What Tackling Your Hearing Problem Says About You

The end of Better Hearing Month (May) is the perfect time to stand up and applaud those who have made the decision to acknowledge and treat a hearing loss. The list below has been provided by the Better Hearing Institute.  Founded in 1973, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) conducts research and engages in hearing health … Continued


Tips for Hearing Aid Users When Heat and Humidity Levels Are on the Rise

Warmer weather is coming.  Warmer weather also brings heat, humidity and air conditioning all of which can wreak havoc on hearing aids.  Moisture collects in tubing, corrosion forms on contact points, and ears may produce more wax. MOISTURE/WATER Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids.  Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of … Continued


Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium (a germ) that is commonly transmitted by a bite from an infected deer tick. Although April through October is considered to be prime tick season; Lyme disease can be transmitted by a tick at any time of year. Symptoms Diagnosis of Lyme disease can be difficult … Continued


There is a difference between hearing and listening.

Seth S. Horowitz from the New York Times provides a great explanation, “the difference between the sense of hearing and the skill of listening is attention. Hearing is a vastly underrated sense. We tend to think of the world as a place that we see, interacting with things and people based on how they look. … Continued


Is My Hearing Loss Making Me Feel Tired?

You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.  But by mid-day the thought of speaking to one more person leaves you feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. If this sounds like you or someone you know and you or they have untreated hearing loss, there is a very real possibility that a hearing loss is … Continued


Can Stress Cause Hearing Loss?

Does stress cause hearing loss?  Or does hearing loss cause stress?  It’s quite possible that the answer to both questions is, yes. CAN STRESS CAUSE HEARING LOSS? A study published in The International Journal of Tinnitus examined forty patients hospitalized with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus and compared them to a control group of inpatients of … Continued


Spring Allergies Can Cause Hearing Loss

  In spite of the unseasonably cool weather in many parts of the country, spring is here and allergy season has begun.  Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and late March/early April typically means the start of a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and other miserable allergy symptoms. Allergy is the term used to describe an … Continued


How to Convince Someone They Have 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 the individual with the problem either doesn’t recognize that a problem exists or they don’t realize how bad the problem has become.  Hearing loss (the majority … Continued


Can a Problem Hearing Impact Your Personality?

In a recent study published in the 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 change in two personality traits: Extraversion – Extraversion is defined … Continued


Is My Job Causing Me to Lose My Hearing?

Occupational 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 made, additional … Continued