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 …

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 …