October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month! Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people experience today, impacting nearly 1 in 8 (or 48 million) people. You can prioritize your hearing health this month by scheduling an appointment for a hearing test.  What Causes Hearing Loss? There are several factors that can contribute to the development of …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults According to a study from New York University, it appears that people with hearing loss are readmitted to hospitals at a higher rate than people without hearing loss. It makes us question what ways people who have trouble communicating verbally might need to be accommodated differently within our healthcare system to …

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss(1)

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Over the last ten years, there has been a significant increase in public awareness about hearing health. However, there are a few typical misunderstandings that refuse to go away.  Hearing loss tends to have a hidden quality since it takes so long to occur. However, the risk of hearing loss is genuine, and once it occurs, it cannot be reversed. …

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 …