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 …

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

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

Are you in the market for a hearing aid? Choosing the right fit for you depends on a list of factors, including your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and budget. The process is challenging as your determine which hearing device will best suit your needs. When determining precisely what you need from a hearing instrument, it is useful to …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. This is due to the fact that it is an invisible condition, and as a result, people with hearing loss tend to make accommodations in conversation and in the workplace. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss leads to a number of communication …