Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

This May is a great time to think about reconnecting with people you love. As we witness the precautionary measures of the COVID-19 pandemic relaxing, we can think about new ways to engage with our friends and loved ones. Travel is easier than it has been in the past two years, and we can find ways to safely connect with …

Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

Exposure to Loud Noise During a Work Shift Can Harm Your Hearing

When you are at work, your employer is responsible for ensuring your safety. While you contribute to the collective project of the business, you need to know that you are not sacrificing your health or wellbeing in the process. Of course, some jobs are very risky, demanding workers to perform tasks that might lead to injury or harm. These jobs …

Studies Show that Hearing Loss Can Worsen Tinnitus

The two most common maladies of the ears and auditory pathway are hearing loss and tinnitus. These conditions affect a vast population, and yet no cure has been discovered to solve these problems within the body. The good news is that treatment is rapidly advancing to take care of these issues and to improve communication and quality of life. Hearing …

How Prevalent is Hearing Loss in the US?

Although it seems like a simple question, there are many ways to understand the prevalence of hearing loss in the US. In very simple terms, approximately 15% of American adults, amounting to 37.5 million people aged 18 and over, report some trouble hearing. If we consider congenital hearing impairment as well, we can add to that number the 0.2 percent …

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last

Hearing aid technology has advanced a lot in recent years. Your image of hearing aids might be based on old models that used analog technology to add volume to the entire spectrum of sound. Whereas these old models were a remarkable invention in their day, new models do not simply raise the entire sound spectrum for the listener. Digital signal …

What Happens if You Don’t Treat Hearing Loss?

What Happens if You Don't Treat Hearing Loss?

Far too many people who need treatment for hearing loss fail to get the assistance they need. On average, a person waits for seven years after the onset of hearing loss to get treatment. What are the costs of that delay? Not only does hearing loss prevent you from enjoying the sonic pleasures of the natural world, but it can …

New Study on Hearing Aids Reducing the Risk for Dementia

Cognitive decline is one of the many health concerns related to untreated hearing loss. Even among groups of people who are otherwise demographically identical in terms of age, race, gender, education, income, and other measures, those with hearing loss are much more likely to develop dementia than those who do not have hearing loss. These statistics have been borne out …

Pioneer in Electronics

Hearing Aids were a Pioneer in Electronics Miniaturization

Miniature electronic devices are part of our daily lives – smartphones, watches, speakers etc. Though these devices have become deeply integrated in how we live, this is a recent technological innovation. Just a few decades ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine that the power of an entire computer could comfortably sit in the palm of your hand. It may …

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

The new year is a perfect time to prioritize your health. As 2021 proceeded, you might have noticed some habits taking a turn for the worse. As the year dished out challenge after challenge, you probably felt the weight of uncertainty taking a toll on your physical, mental, and social health. Did you know that hearing is related to each …

Can You Hear While Sleeping?

Can You Hear While Sleeping

Have you ever jumped awake in the middle of the night after a loud noise outside? Even a quiet sound in the house or nearby your bed can be enough to rouse you from sleep. This phenomenon shows us that we do continue to have hearing ability while sleeping, but how much can we hear? Furthermore, how much does your …