Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide—about 48 million in the United States alone according to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The Centers for Disease Control states that is the third most common chronic physical condition, more prevalent than diabetes or cancer. Often, disabling hearing loss can be linked to other medical conditions …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

The stigma of hearing loss prevents many people from asking questions about their condition. The embarrassment of asking a “stupid” question is another barrier to people educating and empowering themselves about hearing impairment. Let’s get past that and dispel some notions about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a fast-growing health concern and the best way to address the situations is …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

If you have a family member that suffers from hearing loss, there are many challenges that will come your way. There will be times you feel loneliness due to the changes in communication and the way it has altered the relationship, frustration as you try to keep engaged, and possibly feeling distance from your loved one as it affects shared …

A pair of earbuds

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

In 2011, the American Medical Association released a report that revealed the fast-growing prevalence of hearing loss for people between the ages of 12 and 19 years of age due to long term exposure and high-volume usage of headphones and earbuds. It is a common sight these days to see people with earbuds in place at all times either speaking …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

People affected by hearing impairment and are active in the workforce or are reentering the workforce need to be educated about their rights and their ability to sustain a productive work life and an accommodating environment. The statistics on the detrimental impact of hearing loss are staggering. Untreated hearing loss can cause loss of to $30,000 in income annually and …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

How important is it that we get our hearing screened? According to the national average, people wait for an average of seven years to attend to their hearing health. What the public needs to know that due to the nature of hearing loss, the most effective time period to alleviate hearing loss is as soon as possible! There are over …

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May signals a month-long endeavor by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA) to enlighten and empower us for a continued life of health and sustainable communicative abilities. The ASHA campaign offers detailed resources to guide us in ways to identify hearing impairments and treatments that infants to adults suffer from. One of the main goals in this month of …

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

Everyone is busy these days, running from one destination to the next. It can be a test of your stamina, but if you seem more tired than usual at the end of the day and you are in relatively good health, it might be something else – such as an untreated hearing loss. It might be time to schedule a …

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 …