Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Have you ever felt tired after a long work meeting, listening to music, or having an extended conversation with multiple people? Most of us have experienced this kind of tiredness which is referred to as listening fatigue. Listening fatigue occurs after listening to speech or sounds for a long period and is the brain’s way of communicating that it needs … Read More

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding hearing tests could make the problem much worse

Nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss, a condition that impacts over 48 million people. Though hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic medical condition that people experience today, it is often underdiagnosed. It takes an average of 7 years for a person to seek treatment from the time they first start experiencing symptoms. Avoiding … Read More

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Did you know that there are everyday activities you likely engage in that could harm your hearing? One of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud noise. You may be thinking that this is a “fireworks” level of noise – but actually, much more seemingly “regular” noises can be damaging! Noise-Induced Hearing Loss One of the … Read More

Why can’t I hear well in the car?

Why can’t I hear well in the car?

When people find out I’m a hearing professional, they’ll often ask me some version of the following: “I can’t hear the kids in the backseat when we’re in the car. They’re trying to tell me about their day or ask me questions, but all I can do is nod and smile. Is there anything I can do to hear better … Read More

Occupational Hearing Hazards

occupational hearing hazards

Did you know that 60% of the US workforce experiences some degree of hearing loss? According to the Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, occupational hearing loss is “one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million US workers [are] exposed to hazardous noise levels at work.” The Occupational Safety … Read More

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

age-related hearing loss is often untreated

With nearly 1 in 6 people having some degree of hearing loss, impaired hearing is a common health issue that many people will face. This is especially true for older adults who are impacted disproportionately. Age related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis is the gradual loss of hearing which is linked to aging. The National Institute on Deafness and … Read More

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition people experience today. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is more pervasive than diabetes and cancer. Though it is a widespread health concern, it is estimated that only a third of people with hearing loss are receiving effective treatment.  Untreated hearing loss can worsen impairment, contribute to the development … Read More

Rechargeable Hearing Aids Are the Best

Sad Man Looking at His Wallet with Money Flying Out

Of all the innovations and advancements made recently in hearing aid technology — and there have been many — making hearing aids rechargeable might be the one that gets people the most excited. Especially if you currently wear hearing aids that use disposable batteries. Or have worn them. If that’s the case, you know how important batteries are to your hearing aids’ … Read More

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

All About Tinnitus

Though hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions people experience today, it is often unknown. Contributing to this is the stigma that is still associated with hearing loss and the various misconceptions people have about it. But with nearly 1 in 6 people having some degree of hearing loss, you likely know someone navigating it. Hearing loss … Read More

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

the causes of acquired hearing loss

Hearing loss impacts people of all ages and can be developed at any time. Acquired hearing loss refers to impaired hearing that occurs during life (compared to hearing loss present during birth, known as congenital hearing loss) which is far more common. Over 48 million people live with hearing loss which is the third most common chronic medical condition that … Read More