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 …

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 …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

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

The way you choose to reveal your hearing loss may have a significant impact on how you communicate with others.  A study reveals three different strategies to reveal your hearing loss to others. Researchers recommend educating people with hearing loss about these different strategies to improve the experience of disclosing their hearing loss. Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers surveyed 337 …

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Tips & Tricks

When you first start using a hearing aid, it can be somewhat of an unusual experience. Those with untreated hearing loss often wait an average of 5 to 7 years before getting treatment. During this time, their ears have adjusted to a level that is well below normal hearing. That’s why sounds may seem louder than usual when using a …

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Research, Tips & Tricks

Are you in the market for a hearing aid? Choosing the right fit for you depends on a list of factors, including your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and budget. The process is challenging as your determine which hearing device will best suit your needs. When determining precisely what you need from a hearing instrument, it is useful to …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

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

Though hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. This is due to the fact that it is an invisible condition, and as a result, people with hearing loss tend to make accommodations in conversation and in the workplace. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss leads to a number of communication …