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 …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Have you made some New Year’s resolutions this past week and are finding yourself breaking them already? If that is the case, it’s not too late to make another resolution that you can keep. Many of us enter the New Year with aspirations of going to the gym consistently every week, eating an extremely healthy diet, and ultimately trying to …

Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is often overlooked, undiagnosed, and undertreated, despite being the third most common medical condition in the United States. In part, this may be due to the fact that it is an invisible condition, and many of us do not pay attention to our sense of hearing until there are significant changes. After all, our hearing is always “on,” …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. This is due to the fact that it is an invisible condition, and as a result, people with hearing loss tend to make accommodations in conversation and in the workplace. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss leads to a number of communication …

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Although hearing loss is quite common, each person’s experience is different in terms of the type of hearing loss and its cause. Many of us have known someone who lost hearing ability due to the natural process of aging. Although this type of hearing loss is very common, there are other types and causes to understand. Knowing the causes of …