A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Today hearing loss in the US is estimated to affect as many as 48 million people and is expected to rise to 1 in 10 people in the next 30 years. While there is no cure for the most common forms of hearing loss, hearing aids are found to help combat the dangerous effects of hearing loss. These tiny digital … Read More

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Do you find yourself struggling to keep up with conversation or having to ask people to repeat themselves? This happens to everyone every now and then but if this becomes an all too common experience then it is time to admit that you may have hearing loss. The important thing to understand is that you are not alone. 466 million … Read More

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

It is estimated that one in eight people 12 years and older in the United States suffer from hearing loss in both ears. This makes the likelihood that someone close to you may be dealing with this condition. Even if your loved ones are treating their hearing loss, they still may need certain accommodations in order for their comprehension to … Read More

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

More than 1 in 8 Americans currently lives with hearing loss, meaning that the chances are someone you care about struggles with their hearing on a daily basis. Most hearing loss cannot be cured, but it can be treated using devices like hearing aids to boost hearing and comprehension. Despite the effectiveness of hearing aids, less than 1 in 7 … Read More

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

In people who have experienced hearing loss, one of the most common types they encounter is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). According to the American Hearing Loss Foundation,NIHL is one of the most common types of hearing loss in the US, after age-related hearing loss. NIHL is a kind of sensorineural hearing loss and occurs in 23 percent of people over … Read More

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Safety is a concern every time we get into our car and hit the road. Car accidents in the U.S. reach more than 6 million per year, and the average number of motor vehicle crash deaths is 10 per 100,000 persons per year. Careful driving requires sharp visual and auditory senses to make prompt and informed choices. Although all drivers … Read More

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

When you first acquire hearing aids, it’s a big step in the right direction when it comes to your hearing health, but they are not a panacea. It’s essential to manage your expectations in two areas:  The amount of hearing that is eventually restored.  Your hearing will be much better than before, but unlike eyeglasses that correct your vision, they will … Read More

Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing loss is currently impacting nearly 40 million Americans nationally. They are struggling to obey conversations, sustain close relationships, and are facing lower living standards as a result. The good news is that in the last couple of years, hearing technology has improved dramatically, and if you have hearing loss, your hearing aid options are excellent, and you can find … Read More

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

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

The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) is a community of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, students, and faculty members aimed at improving awareness of speech and hearing issues by removing common barriers to excellent communication. Each May, ASHA hosts “Better Hearing and Speech Month” (BHSM) to jump-start their efforts. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work.”   How to improve communication … Read More

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

As it depends on many factors, including your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget, choosing the right hearing aid can be a tricky process.  There are so many options and considerations to consider. It is helpful to think about the following questions and discuss your answers with a hearing specialist to decide precisely what you need from a hearing … Read More