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 …

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

Those of us who have worked in manufacturing know just how loud it can get. Machines that pound metal or shake sand out of freshly cast iron can throw off some very high dBA (decibels A-weighted, a unit for measuring ambient sound levels). Most of us are familiar with the kind of sound that is painful to hear; the kind …

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Our ears evolved to keep us attuned to our environments, so we could hear each other and get one another’s attention, hear danger approaching, or hear a prey animal approaching that we could hunt. Since the time of the Industrial Revolution, our lived environments have featured sounds that are simply too loud for our ears to take in without being …

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

When driving, we unquestionably rely on our sense of sight to navigate. We also utilize and rely on our ability to hear more than we probably think. Hearing is another major way you absorb, process, and respond to information and stimuli. This helps people interpret and make sense of everything around us. While driving, the ability to hear effectively helps …

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Traveling can be stressful! Thinking about what to pack, standing in lines at packed airports, and sitting for a long period of time on an airplane is part of the traveling experience that we unfortunately cannot avoid. For people who experience hearing loss and wear hearing aids, there are additional aspects of travel to take into consideration. Protecting your hearing …

Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

With the vast technology that exists today, hearing aids have become increasingly innovative and highly customizable. Though your hearing aids have probably been programmed and fitted to meet your specific hearing needs, it is important to know that there is still an adjustment period. It may take some time to become familiar and fully comfortable with your hearing aids. Because …

Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Preparing for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Treating hearing loss effectively involves a process that determines and meets your specific hearing needs. After receiving the results from your hearing test, the next steps include purchasing a hearing aid followed by scheduling an appointment for a hearing aid fitting. With the advanced technology that exists today, hearing aids have experienced much innovation. There is a wide-range of options …