Alzheimer’s & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is now associated with many physical conditions, and in the last few years, it has been proven that hearing loss is connected with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and dementia. In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, we wanted to take a closer look at how hearing loss and Alzheimer’s are connected. Researchers from Johns Hopkins… Continue »

Simple Hearing Loss Tips

If you’ve ever been on BuzzFeed, you’ve probably seen the phrase “life hacks.” These shortcuts and quick tricks have quickly become popular due to their comedic nature and practical applicability. We decided to imitate BuzzFeed and come up with five “hearing hacks” specific to hearing loss and hearing aids. See below for how to “hack”… Continue »

Communicating with the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

This blog is a piece by Michelle Friedman about tips for helping hearing practitioners communicate to those with hearing loss in the medical field. Friedman is mom to an adorable little boy who is hearing impaired, and serves as the Director of Marketing at an online medical scrubs retailer, Medical Scrubs Collection. The blog originally… Continue »

Hearing Loss Health for Men

Hearing loss related to health issues affect men and women differently. Here are 6 important facts men should now about hearing health. Hearing impairments are more common in men than in women. Hearing loss can increase the risk for depression in adults, especially in 18 to 69-year-olds. Use of pain relievers, aspirin, NSAIDs or acetaminophen can increase the… Continue »

Hearing Loss: 7 Startling Facts

More than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, according to February 2013 research released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, a large majority of those who need help do not receive it. In fact, only one out of every five people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one (National Institute on Deafness and… Continue »

Hearing: Use it or Lose it

Hearing isn’t quite like riding a bike Studies have shown that, on average, people will wait eight to ten years between first experiencing symptoms of hearing loss and finally seeking help. Unfortunately, during this timeframe, people fall into coping mechanisms. They ask people to repeat themselves, turn the TV up louder, or avoid challenging listening… Continue »

Teens Suffering Hearing Loss an Alarming Trend

Research indicates that young people today are losing their hearing faster than their parents and grandparents. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 teenagers have some hearing loss. Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston examined data collected from more than 4,600 12-to-19-year-olds in two ongoing federal surveys. The first spanned from1988 to 1994,… Continue »

You Should Buy Hearing Aids From a Hearing Professional

Today’s hearing aids are precision instruments, utilizing advance digital technology that can and should be customized to fit your specific hearing loss and your unique lifestyle needs. This is why the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit center for hearing advocacy, published a consumer warning against “do-it-yourself hearing care,” writing, “The process requires a complete in-person… Continue »

Hope for Tinnitus Relief

There’s new hope for tinnitus relief Tinnitus (“TIN-a-tus” or “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in ears,”… Continue »