How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

Along with hearing loss’s expected challenges, many other silent side effects come along when hearing becomes difficult. Navigating a world built for those with healthy hearing can be ostracizing at times, in addition to the simple logistical trials that come with trying to communicate with an impairment. For instance, a recent study showed that hearing loss is associated with a …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

We all know there are “no stupid questions” – especially when it comes to our health. To ease some of your fears or reservations about scheduling a hearing exam or learning about hearing aids, we’ve decided to feature five common questions about hearing loss or hearing aids that you may have always wondered but been too afraid to ask. Are …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

When a loved one has hearing loss, communication can be a struggle. They often ask you to repeat yourself, or they may just smile and nod along even if they have no idea what you said. It’s heartbreaking when communication breaks down. Your family relationships are some of the most important relationships in your life, so being able to communicate …

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

World Hearing Day 2021 is March 3! This yearly initiative by the World Health Organization is all about raising awareness of hearing loss and the effect it has on your life. This year, the theme is Hearing Care for All. It’s a global call to action for policy makers and individuals, raising awareness about hearing loss and how treating hearing …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

We all know that hearing loss can affect us in our later years. After decades of exposure to everyday sound and noise, it comes as no surprise that the tiny, sensitive, hairlike organelles of the inner ear called stereocilia can be broken, bent, or otherwise damaged. Whether due to the natural aging process or exposure to noise in the workplace …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Have you ever left a social event feeling exhausted? If you are an introvert, this is one of the defining features that allows you to understand your personality. Although you might not necessarily avoid social situations or feel bothered by them, they can tend to sap your energy. When you get home from a party you might want to go …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

What is the last situation that made you worry about hearing protection? If you found yourself at a loud concert, then perhaps you became concerned that the decibel level was too high. Those who work in factories, industrial sites, or other workplaces with heavy machinery might be concerned that their exposure to noise is enough to damage hearing. If you …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Over 48 million Americans today suffer from some degree of hearing loss. While some people are born with hearing loss and grow into deaf culture, the vast majority of hearing loss is acquired, and age-related hearing loss is by far the most common form of debilitating hearing loss. It affects nearly half of those aged 70 and over, and nearly …

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, …