Caring for hearing aids in colder weather

In places where it gets cold, it can be tough on a lot of things: automobiles, fingers and toes, and our psyche. But it doesn’t need to be hard on hearing aids, so long as you keep in mind a few things to do — and not do — when wearing hearing aids in cold weather. Five do’s Be careful when … Read More

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Event

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

When you think about the risk of hearing loss from noise exposure, your mind might go immediately to concerts and nightclubs. Indeed, these places can be pretty risky for hearing when a person attends without hearing protection.  But did you know that another leisure event can also risk your hearing ability? Sporting events, both outdoors and in arenas, can cause … Read More

Adults should get regular hearing checkups

Adults should get regular hearing checkups

If the human body came with Care & Maintenance instructions, today’s recommendation from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) would certainly be on them. It’d be right in there to have your teeth cleaned and checked annually; visit your general practitioner for physicals and blood work; get vaccinated from diseases; exercise; eat fruits and vegetables; drink plenty of water and, of … Read More

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

Children with hearing loss are more likely to have delayed communicative, cognitive, and linguistic development. They could feel socially alienated and have low self-esteem in a school environment. Understanding might be impaired in various situations, including during teaching, class discussions, or even just by being unable to follow along. Therefore, educators must try to include as many hard-of-hearing students as … Read More

National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

Observed every November since President Clinton signed a proclamation in 1997, National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the millions of people in the U.S. who compassionately and humbly care for parents, siblings, neighbors, and community members. Grandparents, and older friends and relatives—particularly—need and benefit from the help caregivers provide, whether it’s assistance with meals, medicine, … Read More

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, and we’re helping people test their hearing health as part of the national effort to raise awareness about this dangerous disease. American Diabetes Month is an annual observance of diabetes held in November. This year, we’re celebrating the theme “Today’s Diabetes Hits Different,” with a particular focus on hearing health. What is diabetes? Diabetes affects … Read More

It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month

It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month

You know that when a cause has an entire month dedicated to it, it must be important. For years, October has been National Protect Your Hearing Month. Why? Because hearing isn’t just important — hearing is essential! Hearing plays a huge role in our physical health, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. The sound of laughter, music, the great … Read More

Hearing loss is more common than you think

Hearing loss is more common than you think

Because we’re a hearing technology company and our business is singularly focused on helping people hear the best they can, the statistic above — that hearing loss is the United States’ third most common chronic physical condition and is more prevalent than diabetes or cancer — isn’t surprising to those of us. We’re plenty aware that hearing loss is common because … Read More

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

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There is countless information which shows that smoking and drinking can be damaging for your health. Smoking alone, has been linked to More than 480,000 deaths annually including deaths from secondhand smoke. Not only is it incredibly addictive but according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), … Read More

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? It’s a common condition in the US, affecting 37.3 million people or about 1 in 10. What is most alarming is that 1 in 5 people with diabetes don’t know they have it. This is why it’s important to screen regularly for this condition, because even if you don’t know you have it. The … Read More