How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to students that are hard of hearing become more successful in their school lives and their academic performance? Education, information and raising public awareness are some of those ways. From personal enrichment to paying forward knowledge about students that suffer from hearing loss, we can all stand to gain. Hearing loss has …

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication

If you are experiencing changes in your hearing, there are many effective ways to be able to maintain and nurture communication. Whether your hearing loss is mild or you use hearing aids there are techniques available to you that will benefit your ability to engage and participate in conversations effectively. When people first begin to experience hearing loss, a “passive” …

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Dementia & Alzheimer's

September marks the worldwide initiative, World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a particular type of dementia that is affecting an aging population and is creating a need for us to be better educated for its detrimental impact on its sufferers and society as a whole. The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated itself to the awareness of Alzheimer’s along with …

What to Ask During a Hearing Consultation

What to Ask During a Hearing Consultation

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Testing

First off, congratulations on taking the first step towards better hearing by making an appointment at Beverly Hills Hearing Center for a consultation. You have beat the “bad” statistic of many Americans waiting five to seven years to get treatment for hearing loss. Think of what you would miss in that time! And, you’ve also put yourself on the path …

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aid Technology

Technology can truly improve all parts of your life. From better replacement knees to a refrigerator that helps you write your grocery list; technological advancements are everywhere. The hearing aid industry is no exception. At Beverly Hills Hearing Center, we keep in tune with all of the latest technological updates for hearing aid models and we are ready to share …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss, Work & Economy

Working with hearing loss has some challenges, but The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for your employer to discriminate against you if you do have hearing loss. The ADA is in place to make sure employers, landlords and public venue managers make it their business to accommodate those with hearing issues. If you suspect you might have …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss, Overall Health

Osteoporosis—which literally means porous bone—is a bone density disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. It affects about 54 million Americans. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. (International Osteoporosis Foundation) …

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Family & Friends, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

People with untreated disabling hearing loss often suffer in other areas of their lives. Not only is your overall health at risk, but you may develop social anxiety, mental fatigue, depression, and/or a host of other conditions. Not to mention poor workplace performance as a result of any one or a combination of these. An extensive scientific report from Professor …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss, Overall Health

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

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. 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 …