Hearing Aids Can Affect Certain Chronic Illnesses

Hearing Aids Can Affect Certain Chronic Illnesses

In 2018, a team from the University of Michigan studied a group of older adults who reported they had severe hearing loss to see if hearing aid use impacted how they use our health care system. Some in the group treated their hearing loss with hearing aids, while others did not. Knowing that hearing aids can be a significant investment, … Read More

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

If you’ve recently invested in hearing aids you may already be experiencing a greater improvement in your quality of life. This may manifest as more eagerness to connect to the people in your life. You may also feel an improvement in the workplace where previously, communication issues were keeping you from feeling as if you could excel. Now that you … Read More

Hear better — Age Better

Hear better — Age Better

Don’t we all want to stay healthy and happy as we age? And we all know many of the obvious ways to do it — like exercising, eating right, not smoking and getting enough sleep. But did you know our hearing also plays a role in healthy aging? Since September is Healthy Aging Month (bet you didn’t know that?), we thought … Read More

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test This World Alzheimer’s Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test This World Alzheimer's Month

In 2012 a global campaign to raise awareness about dementia declared September World Alzheimer’s Month!  In honor of this important campaign you should protect your brain health by scheculing an appointment to have your hearing tested. “Why,” you ask? Studies have shown a significant connection between dementia and hearing loss. Let us explain. What is dementia, how is it different … Read More

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids 

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Do you consider yourself as having a “good” ear versus a “bad” one? The binary between good and bad is rather simplistic but what it does denote is that you most likely have uneven hearing. Hearing with two ears is called binaural hearing and while one ear may hear worse than the other, it denotes a lack of balance in … Read More

Everything you need to know about swimmer’s ear

Family In a pool Smiling

Summer is upon us and now, more than ever, we’re looking forward to enjoying outdoor activities — particularly water sports! Unfortunately, with water sports, we also see an increase in swimmer’s ear. What is swimmer’s ear? Swimmer’s ear is an infection found in the outer ear canal, the area that extends from the outer ear (pinna) to the eardrum (tympanic … Read More

How Treating Hearing Loss Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Doctor Looking at Patients Ear with device

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that causes memory, thinking, and behavior problems. It also affects mood and can cause personality changes. Dementia is a general term for brain diseases that cause a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause … Read More

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

If you’ve ever felt the swelling pain of ear infection you soon won’t forget just how bad they can feel. There is usually a throbbing pain that can feel incapacitating at times. There are different types of ear infections such as the very common outer ear infection known as swimmer’s ear and middle ear infection (otitis media) which often show … Read More

High-Frequency Hearing Loss Is Common Among Older People

High-Frequency Hearing Loss Is Common Among Older People

Age-related hearing loss is by far the most common type of hearing loss, affecting about one-third of those aged 60–69, and two-thirds of those aged 70 and up. While these numbers are striking, it can be useful to remember that no two hearing losses are exactly alike, and that one person’s hearing loss may be more easily treated than another’s. … Read More

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Some people are born with hearing problems and many different kinds of hearing problems. Some people are born deaf, while others develop milder hearing problems as they grow up until they are born. It can take a while to figure out what’s wrong, and many children aren’t told they have hearing problems until they are ready to talk. Most hearing … Read More