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 …

Understanding The Causes & Symptoms of Tinnitus

Understanding The Causes & Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is typically an underlying symptom of a medical condition. It is experiencing sound – commonly described as buzzing, clicking, humming – in one or both ears when no external sound is present. According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 25 million adults report experiencing tinnitus …

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

The World Health Organization organizes an annual initiative called World Hearing Day (WHO) every year on March 3. The campaign aims to disseminate awareness and inspire people to avoid hearing loss and improve hearing treatment.  WHO chooses a theme each year, and this year’s theme …

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Did you know that around one in every eight Americans lives with significant hearing loss? Hearing loss is incredibly common, and odds are someone close to you manages hearing loss in their life. While hearing loss is widespread, information about how to make communication accommodations …