Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family   

Even the closest families need help communicating every now and then, but there is a heightened demand for assistance when hearing loss enters the picture. By its very nature, difficulty hearing negatively impacts communications and necessitates incorporating new ways of interacting. This can be a …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Does anyone have recollections of parents yelling to turn down the music? You may have repeated the warning to your own children. With the advent of personal devices, though, much of our listening behaviors have shifted to more interior experience. Now, we plug into our …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Feeling tired can seem like an inevitable result of a busy, active life. And at times, fatigue is the healthy outcome of external demands. It tells us when we need a break. For some people, particularly introverts, social interactions alone may result in a feeling …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Noise is all around us. We’re exposed to sound all day every day, and we hardly give it a second thought. However, not all sounds are harmless. Some everyday activities can affect your hearing, or even lead to hearing loss. Here are a few of …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Our ears are exposed to loud noises every day. But many of us don’t think twice about the daily activities that could affect our hearing. If you have noisy hobbies, work on a noisy job site, or have experienced tinnitus when leaving a concert, your …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

What did you say? If you ask people to repeat themselves in every conversation, you may have an untreated hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss affects millions of adults. The earliest signs of hearing loss can begin in your 40s and 50s. And by the time …

Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

For almost 100 years, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has celebrated Better Hearing and Speech Month in May. This month, we’re inviting you to celebrate with us! The theme of 2021 is Building Connections, and we’re excited to help you build stronger connections in the year …

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can affect people of every age. The rate of congenital deafness, or hearing loss at birth is relatively low, just about 2 or 3 of every 1,000 American children. However, that number increases in American adults, with 15% of those 18 years or …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

A recent report from the Lancet Commision on dementia prevention, intervention and care, hearing loss is listed as the largest single risk factor for developing dementia. While we know that hearing loss can impact other health outcomes, there is reason to take note of the …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Many people react to the first signs of diminished hearing by burying their heads in the sand. Rather than admit to a new reality, one with less than healthy hearing, it is tempting to go on as usual to avoid facing what some consider to …