Hunters and Hearing Loss

Hunters and Hearing Loss

Many recreational activities come with hearing risks. Attending a sporting event at a large arena can be a risk for hearing loss, as can a concert or dance club. Even simply attending a bar or restaurant can be a hearing risk depending on the architecture, layout, and volume of music being played.  Yet, one recreational activity that many participants neglect …

Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids’ Ears

Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids' Ears

The times when we are exposed to extreme noise are undeniable. If you have ever stepped out of a loud concert, nightclub, or even a sporting event, you likely noticed just how quiet the surrounding world was in contrast. Your hearing might have even seemed to be muffled, or you might have heard an immediate ringing in your ears.  In …

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Osteoporosis and Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) or sudden deafness, affects about 0.5% of adults each year. The condition arises when a person “suddenly” cannot hear out of one or both ears. The far more common form of sensorineural hearing loss is a gradual process that develops over years.  In the case of sudden hearing loss, however, hearing is lost immediately and …

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

If you’ve been avoiding treating your hearing loss, it’s time to reconsider. Not only do hearing aids help you hear all the sounds around you, a recent study found that hearing aids can keep you happy, healthy, and wealthy! Living with untreated hearing loss has a lot of negative health effects. Don’t ignore your hearing health, and find out how …

Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

Adults with Hearing Loss at Higher Risk for Unemployment

If you have hearing loss, you’ve noticed that it’s harder to follow conversations than it used to be. You’ve been having difficulty connecting with family and friends, and you’ve started to notice some problems communicating at work. Adults with untreated hearing loss often struggle at work, and have a higher risk of unemployment than adults who don’t have hearing loss. …

Sensitivity to Sound As We Age

Sensitivity to Sound as We Age

Growing old is a normal and special part of life, to be cherished and celebrated. It is important to be ready to adapt to inevitable changes that develop as we age, so we can do so gracefully. Often we move more slowly, need more time to recharge and our hearing ability will change. You are not just imagining that some …

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

Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Hearing loss is a serious condition and often overlooked. Commonly referred to as an invisible disability Over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people deal with disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss isn’t just an issue with your ears but affects many aspects of your life.  The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each …

When to Get New Hearing Aids

When to Get New Hearing Aids

As we maintain our hearing health and address our specific needs, our hearing aids are at the top of the list of maintenance! We have invested time and finances in order to enrich and sustain our hearing experiences, so it goes without saying that we are well-positioned to keep our hearing aids in prime condition. We also need to be …

Athletes and Hearing Loss

Athletes and Hearing Loss

If you love sports whether it’s a hobby or a profession, you know how important it is to be able to hear the world around you. The easier you can locate the source of a sound, whether it be a speeding ball, a teammate or an opponent approaching, the faster you can react to play your best game possible. However, …

All About Hearing Protection

All About Hearing Protection

Today we are exposed to more noise at home, on the streets and at work than ever before. While cities and suburbs grow louder, we must make a conscious effort to protect our ears if we want to maintain healthy hearing for years to come. If you haven’t thought about protecting your ears, it is still not too late. The …