HOW NOISE POLLUTION AFFECTS HEARING HEALTH

Noise pollution is bad: we all know that. The “noise-cancelling technology” in our headphones can filter it out, and if it persists, we can get into a really bad mood. Whether it’s a noisy neighbor, overhead noise from an airport … Read More

HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY MAKES HEARING LOSS EASIER THAN EVER

If you suffer from significant hearing loss, you may have experienced a substantial decrease in quality of life, especially while trying to experience community. Because hearing is such a crucial part of navigating the public sphere, hearing aids have become … Read More

NEGATIVE STIGMAS AND HEARING LOSS

Feel devalued is common as we age in this modern age, especially as technology changes everything so quickly. We can quickly start to feel left behind, especially after we’ve left the workforce. We can feel like we aren’t contributing meaningfully … Read More

RETIRING? DON’T FORGET ABOUT HEARING HEALTH!

If you are nearing retirement age, you may have health care and other costs on your mind. Healthcare costs are always significant, and the hearing-related portion of those costs factor in as well. According to recent estimates for cost-of-living in … Read More

HEARING LOSS CAN HAVE THESE LITTLE-KNOWN CAUSES

Many people already know the most frequent sources of hearing problems: being in the presence of noise over 80 decibels on an ongoing basis (loud music, machinery or lawnmowers); or short bursts of extreme noise, such as an explosion or … Read More

BALANCE DISORDERS, DIZZINESS AND YOUR HEARING HEALTH

Balance disorders and dizziness, often caused by inner ear issues, may soon be diagnosed and treated with an MRI magnet. Researchers at Johns Hopkins discovered in 2011 that an MRI’s magnetic field has a strong pull on the fluid in … Read More

HEARING AIDS: TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Often when diagnosed with hearing loss, one ear may have more severe hearing damage than the other. Because hearing aids can carry a significant cost, we are often asked if two hearing aids are really necessary. The answer is an … Read More

WHERE DID HEARING AIDS COME FROM?

Modern hearing aids are remarkable: small enough to hide inside of your ears, yet they can allow you to hear even when your ears fail you. If you have ever been stuck somewhere without the use of your hearing aids, … Read More

TRAVELING THIS SUMMER? “HEAR” SOME TIPS!

For most people, travel is a fun, exciting way to relax and see new places. For people who use hearing aids, however, traveling can be a little bit more complicated. Traveling for the Hearing Impaired Unanticipated difficulties can include problems … Read More

Going to a Concert? Grab the Earplugs!

Summer is a time of sun, fun and outdoor festivities like concerts and festivals. Once you get to a concert, however, you may remember how loud those concert speakers can be: in excess of 100 decibels! Noise that loud risks … Read More

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