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Alzheimer’s Awareness and Hearing Loss

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in every 2 families in the United States have been directly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease? (https://www.caring.com/articles/alzheimers-awareness-month) With this level of prevalence, you wouldn’t think more awareness is necessary, however, there are many commonly held misconceptions about Alzheimer’s that are having a negative impact on those [...]

By | 2017-11-19T17:50:18+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Community, Ear Health, Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss, News, Signs of Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Awareness and Hearing Loss

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Whether you have normal hearing or not – we’ve all been there. It’s that panicked moment when we can’t hear or understand the conversation, while it seems that everyone else is having no trouble at all. From time to time, it’s okay to smile, nod, and pretend to understand a conversation – especially with strangers [...]

By | 2017-11-12T22:04:52+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Ear Health, hearing aid repair, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in the Workplace, Signs of Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Whether rehearsing, recording, playing a live concert or attending one, musicians subject their ears to high-decibel sounds all the time, in the name of their art. And it’s not surprising that this repeated exposure to loud music takes its toll. According to a study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, professional musicians are at almost four [...]

By | 2017-10-21T22:30:52+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure|Comments Off on Musicians & Hearing Loss

How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Relationships

Untreated hearing loss has been proven to have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life. It reduces safety, mobility, confidence in the workplace and at social events, and the ability to simply enjoy one’s surroundings. But perhaps the most significant toll is taken on the hard of hearing person’s relationships. How are personal [...]

By | 2017-10-18T13:22:21+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss|Comments Off on How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Relationships

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

When we talk to college students in August or September there is always a mixed bag of emotions. From excitement over seeing friends after a long summer, to nerves about signing up for the right classes, to fear of navigating a new campus – starting college stirs up a lot of emotion. Whether you’re a [...]

By | 2017-09-18T19:08:40+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure|Comments Off on Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

90% of Hearing Aid Users Say Their Devices Improve Their Lives

If you have hearing loss, there’s an easy way to improve your life: use hearing aids. In a new study by the Better Hearing Institute, it was found that over 90% of participants felt their quality of life improve because of their hearing aids. It has long been recognized that there are a multitude of [...]

By | 2017-09-13T12:11:30+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure|Comments Off on 90% of Hearing Aid Users Say Their Devices Improve Their Lives

Combat Senior Isolation by Treating Hearing Loss

The numbers of older Americans that suffer from hearing loss is considerable. In fact, it is the third most common physical condition afflicting Americans. Currently, nearly one in three people over the age of 65 report a degree of hearing loss. By itself, hearing loss is an isolating condition, but when compounded by age-associated circumstances [...]

By | 2017-08-18T19:23:25+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Family and Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Combat Senior Isolation by Treating Hearing Loss

Why You Should Choose a Licensed Hearing Professional

Big changes may be coming for the hearing aid industry. Both democrats and republicans support legislation, called the “Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017” that would allow the sale of over the counter hearing aids. The legislation is currently awaiting the president’s signature. For many Americans, a large barrier between living with untreated hearing loss [...]

By | 2017-08-13T07:19:05+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Why You Should Choose a Licensed Hearing Professional

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

If you or a loved one has hearing loss, it’s important to understand the facts and fictions of hearing loss. For example, it’s a fact that nearly half of all seniors over the age of 75 have hearing loss, but it’s fiction that doing nothing is the right move. To make sure you know your [...]

By | 2017-07-26T07:19:57+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in the Workplace, Signs of Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Text to 9-1-1 for People with Hearing Loss

The system of having a single, easy-to-remember nationwide number to dial for any type of emergency - 911 - has saved thousands of lives since it was created. But 911 calls, for the most part, still require traditional communication, which means talking and listening on the telephone. This causes delays for people with speech or [...]

By | 2017-07-14T19:22:57+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Hearing Loss, News|Comments Off on Text to 9-1-1 for People with Hearing Loss

5 Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

What causes hearing loss? Who will tell you if you have hearing loss, and who’s the most at risk? You think you know the answers to these questions, but the truth is there are a number of myths and misconceptions about hearing loss that need to be busted. Our understanding of hearing health has grown [...]

