May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Community, hearing aid, Hearing Health, Lifestyle and Leisure, News

When the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designated May as Better Hearing and Speech Month back in 1927, their goal was to raise awareness about speech and hearing challenges. May is a call to action to encourage people to treat their own hearing and speech problems. This mission is just as pertinent today as it was 92 years ago, perhaps even …

7 Reasons People Don’t Get Treated for Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects many people all across the world, so why do so few seek treatment? Per the World Health Organization, approximately 466 million people worldwide have some kind of hearing loss, and that number is only expected to rise as years go by. This means that auditory disabilities aren’t that uncommon. With all these people suffering, though, why do …

How to Face Your Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a complicated and scary thing that’s hard for many to come to terms with. Hearing loss affects approximately 5% of the world’s population. Though it is a widespread condition, you would think it would be easier for people to accept when they have it. That’s not always true, though, as many can struggle with acknowledging the reality …

Feeling Tired? It Might Actually Be Caused by Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

If you notice that you are feeling a little more tired than usual, your first instinct is probably to take a look at your diet and physical activity. However, your fatigue might actually be caused by a problem with your ears. Here is what you need to know about the relationship between feeling tired and having trouble hearing things. Fatigue …

Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 with a Hearing Test

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Health, Hearing Testing

[World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. The annual World Hearing Day seminar is held each year at The World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva and is a way to promote hearing loss awareness internationally.  In recent years, an increasing number of countries have joined …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would. Whether you suffer from hearing loss or are speaking to someone who does, conversations require a lot of focus, energy and patience. Focusing …

Noise Exposure and Musicians

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Uncategorized

[Playing a musical instrument, being part of an orchestra, or performing live can be an elevating experience. It’s a skill you can use and enjoy your whole life. With dedication, talent and skill, it can it become a career. Professional musicians listen to and play music for hours each day, every day. It’s important to remember that consistent exposure loud …

Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Ears

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Are you having trouble hearing everyday conversations? Does your family comment on how high the volume is on the television? Suffering from hearing loss, and not treating it properly is setting yourself up for a range of other serious health problems. How Hearing Loss Affects Your Health Results of a large, retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Happy 2019! Let’s make this the year that you take charge of your hearing health! It can be easy to overlook the health of your hearing, especially if you’re not experiencing any troubling symptoms. Children often receive hearing checkups every few months as they develop, while many adults think that hearing loss is a problem that occurs only to very …