How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing

How a Heart-Healthy Diet Supports Better Hearing

Those who eat healthy diets record greater feelings of overall well-being, and evidence for the connection between a healthy body and mind has strengthened in recent years.  Just about any health condition you can think about can be improved with a healthy eating regimen, and hearing loss is no different. While scientists still do not precisely understand how hearing loss …

Tips to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer

Tips to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer

Millions of Americans have hearing loss, and many Americans of all ages are wearing hearing aids to help them hear. Hearing aids can improve your quality of life, make it easy to communicate with loved ones, and even reduce your risk of cognitive decline or dementia. If you have a new pair of hearing aids, these are some tips to …

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

Your holidays may look different compared to last year, but don’t let that stop you from spending quality time online with your friends and family! Digital family reunions are one perfect way to communicate with loved ones over the holidays. Here are some ideas for a beautiful virtual family reunion for those who have never had one before. Set the …

How does Telemedicine Work?

How does Telemedicine Work

Have you been needing to see the doctor but don’t want to make a trip into the office? Today’s technology makes it easy for you to access great service from medical professionals without leaving the comfort of your own home. You can have telemedicine appointments with your doctor and even with your hearing health specialist. What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is …

ADA at 30. More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss

ADA at 30. More Work to be Done on Hearing Loss

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was founded in 1990. So this year the ADA is 30! The ADA raises awareness about disabilities, and protects the rights of Americans with disabilities. This includes people with hearing loss. The ADA ensures that people with hearing loss have equal access to work opportunities and community services. However, there’s still a lot more …

Work & Leisure Activities That Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

Work & Leisure Activities That Could Contribute to Hearing Loss

One of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to very loud noise. Both work and leisure activities can be extremely loud, contributing to hearing loss. Noise can cause hearing loss for people of all ages. Loud noise will damage the cells in your ear and cause permanent hearing loss. Noise Induced Hearing Loss The loud noises you …

A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

Do you have unsafe listening practices? The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to make listening safe for all. They’re running a campaign to make listening safer for everyone. They’re working with researchers and audiologists to raise awareness about hearing loss, and help people learn more about the factors that can damage their hearing. The WHO is working towards a future …

How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work

How much noise do you experience on a daily basis? Many people who grew up in a city might say “not that much,” when in fact they’re inundated with it. Those who came of age in a quieter place and then transplanted to the city are quick to realize just how chaotic the sonic environment is there. Prolonged Exposure to …

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Celebrate World Alzheimer's Month with a Hearing Test

While age-related hearing loss was once thought to be an annoying but relatively benign aspect of the aging process, research over recent decades has shown us that it is much more than that. Hearing loss can instigate a cascade of negative social and medical health effects. It can also be an indicator of underlying health issues that can become acute. …

Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

Are two hearing aids better than one?

Some people with hearing loss know that they need help with both ears. Whether or not they have perfectly symmetrical hearing loss, they can tell that neither side is able to hear clearly without assistance. However, other people have dramatically different hearing loss from one side of their head to the other.  This inequity can happen for a number of …