Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Do you have hearing loss? Many Americans wait on average five to seven years before seeking treatment for their hearing loss! Part of the reason for this is that those with hearing loss may not realize their hearing has deteriorated. Hearing loss is often a gradual process, and you might not notice the day to day changes to your hearing … Read More

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aid technology continues to progress at a rapid rate and each new model brings more innovation. The increased sophistication of today’s hearing aids allows us to benefit from their use by their advancements in the replication of sound frequencies. The more advanced the technology, the closer it is to natural sound reproduction, the fuller the hearing experience we have … Read More

Monitoring Daily Noise Exposure Could Help Prevent Hearing Loss

A man plugging his ears

For most people who live until the golden years of older age, hearing loss is an inevitable process. After a lifetime of sound entering the ears without the ability to “blink” or close them from noise, you can imagine the toll that sound can take. Although the ears are remarkably able to discern the subtlest differences between sounds, such as … Read More

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

A stethascope and a brain

Getting older means the body has been through a lifetime of wear and tear. Joints and muscles may be sore or stiff, and regular aches and pains are to be expected. In addition to the regular toll on the body, other issues can come up, including degenerative conditions or serious illness, injury, or disease. However, we know that lifestyle habits … Read More

Things Your Ears Reveal About Your Health

Things Your Ears Reveal About Your Health

The most common health concern to occur in your ears is hearing loss. Most people who live to old age will experience some form of hearing loss, and even those who take steps to protect their hearing are likely to experience some limitations in their senior years. Yet, the direct effects of hearing loss are not the only health concern … Read More

Hearing Loss & an Increased Risk for Depression

Hearing Loss & an Increased Risk for Depression

The relation between hearing loss and other negative health outcomes continues to be studied by researchers. We have known for a long time that hearing loss can be related to a higher incidence of accidents and injuries. Those who have trouble hearing audio cues around them may be unaware of the dangers they face, and they may not adequately respond … Read More

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

The spring brings along fresh hope for new growth, and one way you can better yourself is by celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month! Each year the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) sets aside the month of May to honor the possibility of improving speech and hearing ability. Technology and medical developments have made leaps and bounds in the new ways … Read More

The Different Types of Hearing Loss

The Different Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss appears in different types, and no person’s experience is exactly like another. Although each person with hearing loss experiences a unique profile of abilities and challenges, there are three general categories that can help you understand what might be going on. The three types of hearing loss are categorized according to the location within the body where the … Read More

A Push for More Accessibility with Product Design

A Push for More Accessibility with Product Design

Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and the improvements to our everyday lives have been equally incredible. As these innovations continue, society stands to benefit greatly. Yet, the question of technological benefits is not as simple as it might appear. Immense resources go into these developments, yet the social implications of technology include a crucial question: Who benefits from … Read More

Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?

For many of us, our first association with hearing aids was the pair of beige, large, molded plastic units that an older relative might have worn. These units were bulky and anything but stylish. Although this style of hearing aid is still on the market, things have changed greatly from the day of this limited option for hearing assistance. Today, … Read More