Supporting A Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home

If someone you care for has reached a point where they can be best supported in an assistive living facility, it can be confusing to figure out the best way to support them in this stage of their life. The best thing you can do for them is to ensure that they have all the support they need.  Age related … Read More

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

It’s that time of year to reflect on what we accomplished this year and plan what we want to do this year. For many people, this means getting in shape and eating correctly. As we work to reclaim our health after the holiday binge, it’s understandable that health is a primary focus. But, when it comes to our health, how … Read More

Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

Hearing loss has been studied from a variety of perspectives in recent years. Hearing loss has been linked to overall health, diet, and activity levels. It’s also been proven that hearing well keeps you safer at home and on the streets. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to a faster cognitive decline and dementia onset. Did you know that hearing … Read More

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

The CDC identifies hearing loss as the 3rd most common, chronic health condition that people experience in the US – more common than cancer and diabetes. This equals around 1 in 8 people or 13 percent of the entire US. It is a condition that often begins slowly so many are not aware that it is a problem until it … Read More

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

It is more common than you might think. In 2021 there is an estimated 34 million people in the U.S. alone with diabetes. If things don’t change it is estimated that by 2050 1 in 3 people will suffer this condition. An unexpected complication of diabetes, that many don’t consider is hearing loss. There is a 50 percent higher risk … Read More

Know Your Rights with Hearing Loss

Did you know that many laws protect individuals with hearing loss? Legislation protects your rights to employment, communication, and accessibility. If you have hearing loss, here are some of your rights.   Americans with Disabilities Act One of the foundational laws that protect people with hearing loss is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This act was first signed into … Read More

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

It’s October, and that means it’s Protect Your Hearing Month! We’re joining audiologists and health professionals around the country to raise awareness about hearing loss and what you can do to protect your hearing.  Exposure to loud noise is a common cause of hearing loss. And it’s preventable! Protecting your hearing can reduce your risk of hearing loss. Here’s how. … Read More

How Loud is Too Loud for Kids?

If you grew up before the invention of portable music players, you probably did not spend much time wearing headphones. You might have put a set of hearing into a record player or radio, but those moments of personal pleasure were usually fleeting. Even if you grew up with portable cassettes or CD players, you were unlikely to listen to … Read More

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Taking steps to protect your hearing can help you avoid hearing loss while also improving your overall health. Avoiding loud and excessive noise exposure is the most straightforward way to safeguard your hearing, but other lifestyle behaviors can also help maintain your hearing health, including quitting smoking and moderating your drinking.    How do these activities affect our hearing? It’s … Read More

Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

In the United States, diabetes affects 34.2 million people or one out of every ten people. Even more disturbing is the fact that one in every three Americans, or 88 million people, is prediabetic and may not even realize it!  Diabetes is a significant comorbidity that can harm your heart, nerves, feet, kidneys, and eyes, among other parts of your … Read More