A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

Just about any health condition has a connection with healthy eating. Things like heart disease and diabetes have an immediate connection to diet, but mental health aspects do likewise – those who eat healthy foods report higher feelings of general well-being, and recent medical research highlights …

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

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

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) marks May as Better Speech and Hearing Month each year. This campaign aims to normalize communication disorders and advocate for more visibility of a variety of communication barriers in our society, such as hearing loss. By removing the stigma of hearing loss, …

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

Roughly 48 million Americans have hearing loss, but many have chosen not to wear hearing aids! They struggle to follow conversations, ask people to repeat themselves, and feel embarrassed when they’re unable to hear what’s being said. Why don’t more people wear hearing aids? Here …

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

Not all hearing losses are the same. Although the most common form of hearing loss is sensorineural, the type which is less known about is conductive hearing loss. But before we learn about what this is, we need to understand how we hear in the …

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

How Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

We all know the phrase “love conquers all.” Most people believe in their soul that if there’s enough love between them, they’ll overcome all problems. But often this conjecture leads to sadness and resentment. Love takes work, and at the core of this work is …

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

We have always been social animals. Historically this was done to protect us from external threats, such as physical violence. But in the peace of modern-day societies it performs another main purpose, helping us ward off bad health. To understand the effect of social connections …

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

You may have grown up watching Science fiction movies about AI or artificial intelligence. While often these stories take place in the future or in alternate realties, in real life artificial intelligence is already all around us, helping us daily. Artificial intelligence (AI) is wide-ranging …

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

Ear infection refers to the infection of the air-filled space that is behind the ear drum containing tiny bones of the ear. It is always an infection of the middle ear and sometimes is referred to as acute otitis media. Ear infections mostly affect the …

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, emotion and language. Sometimes, Alzheimer’s and dementia as used interchangeably. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and 60 to 80% of the diagnosed cases of dementia are Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a …

Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

Hearing Loss Helps You Stay Socially Connected

The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has reported that are nearly 30 million people in the United States who are deaf or hard of hearing. Some 15% of all Americans, across the entire age spectrum, are experiencing difficulties hearing—approximately two out …