Why Pretending to Hear Doesn't Help

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Hearing loss, like most hidden disabilities, comes with a lot of baggage that makes people reluctant to talk about it. In the past, hearing loss was seen as a sign of getting old, getting sick, and losing mental abilities. But keeping things secret can hurt …

All About Digital Hearing Aids

Every day, hearing aid technology gets better. How we think about hearing aids changes every year as new and exciting things emerge. Many hearing aids can be charged and also run complex programs and settings. You can also find hearing aids that connect easily to …

Musicians and Hearing Loss

Even though everyone should be able to hear well, there are some jobs that require it. For example, if you work as an air traffic controller, an emergency dispatcher, or in law enforcement, you need to hear well for everyone’s safety. Hearing is also important …

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

You might be surprised at how quickly hearing loss can change a person’s life, mainly if they used to be outgoing. Hearing loss starts in the ears but quickly affects communication, relationships, cognitive function, and even personality changes over time. It’s also a condition that …

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

The sounds that surround us add to our enjoyment. Chirping birds on a calm morning or your favorite music unexpectedly playing on the radio can add to the value of our days. However, sounds that are too loud or overwhelming can be too much. Excessive …

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 …