Hearing Blog

Noises Can Affect the Body and Mind

January 15, 2020

We live in a noisy world that refuses to remain quiet. Be it the dead of night or the wee hours of the morning, we are always subjected to sounds. Be it the ticking of the clock on our bedside table, the honking of a distant car, or the chirping of a bird near our windowsill, we cannot switch off the sounds of the world we live in. Some of these sounds can result in negative emotional responses from within us, which is not only bad for our hearing but also for our mental health.

Loving Someone with Hearing Loss

December 16, 2019

They say love is blind. In some cases, love can also be deaf when it comes to being intimately involved with a person with hearing loss. We all know that love rises above and beyond all sorts of obstacles, and loving a person with hearing loss is no different. Even though your love may be real and unchanging, being in a relationship with someone who has untreated hearing loss can be challenging.

Hearing Loss Often Masquerades as Memory Problems

November 15, 2019

We often hear how hearing loss can result in dementia and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. There is a known link between hearing difficulties and cognitive decline that has been demonstrated by various research studies. A new study from the Canadian Journal on Aging, however, chose to take a different outlook on the issue of hearing loss and memory.

Preparing for Natural Disasters When You Have Hearing Loss

October 15, 2019

In recent times we have noticed a drastic change in the weather across the globe. We can no longer rely on the weather the way we once did, and we are recently facing massive destruction caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, wildfires, and hurricanes. It is important to learn ways you can keep yourself and your family safe in case of such emergency situations, especially if you have hearing loss.

The Woes of Noise Pollution

September 16, 2019

We live in a noisy world, which can cause permanent hearing damage to our sensitive ears. Not only is noise pollution in the workplace a menace to our hearing, it can also be a genuine cause for danger to our well-being.

Hearing Again with Hearing Aids

August 15, 2019

Getting new hearing aids can be a very exciting, yet challenging time. Even though you may look forward to having your hearing back, it may not return the way you expect it to.

Women Are Affected by Depression Related with Hearing Impairment

June 18, 2019

A recent study found that women under the age of 70 had higher chances of having depression due to suffering from hearing loss. The study indicated that around 5% of the participants with no hearing loss reported having depression, but for women who had hearing loss, the percentage of those with depression was higher than 11%.

Symptoms Indicative of Loss of Hearing

May 15, 2019

It may come as a surprise, but out of 3 people with a hearing problem, 2 of them never get their hearing tested and therefore never end up seeking treatment. You may feel that you or your loved ones are not at risk of getting hearing loss, but in reality, we are all exposed to threats to hearing on a daily basis.

Heal Your Relationships by Healing Your Hearing Loss

April 15, 2019

Presbycusis is the name given to hearing loss that is sustained as a result of advanced age and affects a vast number of Americans. Although hearing loss can affect anyone at any point in their lives, presbycusis can be exceptionally challenging due to several other changes that occur in one’s life as a result of aging.

The Disadvantages of Neglecting your Hearing Loss

March 15, 2019

Hearing loss is common in the United States, with around 38 million Americans being affected by it. Even so, it is sad that most people still wait for as long as a decade before they finally decide to seek help for it.

Hearing Loss Adversely Affects Success in the Workplace

February 15, 2019

Hearing loss can pose as a potential problem while being considered for employment opportunities. Even though the Equality Act (2010) prevents companies from discriminating against hearing impaired individuals during job interviews, several people still face unfair treatment in the workplace and may not be hired due to their hearing impairment.

Selecting the Best Hearing Aids for You

January 15, 2019

Hearing loss does not need to hold you back from living your life to the fullest. You can opt for hearing aids to regain control of your life and re-enter the world of sound. The problem is that with so many options in the hearing aid market today, you may become confused about which hearing aids to choose.

Hearing With Hearing Aids

December 17, 2018

Hearing loss can be an unnerving and uncomfortable experience. It can be frustrating and isolating as well, since no one quite understands what you are going through. Hearing loss gives rise to a host of physiological and mental difficulties. This is why it is important for you to get your hearing tested to see if you can benefit from hearing aids.

Hearing Health Influences your Lifestyle

November 15, 2018

We all want the best possible life for all of us. We often do this by earning more money, working hard, saving for rainy days, and taking care of our body. Rarely do we think that our hearing health also has an impact on the quality of our daily lives.

Protect Your Ears to Protect Your Hearing

October 15, 2018

When it comes to preserving your hearing, prevention is always best, since there is no cure for hearing loss! Hearing aids may help you hear again, but they will not restore your hearing back to normal. This is why it is important to take auditory protection seriously so that you can avoid hearing loss later in life.

Loss of Hearing Impacts Your Brain

September 17, 2018

Hearing loss is the third most common health condition in the United States, with 1 in 3 people affected by it between the ages of 65-74. By the time you are 75 and older, you have a 50% likelihood of having some form of hearing loss! With hearing loss increasing in such alarming numbers, it is important to learn more about how it affects us.

Hearing Aid Technology

August 15, 2018

Hearing aids are a popular choice when it comes to treating hearing loss, although very few people are actually aware of their inner workings. These tiny devices are used to send amplified sound signals directly into the ear canal. Each hearing aid has some common basic parts that are common to all hearing aids, including a microphone, a speaker, and a battery.

Hearing Loss Negatively Impacts Communication Skills in Children

July 16, 2018

Hearing loss is a problem that affects everyone, be it a child or an elderly adult. Around 1 in every 1000 children in America is either born with complete deafness or has some degree of hearing loss. This is why it is important to become aware of how hearing loss affects the development of a child.

Hearing Loss Comes in Many Forms

June 15, 2018

Hearing loss is not a mere inability to hear; it comes in varying degrees of severity and in different types of manifestations. Loss of hearing can occur in one ear (known as unilateral) or both ears (or bilateral). A simple hearing examination will be able to figure out what type of hearing loss you have and to what degree it affects one or both of your ears.

