Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Our ears evolved for many thousands of years in a much quieter world. Today’s environment is exponentially louder and it’s no surprise that damaged hearing health as a result of exposure to excessive noise is one of the leading causes of acquired hearing loss.  What is noise-induced hearing loss?  While the most common type of hearing loss remains that which … Read More

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

At 16 years old, getting your license meant a new sense of freedom and independence. And even as we age, autonomy is deeply connected to our ability to safely operate a vehicle. But our bodies may have been much different however many decades ago when we went through traffic safety school.  Today, your mobility, reaction time and the amount of … Read More

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

Many Americans live with hearing loss day in and day out. If you’re part of the population that maintains hearing health as a priority and have had a recent hearing exam, good for you! Unfortunately, it’s only a small percentage of the population. Most people live with the frustrating aspects of hearing loss for years — or even decades  — … Read More

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Adapting to hearing aids is slightly more complex than simply flipping on a light switch. One statistic that contributes to this phase of adaptation is that most people wait an average of ten years since the onset of hearing loss before they choose to intervene.  The brain has become used to a narrower band of sound information coming through and … Read More

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