How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

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

Perhaps you are starting to notice the need to ask people to repeat themselves more than before. Perhaps you are finding your self-struggling more to hear people speaking in crowded rooms. This might not seem like a big deal at first but as this goes on it can progress into a big problem. Undiagnosed hearing doesn’t just affect you but …

Hearing Loss and Dizziness

Hearing Loss and Dizziness

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

Dizziness and ringing in one ear accompanied by some degree of hearing loss could be symptoms of Meniere’s disease. A hearing health care professional can properly diagnose your condition and, begin treatment to help manage the symptoms. Meniere’s disease was identified in the 1800s and named after the French doctor who discovered it. It is an inner ear disease that …

Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

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

January is National Thyroid Awareness month and as we approach the new year, it is good to educate yourself about the connection between hypothyroidism and hearing loss. Thyroid disease can affect many of your body’s functions, including your hearing. It is estimated that approximately 20 million Americans are living with some form of thyroid disease, but as many as 60 …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

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

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 …

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 …