Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Common Questions about Hearing Loss

Whether you have healthy hearing or have specific hearing needs, you can face a myriad of questions that concern hearing health. There is in fact a lot to know and think about when it comes to the issue of hearing loss, which faces millions of people in the United States—including a growing number of Millenials and teenagers. Hearing loss cannot … Read More

One Musician’s Journey with Hearing Loss

One Musician's Journey with Hearing Loss

The problems musicians face with losing their hearing are all too familiar. It comes as no surprise that those who play loud rock music through punishing amplification would suffer damage over the years. The list of rock musicians who lose their hearing grows every day, and the cases of famous musicians can be devastating to their fans. Lesser-known rock musicians … Read More

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Modern technology, life changes, hearing changes, they all could come together to mean you need updated hearing aids. The best thing to do is schedule an exam and consultation at South Shore Hearing Center and we can help you decide. First, let’s look at a few things. Are your hearing aids doing the job? Hearing aids are exposed to a … Read More

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Imagine you are out with a group of friends, and you strike up a conversation with someone new in the group. Initially the conversation starts well, and you are able to follow the basics like what their name is, where they’re from. More people enter the venue, the surrounding conversations get louder and louder, and the music starts thumping right … Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month: Treatments for Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer's Month: Treatments for Alzheimer's

This month draws our attention to Alzheimer’s disease, a cognitive disorder affecting many people, yet many of the underlying causes remain unknown. Although there is much left to learn about the disorder, a surprising connection has been discovered between hearing loss and dementia. In honor of this month of awareness, it is important to look toward the growing number of … Read More

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Have you been avoiding telling your loved ones about your hearing loss? If you’ve been struggling to hear, how you choose to disclose your hearing loss to your family and friends can have a huge impact on how you experience hearing loss. As you get ready to have that conversation with your family, think about these three disclosure methods, and … Read More

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Everyone loves a good holiday, but traveling isn’t always easy. Leaving home can be stressful, especially if you’re one of the 40 million Americans struggling to hear. Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, follow these tips to help make your next trip a success. Plan Ahead If you have hearing loss, it’s important to plan ahead and be … Read More

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Some activities will come naturally to you with the assistance of hearing aids. You can insert your aids and move around the house easily, newly aware of the sound that you had been missing for so long. You will likely notice things you hadn’t before, including the neighbor’s dog or cars whizzing by on the street just outside your door. … Read More

Communication Strategies with Hearing Loss

Communication Strategies with Hearing Loss

People tend to wait multiple years from the time they notice changes in their hearing to the time they seek help from a professional. Because of this, most people with hearing loss have experienced multiple years of miscommunication and frustrating conversation with friends and family. Life doesn’t have to be this way for those with hearing loss. On top of … Read More

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Most of us think about protecting our skin from the sun with sunscreen, and our feet from the gravel with shoes, however, how often do we consider the importance of protecting our hearing from noise with hearing protection? Hearing loss that is caused by excess exposure to noise – termed Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a medical concern that … Read More