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

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud use is more common now than ever before. We use earbuds to listen to music while exercising, sitting in on virtual work meetings, and enjoying podcasts. Earbuds are becoming an essential device used to navigate digital technology. It is also a major way people are exposed to higher volumes of noise. This increased exposure to loud noise can significantly … Read More

How loud and for how long is key to avoiding noise-induced hearing damage

How loud and for how long is key to avoiding noise-induced hearing damage

Exposure to loud noise is the second leading cause of hearing loss — after aging. It’s also one of the only causes that are preventable. We can’t do anything about aging or heredity. But we can minimize our exposure to noise, or at least take steps to protect our hearing. As a society, we’ve come a long way in taking … Read More