Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss education has been gaining momentum over the past several decades, with more and more research pointing to the ways our hearing health affects much more than our ears. The impact of hearing impairment ripples out through people’s lives and is deeply connected to our overall mental and physical health. Yet despite this raising awareness, many myths about hearing …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

If you’ve had your hearing aids for several years, compare your experience now to the time before you were fitted for them. Do you remember how muddled sounds were before? Do you remember straining to hear? If you’ve experience sound that is not as clear as usual with this current pair of hearing aids, it may be a sign that …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Hearing loss ranks as one of the most common chronic public health issues in the country. This is perhaps in some respect due to the pervasiveness of age related hearing loss in people over the age of 65. Adjusting to life after a hearing loss can take a little time, but most people are able to lead full and meaningful …

Is Modern Life Harming Your Hearing?

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In many ways, technology has improved our standard of living. We have more access to information than ever before, with instant updates on our personal electronic devices. Technology has improved emergency response time, gotten better at predicting inclement weather, and has provided new forms of treatment in medical care. When it comes to hearing health, there have been significant technological …

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids

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Many people who could benefit from hearing aids are discouraged from trying them by a number of misconceptions. Here are a few common misunderstandings about hearing devices, and why you shouldn’t be scared to take the plunge with these invaluable tools. The stigma of hearing loss being a sign of old age is quickly fading into the past. The fact …

Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear – and Get Your Hearing Tested!

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If you have experienced changes in your hearing, and the condition conditions to worsen, there may be the chance that you do not want anyone else to find out, not even your loved ones. After all, admitting you have hearing loss or, heaven forbid, actually wearing hearing aids, will make you seem so much older, right? Wrong! Pretending to hear …

Ways to Prevent Childhood Hearing Loss

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An estimated 360 million people across the world live with disabling hearing loss, and 32 million of these people are children. The World Health Organization (WHO), in their report titled “Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now, Here’s How”, has revealed that 60 percent of cases of pediatric hearing loss are caused by preventable factors, and outlines the ways individuals and organizations …

Why You Should Choose an Audiologist

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As reported recently by AZ Central, it may not be long before hearing aids are available to purchase over the counter. However, this may not be a good thing. Here in Arizona, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing have been fighting this legislation, they believe it will do more harm than good. According to Michele Michaels, …

Eddy The Ear Explains Untreated Hearing Loss

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In this cute and informative video, Eddy the Ear is just your typical, average ear -experiencing some slight hearing loss. In this quirky clip, Eddy is simply trying to warn his human of the effects of untreated hearing loss on his human’s health and happiness. He explains that he can hear, but with “just a little help, things could be …

Text to 911 for People with Hearing Loss

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As technology develops, it can open up services and access for people with disabilities. TTY telephone devices have long helped to bridge communication gaps for people with deafness and hearing loss by using text based communication in place of an audio conversation. With the proliferation of cell phones, texting is a common and fluid part of phone conversations and can …

Why is Hearing Loss a Public Health Concern?

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Hearing loss has gone unrecognized as a public health concern for an incredibly long time. Despite its established link to mental and physical health problems and distinct impact on earning power and quality of life, hearing loss isn’t effectively handled as a part of comprehensive health care which often leaves persons with hearing impairment (as well as everyone they communicate …

5 Things to Know Before Buying Hearing Aids

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If you think you may have hearing loss, seeking help can make a huge difference in your life. The earlier hearing loss is detected, the more benefits can be gained from treatment. Before rushing in, however, it’s important to understand that there aren’t “one-size-fits-all” treatments for hearing loss. For the best solution to hearing impairment, hearing aids today are tailored …

How Hearing Aids Support Childhood Development

How Hearing Aids Support Childhood Development

As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity to succeed and strive to create a nurturing environment for them from the moment they’re born. In order to fully support a child with hearing loss, parents need to learn about helpful tools and techniques for communication, and also make sure that their infant receives treatment with hearing aids as …

Top 6 Things to Do Before Buying Hearing Aids

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If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’ve made the decision to look into getting hearing aids. Congratulations! You are on your way to improving your quality of life, recognizing sounds you forgot existed, and holding more meaningful conversations. Before grabbing your credit card, however, there are some important factors to consider before making the purchase. Understanding these …

5 Things That Could Cause Hearing Loss

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Today, hearing loss affects over 40 million people and that number is set to balloon to over 70 million in coming decades. Part of this increase is the consequence of living in a louder world, and a world that presents hazards to our hearing that we may not even recognize. Irreversible hearing loss is mainly caused by damage to the …