If you care for someone with hearing loss, your understanding and support can not only play a critical role in fostering that relationship, but also greatly enhance their quality of life. In this blog post, we suggest ways to support someone with hearing loss, including easy communication techniques, and tips on creating an inclusive environment for anyone hard of hearing.
Untreated hearing loss can have far-ranging negative effects on social connections, mental wellness, and even cognitive health. In this article, we outline the biggest repercussions of untreated hearing loss, shedding light on the importance of timely intervention and the transformative power of hearing aids.
In 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. Their goal at the time was to raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges and — more importantly — encourage people to take action and treat their own hearing and speech problems. That mission is just as […]
Hearing aids are designed to be a large part of our daily lives and should be one of the first things on your packing list when it is time for a trip. Whether you are traveling for work or for fun, it is important to have a few tricks in mind when you travel with […]
Recently, the FDA released its final regulations on over-the-counter hearing aids. This regulation introduced an entirely new category of hearing aids called “over the counter” or “OTC.” OTC hearing aids officially became available Monday, October 17th, and will be an additional option to the existing category of hearing aids that the FDA now refers to as “prescription.” As […]
Difficulty hearing is a common problem that increases with age. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) You should see your doctor or hearing specialist if you: Hearing Specialists Hearing specialists who offer treatments such as hearing aids are a good community resource to learn more about your hearing. Hearing instrument specialists are trained […]
Our ears are a sensitive and vital part of our body and it is important to be aware of the proper ways to care for them. For starters, the first thing you should know is ears are efficient and self-cleaning. Thus, the general rule for ear care is that “less is more.” The “less” applies […]
It’s no secret that hearing loss and diabetes are two grave health concerns among Americans; in fact, about 30 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes—and nearly 35 million have some form of hearing loss. Coincidence? Not likely. Recent studies have shown that there is a meaningful connection between people with diabetes and their inherent […]
Meniere’s Disease is a serious disorder of the inner ear that very few people are familiar with, but that affects between 3.5 per 100.000 and 513 per 100.000 people in the population. This ear disease can occur at any age, though it is most common in adults between the ages of 20 and 50. By […]
Hearing loss affects an estimated 37.5 million American adults and can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, as well as their ability to maintain relationships with others. By understanding the common causes of hearing loss, its symptoms, as well as available treatment options, you can become better educated and take measures […]
The holidays usually mean spending time with friends and family, whether it’s eating special meals or having fun at gatherings. All these traditional get-togethers are supposed to be fun, but having hearing loss can turn them into stressful occasions. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a little bit of advanced planning, you can […]
The winter holidays are a special and magical time, making the sounds we hear around us more meaningful and memorable. Music and movies, the sounds of the outdoors, and enjoying the company of friends and family are all an important part of this time of the year. Below is a list of a few holiday […]
About one in 5,000 people will develop sudden hearing loss in their lifetime. Sudden hearing loss, also known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained rapid loss of hearing that usually happens in one ear. It can occur all at once or take place gradually over the course of a few days. This condition is considered an emergency. […]
Being proactive with your hearing health is a great help to your general well-being. With all medical appointments, it’s helpful to know what will happen before you arrive for your appointment. Procedures vary from one professional office to another, but here’s a general idea of what you might expect during your first hearing appointment. Filling […]
One of the reasons people don’t bother to get their hearing checked is that they think that a possible hearing loss only affects them. After all, they’re the ones with the trouble hearing, why should it be a problem for anyone else? The truth is the inability to hear can have a big impact on […]
One might think that losing the ability to hear well is an inevitable part of growing older, but that’s only one of many reasons people suffer from hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. While we cannot stop the aging process, there are other factors that affect hearing and balance symptoms that are important to know […]