Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Our hearing system evolved during the hundreds of thousands of years in which our world was much quieter. The past few hundreds of years — in the post-industrial revolution era — have turned up the volume significantly in our day to day activities. Certainly, no one is advocating to go back to a quieter time, but we do need to … Read More

Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Hearing loss is one of the leading chronic health conditions affecting the country, yet only about 2 in 10 Americans have had their hearing tested in the last five years. To put that into perspective, around 60% of people have had their vision tested in that same time span.  The implications of untreated hearing loss can be profound. Isolation is … Read More

Golf and hearing loss: why golf is a great sport for the hearing impaired

Jordan Fuller, over at Golf Influence, explains why golf is a perfect pastime for those with hearing loss.  Having optimal hearing is important when playing a round of golf, although golfers who wear hearing aids may find them to be more frustrating than not being able to hear what’s happening around them. There is good news, though. As technology has … Read More

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

ips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Hearing loss makes it hard to hear conversations. But that’s not all. Hearing loss can also affect your safety, and the safety of everyone around you. Do you drive regularly? Hearing helps you drive safely. If you have hearing loss, there are a few tips for driving with hearing aids that will keep you safe on the road.  20/20 Vision  … Read More

Why do my ears feel plugged?

Why do my ears feel plugged?

If you’ve ever flown, you most likely know the sensation of your ears plugging up. Irritating, right? Here’s why that happens. The most common reason for ears to feel clogged or plugged is due to something called Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Eustachian is pronounced “You-Station”). The Eustachian tube connects the back of the nose to the middle ear and serves to … Read More

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Congrats on getting your first pair of hearing aids! This is a big step in your hearing health. You’ll soon discover that hearing aids have a lot of additional benefits, like helping you connect with loved ones, getting more mobile, and improving your quality of life. However, on the first day you put in your new hearing aids everything may … Read More

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Are you getting ready for your first hearing aid fitting? Here are a few ways to prepare, and a few questions to ask during the consultation. The appointment will be packed, so prepare you questions ahead of time, and bring along some paper and a pen to take notes.  Bring a Friend or Family Member During your hearing consultation and … Read More

Should You Get a Hearing Test?

Should you get a hearing test?

Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise?  If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss.  It’s not uncommon for friends and family members to … Read More

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss has multifaceted effects on daily living. A reduced ability to hear and process sound impacts communication, social engagement, job performance, and relationships amongst other things. Treating hearing loss not only alleviates symptoms but has countless benefits that support people navigating life with greater ease and wellness. Major benefits of seeking treatment include the following:  Strengthens Communication  Communication … Read More

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

The decision to get a hearing test can speak to much more in the context of our lives. When we agree to get a test, we are also acknowledging that we might have a limitation. Even more so, we recognize that hearing loss is most common among older Americans, so we might think that hearing loss is associated with old … Read More