May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research

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 …

Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Diet, Hearing Health, News, Overall Health, Research, Tips & Tricks

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

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

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

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

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 …

March 3 is World Hearing Day - Check Your Hearing!

March 3 is World Hearing Day – Check Your Hearing!

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

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 …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

The way you choose to reveal your hearing loss may have a significant impact on how you communicate with others.  A study reveals three different strategies to reveal your hearing loss to others. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these different strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss. Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Protection, News, Work & Economy

Not being able to hear your friends and family, the television, the radio, and the sounds of nature are losses that no one should have to experience as a result of not being protected from excessive noise in their work environment. Although age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is common among older Americans, hearing loss can occur prematurely from excessive exposure to …