Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

One in three people over 65 and half of all seniors over 75 deal with age related hearing loss, making it the most common cause of this condition. The dangers of untreated hearing loss are a serious concern for seniors.  While depression, self-isolation, and lack of physical activity will affect anyone negatively, seniors with untreated hearing loss particularly struggle with …

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects at least 466 million people worldwide or 6.1% of the world’s total population. With numbers this high, it is more than likely that you will be put at risk or develop hearing loss at some point in your life.  The more informed you can be on the risks and treatments for hearing loss, the easier it can …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Unlike many disabilities that are easy to visually identify, hearing loss is referred to as an invisible disability. Though invisible it is important to be informed about this disability and the best way to accommodate people who struggle with this very common issue. With almost 48 million people in the U.S. alone affected by hearing loss, people’s needs around this …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Have you been finding it hard to understand people recently? Do you have to ask people to repeat themselves and have trouble hearing certain pitches? Hearing loss can sneak up on the best of us and can be hard to accept.  One important step in dealing with your hearing loss is accepting you have a problem. Only then can you …

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not rare, especially as you age. It is estimated that hearing loss affects 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 in the US alone. While it may be tempting to think of hearing loss as only an ear issue, this condition, if ignored, can affect so many aspects of your entire health. In the case …

All About Tinnitus

Has a buzzing or ringing in your ears been driving you mad recently? You may look for the source but there doesn’t seem to be anything around causing the noise. Yes, the noise is in your head and no; you are not losing your mind. You are just suffering the effects of tinnitus. What is tinnitus? Tinnitus shows up as …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Although hearing loss can affect anyone, particularly seniors, some recently gathered statistics demonstrate that veterans have higher rates of hearing loss than others. These facts about veteran hearing loss may come as no surprise considering those veterans who have served in loud training simulations and actual armed combat. Indeed, hearing loss and its cousin tinnitus are the top two health …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

If you are employed in a large heavy industrial site, no doubt you are familiar with the workplace protocols for hearing protection. Any workplace of that size and scale must take measures to protect the hearing of its employees, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a subdivision of the United States Department of Labor, has been tasked with …

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In many parts of the United States, the month of May brings flowers, milder weather, and a return of wildlife for us to enjoy. Not only does the progression of spring delight our senses, but May is also a month designated to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has set aside the month to consider a …

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 …