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

Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

In 2020, hearing aids are more advanced and efficient than ever! Innovation in hearing aid technologies has created a wide range of options that are designed to meet your hearing and lifestyle needs. Hearing aids are smaller, more comfortable, and have various features that support an active lifestyle. These complex electronic devices use high level intelligence to enhance user experience, … Read More

Hearing Loss and Millennials

Hearing Loss and Millennials

American society has been a loud one for a long time. We recognize the effects of loud sound in the workplace and set up regulations to enforce safety on the job, but there is no protection against a loud daily life. Trucks whizzing by, appliances, lawnmowers, rock concerts, movies, home entertainment systems, and the ubiquitous iPods and iPhones that we … Read More

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Communication At Work | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Every May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month. It is a time to spread awareness of the communication issues we face and the treatments that are available. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work,” so let’s take a look at some of the things we can do to be our best at work. Disclosure of … Read More

Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

Have you been considering hearing aids, but can’t imagine wearing one? You’re probably picturing a large, clunky hearing aid, like the one your uncle used to wear. It only helped some of the time, and it often had a lot of feedback. Modern hearing aids have improved, and are almost unrecognizable from the hearing aids of the past. As you … Read More

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

A Link Between Stress and Hearing Loss

Modern society is full of stressors, including career stress, parenting stress, and financial stress. All these stressors are closely linked to health problems, and can make it increasingly difficult to live a long and happy life. High levels of stress have even been linked to hearing loss. The Biological Basis of Stress Millions of Americans struggle with stress, and high … Read More

Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

Many with hearing loss know the situation well. Equipped with your hearing aids, you make plans to attend a dinner with your family and friends. The group is large enough that the crowded restaurant accommodates you at a big table. Yet, as soon as you enter the room, you can predict that problems will arise. At the outset of the … Read More

Chronic Tinnitus, Anxiety & Depression

Chronic Tinnitus, Anxiety & Depression

Recall the last time you were at a very loud event. Maybe that gathering was a sporting event, a concert, a dance club, an industrial site, or simply a restaurant in which the din of voices was very loud. When you walked out of that building, what did you notice? In the first place, you probably noticed that the volume … Read More

Does Osteoporosis Cause Sudden Hearing Loss?

Does Osteoporosis Cause Sudden Hearing Loss?

Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to weaken, increasing the likelihood of breakage. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, nearly 44 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or low bone mass.  It is commonly known that osteoporosis becomes a health risk as older adults age but did you know that it is also linked to hearing … Read More