Preparing for Your Hearing Aid Consultation & Fitting

Preparing for Your Hearing Aid Consultation & Fitting

For many of us, we’ve gone through most of our lives without ever having encountered a hearing aid consultation and fitting. What’s more, we probably won’t expect to attend more than a handful. It’s a bit like buying a new car, the first time can be intimidating and you’re thankful you don’t have to repeat the process too often.  It … Read More

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

As the holidays approach, you may find that your to-do list is growing. But what if you added on an item that was in service of doing something just for yourself? This November, schedule a hearing exam in honor of American Diabetes Month.  Diabetes in the United States One in ten Americans live with diabetes. More than one in three … Read More

Things to Consider when Selecting Hearing Aids

A modern "in the ear" hearing aid for the left and right ear with batteries

Choosing to confront and intervene in hearing loss is a powerful first step toward reclaiming your life’s bright vitality. The great news is that if you’ve gotten this far, you’re well on your way towards an easier listening future.   But investing in hearing aids is much like purchasing a home: you hope to only move through such a transaction … Read More

Understanding Hearing Tests

Adult man during ear exam at hearing clinic. Audiologist examining male patient ear using otoscope, close-up

Not to be confused with a singing telegram, an audiogram is the result of a hearing test. It’s not a graph that many of us could look at and understand without some guidance from a professionally trained hearing health professional. In fact, a huge part of the hearing consultation process is the time spent explaining the results of the exam … Read More

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s estimated that nearly half of Americans over the age of 65 have hearing loss. Because aging itself plays a large role in the development of troubled hearing, it’s recommended that people over the age of 50 schedule a hearing test every three years. For many reasons, including lack of access to care, not only … Read More

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Our sense of hearing works overtime to help us live a full and vibrant life. It engenders connection with the outside world, both our close, loved ones and the auxiliary people around us. But protecting our hearing health can do so much more, impacting many realms of our lives. From mobility to emotional health with many stops in between, we … Read More

Reconnecting to Life with Hearing Loss Treatment

Reconnecting to Life with Hearing Loss Treatment

Are you feeling more disconnected than ever before? Many of us do! We are experiencing a  worldwide pandemic that has caused us a lot of isolation. Those suffering from hearing loss have had an extra disadvantage to carry through these trying times. As social animals our lives were restricted and we had to find creative ways to socialize.   Why … Read More

Know Your Rights-Accessibility and Public Spaces

Know Your Rights-Accessibility and Public Spaces

ADA The rights of the hearing impaired are legally protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law in 1990, it guarantees comprehensive civil rights protections to people with disabilities across all areas of public life, including employment, state and local government services, transportation, telecommunications, and public accommodations.  All the protections offered within the ADAs broad span fall … Read More

Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss

Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss

What are Ototoxicants and What Damage Do They Do? Strange as it may seem at first, ototoxicants are chemicals that when inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin can cause hearing loss and issues with one’s balance. Certain medications may come with such a risk, but most frequently it is in the workplace where one is exposed to such chemicals. … Read More

How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US?

How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US?

HOW COMMON IS HEARING LOSS Disabling hearing loss is far more common than most people likely believe. This is likely because it is not very often represented in popular culture and when it is, it is often not portrayed accurately. Hearing loss is not a simple binary. It is a spectrum. And it is an invisible disability, meaning that you … Read More