Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Having a plan of action in the case of an emergency is important for everyone. It is especially useful for people with hearing loss who have specific hearing needs that should be planned for and met. As we are experiencing unusual weather patterns, this is a good time to visit your emergency plan and if you do not have one, …

Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Mood?

Can Hearing Loss Affect Your Mood?

Hearing loss has multifaceted effects that can impact daily life in various ways. Hearing is integral to communication which is foundational for relationships, social engagement, work life etc. So when hearing is impaired and communication becomes challenging, the cumulative toll of this is far reaching including impacting one’s mood and overall wellness.   Link Between Hearing Loss & Depression  Research shows …

Connect with Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Treatment

Connect with Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Treatment

As Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) comes to a close, we take this opportunity to reflect on how hearing loss helps us connect with our loved ones! BHSM is organized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a campaign for hearing healthcare awareness and advocacy. Impacting over 48 million people, hearing loss is the third most pervasive health …

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are constantly exposed to and absorbing noise. Waking up to an alarm clock, commuting, listening to music or a podcast, and using various appliances; noise is part of our daily lives. Did you know that higher levels of sound can damage hearing? Exposure to loud noise is one of the most …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

As we age, it’s important to pay attention to our cognitive health. It’s normal for a decline to begin as we age but left unaddressed it can quickly develop into irreversible dementia. To avoid this Stephen M. Stahl, MD, Ph.D., adjunct professor of psychiatry, University of California San Diego explains announced four pillars of cognitive health at the 2017 Neuroscience …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

As we age, it’s important to pay attention to our cognitive health. It’s normal for a decline to begin as we age but left unaddressed it can quickly develop into irreversible dementia. To avoid this Stephen M. Stahl, MD, Ph.D., adjunct professor of psychiatry, University of California San Diego explains announced four pillars of cognitive health at the 2017 Neuroscience …

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

Add Improved Hearing To Your New Year’s Health Goals!

January is nearly here and with it comes a brand new year! What do you hope to achieve in this next year? Do you want to exercise more, eat healthier, reconnect with old friends or start a brand new project? Whatever you choose, past the big picture, make sure you focus on the small steps to get there. For instance, …

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

For the most part, hearing loss is a condition that occurs gradually. In the case of presbycusis (age-related hearing loss), hearing loss occurs due to the natural process of aging. With noise-induced hearing loss, it happens over time when a person is exposed to dangerously loud noises. In both cases, hearing loss occurs due to long-term damage or deterioration of …

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss?

We human beings are rarely as symmetrical as we like to think. In cases of hearing loss when both ears are affected, or bilateral hearing loss, our levels of hearing capabilities often vary from one ear to the other. Of course, in some cases of hearing loss, only the one ear is impacted at all. These cases are referred to …

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month(1) (1)

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, currently affecting over 50 million people worldwide. Ten million new cases are reported annually, and it’s projected that by 2050 this devastating disease could affect 152 million! This is why it is important to understand what we can do, as individuals, as family members and as friends of those affected by …