Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month! This global campaign focuses on raising awareness, addressing misconceptions, and destigmatizing dementia. Dementia refers to several medical conditions that are characterized by cognitive decline: deterioration of memory, language, problem solving, critical thinking abilities. There are several types of dementia including …

Tips for Watching TV with Hearing Aids

If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone. Almost 50 million Americans of all ages have hearing loss! Hearing loss makes it hard to follow conversations, whether you’re in your living room or in a crowded restaurant. You’ll also notice that hearing loss makes it …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Hearing loss is a very common condition, affecting 48 million people and is the third most common chronic physical condition, more prevalent than diabetes or cancer in the US.  There are many factors that contribute to hearing loss, the most common being old age. Even …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Have you noticed a difference in any of your relationships lately? Maybe you and your spouse aren’t having the kinds of long chats you used to, or maybe you’re not seeing certain friends as often as you once did. It could be that they, or …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults

Hearing loss is a big problem among older adults. The National Institute on Aging estimates that some form of hearing loss is found in an estimated 3 out of 5 people over 65. This statistic increases the older one gets. Another World Health Organization study …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Our veterans risked their lives to keep our country safe, and our lives wouldn’t be the same without them. Not only did our veterans put their lives on the line, they also risked injury, their mental health and wellbeing, and their hearing. According to the …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Recent studies show that around 22 million American workers are exposed to very loud sounds at work, and up to 33% have noise induced hearing loss. Occupational hearing hazards abound on job sites around the country, and you may be risking your hearing health every …

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

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

Since 1927, May has been designated as Better Hearing and Speech month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides information to help you learn more about communication disorders such as hearing loss. They hope you’ll recognize the impact of these communication disorders in both personal and professional …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Americans spend ⅓ of our lives at work, and hearing loss is an occupational hazard in many workplace environments. Whether and to what extent your hearing is at risk at your workplace has hopefully already been measured, but if not you can find out how …

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a type of sensorineural hearing loss, the most common form of hearing loss, and NIHL is among the most preventable. Recent statistics indicate that as many as 17% of teenagers have some degree of hearing loss in one or both …