Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

With about 20% of Americans suffering from life-affecting hearing loss, we shouldn’t be surprised when it happens to us. In fact, by the time a person reaches 100 years old, the likelihood they’ll have hearing loss is nearly 100%. We’re living longer, and that means more of us will live long enough to lose our hearing. Still, many people have …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Tinnitus is one of the most common hearing-related afflictions in the U.S. today, and the most common medical problem experienced by veterans returning home. Tinnitus is usually accompanied by hearing loss, though sometimes it appears on its own. Most people describe it as a high-pitched ringing sound, though some experience scratching, buzzing, or clicking sounds. It may go on constantly, …

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

If you’ve suffered from untreated hearing loss, you probably know how exhausting it can be to try to follow a conversation when you can’t hear it all. Using context clues to help fill in the blanks, trying to tell the difference between “m” sounds and “n” sounds, and working your brain in overtime to try to separate conversation from background …

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing aids are incredibly smart devices that are designed to strengthen one’s ability to hear. They do this by utilizing technology to amplify and process sounds in the environments you move through on a daily basis. Like most electronic products today, hearing aids have benefitted from advancing technology. Hearing devices are more innovative than ever and feature a range of …

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss isn’t just the loss of your hearing. It may lead to other issues in your body. Sometimes hearing loss is, in fact, a symptom or result of another potentially more serious health problem. The signs and illnesses that accompany hearing loss are called comorbidities. These comorbidities can include physical disorders such as heart disease, thyroid, and diabetes disease. …

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss is widespread today – about 40 percent of Americans experience some hearing loss, or 2 out of every five people you know! Though hearing loss is not uncommon, it is rarely easy to come to terms with a hearing problem. Hearing issues can produce intense emotions and have insidious effects on your life. Hearing loss can be challenging …

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing aids are smaller and more advanced than ever! These electronic devices continue to evolve as technology develops over time. Like our smartphones, televisions, and cars, new models are continuously designed to increase efficiency and capability. Today, there is a substantial range of hearing aids that are available to meet a person’s specific hearing needs. They can be highly customized, …

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Accidental injury is a significant issue in the United States. This includes car accidents and falls which contribute to unintentional injuries being a leading cause of death. Significant work has been done to identify the circumstances that can increase the risk of unintentional injuries. Factors such as chronic health conditions and sensory impairments can drastically contribute to experiencing injuries. Hearing …

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Uncategorized

Hearing loss is a common health concern that millions of people navigate. Today, there is a vast amount of information, resources, and research available that helps us understand all there is to know about impaired hearing. Fortunately, there are several useful ways that hearing loss is treated. The most common treatment is hearing aids which are small electronic devices that …