Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish

Can Hearing Aids Be Stylish

Hearing aids might not be at the top of your list of fashion-forward accessories, and you may think that all hearing devices are clunky and cumbersome. The device you might be picturing was probably made 20 years ago.  While early hearing aids were helping people hear, they’re a far cry from modern hearing technology. Have you avoided looking after your …

Improving Communication with Your Family

Improving Communication with Your Family

One of the most frequent medical concerns that people face nowadays is hearing loss. Damaged hearing causes a reduction in hearing and processing sound, which can substantially influence communication. This makes daily conversations, socializing with friends, and carrying out routine chores more difficult. When it comes to your family, individuals you see and interact with regularly, strained communication can be …

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

Earbud Use Could Harm Your Hearing

No matter where you go, you see people with earbuds in place as they stream content. We’re a ‘plugged in’ modern society, but now it appears that this use of earbuds could spell danger for our ears.  Earbuds And Noise A study by the World Health Organization in 2015 found that the use of earbuds had increased by 75% between …

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

Hearing Loss & Fatigue

At this point, we know that hearing loss doesn’t just affect your hearing. As with all medical conditions, hearing loss may affect many different areas of your life if left untreated. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to social withdrawal and isolation; it may harm your earning power on the job, and it could cause your interpersonal relationships to crumble …

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

Everyday Activities That Could Harm Your Hearing

There are many everyday situations where you might be concerned about the noise level around you. If you found yourself at a loud concert before the pandemic, perhaps you became concerned that the decibel level was too high. Those who work in factories, industrial sites, or other workplaces with heavy machinery might be concerned that their noise exposure is enough …

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

Age-related hearing loss is widespread. Over 48 million Americans have difficulty hearing without a hearing aid, including 1 in 6 baby boomers (ages 41 to 59). Hearing loss due to age usually starts in the 50s. It is often overlooked or dismissed as a normal part of the aging process. In fact, untreated hearing loss can have serious negative consequences …

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

The Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a hearing loss that develops after birth is an acquired hearing loss. Hearing loss can strike at any point in one’s life due to illness or injury. Unlike congenital hearing loss – hearing loss that happens at birth due to genetics – acquired hearing loss has several causes due to external issues. Here, …

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Building Connections May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) raises awareness on hearing loss and communication disorders every May, with Better Hearing and Speech Month. This May, ASHA’s theme is “Building Connections.” which feels especially relevant given how so many of us have struggled to maintain our connections to others during this past year.  Here at Coastal Hearing Clinic our team is committed to …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

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

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 …