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Why You Should Talk to Your Partner about Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating love and relationships, and many people are thinking about ways to maintain the romance and connection with their loved ones. However, there is another important aspect of relationships that often goes overlooked: communication. When it comes to hearing loss, this can be especially challenging. But with a little understanding and empathy, couples can …

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Patients With Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from hearing loss do not seek treatment, and this can lead to a host of additional health problems and financial difficulties. In this blog post, we will explore the connection between untreated hearing loss and higher healthcare costs, the importance of early treatment, …

Hearing Loss among Millennials and Gen Z

Hearing Loss among Millennials and Gen Z

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Millennials and those in Generation Z are digital natives because they grew up with digital technology or in the information age. They work online, have laptops on the kitchen table, and always have earbuds. However, young people’s heavy use of technology could hurt their hearing in the long run.   Technology and hearing loss These generations adjusted to technology more …

Prioritizing Hearing Loss As We Age

Prioritizing Hearing Loss As We Age

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

When we have vision problems, we don’t hesitate to get help, whether it’s corrective lenses or LASIK surgery. About 75% of Americans wear glasses or contacts to help them see better. But we don’t go to the doctor immediately when we have hearing loss. In March 2021, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association surveyed that most of the people who answered had …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second Hand Smoke

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second Hand Smoke

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

Hearing loss is a major public health issue. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most common medical condition people experience today. Extensive research explores risk factors that can cause hearing loss. Previous studies highlighted smoking as a risk factor that increases the risk of developing hearing loss. But recent research shows that second hand smoke can …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

A Link between Hearing Loss & Cardiovascular Disease

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

Significant research shows that there is a relationship between cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. According to the CDC, an estimated 92 million people in the U.S. have at least one type of cardiovascular disease. This is ⅓ of the entire population, highlighting how pervasive cardiovascular conditions are. Cardiovascular disease can impact health in a myriad of ways including contributing to …