Hearing Loss & Vertigo: All About Meniere’s disease

Have you been suffering from random spells of fullness of the ear and random dizziness? If this happens to you unexpectedly and often, perhaps Ménière disease could be a possible cause.  What exactly is Ménière disease and what can you do about it? What is Ménière Disease? The symptoms of Ménière disease were characterized and named for French physician Prosper … Read More

How to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

The days are warming up and that means more time outside staying cool and going swimming. While swimming for many is one of the highlights of the summer it is important to take some precautions to prevent potential problems while swimming. For anyone who has ever dealt with swimmer’s ear, they already know how painful this condition can be. Doctors … Read More

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Though we appreciate the beauty and wisdom that comes with age, there are some physical aspects that can be difficult. Over time, our bodies become less resilient than they once were. We often have to take things a little slower and focus on our health and bodies more than we used to. Osteoporosis is a disease where weakened bones become … Read More

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Hearing loss is an issue that affects more and more people every day and ASHA fights to illuminate this each May with Better Hearing and Speech Month. Every year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) chooses a theme to help illuminate the struggle of those with Speech, Language and Hearing disorders. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work” which highlights the … Read More

When to Take a Hearing Test

If you have hearing loss, you could be missing out on a lot of the sounds around you without even realizing it. Hearing loss is a gradual process, and you might not notice the small changes right away. Think back to your hearing abilities a few months ago. Were you able to hear someone speaking from another room, or follow … Read More

Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

Hearing loss may be affecting you more than you realize. Hearing loss is associated with higher rates of social isolation, anxiety, and depression, and living with untreated hearing loss makes it difficult to communicate with family and friends. People with hearing loss also experience cognitive effects, such as difficulty concentrating on tasks and remembering clearly. Hearing loss is even a … Read More

Athletes and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss among competing athletes is no longer a rarity. The stigma of hearing loss for those that want to be active in competitive sports and even become professional athletes is slowly but surely a thing of the past. This has been promulgated by people with hearing impairment playing in professional teams and divisions from the NFL to the NCAA. … Read More

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Some seniors find the golden years to be rich with social opportunities. Retirement can provide the opportunity to reconnect with people from your adult life and to make new connections with friends, family, and community members. However, for many seniors physical challenges and other limitations can get in the way of social connections. The many benefits of social life might … Read More

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Have you noticed recently that your hearing is not as good as it once was? How will you manage to compensate for that loss? Often, hearing loss occurs gradually, which means people do not notice right away that their hearing abilities have changed. We all have to acclimatize and accommodate the changes that occur in our body whether it is … Read More

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Think back to the last time you felt very connected to a loved one. What made you feel such a close sense of security and trust? In almost every instance, you can point to a moment of rich conversation, the freely flowing back-and-forth of expression. Sometimes these conversations reach to the deepest parts of ourselves, sharing our true feelings, beliefs … Read More