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. …

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

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

Hearing loss affects more than 5% of the world’s population, with one-third of those over 65 suffering from the condition. You have it for life once you have the most common type (sensorineural hearing loss). With that, let’s take a look at some science-backed techniques to keep your hearing in good shape for years to come.   How we hear …

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Healthy Habits to Protect Your Hearing

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Diet & Nutrition

Hearing loss can be a normal part of aging. But there are a few changes you can make to protect your hearing health and even prevent hearing loss. Make healthy changes to your lifestyle and combine these tips with regular hearing tests to keep tabs on your hearing health.  Manage Your Blood Pressure High blood pressure and heart disease affect …

Trouble Hearing in Noisy Places Train Your Brain

Trouble Hearing in Noisy Places? Train Your Brain

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

Building listening strategies is one of the most important things a person with hearing loss can do. Auditory training, also known as auditory training, is a structured program that teaches the brain to identify speech and other sounds that are not as clear as normal hearing. It also teaches you how to get the most out of what you hear. …

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 …

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

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

Entering into the arena of hearing aids can be overwhelming for the average person. It’s like learning a whole new language! But, it’s a process that pays off. The vast majority of people who wear hearing aids are happy with their purchase and would recommend them to a friend. Hearing aids are responsible for improving relationships, adding vibrancy to life …

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

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

We’re all probably at least somewhat familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). They’re responsible for ensuring that workplaces across the United States are safe for workers.    What you might not know is that one of their chief mandates is to ascertain whether employees are being exposed to harmful noise. The data is startling. 9 million workers …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

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

The World Health Organization recently issued a warning about the hearing health of younger generations. Essentially, many factors are adding up to what might be a plague of hearing loss as today’s younger people, both Millennials and GenZ, age.  Now that it’s October and Protect Your Hearing Month, it’s a great time to take stock of the noise environments younger …

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. …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Brain Health, Overall Health

How much do you know about your brain health? Just like every other part of your body, your brain slowly ages over time. However, there are a few things that can make your brain age faster, while other activities may keep your brain active and healthy. Here are several major factors that affect brain aging. Exercise and Your Brain Exercise …