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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

Percentages are high, up to 70%, that you will experience hearing loss if you are a smoker, but studies have also linked hearing loss to exposure to second hand smoke. Researchers have been looking at the link for more than 10 years now. If you think your […]

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer’s Month: Knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

This month draws our attention to Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating cognitive disorder with mysterious causes. There is much left to learn about the disorder, but a striking connection has been discovered between hearing loss and dementia, more generally. In honor of this month of awareness, it is […]

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Hearing Loss and Millennials

Hearing Loss and Millennials

When we talk about hearing loss, many times presbycusis – the medical term for age-related hearing loss- takes center stage, but hearing loss in the aging population doesn’t represent a complete picture of hearing issues today. More and more, hearing loss is skewing younger, as millenials are […]

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A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

Untreated hearing loss has already been linked with a number of other negative health outcomes, including cognitive function and mental illness. In these cases, doctors and researchers suggest that hearing loss may have a causal effect on these conditions. However, recent research has unearthed another surprising link […]

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Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Communication is a two-way street. Not only must we get across what we intend to communicate, but—much more importantly—we have to listen to others in order to understand what they mean to convey. When communication is a two-way channel bouncing back and forth between two people, we […]

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Better Speech and Hearing Month Is the Perfect Time For an Annual Hearing Exam

Better Speech and Hearing Month Is the Perfect Time For an Annual Hearing Exam

Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? All month long, we’re raising awareness around issues related to hearing health. Healthy hearing is a lifelong initiative and it becomes a prominent health concern as we age. Treating hearing loss when it arises helps prevent […]

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Foods & Nutrients to Support Your Hearing Health

Foods & Nutrients to Support Your Hearing Health

What is the best way to safeguard your hearing? The first thing that comes to mind is probably wearing your ear plugs when things get too noisy, and this is definitely a crucial measure to take against hearing damage. But there are other ways to take care […]

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

The inventors of the first hearing aids wouldn’t recognize today’s advanced models. Completely manual, the groundbreaking early models were actually ear trumpets: a long, tubular device that eliminated background noise and distilled sound from what it was directionally pointed towards. Today’s hearing aids are more like tiny […]

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How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Relationships

How Treating Hearing Loss Helps Your Relationships

Hearing loss, if left untreated, undermines communication in many ways that are both obvious and hidden. At first, it may be a harmless, “What did you say?” or “Could you please repeat that?” and over time, it could turn into avoidance and social withdrawal. To understand how […]

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How Hearing Loss Impacts Your Brain Function

How Hearing Loss Impacts Your Brain Function

Though your brain and hearing may seem disconnected, the reality is that the experience of hearing is processed in the auditory center of your brain. As the third most common medical condition, hearing loss affects 48 million Americans, or 20% of the population. Even so, it is […]

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