March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

March 3 is World Hearing Day Hearing Care for All(10) (1)

In 2021 we are all looking for reasons to celebrate, and fortunately, we have a great cause with World Hearing Day on March 3! The World Health Organization has established this annual event to focus on a specific issue related to hearing, and this year’s banner topic is “Hearing Care for ALL!”  Around the world, many lack the resources to …

How Quitting Smoking & Lowering Blood Pressure Could Support Healthy Hearing

How Quitting Smoking & Lowering Blood Pressure Could Support Healthy Hearing

There are about 48 million Americans today dealing with some form of hearing loss. The prevalence of personal listening devices and other major noise sources in our modern world account for much of the hearing loss we see, but it’s likely that smoking and high blood pressure are playing a role, as well. A Study on Smoking A Japanese study …

Why Do Masks Make it Difficult to Communicate?

Why Do Masks Make it Difficult to Communicate

This past year has been difficult for everyone, but people who experience hearing loss are perhaps among the most affected on a day-to-day basis. While Zoom meetings can sometimes make communication easier thanks to closed captioning and tight integration with hearing aids, being in public with widespread mask use poses significant additional difficulties for those with communication issues of all …

How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test

How Often Should I Get a Hearing Test

You may not be the first person to know that you have a hearing loss. Hearing loss is typically very gradual – it is almost impossible to notice changes in your hearing health. In the meantime, you might make unconscious adjustments that will help you hear, such as raising the volume on the TV. And you might not know that …

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 …