Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Hearing is one of those things you take for granted, until it begins to change. Hearing loss occurs gradually, so often times people do not notice right away. However, if you’ve stopped to think “Why can’t I hear the birds anymore? And, did the refrigerator cycle like it was supposed to? There must be something wrong with the television, I …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

There’s no getting around the fact that humans are social animals. Communication fills our day. From talking about plans for the day at breakfast to chatting with the person taking our order in the drive-thru to work or school and then home to review the day. Social interactions are an integral part of everyone’s life. From family and work talk …

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is the third most common physical problem in this country. The idea that everyone with hearing loss knows that they have hearing loss is just one in many myths that accompany this condition. Since many people lose their hearing gradually, they may not realize the problem exists. Putting the misconceptions to rest improves hearing awareness and may tell you something about yourself …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

When it comes to hearing loss, many of us may be misinformed, ill-informed, or may know nothing at all! This could be due to the fact that hearing loss has a certain social stigma in the world that prevents us from learning more about the health condition. What you probably did not know is that it is third most common …

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss impacts close to 48 million Americans, which makes it the third most common health problem in the United States, trailing only behind heart disease and arthritis. With hearing loss being so prevalent in the U.S., only 20 percent of those who could gain from using a hearing aid actually do so. There are many reasons why this may …

March 3 is World Hearing Day - Check Your Hearing!

March 3 is World Hearing Day – Check Your Hearing!

World Hearing Day is an annual campaign by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign’s objective is to share information and promote actions towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care. Each year, WHO selects a theme, develops educational materials, and makes these freely available in several languages. It also …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

The way you choose to reveal your hearing loss may have a significant impact on how you communicate with others.  A study reveals three different strategies to reveal your hearing loss to others. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these different strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss. Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Not being able to hear your friends and family, the television, the radio, and the sounds of nature are losses that no one should have to experience as a result of not being protected from excessive noise in their work environment. Although age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is common among older Americans, hearing loss can occur prematurely from excessive exposure to …

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

When you first start using a hearing aid, it can be somewhat of an unusual experience. Those with untreated hearing loss often wait an average of 5 to 7 years before getting treatment. During this time, their ears have adjusted to a level that is well below normal hearing. That’s why sounds may seem louder than usual when using a …

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Are you in the market for a hearing aid? Choosing the right fit for you depends on a list of factors, including your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and budget. The process is challenging as your determine which hearing device will best suit your needs. When determining precisely what you need from a hearing instrument, it is useful to …