A Brief History of Hearing Loss

It is estimated that over 5% of the world’s population, or 430 million people have disabling hearing loss. With advancements in hearing aid technology, there has never been a better time to have hearing loss. Understanding where we’ve been in the past with hearing loss, can give us an idea of how far we’ve actually come. Looking back on the …

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Do you ever catch yourself pretending to hear what people say, just to avoid stopping the conversation? You may feel that it is impolite to interrupt people to ask them to repeat themselves and let the conversation continue, not fully understanding what is intended. It is important to unlearn this behavior as it has many unfortunate consequences.  For those with …

Ways-to-Accommodate-Your-Loved-Ones-with-Hearing-Loss

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

It is estimated that one in eight people or 30 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss in both ears. This equates to 13 percent of the population, making it likely that someone you know and care about deals with hearing loss. While hearing loss is an issue that begins in the ears, the consequences are far reaching. Untreated hearing loss …