The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. While about 0.5% of babies born in the U.S. are born with a hearing loss, over 15% of Americans of all ages have hearing loss. This means the vast majority of hearing loss is acquired in the course of a person’s life. While age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the most common form …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

Over 48 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss today, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. While once upon a time hearing loss may have been thought of as little more than an annoyance associated with getting older, today we know better.  Hearing loss has been linked to myriad problems that some associate with aging alone, …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Today in America, some 48 million people are dealing with hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. While some mild hearing loss might not even be noticed, profound hearing loss can be debilitating, and has wide-ranging effects on lifestyle and health that can set off a cascade of negative outcomes. Hearing loss sets in slowly over time, so exactly where …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Many of us have experienced tinnitus—that annoying ringing in the ears—after a major sonic experience when we were inadequately protected from the noise. Have you ever gone to a rock concert without earplugs? Many of the situations we encounter in modern life require the use of earplugs or other hearing protection to prevent damage to our ears, and too many …

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Age-related hearing loss affects about half of those above age 75, and nearly 100% of centenarians. It seems that anyone who lives long enough will eventually have to deal with some measure of hearing loss. While once we may have thought of age-related hearing loss as an annoying but benign aspect of getting older, research in recent decades has shown …

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

If you live with someone who you believe has hearing loss, communication can be frustrating. You may find yourself having to repeat yourself more often than not. You may find them to often seem disengaged when you are speaking and conflict over the volume of the television, and stereo can become a common fixture in your day.  It is important …

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

It is estimated that there are currently 48 million people living in the US with this condition of all ages, making this all too common of an issue. It not only affects the ears but the people in your life. If you or someone you love is dealing with hearing loss, then you may already understand the great strain that …

Best Hearing Aids of 2020

The right hearing aid, professionally fitted, can make a world of difference when it comes to your hearing loss. Many companies are manufacturing hearing aids these days that are so small and discreet that no one else would know that you’re wearing them. Others are packed with all the features you need to make your life more convenient and enhance …

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

What foods we choose to put in our body can make a huge impact on our mind and our body. This is because many foods are rich in important minerals that nourish our total health. Minerals are found in the earth, in rocks and soil. They are absorbed by plants and animals, which ingest the plants to provide our meals …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Communication is the cornerstone to any healthy relationship, amongst friends, family, co-workers and your significant other. It’s the casual conversation just as much as engaging discussion that makes us feel connected to one another. Inside jokes, conversing about shared hobbies and comfortable ramblings, build closeness. When someone is dealing with a hearing loss, our most relied tool for communication is …