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 …

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

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

If you ask three people over the age of 65 about hearing loss, chances are at least one of the experiences it. Hearing loss affects one in every three people over the age of 65 and nearly half of the population age 75 and over. Also known as presbycusis, age-related hearing loss is a common condition that affects most Americans. …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

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

Diabetes and hearing loss are more closely linked than you might believe. November is American Diabetes Month, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness around this prevalent medical condition. But how is it related to hearing loss? Let’s explore these connections!   There are 34 million diabetics in the United States and 34.5 million persons who suffer from hearing loss. Many …

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

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

Have you noticed any sudden changes in your hearing? Sudden hearing loss can be a sign of a health emergency, and you should take it seriously. This unexpected hearing loss may signal a health concern that may require immediate attention.  Let’s talk about sudden hearing loss and what you can do about it. What is Sudden Hearing Loss? As you …

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

A Possible Link Between Exercise & Reduced Risk for Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Diet & Nutrition, Ear Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Causes, Hearing Loss Prevention, Lifestyle & Leisure, Research

We all know that regular exercise lifts your mood, strengthens your body, and provides many other lifestyle benefits. And now, according to a recent study, instituting a regular fitness routine may also reduce your risk for hearing loss later in life.  It could help prevent age-related hearing loss A study conducted at Johns Hopkins University showed a clear link between …

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

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

For many of us, hearing loss comes as a product of aging. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition in the United States, although statistics do show 65% of the people with hearing loss are below what would be considered the retirement age. Getting yearly hearing evaluations at Encore Hearing Care should be part of your health regimen. …

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

For Women, Painkiller Use May Lead to Hearing Loss

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

The main reason for concern is that hearing loss is one of the top three growing, public health issues in the US aside from cancer and diabetes. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NDICD), “One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss …