All About Tinnitus

All About Tinnitus

Are you hearing a strange buzzing or ringing sound? Does no one around you hear this sound? The sound you’re hearing is tinnitus, and it’s actually coming from inside your ears. Tinnitus is a sound that only you can hear, and you will notice it the most when you’re in a quiet place. What Does Tinnitus Sound Like? Tinnitus is …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans & Hearing Loss

Veterans experience an increased risk of developing hearing loss. In fact, impaired hearing is one of the most common chronic health conditions that veterans navigate. Hearing loss and tinnitus – a buzzing or ringing like noise in the ears – disproportionately impact veterans as a result of exposure to loud noise and injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational hearing hazards are a significant way people develop hearing loss, one of the most common medical conditions today. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears, making impaired hearing a public health epidemic. Exposure to loud noise is a major cause of impaired hearing, commonly referred to as noise induced hearing …

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

The holiday season is a time for friends and family to come together to celebrate when the days grow the shortest. However, like most things in 2020, this year’s celebration promises to create a new set of circumstances to navigate.  The CDC has recommended avoiding holiday travel to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, your annual rituals …

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million people in the US and 466 million people worldwide. While hearing loss is commonly thought of as primarily an issue with aging, there are many different types and causes of hearing loss. There are many different types of hearing loss but sensorineural hearing loss is the most common. What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss? To …

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

At some point you’ve probably been in a loud situation where you’ve had to wear ear plugs or other hearing protection – but do you know how loud sounds can damage our hearing or why it is so important to protect our ears?  Over 45 million Americans live with some form of hearing loss, and in today’s noisy world much …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Traveling can already be overwhelming without having to consider additional things you may need. Packing, coordinating transportation, accommodations, and navigating busy airports can be stressful. Traveling with hearing aids does not have to add to the sometimes-unpleasant aspects of the travel experience. Taking the time to think about and prepare for your travel can prevent possibly harmful situations and protect …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Anyone who lives with hearing loss can vouch for the unexpected challenges it can present in life. From traveling abroad to visiting your next-door neighbor, there are special considerations you have to take into account for hearing loss. There are even factors to consider for everyday tasks like driving. If you wear hearing aids and find yourself behind the wheel, …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Once you’ve taken the leap and started wearing hearing aids, congratulations are in order! Making the leap is no small thing as many people live up to ten years knowing they need hearing help but do not make the move to invest in hearing aids. Many people are surprised to learn that it can take a while to get used …

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids (1)

Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

Getting a new hearing aid can be scary when it’s your first time. We know we have to have one when our hearing begins to fail us. You’re not alone in the hearing battle as nearly 40 million people face the same challenges. It often occurs as we age, and there’s not much we can do about it. However, you …