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 …

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

How to Assist Students Who are Hard of Hearing

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to students that are hard of hearing become more successful in their school lives and their academic performance? Education, information and raising public awareness are some of those ways. From personal enrichment to paying forward knowledge about students that suffer from hearing loss, we can all stand to gain. Hearing loss has …

Working with Hearing Loss

Working with Hearing Loss

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

Working with hearing loss has some challenges, but The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for your employer to discriminate against you if you do have hearing loss. The ADA is in place to make sure employers, landlords and public venue managers make it their business to accommodate those with hearing issues. If you suspect you might have …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

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

Osteoporosis—which literally means porous bone—is a bone density disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. It affects about 54 million Americans. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs silently and progressively. Often there are no symptoms until the first fracture occurs. (International Osteoporosis Foundation) …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is a medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide—about 48 million in the United States alone according to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The Centers for Disease Control states that is the third most common chronic physical condition, more prevalent than diabetes or cancer. Often, disabling hearing loss can be linked to other medical conditions …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

The stigma of hearing loss prevents many people from asking questions about their condition. The embarrassment of asking a “stupid” question is another barrier to people educating and empowering themselves about hearing impairment. Let’s get past that and dispel some notions about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a fast-growing health concern and the best way to address the situations is …