Hearing Loss among Millennials and Gen Z

Hearing Loss among Millennials and Gen Z

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Millennials and those in Generation Z are digital natives because they grew up with digital technology or in the information age. They work online, have laptops on the kitchen table, and always have earbuds. However, young people’s heavy use of technology could hurt their hearing in the long run.   Technology and hearing loss These generations adjusted to technology more …

Prioritizing Hearing Loss As We Age

Prioritizing Hearing Loss As We Age

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

When we have vision problems, we don’t hesitate to get help, whether it’s corrective lenses or LASIK surgery. About 75% of Americans wear glasses or contacts to help them see better. But we don’t go to the doctor immediately when we have hearing loss. In March 2021, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association surveyed that most of the people who answered had …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

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

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! This global initiative raises awareness about dementia – a group of medical conditions that impacts 55 million people worldwide. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, this is projected to increase exponentially, reaching 139 people by 2050. The most common type is Alzheimer’s which impacts up to 70% of people living with dementia. Though it is widely …

Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aids provide ample support for millions of people who experience hearing challenges. Like most electronic devices we use daily, hearing aids have experienced significant innovation over recent years. Hearing aids are more advanced, sleeker, and varied than ever before. But there are still numerous myths about these devices which can sometimes prevent people from seeking hearing loss treatment. In …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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

We rely on our sense of hearing to navigate everyday life. Hearing is not only essential for communication but also safety. Hearing the various sounds in your environment increases spatial awareness which is critical for maintaining safety. When hearing is impaired it has multifaceted effects that can take a toll on health and wellness. Fortuenayl, hearing aids offer an effective …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second Hand Smoke

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second Hand Smoke

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

Hearing loss is a major public health issue. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition people experience today. Extensive research explores risk factors that can cause hearing loss. Previous studies highlighted smoking as a risk factor that increases the risk of developing hearing loss. But recent research shows that second hand smoke can …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease

Significant research shows that there is a relationship between cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. According to the CDC, an estimated 92 million people in the U.S. have at least one type of cardiovascular disease. This is ⅓ of the entire population, highlighting how pervasive cardiovascular conditions are. Cardiovascular disease can impact health in a myriad of ways including contributing to …

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks

Summer is here which means it’s time to enjoy the sun and outdoors. While this time of year is exciting, it can also pose challenges for hearing aid wearers. Warmer weather and outdoor activities can impact hearing aids and their performance. It is important to practice maintenance and safety tips that protect your device, supporting their optimal performance while you …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

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

May marks Better Hearing and Speech Month! This month is all about raising awareness and taking action toward treating hearing loss. Organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the theme of this year’s campaign is Connecting People. We want you to know how you can access the resources and services that can transform your hearing health. Over 48 million people …