Overcoming Excuses: Embracing the Future of Hearing Health

Overcoming Excuses: Embracing the Future of Hearing Health

As an audiologist, I have encountered countless patients over the years who struggle with hearing loss but resist using hearing aids. While hearing aids have come a long way in terms of technology and design, it’s disheartening to see people make common excuses to avoid using them.  Excuse 1: “Hearing Aids Are Unattractive” One of the most common excuses we …

Keep Summer Fun: Ultimate Guide to Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Keep Summer Fun: Ultimate Guide to Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Are you an avid swimmer who dreads the pain and discomfort of swimmer’s ear? If so, you’re not alone! Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is a common condition caused by inflammation of the outer ear canal. But fear not, fellow water enthusiasts, because in this comprehensive guide, we’ll equip you with essential tips and tricks to keep Swimmer’s Ear at …

Hear Better, Live Better: Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

Hear Better, Live Better: Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

Living with hearing loss can be challenging. Fortunately, modern technology has gifted us with amazing solutions like hearing aids. However, choosing the right hearing aid can be overwhelming. To help you wade through all the choices available, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you navigate the sea of options and select the perfect hearing aids for your needs. …

Hearing Aids and the Great Outdoors

Hearing Aids and the Great Outdoors

Summer is a time to take part in your favorite outdoor activities, but you might be worried if your hearing aids can withstand the elements. If you like to go camping, you know that everything is at risk of getting dirty or damp from time to time. Water recreation is a summer favorite, and getting splashed on a boat is …

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Our brain requires engagement and interaction for continued productivity. It is the main regulator of all the functions we need to survive and thrive. Without a well operating brain the processes from breath to vision to memory would collapse. One of our most necessary functions, which is our sense of hearing, depends upon its health. The complex process of hearing …

Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Did you know that hearing loss is the third most common medical condition that people live with today? Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of hearing loss which affects over 48 million people. Though it is extremely common, hearing loss still remains widely undertreated. It is estimated that only a third of people who could benefit from treatment, …

What Are The Signs of Hearing Loss?

What Are The Signs of Hearing Loss?

As we age, we commonly experience changes in our hearing. The change does not happen suddenly, but is more gradual, like the gradual process of graying hair. Nevertheless, it is crucial to pay attention to these initial indications. Research shows that men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20–69.  Read on for …

Communicating with Your Loved Ones Who Has Hearing Loss

Communicating with Your Loved Ones Who Has Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, then you know how hard it is to communicate with people- especially in a crowd. You may be able to hear in a quiet setting but become completely confused the moment you enter a busy restaurant or party. Over time communication issues can lead to opting out of these busier and crowded interactions which often …

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

Like A Song for Children We all heard the song as children over and over even if many of us might struggle to recall the exact name or the specific sequence. Sing along here: The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone.  That’s as much as you need to recall the melody, …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

It is true that over half of everyone in the US aged 75 and above suffers from some degree of disabling hearing loss. This is an astonishing percentage, but not as astonishing as the percentage of those people who need help that actually seek and stick with an appropriate treatment plan. That is barely one out of every five.  To …