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 …

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 …

4 Simple Ways to Prepare for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Preparing for new hearing aids is the last step to improving your hearing health! By now, you have probably had your hearing assessed and discussed treatment options with a hearing healthcare specialist. The next step of this process is scheduling an appointment for a hearing aid fitting. Similar to most electronics, hearing aids have experienced significant innovation over recent years. …

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Congratulations on taking action to take care of your hearing health! Treating hearing loss by wearing hearing aids can help you navigate your life on a daily basis with greater ease. Similar to other electronics, hearing aids have experienced so much innovation over recent years. Advanced technology has contributed to the production of a wide range of hearing aids that …

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

Scheduling a hearing consultation is a major step in being proactive about your health! Congratulations on making the decision to address any hearing concerns you have. Learning more about hearing health and taking action can truly improve the quality of your life. To prepare for your consultation and feel as comfortable as possible, knowing what to expect and ask during …

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Whether you are sure you have hearing loss, suspect you might, or even if you haven’t noticed a change in hearing ability at all, it’s always a good idea to get your hearing tested at regular intervals. Early intervention might clue us in to lifestyle changes that can prevent further hearing loss, and treatment such as hearing aids can keep …