Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries

Studies show that there is a close relationship between hearing loss and accidental injuries. According to the National Health Interview Survey, 16 percent of the people living in the United States have hearing loss. The research was done by this organization also showed that over three months, 2.8 percent of the adults had sustained accidental injuries. The odds of the … Read More

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

Over the centuries, people have concocted outrageous potions and therapies to cure hearing loss. For much of the past, hearing loss was a relatively misunderstood affliction. Mostly, people viewed deafness as a terrible sickness that needed to be cured immediately and by any means necessary. The reality of deafness is that it’s harmless in most cases and just forces those … Read More

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

People often attribute hearing loss to several factors such as aging, injury and heredity; but what usually doesn’t cross their minds is infection. Ear infections can very much reduce the hearing ability in patients either temporarily or permanently. This type of hearing issue is referred to as a conductive hearing loss. Here, we take a look at the correlation between … Read More

Hearing Loss and Millennials

Hearing Loss and Millennials

For many of us, the first association with hearing loss is old age. Indeed, most people who live to old age do encounter some form of Presbycusis, the name for the type of hearing loss that happens as part of the natural process of aging. However, something is rapidly changing in the rates of hearing loss among younger people. Although … Read More

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Consider the last time you had a long conversation. How did it go for you? Were you able to speak clearly and believe that the other person understood what you were saying? Were you able to understand the other person and get a good sense of what they intended to say? In one sense, we will never know exactly what … Read More

Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

Tinnitus is a condition that affects around 45 million people in the United States of America, according to the Centers for Disease Control (otherwise known as the CDC). Tinnitus is related to hearing loss, but it does not cause hearing loss. It is especially prevalent in older adults, though it can affect people of all ages. People who are experiencing … Read More

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

[Hearing Aid Associates] Blog #1: Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

If you experience hearing loss, you may wonder if there is a way to “cure” the condition and restore your hearing to what it once was. Unfortunately, medical science has not provided us a way to restore hearing loss. However, hearing aids are a common form of treatment that help you reconnect to the sounds you’ve been missing. Causes of … Read More

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Many people have trouble understanding conversations in noisy situations especially as we age. Are you having trouble tuning out noise? A recent study suggests that it could be an issue with an aging brain, not your ears. By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds, neuroscientists at Western University in Canada have found that our … Read More

In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

With more than 52 million people in the United States suffering from hearing loss, more accommodations for those who wear hearing aids are becoming more readily available. Hearing aids and cochlear implants compensate for the loss of hearing sensitivity and reduce background noise only to a certain level but the benefit of these devices can be limited in environments with … Read More

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Sense of Balance

Perhaps you’ve heard of the many health benefits of investing in a set of hearing aids including the mental, emotional, economical and physical benefits of hearing better. Hearing aids can make sure that you are tuned into your environment and are aware of your surroundings. Even when people know the benefits of hearing aids, they often tend to wait seven … Read More