Convincing Someone That They’re Having a Problem Hearing

If you live with someone who is struggling to hear, then this article is for you.  Convincing someone that they have a problem hearing can be a daunting task, typically because they either don’t recognize that a problem exists or don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority of the time) … Continued


Can Workplace Noise Make You Less Healthy?

Exposure to noise from the workplace and noise-induced hearing loss can be dangerous to your health according to a recent study.  Researcher’s found that workers regularly exposed to noise levels of 100 decibels had more than double the risk of being hospitalized for a workplace injury. Lead researcher, Serge-Andre Girard said that, “exposure to high … Continued


Can Your Personality Change Because of Hearing Loss?

In a study supported by the National Institute of Health and published in Feb 2014, Journal of Personality it was determined that hearing loss among older adults leaves a deep impact on their personality. The researchers studied 400 people in the age group of 80-98 over a period of six years. The team investigated a … Continued


What Caused My Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing. And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time. There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it … Continued


Is Your Job Causing You to Lose Your Hearing?

Occupational (work related) hearing loss is hearing loss that develops slowly over a long period of time (several years) as the result of exposure to continuous or intermittent loud noise at a persons place of employment. The good news is that the risk of occupational hearing loss (OHL) is declining. However while progress has been … Continued


Hearing Aid and Hearing Loss Myths

36 million Americans suffer with some degree of hearing loss. Unfortunately many of those 36 million who could receive benefit from hearing aids don’t. People often don’t seek help simply because they’ve been supplied with the wrong information. If you suspect that you or someone close to you may be experiencing some degree of hearing … Continued


The Impact of Hearing Loss on Women

According to a recent study, hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to more than 11 … Continued


Are Allergies the Cause of Your Hearing Loss?

Spring is coming weeks early in many parts of the country, starting the spring allergy season that much sooner.  Allergies are defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact. Some allergy sufferers will experience common symptoms like a runny nose, wheezing, skin … Continued


Pets and Hearing Aids Can Be A Disastrous Combination

No matter how much money you spend on toys for your pets they will inevitably play with, chew or outright eat something you don’t want them too. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your hearing aids. Dogs seem to prefer to chew and ultimately swallow all or part a hearing aid. Cats … Continued


What are the consequences of long term hearing loss?

INCIDENCE OF HEARING LOSS Millions and millions of Americans have hearing loss.  Estimates range from 36 – 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. The National Institute of Health reports that the percentage of adults with a disabling hearing loss increases with age: 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. … Continued