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 They aren’t the clunky and outdated instruments that people often assume them to be!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? …

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 …