Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. experience a brain injury annually, with more than 50,000 resulting in death. Sports injuries, motorcycle crashes, unexpected falls or assaults are some of the most common causes of head injuries resulting in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI).  At first it may appear that there is no injury, but over time the condition …

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

If you live with hearing loss, you know that it can impact almost every aspect of your life. Hearing loss means facing new challenges, especially when it comes to communicating and engaging with others. It is important to understand that, as a person with hearing loss, there are laws in place to make the world more equitable and accessible for …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Smoking and drinking are two activities that come accompanied by a long list of health risks – did you know that hearing loss is one of them? Both smoking and drinking can contribute to bodily changes that can take a toll on your hearing, albeit in different ways. Reducing or eliminating smoke and drink from your daily life can help …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss is a chronic health condition that is drastically undertreated in the United States. While over 35 million people live with significant hearing loss, less than one in three have used hearing aids. For adults younger than 70, that statistic plummets to less than one in six.  One big reason hearing loss is undertreated is that people fail to …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

High quality hearing aids are built to deliver great performance and durability, but just like everything else, they don’t last forever. Knowing the right time to update your hearing aids can depend on a few different factors. Sometimes, even when your hearing devices are working just fine, it may be to your advantage to update your hearing aids. In other …