Why You Should See a Licensed Hearing Professional

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting nearly 1 in 5 people, hearing loss effects over 30 million people, making it the third most pervasive chronic health issue. Impaired hearing results in a reduced ability to hear and process sound which produces a range of symptoms that can significantly disrupt daily life. …

Working with Hearing Loss

Work environments can be challenging for people with hearing loss. Not only can the workplace cause hearing loss, but managing work tasks with impaired hearing can also be difficult. Hearing loss reduces a person’s ability to absorb and process sound which impacts communication, a critical way we understand and navigate daily life. Strained communication can create a tough work environment …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make the Problem Much Worse

Hearing loss is often difficult to recognize at first. This is because it is a progressive condition. By the time many identify their hearing loss, it has gotten so extreme that it’s a challenge to listen even in the most ideal listening situations. The danger with letting this condition progress this far is there are dangerous side effects to hearing …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Healthy communication in any relationship is based on the concept that both parties are open and honest with each other. When you can listen to the other person and consider what they are seeing you can cultivate your relationship with friends, family, co-workers and your significant other for years to come. Clear communication is the cornerstone of any healthy relationship …

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

This year has been especially different than any year before. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has interrupted travel plans for millions of Americans this holiday season.  The CDC has stated “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.” While it is safer to …

Addressing Hearing Loss May Improve Care of Older Adults    

In today’s world access to medical care is more important than ever before. While the medical field is concerned with health and wellness, too often accommodating patients with hearing loss is overlooked. In part, this is due to how under-treated hearing loss is in our society, but other factors contribute to the situation as well. With some thoughtfulness and consideration, …

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

Investing in Your Health: Treating Hearing Loss

If you have recently received treatment for hearing loss in the form of diagnosis and dispensing hearing aids, then you know what a change it can make in your everyday life. The ability to converse more easily with people in your everyday encounters, as well as your closest loved ones, can make your life simpler and can enhance the richness …

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Imagine your first week at a new job – you’ve worked hard to get where you are, and you are excited about all the opportunities that come with your new position. There’s just one little thing holding you back – you live with hearing loss and haven’t disclosed it to your boss and coworkers yet. Your hearing loss means it …

All About Tinnitus

Have you experienced a ringing, buzzing or other noise in your ear? The experience of hearing phantom sounds is known as “tinnitus” and it can be both an indicator of hearing issues and a frustrating health problem in its own right. Tinnitus manifests differently for different people, and there is no singular cause of tinnitus, although the presence of tinnitus …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Veterans and Hearing Loss

The loudest sounds on Earth occur in combat. It’s no surprise, then, that tinnitus and hearing loss rank as the first and second most common health problems faced by American veterans returning home, with the VA purchasing 1 out of every 5 hearing aids sold in the U.S., at a cost of about $348 per hearing aid. For tinnitus and …