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 …

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 …