disturb others while bumping your favorite jams, headphones have become indispensable in our modern world! While headphones are an amazing invention that has innovated the way we work and play, there are …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

One of the things that makes hearing loss difficult to detect is the fact that for most people hearing loss is a gradual process. You don’t wake up one day and suddenly have hearing loss. Instead, it happens slowly over time, and the daily changes are usually too small to notice.  You may not realize that you have hearing loss …

How-Treating-Hearing-Loss-Improves-Your-Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Hearing loss strains communication which is integral to how we navigate our environment. Difficulties with communication take a toll on various aspects of life including relationships. Stress from hearing loss especially affects the relationships with people closest to us. The breakdown of day-to-day communication can create tension, frustration, and distance between you and your loved ones. Fortunately, treating hearing loss …