Why You Should Consider Hearing Protection

Why You Should Consider Hearing Protection

Hearing protection isn’t just for people working with heavy machinery. In today’s noisy world, hearing protection can help you preserve your hearing even when you are surrounded by noise. Most hearing loss develops directly as a result from noise exposure, with damage done to our auditory system accumulating over time until significant hearing loss makes comprehending sound and speech challenging. …

A New App Helps People with Hearing Loss Travel

A New App Helps People with Hearing Loss Travel

When you live with hearing loss, you don’t want it to get in the way of doing the things you love. Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures whether you’re going somewhere you’ve never been or getting time to explore a destination you already love. Planning travel can be daunting though – even with healthy hearing! Now, a new app …

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

Aging gracefully is an art form. As we get older, our health concerns shift and adapt to changes in our body. One of the most common health issues people face as they age is hearing loss. This is because permanent hearing damage accrues throughout our lifetime and our auditory system becomes more delicate as we age. Hearing loss doesn’t just …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Did you know it takes the average person with hearing loss seven years to seek treatment for their condition? Yet, when hearing loss arises the sooner a person seeks treatment the more effectively they can rehabilitate their hearing. Sometimes denial, embarrassment and procrastination get in the way of a person seeking help for hearing issues, and delayed attention can worsen …

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

If you feel that your hearing may be compromised, you may have some barriers to getting a hearing test. Some of us are worried that the testing process will be uncomfortable or time consuming, while others don’t want to admit that hearing may be compromised. Others of us simply don’t want to wear hearing aids at all. It is important …

Hearing and Your Cognitive Health

Hearing and Your Cognitive Health

This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which helps connect people to resources and awareness around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. More and more, research is finding that our cognitive health is connected to our hearing health and untreated hearing loss can exacerbate cognitive decline. Untreated hearing loss make a person 1.3 more times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than a …

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Though some have severe and undeniable hearing loss, including those who are born with hearing impairment or deafness, others experience a slow decline in hearing ability over the course of their lives. Though they may have had clear hearing in the mid-life years of their thirties, forties, and fifties, this ability may have waned in the later years of the …