Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss   

Getting your hearing checked is an important part of your healthcare. Hearing exams not only look at whether or not hearing loss is present, they also indicate the degree of hearing loss, from mild to profound, which is found. Knowing the degree of hearing loss present can be an important tool for making decisions about your hearing, if you understand … Read More

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hearing loss is a growing public health epidemic that impacts over 40 million people in the U.S. Projected to increase, hearing loss already is the third most common health condition that older adults experience. Impaired hearing reduces a person’s ability to hear and process sound which can significantly impact how they navigate daily life. It strains communication, making is challenging … Read More

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Over 40 million people in the U.S. live with some degree of hearing loss. One of the most common medical conditions, hearing loss impacts 1 in 8 people. Additionally, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion teens and young adults globally are at increased risk of impaired hearing. Though these statistics highlight the pervasiveness of hearing loss, it still … Read More

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Growing Evidence that Noise is Bad for Your Health

Our ears encounter all sorts of sounds everyday. Some of these sounds are pleasing like the birds chirping or the wind blowing through the trees. Other sounds we may find annoying like a jackhammer outside your window every morning at 6am.  Not only are certain sounds irritating but there is mounting evidence that suggests that noise can have negative consequences … Read More

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Celebrate World Alzheimer's Month with a Hearing Test!

Dementia can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including their loved ones. Alzheimer’s disease comprises 90% of all dementia cases and can affect memory, concentration, and ability to carry out even simple tasks.  While this can be devastating for you and your family, it is important to remember to stay positive and focus on the things you love for … Read More

Hearing loss patients at higher risk of hospital readmission

Hearing loss patients at higher risk of hospital readmission

No one wants to spend time in the hospital, but sometimes it is just inevitable, no matter how well we take care of ourselves. In best-case scenarios, most of us would like to be hospitalized for as brief as possible and hopefully not return anytime soon.  If we understand behaviors and actions that could keep us healthy and out of … Read More

Raising Awareness around Hearing Loss

Raising Awareness around Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a serious problem affecting 422 million people worldwide, or 5% of the world’s total population. Hearing loss is also the world’s 3rd most chronic health condition, more prevalent than cancer or diabetes. Hearing loss can affect your total physical, emotional and mental health, but it is often overlooked or ignored because it is an invisible disability. Know … Read More

All About Assistive Listening Devices

All About Assistive Listening Devices

For those with hearing loss, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can be important tools. If you’re already wearing hearing aids, great! But most types of hearing aids are removed at night and reinserted in the morning. What about waking up to an alarm clock, or receiving an emergency phone call? That’s one place where ALDs come in. While some devices integrate … Read More

A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

A Link Between Gout & Hearing Loss

Recent studies have indicated a strong connection between hearing loss and inflammation, meaning that a healthy diet, which prevents inflammation, will also significantly slow the onset of age-related hearing loss. A new, strong link has been discovered between gout, a common form of arthritis which also has a link to poor diet, and hearing loss. What is Gout? Gout is … Read More

Headphones & Hearing Aids

Headphones are such a common way we listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts. They have become part of our commute, exercise routine, and soundtrack to daily chores. But if you wear hearing aids, finding headphones that are comfortable and work effectively can be a bit tricky. Because your hearing device can be in the way of where headphones typically sit, … Read More