Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

We tend to invest our resources in the things we care about most. If you are passionate about ending climate change, then you might be willing to support non-profits or NGOs that are committed to the cause. You might invest in a hybrid or even electric car, even though the cost is higher than a gas guzzler. You might buy … Read More

Talking About Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

If you have hearing loss, there is a lot that others can do to help you out. Whether it means standing directly in front of you to speak, refraining from calling out from another room, or speaking next to your “good ear,” others are usually more than willing to help you communicate effectively. In many cases, we simply don’t know … Read More

Why two hearing aids are better than one

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Ok, try this: Cover one eye with your hand and look around. Notice how clarity, depth perception and spatial awareness are effected? It’s not much different with our ears. Just as we use both eyes to see our best, our two ears work together to help us hear our best. That’s why it’s usually recommended — even if hearing loss … Read More

All About Tinnitus

All About Tinnitus

For a condition that afflicts 15 to 20 percent of people worldwide, it is remarkable how few people understand tinnitus. You might have heard about the condition, but it is much more widely known under the common name “ringing in the ears.” Although tinnitus can take form as a ringing sound, it can also seem more like humming, buzzing, roaring, … Read More

I Have Hearing Loss – Now What?

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What to do if you think you have hearing loss Most people who have hearing loss aren’t born with it. Instead, hearing loss creeps up on us over time, usually caused by exposure to loud noises, aging, or some combination of the two. Statistics show that the prevalence of hearing loss doubles for every decade of life, which explains why … Read More

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans and Hearing Loss

It’s likely that you categorize serving in the military as an extreme working condition, but did you know that it qualifies as one of the most dangerous professions for hearing health? According to a report that considered the rates of severe hearing impairment between veterans and non-veterans, those who served in the US military were 30% more likely to have … Read More

Can hearing loss be restored?

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The quick and frank answer to the question, “Can hearing loss be restored?” is no, once hearing is lost, you cannot restore it to how it was. But notice the “how it was” part of that answer. That’s because, while you can’t go back to the way you used to hear, you can still absolutely treat hearing loss and significantly … Read More

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