Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common concern for millions of Americans, but the fact remains that there’s been a huge stigma around hearing loss for years. Many people hold misconceptions about hearing loss that makes it hard for them to seek treatment of their own hearing loss, or to acknowledge hearing loss in their loved ones. Here are some of the … Read More

Healthy Hearing Tips for the New Year

Hearing Aid Associates - Healthy Hearing Tips for the New Year

The new year is here, and with it comes all the new years resolutions. We resolve to spend more time with our families, learn a new skill, or look after our health. If you want to improve your overall health, add hearing health to your list! Here are a few tips for healthy hearing that are easy to implement, and … Read More

The Next Health Epidemic Could be Noise Pollution

Hearing Aid Associates - The Next Health Epidemic Could be Noise Pollution

In an increasingly busy world, our noise problem is growing – to the point that noise pollution is poised to be our next major public health epidemic. Harmful noise levels can damage our hearing, raise our stress levels and contribute to a bevy of related health and wellbeing risks. As the world around us grows louder, avoiding dangerous noise levels … Read More

Age-Related Hearing Loss Often Goes Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss Often Goes Untreated

Despite the advancements in the hearing aid industry and the lessened stigma of wearing a hearing aid, fewer than 1 in 5 people treat age-related hearing loss. As Boomers head into an age group in which age-related hearing loss begins to present itself, experts do not expect this statistic to change. It has less to do with the characteristics of … Read More

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

One of the most common reactions people seem to have once they’re fitted with their new hearing aids is to wonder why they put off taking action for so long. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 20% of individuals who might benefit from hearing loss intervention actually seek treatment. The general timeline between the initial hearing loss diagnosis and the … Read More

Understanding Presbycusis (Age Related Hearing Loss)

Understanding Presbycusis (Age Related Hearing Loss)

Ask many people over the age of 65 and they’ll tell you that presbycusis either currently affects them or they are on the watch for symptoms. Of course, they will probably use the much more widely used moniker for this condition: age-related hearing loss. It affects one in three people over the age of 65 and almost half of the … Read More

Myths about Hearing Loss

Myths about Hearing Loss

Everyone knows something about hearing loss. One in five Americans have hearing loss, so even if you don’t struggle to hear, you know someone who does. However, there are a lot of myths surrounding hearing loss that make life even more challenging for those who can’t hear as well as they used to. It’s time to set the record straight, … Read More

Ear Infections and Hearing Loss

Ear Infections and Hearing Loss

Infections of the middle ear, also known as “otitis media” are a common childhood ailment. In fact, over 80 percent of children will be diagnosed with an ear infection by the time they turn three. These infections often follow a cold, and can lead to temporary hearing loss due to inflammation, a build-up of fluid in the ear, or a … Read More

Talking to Your Family About Hearing Loss

Talking to Your Family About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects people of all ages. Though it is more commonly found among older adults, young people may also experience hearing loss – especially in recent years, with exposure to loud sounds from portable electronic devices. Amending the old adage, it would be accurate to say, “The family that hears together, stays together.” After all, communication is a very … Read More