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 …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Investing in quality hearing aids is life changing! Hearing aids are incredibly savvy devices that maximize hearing, transforming communication and daily life. Assessing  your options, though exciting, can also be overwhelming. Like most electronic devices, hearing aids have experienced significant innovation of the years. They aren’t the clunky and outdated instruments that people often assume them to be!  There is …

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Mental Health

Hearing loss is related to a wide range of health outcomes, but did you know it is connected to mental health, as well? Beyond the effects on the body, untreated hearing loss can contribute to higher rates of mental health problems, many of which are connected to physical health, as well. The good news is that those who get treatment …

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Q&A About Hearing Loss

Many people are afraid to ask questions concerning their hearing loss because of the stigma associated with it. Another barrier to people educating and empowering themselves regarding hearing impairment is the embarrassment of asking a “dumb” question. Let’s go on and clarify some common questions concerning hearing loss.  If I have hearing loss, do I need to learn sign language? …