Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss -- and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

Why People Avoid Treating Hearing Loss — and Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test!

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

There are still many unknowns about hearing loss, but scientists are discovering more about this condition every day. Something we do know: hearing loss is not only widespread but also under-treated on a massive scale.  Hearing loss is more common in older people because it is closely linked to aging. According to studies, one out of every three people over …

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Hearing Loss Could Restrict Mobility & Quality of Life

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

When talking with people about treating their hearing loss we often encounter the perception that hearing loss “isn’t a big deal” and “doesn’t really affect my life”. What these perspectives usually fail to take into account is all the subtle ways hearing loss alters your communication and social behavior. Hearing loss, when left untreated, can lead to serious negative consequences …

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss isn’t one-size fits all. While the onset of hearing loss is most associated with noisy workplaces or aging, in truth, hearing loss can be caused by a multitude of factors. Let’s take a look at a few common sources of hearing damage you may be surprised to consider. Medication While there isn’t a wonder drug capable of improving …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. experience a brain injury annually, with more than 50,000 resulting in death. Sports injuries, motorcycle crashes, unexpected falls or assaults are some of the most common causes of head injuries resulting in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI).  At first it may appear that there is no injury, but over time the condition …

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

If you live with hearing loss, you know that it can impact almost every aspect of your life. Hearing loss means facing new challenges, especially when it comes to communicating and engaging with others. It is important to understand that, as a person with hearing loss, there are laws in place to make the world more equitable and accessible for …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Smoking and drinking are two activities that come accompanied by a long list of health risks – did you know that hearing loss is one of them? Both smoking and drinking can contribute to bodily changes that can take a toll on your hearing, albeit in different ways. Reducing or eliminating smoke and drink from your daily life can help …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss is a chronic health condition that is drastically undertreated in the United States. While over 35 million people live with significant hearing loss, less than one in three have used hearing aids. For adults younger than 70, that statistic plummets to less than one in six.  One big reason hearing loss is undertreated is that people fail to …