A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

If you have ever been close to anyone who has suffered from dementia, you already know how devastating the effects can be. It is common for people with dementia to lose short and long-term memory. Eventually, it can be difficult to complete even small everyday tasks and forget familiar faces. Currently, there is no cure for dementia, however, researchers have …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

It is estimated that 48 million people in the US suffer from some degree of hearing loss and that number is only expected to rise. By 2050 many researchers believe that 1 in 10 people will have significant hearing loss. The most important thing you can do to combat the prevalence of hearing loss is to acknowledge the reality that …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

After a long day, do you ever hear a ringing in your ears that seems to come from your own head? This is called tinnitus and can be extremely frustrating when it becomes excessively loud and consistent. While there is no consensus on what causes tinnitus, many believe that it is caused by inner ear damage, when the tiny hairs …

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline 

Hearing Loss & Cognitive Decline

People often view hearing loss as an isolated health issue. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case – hearing loss has a big impact on everything from your quality of life to your earning power. There are even major health risks that accompany untreated hearing loss including, most seriously, an elevated risk of dementia and cognitive decline.  In fact, among people …

Communicating with People Who Have Hearing Loss 

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

In all likelihood, someone close to you lives with hearing loss. Significant hearing loss currently affects around 13% of the population, around one in eight people. This percentage jumps within aging populations and amongst workers with very noisy jobs. Hearing loss can make a huge impact on a person’s life especially their ability to communicate with others.  In a world …

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

March 3 is World Hearing Day Hearing Care for All

World Hearing Day will mark the release of the World Health Organization’s World Report on Hearing: a global call to action for individuals and governments alike to address hearing loss and diseases of the ear across all phases of life. The message is clear that we need to do more to prevent and treat hearing loss in the world today, …

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss 

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common medical conditions that people navigate today. Impacting nearly 1 in 5 people who have some degree of impaired hearing, hearing loss results in a reduced ability to absorb and process sound. This is most often treated with hearing aids, electronic devices designed to collect and amplify sound, providing significant support. Wearing hearing …

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships 

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

Hearing loss is one of the most pervasive health conditions that people experience today. Nearly 1 in 5 people have some degree of hearing loss, impacting over 48 million people. Impaired hearing reduces one’s ability to take in and process sound which produces a wide range of effects that can take a toll on daily life. Hearing loss strains communication, …

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Treating Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Staying socially connected, especially during the current times we are living in, is integral for health and wellness. But social engagement can be particularly challenging for people who experience hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic medical condition that older adults navigate today. One of the major impacts of impaired hearing is strained communication which makes conversations …

5 Nutrients that Boost Your Hearing Health

Nutrients That Boost Your Hearing Health

The benefits of healthy eating on physical and mental health are commonly emphasized. But healthy eating is also valuable for hearing! Hearing health is integral to overall wellness and typically overlooked. Impaired hearing is one of the most pervasive medical conditions people experience. There are useful ways people can reduce their risk of developing hearing and enhance their hearing health. …