By | 2017-06-27T00:41:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Ear Health, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News|Comments Off on 5 Misconceptions About Hearing Loss

Tips for Navigating the Workplace with Hearing Loss

The Internet is full of articles about communicating successfully at work. More than just a hot topic, it’s safe to say that communication in the workplace is a particular challenge for a huge percentage of people! So, what happens when you add hearing loss into the mix? There is no universal solution when navigating a [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:32:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Family and Relationships, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss in the Workplace, Lifestyle and Leisure|Comments Off on Tips for Navigating the Workplace with Hearing Loss

Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs & Guns

Most people with full-time employment spend more time on the job than do anywhere else. What if the hours you spend on the job had the potential to harm your hearing? According to the Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, occupational hearing loss is “one of the most common work-related [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:05:36+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Millions of Americans Risk Hearing Loss from Jobs & Guns

Communication: How Hearing Aids Improve Relationships

A slew of recent studies have found overwhelming evidence that hearing aids improve relationships. By allowing easy communication, hearing aids are removing stress, and preventing arguments and misunderstandings. One study by Hear the World, a foundation that supports those living with hearing loss, found that “70 percent of all respondents who have hearing aids confirm [...]

By | 2017-05-03T19:49:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Communication: How Hearing Aids Improve Relationships

Small but Powerful: A New Generation of Hearing Aids

Close your eyes and picture a hearing aid. What does it look like? If you thought of a big, clunky, flesh-colored plastic device that looks uncomfortable – think again! In the past decade, hearing aid technology has undergone a revolution. Hearing aids these days are nearly – or even completely – invisible. From styles worn [...]

By | 2017-04-17T09:18:59+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Small but Powerful: A New Generation of Hearing Aids

Hearing Loss is Expected to Rise in Older US Adults

Did you know that one in three Americans age 65 and up, and 50% of people age 75 and up experience some form of hearing loss? Hearing loss is not confined to older Americans, of course. It can occur to anyone, at any age. Because hearing loss is affecting more and more people in younger [...]

By | 2017-04-08T11:12:27+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Hearing Loss is Expected to Rise in Older US Adults

Improving Hearing Aid Usage for Older Adults

Improving Hearing Aid Usage for Older Adults   Studies show that over half of older citizens have some type of hearing loss. Often the level of loss is severe enough that it interferes with their health, safety, and enjoyment of life; however, only 20% of those who might benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. [...]

By | 2017-03-27T09:23:39+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Hearing Loss|Comments Off on Improving Hearing Aid Usage for Older Adults

New Study Reveals that 1 in 8 Workers Has a Hearing Loss

 A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a startling fact: 1 in 8 American workers, almost 13% of the total workforce, have a hearing loss of some kind. Hearing impairment is the most common occupational illness in the United States, and the third most common chronic health complaint in [...]

By | 2017-03-13T12:22:58+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure, News|Comments Off on New Study Reveals that 1 in 8 Workers Has a Hearing Loss

Legislature Embraces Hearing Loss Technology

Lela Alston, a former teacher who has now spent four terms as an Arizona State Representative, also happens to experience hearing loss. Although Ms. Alston wears hearing aids, she has often found it difficult to hear bill debates as they happen on the House floor. This has led her to be hesitant to participate and [...]

By | 2017-02-23T22:49:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Community, Hearing Loss, News|Comments Off on Legislature Embraces Hearing Loss Technology

Driving Tips for Older Americans with Hearing Loss

Driving Tips for Older Americans with Hearing Loss     Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Older Americans   In the United States, approximately 20% of the population – or 48 million people – experience some degree of hearing loss. While the number of young people at risk for hearing loss continues to grow, it is older [...]

By | 2017-02-21T18:42:55+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure|Comments Off on Driving Tips for Older Americans with Hearing Loss