A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

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

Is there no end to the wonders of exercise? It improves your mood, strengthens your body, and has a slew of other lifestyle advantages. Researchers have discovered a correlation between exercise and a lower chance of hearing loss in a new study. Incorporating a regular workout routine may now also lower your chances of developing hearing loss later in life. …

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

Monitoring Your Daily Exposure to Noise

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

Some occupations pose a clear risk of damaging noise exposure. Those who work in these fields most likely have strict precautions in place to make sure that hearing is not damaged on the job site. Particularly those who work for big corporations or as part of a labor union are the most likely to have mandated protection at the level …

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 …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

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

How important is it that we get our hearing screened? According to the national average, people wait for an average of seven years to attend to their hearing health. What the public needs to know that due to the nature of hearing loss, the most effective time period to alleviate hearing loss is as soon as possible! There are over …