Abrupt Loss of Hearing versus Allergies

May 15, 2018

Allergies are common during the spring time. You may experience a sore throat, itchiness, swelling, and even loss of hearing. At times it is easy to mistake sudden hearing loss for an allergy attack. It is important to be able to tell the difference between the two.

Experiencing Mixed Forms of Hearing Damage

April 16, 2018

Hearing loss is a common problem but mixed hearing loss refers to difficulty in hearing that results from problems in multiple parts of the ear; the outer, middle and inner ear. It refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing damage.

Snoring Contributes to Hearing Impairment

March 15, 2018

Snoring is one of the actions we often have no control over since it occurs while we sleep. However, those with sleep apnea may run a higher risk of suffering from hearing loss. Recent research explored 14,000 Latino participants during the Hispanic Community Health Study.

The Workings of the Inner Ear

February 15, 2018

Your sense of hearing is basically generated from your inner ear. This part of the ear is the final part that sends sound signals to the brain to help us recognize and interpret the sounds we are hearing from our surrounding environments.

Partying with a Hearing Problem

January 15, 2018

Hearing loss can often isolate people and make them less sociable. Accepting your hearing problem and finding ways to have fun despite of it is the true way of making the most out of your life. Take some of these following steps to mentally prepare yourself so that you can effectively deal with and enjoy partying with your friends and loved ones.

Nutrition and its Effects on Hearing

December 15, 2017

People usually never think of their hearing when they think about food. They may think about obesity, diabetes, or even cardiovascular disease but seldom to people stop to think that our food habits can impact our hearing health as well.

Do You Need a Hearing Aid Fitting from a Local Audiologist?

November 22, 2017

My dad is funny. I’d say that he’s always looking for the best deal, but that’s not true. A good deal actually saves money. He doesn’t do that. So, let’s call him what he is. He’s a bit cheap. Not with his family, mind you. With us, he’s generous. It’s when he’s trying to buy something for the house or for himself that the short-sighted inner scrooge comes out.

Value Your Hearing through Noise Protection

November 15, 2017

Hearing is often one of the senses we take for granted until it is too late. To preserve hearing, it is important to appreciate the important threat that noise levels pose to hearing abilities. Although hearing loss can be challenging to rectify, we can always protect our ears from hearing loss due to noise.

Exploring Hearing Devices

October 16, 2017

Hearing aids are tiny electronic devices that are used by hearing impaired individuals to rectify their hearing. They are usually worn inside or behind the ears and can amplify sounds so that the person is able to hear sounds that they would otherwise be unable to hear due to their hearing loss. Hearing devices are equipped to handle different types of hearing conditions, be it noisy or quiet settings so that the user can hear adequately in any environmental situation.

Advantages of Wireless Hearing Devices

September 15, 2017

Advancements in hearing aid technology have resulted in the development of wireless hearing devices. These hearing aids enable your hearing aids to interact with each other and work in collaboration to provide a more enhanced and organic listening experience.

Dangerous Summer Sounds

August 15, 2017

The sounds that we enjoy in summer are nostalgic and so much fun, but can also cause severe damage to our hearing. Be alert towards extremely loud sounds that we may take for granted during the summer and take protective measures so that you can enjoy your summertime as well as your hearing for all your years to come.

The Importance of Efficient Listening Skills

July 14, 2017

Communication is a two-way street which consists of speaking AND listening. People mostly emphasize on the first part and completely ignore the latter, which is equally important in effective communication, if not more.

Digital Hearing Aid Listening Programs

June 15, 2017

Changes in modern technology enable digital hearing aid users to utilize a wide range of listening programs; these enable the user to select their listening preferences based on their surroundings.

Contemporary Research on Hearing Loss

May 15, 2017

Recent research from the Harvard Medical School reported that nerve fibers located inside the inner ear are more sensitive and prone to being damaged due to loud noises than the hair follicles of the ear. This provides a different picture than the previously-held notion that hearing loss was caused due to the loss of hair cells within the ear; this new finding opens up new opportunities to facilitate public health procedures and treatment methods.

Fitting Into Your Hearing Devices

April 14, 2017

The process of getting hearing aids fitted to perfection can take anywhere between an hour to two hours. Getting your hearing aids fitted can be an exciting new beginning for your hearing experience as you slowly begin to hear sounds that you may not have heard in a very long time. With so much to gain from obtaining hearing aids, it is surprising that people wait for as long as 7-10 years before they finally obtain hearing instruments to rectify their hearing loss.

Wearing my Phone to Overcome Hearing Loss

March 15, 2017

With advancements in technology, people with hearing loss no longer need to worry about missing out on important phone calls. A technological fitness gadget known as the Fitbit can be worn on the wrist and not only does it record the number of steps you take each day, it can also direct phone calls so that you can feel the vibration on your wrist each time you get a call!

Hearing Impairment and Disability

February 15, 2017

The word "disabled" brings forth a stereotypically negative, pitiful image of a helpless person to mind. When we think of disability, we do not generally add hearing impaired individuals to the group, yet according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) those with hearing loss are considered to be disabled and thus protected under this act.

Wet Hearing Aids

January 15, 2017

More than 48 million people of the American population use hearing aids. Due to their comfort and discreetness, users often forget to remove them before a shower or a swim. Here are a few tips to ensure that your hearing aid does not sustain any lasting damage after direct contact with moisture.

Choosing Hearing Devices

December 15, 2016

Hearing loss does not need to be agonizing. You can begin your journey back into the hearing world by selecting the hearing aid that is suited to your individual needs. Here are some important factors to consider when selecting your hearing aid.