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 …

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 …

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss is the third most common physical problem in this country. The idea that everyone with hearing loss knows that they have hearing loss is just one in many myths that accompany this condition. Since many people lose their hearing gradually, they may not realize the problem exists. Putting the misconceptions to rest improves hearing awareness and may tell you something about yourself …

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

Things People with Hearing Loss Wish You Knew

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

When it comes to hearing loss, many of us may be misinformed, ill-informed, or may know nothing at all! This could be due to the fact that hearing loss has a certain social stigma in the world that prevents us from learning more about the health condition. What you probably did not know is that it is third most common …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

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

Not being able to hear your friends and family, the television, the radio, and the sounds of nature are losses that no one should have to experience as a result of not being protected from excessive noise in their work environment. Although age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is common among older Americans, hearing loss can occur prematurely from excessive exposure to …