The Connection between Cold Weather and Hearing Loss

The Connection between Cold Weather & Hearing Loss

Here in Michigan, we’re no strangers to cold weather. Living here, we know how to stay warm all winter long, between chats by the fire and layering up on clothing. Of course, the winter weather often brings along more vulnerability to colds and flus, especially for those less-than-hardy immune systems. Did you know that cold weather could also affect your … Read More

Great Things to Hear around Ottawa County, MI This Holiday Season

Great Things to Hear around Ottawa County, MI This Holiday Season

At Comprehensive Ear and Hearing, our team is committed to reconnecting you to the people and sounds in your life. This holiday season, there are so many exciting things to hear around Ottawa County, from Grand Rapids to Holland, Michigan. Here are some of our picks for festive family events this month. Nationwide The Nutcracker is performed during the holiday … Read More

Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Health

Just in the past decade scientists have found a disturbing link between hearing loss and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Did you know that November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating form of dementia that gradually corrodes memory, cognition, and behavior patterns in those whom it affects. Although incurable, some medicines and treatments are currently in use to mitigate the onset and effects of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia today. Just … Read More

Why Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Investment

Why Treating Hearing Loss is an Important Investment

Hearing loss is a serious medical issue, one that plays an integral role in our quality of life and overall health and shouldn’t be overlooked. Unfortunately, it often is. On average, people take seven years from the time they first notice hearing issues to the point where they seek help for their hearing. However, procrastinating on a hearing exam can … Read More

How Earbuds Could Damage Your Hearing

How Earbuds Could Damage Your Hearing

The workings of our auditory system are surprisingly delicate, though we sometimes take healthy hearing for granted. Used to our bodies just showing up and doing what is asked of them, it’s easy to forget that it’s also our job to assist and protect them. That’s why paying attention to the ways we treat our ears is paramount. Something as … Read More

Workplace Related Hearing Loss

Workplace Related Hearing Loss

We can take all sorts of preventative measures to protect our hearing in our own lives, but we often have little control over the noise levels we’re exposed to in the workplace. Just like that pesky coworker who always manages to distract you with inane conversation when you’re in the middle of a focused task, some aspects of the workplace … Read More

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Unexpected Causes of Hearing Loss

Many people think about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss, and wear earplugs when going to a loud event, such as a fireworks show or concert. Occupational hearing loss is an ongoing issue, but most employees in noisy professions are required to wear hearing protection at work. But there are other, less obvious sources of noise than can do permanent … Read More

Can Vaping Cause Hearing Loss?

Can Vaping Cause Hearing Loss-

Remember the old days with books, vinyl records, and payphones? These days, it seems like you can get an electronic version of everything. E-books on e-readers. Albums on Spotify. Smartphones and video calls. And now, even cigarettes! While e-cigarettes have been touted as a “healthy” alternative to cigarettes, vaping may in fact still be harmful to your health – as … Read More

Hearing Loss & Workplace Compensation

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Many stories about hearing loss are centered on the older generation, as this is traditionally the group who are most affected. However, a little-known fact is that among the 31 million Americans today who suffer from some kind of hearing loss, only 37% of them are retired. The rest are in education and, crucially, the workplace. Most jobs depend on … Read More

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

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Summer holidays means vacationing with the family. Whether taking a road trip with your grandkids or flying across the country to catch up with some old friends, you have a great summer planned. Have you stopped to think about your hearing? You wear hearing aids, but managing your hearing loss might pose a few more challenges on holiday than at … Read More