Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Living with hearing loss can be a bewildering experience. Aside from not being able to fully hear what people are saying to you, they are using their complete concentration to try to follow. This can leave people not only confused but exhausted by even a short social interaction. As a result, many people with hearing loss, choose to avoid social …

Investing in Your Health Treating Hearing Loss

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

We don’t stay young forever and that does not have to be a bad thing. As we age, we grow wiser, gathering life experience and skills to push our own personal boundaries and share knowledge with others. It is important to take excellent care of ourselves as we age to ensure that our bodies can support our amazing minds and …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Have you ever heard of the phrase “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”? Well, this truism can now also be applied to telling others about your hearing loss. That’s according to a study conducted by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a research center that is part of Harvard Medical School. The study looked at 337 patients …

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 …