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
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
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
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
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
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 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
How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?
Hearing Loss is More Common Than You May Think Disabling hearing loss is among the most common health issues in the world today. Though less than three out of every 1,000 babies in the US are born with congenital hearing loss, studies estimate that up to 48 million Americans live with it. That’s over 13% of the population over 18 … Read More
If I Can Still Hear, Is It OK to Put Off Getting Hearing Aids?
The first signs of hearing loss can come at any time, though most cases of age-related hearing loss usually the first start appearing in a person’s 40s or 50s. Age-related hearing loss is also known as presbycusis, occurs when damage occurs to the cells of the inner ear which deliver sound to the brain- due to changes in the ear … Read More
What Happens if You Don’t Treat Hearing Loss?
It’s all too common to ignore hearing loss but that doesn’t mean it won’t catch up with you. The truth is ignoring hearing loss just makes it worse. While there is no immediate pain associated with symptoms, that doesn’t mean that hearing loss doesn’t “hurt”! With untreated hearing loss, it is common to pretend to hear what the people in … Read More