New Years Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

New Years Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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

Start this New Year by prioritizing your wellness and getting your hearing tested! Hearing loss can happen to anyone and is one of the most common health concerns Americans are navigating today. Often times, challenges with hearing develops gradually so differences in your ability to hear can be subtle and therefore hard to completely realize. Examining your hearing not only …

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Maintenance, Tips & Tricks

Caring for your hearing aids properly is an important part of owning the devices. Protecting your investment in not only your hearing health, but also the technology assisting you can ensure that your devices can stand the test of time. Outlined here are care and troubleshooting tips for hearing aids. Ask your audiologist how you can obtain a few items …

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

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

Advanced Hearing Aid Technology An estimated 48 million Americans are living with some degree of hearing loss. People who use hearing aids depend on them to perform and assist with the various functions of our hearing ability. It is, therefore, up to hearing aid manufacturers to ensure that these devices are in line—and often compatible—with the technology of the day. …

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Communication, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Signs & Symptoms

Do you constantly find yourself needing to ask others to repeat what they just said? Do you struggle to follow a conversation if there’s distracting background noise? Do your friends and family get exasperated because you don’t seem to be listening? Is it frustrating to try to communicate with other people? You might have hearing loss without realizing it. Untreated …

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Noise

Noise pollution is a terrible thing to have to deal with, and in some cases, it can be more than just an annoyance. Hearing loss can occur from exposure to out-door noise pollution over long periods of time, making it just as dangerous as other forms of noise pollution. Let’s take a look at how you can help deal with …

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Research

Remaining alert is a great and effective way to avoid personal harm or injuries. Life can make staying alert difficult for some at times – but having effective and functional sensory information is paramount for remaining safe. Total sensory loss is an obvious threat that everyone can recognize, but a partial loss often results in unwanted outcomes also. The following …

Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

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

Causes of Hearing Loss Hearing is a sensitive sense, no pun intended. Many factors, both internal and external, can cause someone to begin losing their hearing. Sensorineural hearing loss, which is usually treated with hearing aids, can occur due to age, injury, excessive noise exposure, shingles, obesity, Meniere’s disease, and many other contributing factors. Conductive hearing loss often requires a …

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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

Conductive hearing loss is also known as CHL. It is a condition that damages or obstructs the outer or middle section of the ear that interferes with the standard transmission of sound to the eardrum and inner ear. Materials such as fluids or ear wax may block the ear canal, consequently causing conductive hearing loss. Illness or infection can also …

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Ear Health

An ear infection also referred to as acute otitis media, is a common cause of an earache. The condition is commonly associated with children, and it often causes distress, but it can also affect adults. It is an infection in the middle ear; this is the air-filled space behind the eardrum that has tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Infections …

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

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

Hearing loss is a problem that many people around us suffer. People from all age groups and ethnicity suffer from it. In the United States, only people from a young age group are suffering from this ability. Untreated hearing loss continues to become a suffering for millions of people. What is a hearing loss? It is when a person is …