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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

How loud is the volume turned up in your life? Many of us surround ourselves with noise every day without understanding the potential consequences our actions can have. While there’s nothing wrong with listening to music, watching a movie or playing a video game, it is critical to know that loud sound exposure can be catastrophic to our hearing, and …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

If you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a set of hearing aids, good for you! Hearing aids are one of the best tools at our disposal to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle as we age. They help us to stay in the conversation with friends and loved ones, and help prevent the complications that come with untreated hearing loss. …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Around 48 million Americans today are dealing with some type of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss is by far the most common type of hearing loss that requires treatment. About one-third of people between ages 60–69 have hearing loss, and the fraction climbs to two-thirds above age 70. Nearly 100% of centenarians have hearing loss, suggesting we’ll all experience hearing …