As an Invisible Disability, Hearing Loss Often Goes Ignored 

Hearing loss is a huge health issue in the U.S. but often people facing hearing challenges choose to ignore the issue rather than confronting it. Although hearing loss takes an obvious toll on our quality of life, mental health, and physical well-being, hearing loss is mostly regarded as invisible and ignorable. Hearing loss is not helped by the fact that …

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

For years, doctors have known that hospital stays can lead to severe, temporary cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients, who are at risk of developing delirium once hospitalized. A patient with delirium is often incoherent, confused and disoriented, but symptoms come and go making this condition hard to diagnose. The risk is higher for patients with dementia, but even elderly patients …

How Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Brain Function

How Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Brain Function

It’s not just about being able to hear the doorbell or keep up with conversation at a dinner party. Recent studies suggest that your decision to treat–or not treat–your hearing loss could have a lasting effect on the way your brain functions. The scientific community is learning more about the strong link between hearing loss, Alzheimer’s and other forms of …

Can Hearing Aids Be _Stylish

Can Hearing Aids Be “Stylish”?  

Throughout their history, hearing aids have helped people with hearing loss achieve their most ambitious goals. But seldom have they been cited as assisting their wearer reach their style goal. Traditionally, hearing aids have fallen into two camps: older hearing aids which tended to be obtrusive and ugly and newer hearing aids which tend towards discreet, barely-noticeable designs. With a …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

In most cases, hearing loss is extremely gradual. It happens so slowly that the loss is often quite difficult to identify. You may be surprised to learn that your relationships may be telling you about your hearing. If you’ve noticed a lack of connection with the people you love, or have begun to find conversations with your partner difficult or …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

When should I update my hearing aids?

Technological and lifestyle changes as well as wear and tear on your hearing aids can dictate when you need to update. It certainly isn’t going to hurt giving Comprehensive Ear and Hearing a call and asking, “what’s new?” Here are some questions to ask yourself when you are thinking about whether it’s time to update your hearing aids. And, if …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the reality of hearing loss

Hearing loss affects all ages, but a growing number of adults are struggling to hear yet choosing to not get treated. Comprehensive Ear and Hearing is here and ready to help you acknowledge your hearing loss and get treatment. Tests are painless, hearing aids are amazing tiny technological wonders – call us and we’ll get you on the way to …

Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Researchers from Ohio State University recently stumbled upon some interesting research regarding young adults, hearing loss, and the link to dementia. The study found that hearing loss in younger adults – hearing loss so subtle that those who have it do not notice it – could potentially lead to dementia later on down the road. Lead researcher Yune Lee and …

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

What’s your favorite summer sound? Is it the chirp of crickets, 4th of July fireworks, thunderstorms, boats on the water, a bonfire crackling at an outdoor party, or waves crashing on the beach? Summer is a sweet time of year for the senses, a time to live in the present and enjoy the simple things. If you have hearing loss, …

A Potential Biomarker for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Identified

A Potential Biomarker for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is Identified

The findings of an exciting new study were presented at the American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting by researchers from UConn (University of Connecticut) Health’s Division of Otolaryngology. This study is the first of its type because it identified a potential biomarker for noise-induced hearing loss. In order to understand the findings, it is important to understand the basics first. …