Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

So you’ve decided to have a hearing test and get a set of hearing aids. Good for you! Hearing aids are the best treatment for most people’s hearing loss, and they’re better than ever. They’ll help you to stay engaged with the people in your life, and help you to feel more confident, independent, and optimistic! What Is a Hearing …

Talking To Your Loved One About Hearing Loss Treatment

Talking To Your Loved One About Hearing Loss Treatment

Communication is the defining feature of our relationships. In a very basic sense, what it means have a relationship with someone is to “relate” through communication. Of the many ways that you can build a relationship with your loved ones is to talk about their health and wellness. You can check in about known health concerns and also ask about …

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

If you’re ready for a set of hearing aids, good for you! Hearing loss is a reality for about one-third of those aged 60–74, and half of those 75 and up. The best thing you can do when hearing loss becomes a part of your life is to seek treatment as soon as possible! Earlier treatment means an easier adjustment …

Driving Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

Driving Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

In 2022, there were over 238 million licensed drivers on the road, up five million from the year before. That means that 89% of the adults in the U.S. are behind the wheel of a car. Driving is a right of passage, many of us learn when we are teenagers and never look back. You could say that in some …

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Many people imagine that hearing loss is not much more than a minor annoyance. In the earliest stages, this might even be true. But then, as hearing loss progresses, it starts to have more noticeable effects on our ability to participate in our social lives. Over time, those with untreated hearing loss tend to shrink from social activities, which can …

Nutrients that Can Support Your Hearing Health

We all want to maintain our best hearing ability throughout our lives. While hearing protection is important for hearing loss prevention, and hearing aids are important for hearing loss treatment, it turns out that dietary factors can also contribute to better hearing. And, as a bonus, the same dietary measures that can protect our hearing are also good for a …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) to spread awareness of communication disorders—like hearing loss. This is a time to reflect on our hearing health, and think about whether we’re doing our best to prevent hearing loss and/or seek the treatment we might need to promote our hearing health! This year’s theme is …

Working with Hearing Loss Resolution

Working with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can add difficulty to most things in life, and our jobs are no exception. Depending on the industry you work in and your job role, hearing loss may pose more or less of an issue. It’s important to know how to work around your hearing loss to be your best at work, and part of that is advocating …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Many people have the impulse to avoid going for medical help, and the reasons vary from one person to the next. Some people have had bad experiences with doctors or dentists in the past, and others dislike being confronted with their limitations. Still, others hope to avoid the trouble altogether, imagining that things will improve on their own. Though some …

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

Prioritize Better Hearing in the New Year!

2022 is almost here! What do you hope to achieve in the next year? When you think of the new year as a time to start something new, it gives not only you but everyone in your life something to look forward to. However, it is important to remember that all these goals will be much easier to achieve with …