Summer Healthy Hearing Guide

There’s nothing like the summer months for outdoor fun and celebrating with friends. From national holidays to block parties, for most people, summer is a flurry of social activity. Along with the things that make the season special, there are ways that summer can damage your hearing. Check out these ways to protect your hearing -and your hearing aids- this …

Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

Hearing loss has become a hot topic, and many people are wondering when the best time is to invest in hearing devices. You might be thinking of waiting until your hearing loss is severe to treat hearing loss, but this is actually the worst decision you could possibly make for your brain. In fact, living with untreated hearing loss might …

Invest in Better Headphones to Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Did you know the type of headphones you use might be contributing to your hearing loss? It seems that headphones are getting smaller and smaller while at the same time boasting evermore technologically advanced components. Sometimes, however, smaller is not better. There are in fact links between the use of in-ear headphones and the elevated risk of hearing loss. Before …

Improving Communication between Police & Hard of Hearing Drivers

Traffic stops are frequently nerve-wracking endeavors. They can produce even more anxiety for drivers who are hard of hearing. When pulled over by the police, hard of hearing drivers have an additional set of concerns that drivers with normal hearing may not have to worry about. One of these worries is that they will not have the time or ability …

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Does a song with good memories associated with it brighten your day when you hear it? Does a call from a family member or an old friend you haven’t heard from in a while lift your spirits? Does a certain smell or sound have a happy memory associated with it? Studies have shown smells and sounds trigger a chemical reaction …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

The most current science out there tells us that our bodies and minds are inextricably linked. More so, modern medicine now focuses on the entire person where health is evaluated. That is to say that none of our systems exists in a vacuum, and hearing health is no exception to that rule. Just as hearing loss can take a tremendous …

Better Communication through a Mind-Body Connection

Better Communication Through a Meditation Practice Each May, we focus on a more well-rounded communication blueprint during Better Speech and Hearing Month. It’s a time to look at the ways we communicate and implement better strategies and tools around our existing patterns. Initiated through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, this year’s theme is “Better Communication for All.” One sector of communication …

Dangers of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Did you know that workers with hearing loss earn significantly less than their peers with healthy hearing? That’s not all, because on the job hearing risks are some of the most under-acknowledged workplace safety issues, meaning that noises at work could pose a threat to your hearing. Understanding when workplace noise is hazardous, and how to protect yourself from dangerous …

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

It’s hard to admit you are getting older, but oftentimes, being proactive about your health can keep you feeling young. Nowhere is this truer than with age-related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis. As we age, a lifetime of gradual hearing damage can add up to significant hearing loss. Additionally, as we get older the tiny hair cells that detect …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Have you been feeling tired and run down? Fatigue can stem from many causes, and one of them may very well be hearing loss. Hearing loss strains our brain and body in ways we don’t always expect or anticipate, and can leave you feeling depleted. Although it’s difficult to compare hearing loss with physically tiring activities like moving boxes or …