Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Hearing loss can be caused by several different factors including aging, injury, noise exposure, even heredity. Those factors affect the auditory nerve, causing sensorineural hearing loss, which is the most common type of hearing loss. But there is a second, less common type of hearing loss, known as conductive hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss affects the outer or middle ear … Read More

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This campaign is organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to raise global awareness about hearing loss and the accessibility as well as benefits of treatment. This year’s theme is Connecting People which emphasizes connecting people with hearing healthcare services that can transform hearing health and wellness. You can participate in Better Hearing … Read More

Hearing Loss Treatment Can Help in Maintaining Social Connections

Hearing Loss Treatment Can Help in Maintaining Social Connections

Hearing loss has multifaceted effects that can take a toll on social life. Communication is essential to staying socially connected and sustaining your relationships with loved ones. Hearing loss can strain communication and make conversations feel exhausting or burdensome. Fortunately, treatment alleviates these symptoms and can enrich social life in countless ways.   Treating hearing loss provides significant support for … Read More

How to Communicate if You Have Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating if You Have Hearing Loss

If you live with hearing loss than you already know how isolating it can be. You must focus that much more, just to follow a casual conversation in passing at the grocery store. Social interactions take a lot of work and can often feel exhausting. Even if you have taken the important leap to invest in hearing aids, you understand … Read More

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

With the warm weather of Spring comes a returning welcome to so many of our favorite sports such as baseball, softball, and tennis. Whether you play for fun or enjoy attending a big game it’s energizing to be around a cheering crowd as they swell with joy when the preferred team scores. However, with all good things, it’s important to … Read More

The best place to get hearing aids

Until recently, if you wanted to be treated for hearing loss or get hearing aids, you had one choice — see an audiologist or other licensed hearing healthcare professional. Today, the options have definitely gotten more complicated, with online-only retailers, big-box stores, and numerous new or unexpected companies now advertising hearing loss solutions. Here’s the thing, though — seeing a … Read More

Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Working with Hearing Loss

Over 48 million people have hearing loss. 60% of people who have hearing loss are in the workforce or are a student. This highlights that working with hearing loss is likely much more common than you think. Navigating the work environment with impaired hearing can be challenging. Managing work responsibilities, communication with coworkers and supervisors, and being in a setting … Read More

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

Good communication is the key to maintaining any relationship, however, when it comes to family, due to the intimacy level it becomes essential. When you can speak comfortably and candidly about topics and challenges you can best support each other through whatever comes your way. Your family communication style sets the tone for how family members interact with the rest … Read More

Hearing loss can lead to social isolation

Loneliness and social isolation have been getting their fair share of attention lately. For good reason. Covid has made both more prevalent. And both are increasingly linked to numerous physical and mental health issues, including: 50 percent increased risk of dementia 32 percent increased risk of stroke 29 percent increased risk of heart disease Higher rates of depression and anxiety … Read More

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Worsen Hearing Loss Symptoms

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Worsen Hearing Loss Symptoms

One of the most prevalent medical concerns that older persons face nowadays is hearing loss. Hearing loss affects nearly one in every eight people, affecting 48 million people.  Even though hearing loss is a common health problem, it is underdiagnosed. Nearly one-third of persons with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids have never used them, according to the … Read More