Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is any hearing loss that is caused by sound. When most of us think of NIHL, we think of veterans of war or rock stars– people who have been exposed to especially loud sounds. While it is true that occupational hazards are often the cause of NIHL, the problem is not confined to battlefields and concert …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Without even thinking about it, we use thousands of auditory cues every time we drive. Obviously we hear horns honking and sirens coming, but we might also hear the engine of another car in our blind spot, or a bicyclist’s handlebar bell approaching to make a turn. We even hear squeaks and rattles coming from our own cars which help …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

You’ve decided to start wearing hearing aids. Congratulations! You are about to experience, once again, the rich tapestry of sounds that weave in and out of our experience moment by moment. If you’ve hit the average, it’s been 7 years since you started noticing hearing loss, and now finally you’re going to hear the world with fresh ears. But imagine …