A Silent Threat: How Earbuds are Damaging our Hearing

Our ears used to be tuned into the whispers of nature – the rustling leaves signaling prey, the approaching predator’s growl, the distant storm’s rumble. Survival depended on it! Fast forward to today, and our auditory world is a cacophony. Traffic, sirens, construction, and even restaurants and concerts bombard us with noise. But a sneaky culprit lurks closer than you … Read More

The Gift of Hearing: Transforming Lives, One Sound at a Time

At Comprehensive Ear & Hearing of Zeeland, we hold a fundamental belief: hearing is a right, not a privilege. That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Detter Foundation to create the Hear for Life Foundation. Bridging the Gap Between Silence and Connection Millions of Americans experience the world in a muffled way – conversations are distant, laughter faint. This … Read More

Keeping Everyone Safe: Smoke Detectors for the Hearing Impaired

Smoke detectors are essential for protecting your home and family from fire hazards. But what if you or someone you live with is deaf or hard of hearing? Standard smoke alarms that rely on loud beeps may not be sufficient to wake you in an emergency. The good news is there are a variety of smoke detector options available to … Read More

Hearing Aid Technology: The Latest Innovations for a Sharper You

The world of hearing aids is constantly evolving, and this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) was no exception. At Comprehensive Ear & Hearing, we’re excited about the innovative features that hearing aid manufacturers are developing to address common hearing challenges and improve your overall listening experience. Here’s a glimpse into some of the latest advancements: Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Personalized … Read More

Pioneering Women Doctors in Audiology: Shaping the Future of Hearing Health

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March highlights National Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the profound contributions of women in various fields. Audiology, in particular, has been shaped by the remarkable contributions of many pioneering women. As we honor Women’s History Month,  our team recognizes the contributions of nine trailblazing women and their enduring impact on the profession. “With immense pride, I stand among … Read More

Thriving at Work: Tips for Managing Hearing Loss in the Workplace

For many of us with hearing loss, the workplace can present unique challenges. From navigating noisy environments to following conversations in meetings, communication can feel like an obstacle course. But fear not! Here are some tips and strategies to help you thrive in your professional world: Be Open and Advocate for Yourself: • Don’t be shy about informing your employer … Read More

For the Love of Hearing!

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New Studies Show the Link Between Hearing Aid Use and Improved Cognitive Health. New Study Spotlights Hearing Aids in Fight Against Dementia. What do you want age 80 to look like? 70? Or 60? Too often, people assume that they cannot control what happens to their future selves and that certain things like dementia or hearing loss are simply part … Read More

Love Isn’t Deaf: Why February is the Perfect Time for a Hearing Test

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Ah, February. The month of love, romance, and…hearing tests? Don’t scoff, because while roses and chocolates might be the traditional symbols, there’s a different kind of love that deserves attention this month: the love your partner has for your well-being. And sometimes, that love whispers in the form of a nudge towards a hearing test. Now, I know what you’re … Read More

Driving with Hearing Loss: A Guide to Staying Safe on the Road

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Hearing loss is a common challenge, especially for older adults. But should it mean giving up on driving? The answer isn’t always black and white. While it’s something to consider, skilled drivers can still navigate the roads with some adjustments, even if they need to turn the radio down. For frequent drivers, the question of safety becomes even more pressing. … Read More

The Joy of Better Hearing: Enhance Your Holidays with the Gift of Sound

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As the festive season approaches, our thoughts turn to cherished traditions, twinkling lights, and the warmth of loved ones gathering together. For many, these moments are filled with the joyful symphony of the holidays – carols playing softly in the background, children’s laughter echoing through the house, and stories shared over crackling fires. However, for those with hearing loss, these … Read More