October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

Young people are experiencing higher rates of hearing loss than expected. Though the rates are nowhere close to the levels among aging populations, a closer look at the data reveals something quite interesting. The younger generations, when compared with young people in the past, have higher rates of hearing loss, and researchers are keen to understand what has changed. Many …

Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

Supporting a Loved One with Hearing Loss

With 48 million people in the US affected by hearing loss, chances are someone close to you struggles with this serious disability. It can be frustrating because hearing loss is an invisible disability, meaning that it is up to your loved one to open about the condition and what you can do to support them. This is not always easy …

Tips to Ease Communication with Face Masks & Hearing Loss

Tips to Ease Communication with Face Masks & Hearing Loss

With 48 million people in the US affected by hearing loss, chances are someone close to you struggles with this serious disability. It can be frustrating because hearing loss is an invisible disability, meaning that it is up to your loved one to open about the condition and what you can do to support them. This is not always easy …

Know Alzheimer’s Disease. Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month (1)

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! This year is the 10th year that people from around the globe have come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Hearing loss is one of the risk factors of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, so every year we join the global conversation about dementia. What is World Alzheimer’s Month? September is a time …

Can Air Pollution Affect Our Hearing Abilities?

Can Air Pollution Affect Our Hearing Abilities

Hearing ability is a truly remarkable function of the human body. When sound pressure enters the ear canal, the tiny features of the inner ear are sensitive to even the slightest changes in pressure size and shape. Detecting those differences requires fine-tuned sensory reception, but that same sensitivity makes the parts of the ear prone to damage, as well. Specifically, …

Current & Former Smokers May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

Current & Former Smokers May Be at Higher Risk for Hearing Loss

If there is one lifestyle behavior that is associated with the worst health outcomes, it surely must be smoking. Many think immediately of lung cancer as the health risk associated with smoking, but there are a wide range of other negative health effects associated with the habit. Added to the list it looks like hearing loss might be associated with …

Studies Show that COVID19 Can Affect Tinnitus

Studies Show that COVID19 Can Affect Tinnitus

As we know, COVID-19 comes with a wide range of rather mysterious symptoms. What was once thought to be a respiratory virus primarily affecting the ability to breathe has now shown symptoms in a wide range of other systems of the body. Not only is the peripheral nervous system affected in some cases, but surprising symptoms such as the inability …

How Virtual Assistants Can Assist Those with Hearing Loss

How Virtual Assistants Can Assist Those with Hearing Loss

Our relationships with information have changed dramatically in the past decade or two. Prior to widespread access to the Internet, information retrieval required time, intention, and physical space. Consulting a phone book, encyclopedia, or library took some effort on the part of the person seeking information, and we tended to rely on others to share truths with us. This relationship …

Signs You May Have Tinnitus

Signs You May Have Tinnitus

If you have ever been to a noisy concert, nightclub, or sporting event, you might have walked out into the relative quiet and heard a loud ringing, buzzing, or humming in your ears. That sound probably went away by the time you woke up the next morning, meaning that you didn’t have tinnitus, exactly. Now, imagine if that sound didn’t …

Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

Studies Show Higher Rates of Hearing Loss for People with Diabetes

Hearing loss is connected to a wide range of other conditions. In some cases, the connection is direct. For instance, those who work in a noisy industrial facility will likely have higher rates of hearing loss among the employees due to noise exposure over time. Other connections are more difficult to parse. Take, for instance, the connection between hearing loss …