Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

Sometimes people who have hearing issues are resistant to the idea of starting to wear hearing aids. We commonly hear concerns like, “They’ll make me feel old,” or, “I won’t be able to do the things I used to.” The reality is that untreated hearing loss is what can take away our mobility and limit our activities. Hearing aids, by …

Millennials, Gen Z and their Connection with Hearing Loss

Millennials, Gen Z and their Connection with Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, Hearing Loss Prevention, Tips & Tricks

If you think hearing loss only affects older people, think again! More young people than ever are experiencing the effects of noise-induced hearing loss. While about 10% of Millennials have measurable hearing loss, 17% of Gen Z has it. This is especially concerning since Gen Z is the younger of the two generations. What Is Causing the Rise in Hearing …

Airplane Ear: When a Sudden Descent is Too Much for the Eardrum

Airplane Ear: When a Sudden Descent is Too Much for the Eardrum

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Ear Health, Resource, Tips & Tricks

With widespread vaccination reducing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are flying again, especially during the summer months. While it’s great that we can all get away for vacations again, flying can sometimes spell trouble for our ears. Wherever we’re seated on the plane, we have the same likelihood as anyone else that changes in cabin pressure could …

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aids

Summertime presents opportunities to connect with friends and family for fun in the sun, but it is not without its hazards for hearing aids! If you’re gearing up for summer activities, remember these tips to help keep your hearing aids in tip-top shape! Hearing Aids are Water-Resistant, Not Waterproof With few exceptions, hearing aids are able to withstand a little …

Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Are you struggling to hear people more and more and suspect you may have a hearing loss? There are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss, but with better understanding of this serious condition we can raise awareness and help you and others know the facts about hearing loss. Here are a few common myths about hearing loss and the …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

It’s common to struggle to hear what people say every now and then, but if it seems like it’s happening all the time, then it’s time to have your hearing tested. While hearing loss is permanent, the most common treatment is hearing aids. These amazing devices amplify sounds you struggle to hear, based on your individual hearing exam. How do …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Research

One persistent myth about hearing loss is that it is mostly caused by noise. While noise-induced hearing loss is a common phenomenon and does pose a threat to many people, it is only one part of the picture. It is quite possible (and common) to experience problematic hearing loss as the result of an aggregate of causes. Noise exposure is …

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

It’s May again, and that means it’s Better Hearing and Speech Month! Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) to spread awareness of hearing loss and other speech-language disorders. Whether you’re concerned that you or someone you love may have hearing loss, or you just have questions about hearing loss or hearing protection, …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease, Research

Roughly one out of four deaths in the U.S.—about 659,000 per year—are the result of cardiovascular disease. It is safe to say that heart health is nearly tantamount to overall health, and the means of maintaining heart health are fairly well-understood at this point. Regular exercise (3 sessions per week), a healthy diet high in vegetables and lean meat, and …