How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

How Treating Hearing Loss Supports Your Brain

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

The early signs of hearing loss are easy to miss. Hearing loss is often a gradual process. You might not notice subtle changes in your hearing, like having a slightly harder time hearing on the phone or turning up the volume on the TV. However, over time these changes become more noticeable, and they will start to impact your health. …

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 …

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

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

The symptoms of hearing loss in one ear can be life-altering. Unilateral hearing loss (UHL), is a common and distressing ailment that affects an estimated 60,000 people in the United States each year. Here are some basic facts regarding single-sided deafness and the most effective treatments for this distinctive form of hearing loss. The cause of unilateral hearing loss Unilateral …

Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

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

The innovation of hearing aid technology in recent years has significantly enhanced user experience for those with hearing loss. There is such a wide range of features and options that allow hearing aids to easily integrate into your daily life and maximize your hearing in all environments you navigate.  In addition to hearing aids, there are numerous types of assistive …

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

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

If you have hearing loss, there’s very little chance it will be equal in each ear. People frequently notice that one ear hears better than the other and refer to it as their “good ear.” The results of a hearing test may reveal that this form of hearing loss is “unilateral.” Unilateral hearing loss can manifest as a diminished capacity …

Benefits of Hearing Loss Treatment: Better Relationships!

Benefits of Hearing Loss Treatment: Better Relationships!

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment

Relationships are an essential part of our lives. They bring us joy, nurturance, and happiness. Our relationships with family, friends, and partners provide meaning and are often described as the most important part of life. We spend so much of our time with other people, including in our professional lives with coworkers. Hearing loss can strain these relationships, causing your …

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

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

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 …