Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

If you use earbuds to listen to music or other audio, you know how useful and enjoyable they can be. Not only are they easily portable, but they make it possible to listen directly to streaming media from your smartphone while you’re on the go. Although your speakers at home might provide better audio quality, many earbuds have improved greatly, …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss and Fatigue

If you have hearing loss, you might be familiar with the following scenario. Though you are feeling well-rested and energetic prior to a social event, party, or family gathering, you find that you are exhausted within only a few moments of entering. When others are speaking to you, it requires all your energy to focus on what they have to …

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

The new year is an exciting time. Many of us seize this time as a fresh start and an opportunity to set intentions. It is common to make health centered goals and commit to wellness. A great way you can do this is by committing to your hearing health which is integral to quality of life. Prioritizing your hearing health …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-related hearing loss is a pervasive medical condition that significantly impacts older adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, estimates that nearly 25% of people ages 65 to 74, and half of people 75 and older, have disabling hearing loss. Even though the risk of hearing loss increases with age, only a third of people …

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

With 37.3 million people currently having diabetes in the United States today, it can be a striking realization that 1 in 5 people do not realize they have the condition. Why do so many people fail to find out that they have diabetes? There are many barriers to diagnosis, ranging from demographic and community obstacles to health care to the …

Study on Dreams in People with Hearing Impairments

Study on Dreams in People with Hearing Impairments

The state of dreaming consciousness is a thriving research area, and scholars are always curious to better understand what is happening in the sleeping brain during dream states. What fills our dreams with ideas, people, places, and meanings? Why are they so absurd at one moment and then so clear and logical in the next? What about lucid dreaming, that …

How Music Can Help Shape the Future of Hearing Health

How Music Can Help Shape the Future of Hearing Health

If we watch technology development, we can get a good sense of the new frontiers of consumer demand. Development and demand tend to go hand-in-hand, so watching one can let us know more about the other. When it comes to tech developments in health, we can learn a lot about not only what is possible but also what individuals desire …

Watching for Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Watching for Early Signs of Hearing Loss

Many people with hearing loss do not receive the treatment they need. In fact, some estimates claim that fewer than 1 in 5 people with hearing loss use the hearing aids that would help them function and communicate. Why is this number so low? One of the reasons that too few people use hearing aids is that they don’t realize …

Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

Headaches, Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

If you suffer from headaches, including chronic, debilitating migraines, a recent study suggests there might be a connection with hearing loss and tinnitus, as well. We have known for some time that there are many other health conditions associated with hearing loss and tinnitus. For instance, those who have hearing loss are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and diabetes. …

The Global Cost of Hearing Loss is a Surprising Number

The Global Cost of Hearing Loss is a Surprising Number

When we think of hearing loss as a costly global phenomenon, how can we put a number on that cost? Some of the ways that hearing loss is costly are intangible, such as the decreased quality of life and the frustration of strained social relationship due to miscommunication. It’s hard to estimate what is worth to have an easy conversation …