View Post

Treating Hearing Loss is an Investment in Your Health!

The Oxford Dictionary defines an investment as “the action or process of investing money for profit or material result.” However, an investment can come in several different forms including friendships, learning a new skill, going to school, or starting a new project. All of these investments have a potential payoff for the future which could be monetary or just emotionally …

View Post

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Living with hearing loss can be difficult at times. As a hearing loss develops it slowly erodes parts of words and sentences that you can perceive, making everyday conversation between friends, family, and co-workers and source of stress and anxiety. It’s all too common that you have to ask people …

View Post

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Many people with hearing loss underestimate not only the toll it takes on themselves but also those around them. For the people who love and care for you, it becomes an added stress as you both struggle to communicate together day after day. You may find that you must ask people to repeat themselves or they may assume that you …

View Post

All About Tinnitus

Do you ever settle down to rest at the end of the day only to be confronted by a ringing in the ears? It can be distracting, confusing, and stress-inducing even trying to understand what is happening. This ringing is the symptom of tinnitus, a phantom sound that is generated from your mind. What is Tinnitus? The U.S. Centers for …

View Post

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Our military put their lives on the line to serve and protect our country, but that’s not all. They also put their ears on the line – hearing loss is widespread among military members. Many return home with severe hearing loss, unable to hear all of the sounds around them or communicate effectively with friends and family. Hearing Loss in …

View Post

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Work can be noisy at times, primarily if you work in specific industries. While you might complain about it occasionally to your coworkers, it could be damaging to your ears. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. It’s important to remember that your boss could be breaking the law if unaddressed.  Loud sounds at …

View Post

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Hearing loss caused by injury to the inner ear is known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss. The inner ear, which involves delicate mechanics and neuronal connections, comprises various delicate components, the majority of which cannot repair or renew themselves if destroyed. Inner ear injuries frequently result in some degree of irreversible hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is characterized by progressive, long-term …

View Post

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Did you know that over 20% of the population of the United States suffers from hearing loss?  Hearing loss can result from a variety of factors, including the natural aging process and injury, disease, or infection. But Noise-induced hearing loss, or hearing loss caused by deafening noises, is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss …

View Post

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

We understand that travel can be stressful, and adding even more planning to the mix can seem excessive. However, keep in mind that a few extra minutes can help you be as prepared as possible and minimize potential hearing damage, allowing you to enjoy your journey thoroughly.  To begin, ask yourself the following questions: What is the duration of my …

View Post

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Driving is one of the best ways for many senior citizens to maintain their independence. However, when driving, if you have hearing loss, you may be unnecessarily placing yourself or others in danger.  If you’re new to hearing aids, congrats on taking the first steps toward a more independent life! Hearing aids take some getting used to, but it’s critical …