Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Every May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) promotes hearing loss and communication difficulties. The topic for this year’s ASHA conference is “Connecting People,” emphasizing how important it is to maintain the lines of communication with those around us. The prevalence of hearing loss Hearing loss …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

If you have just purchased your first pair of hearing aids, then congratulations! Even though it is exciting to start hearing better, you must take some time to learn about your new devices. The more familiar you are with them and how they work, the …

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

The way we talk about mental health has changed in recent years. The past stigma seems to be fading, and people are more willing to get help for their mental health needs. Prominent celebrities, athletes, and politicians have opened up about their own experiences with …

Questions and Answers About Hearing Loss

Questions and Answers About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect almost every aspect of your life, including the ability to communicate comfortably with loved ones and friends, travel independently via public transportation, and even perform at work. If you cannot hear well enough, it can seem like the rest of the …

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

Protect Your Ears at Your Favorite Sporting Events

As the winter fades and Covid-19 cases recede, more people will be attending sports events this summer. When it comes to hearing, we tend to think of concerts as the worst offenders, but sports games — could also be a dangerous noise hazard. Loud sounds …

Can Hearing Aids Be "Fashionable"?

Can Hearing Aids Be “Fashionable”?

Hearing aids aren’t often associated with fashion, but that has changed dramatically in the previous two decades. Hearing aids worn by your grandparents or parents were likely bulky, flesh-toned, and susceptible to feedback. But Hearing aids today have gotten smaller, sleeker, and more inconspicuous than …

Improving Communication with Your Family

When a family member has hearing loss, it can make natural conversations difficult, resulting in feelings of isolation, frustration, and resentment all around. The good news is, there are solutions.   Treating hearing loss with hearing aids will make a difference right away, in a …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Reading has given way to listening in today’s media landscape. Even though the use of video and audio in media and news has increased steadily over the last century, we are still finding ways to incorporate these mediums into our lives safely.    People have …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing loss is the third most common medical problem in the United States, although it is frequently misdiagnosed and undertreated. While it is a common misconception that hearing loss affects our ears, the truth is that it also impacts our brains. Untreated hearing loss has …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

If you are 65 years of age or older, there is a one and three chance that you have hearing loss. However, hearing loss is not an inevitable part of aging. There are many things you can do now to lower the risk of hearing …