Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

There are so many temptations to take the easy way out. We face them daily, whether it’s choosing not to see a person who needs our help or telling a white lie to avoid a confrontation. Each instance is different, and yet, each time we decide to deflect and hit the easy button, we reinforce that habit.    Sure, sometimes …

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

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

You might be surprised how hearing loss can quickly change someone’s life – especially for those who were once social. Hearing loss is an issue that starts with the ears but quickly affects communication, relationships, cognitive functioning, and even changes in personality over years. It’s also a condition that often develops gradually, so people often don’t realize how bad it’s …

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

When it comes to hearing, those who rely most on this ability are often those most at risk of losing it. Unlike some of the other senses, hearing is quite sensitive to the amount of exposure. Whether that exposure comes in terms of the loudness of sound, measured in decibels, or the duration of sound, measured in time, our hearing …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

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

There are more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, and if that describes you too, you’ll want to keep an eye on your ears. Compared to non-diabetics, people with diabetes have a hearing loss risk that is more than twice as high. As a result, you should keep an eye on your hearing.    Having regular hearing evaluations with us …

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that people experience today. Characterized by a reduced capacity to perceive and process sound, hearing loss can occur in one or both ears. When hearing is impaired in both ears, it is referred to as bilateral hearing loss. This is more common than hearing loss only occurring in one ear. …

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month(3)

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Dementia & Alzheimer's, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing, Mental Health, Overall Health

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day! Starting in 2012, this international campaign is committed to raising awareness about dementia. Dementia includes a range of medical conditions that progressively deteriorate cognitive functions – memory, thinking, decision making, learning etc. 50 million people worldwide have dementia, a number that is projected to grow rapidly. The causes …

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 …