Several new advances have been made in the field of hearing aids in the last few years. Hearing aids are now smaller, more powerful, more discreet, more comfortable, and more technologically advanced than ever before. Unfortunately, however, it seems that not everyone’s opinion of hearing aids has advanced at the same rate. Some stigma may… Continue reading 6 Common Myths About Hearing Aids
While the average hearing aids work very well for most people in a setting with one or two people, some even in a small group, it’s often difficult for someone with hearing loss to keep up with the conversation where there is excessive background noise. Restaurants, clubs, and parties are some of the common settings… Continue reading Is There a Future for Brain-Controlled Hearing Aids?
Helen Keller, arguably one of the most famous advocates for the blind and deaf, was herself left blind and deaf after an illness at the age of two. While her name is was one you’ve probably heard more than once, she is not alone in living with both hearing loss and visual problems. Co-occurring sensorial… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Visual Problems
An occupational disease that affects many who aren’t even aware of its existence, Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD) has changed the lives of thousands of people. Caused by long-term exposure to high intensity (above 110 dB) low-frequency noise (100 Hz), it’s often low enough that it’s imperceptible to the human ear. Though it’s not always noticed audibly,… Continue reading Living with Vibroacoustic Disease
Most of us live in a pretty noisy world, and it’s getting noisier by the minute. Cars, planes, machinery, construction, events, even sirens on police cars and other emergency vehicles can crank up the volume. Unfortunately, as our world grows louder, so the risk of noise-induced hearing loss increases. Your hearing health is precious. Once… Continue reading 5 Places That Could Hurt Your Hearing
For people living with hearing loss, communication with the hearing world is difficult. Those who can hear well often take for granted the ability to do so without making eye contact or speaking directly towards someone. In order to have a meaningful, two-way conversation where both parties communicate clearly, here are a few things to… Continue reading Communicating with Those with Hearing Loss
Imagine for a minute going about your day, picking up the mail, running errands, seeing friends and family, going to work, and then out of the blue losing your hearing. It would be a scary prospect and something that affects people around the world every day. It’s called Sudden Hearing Loss, and here’s what you… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Sudden Hearing Loss
We hear so many things about hearing loss including: How to get a hearing evaluation The best hearing aids to purchase Tips for hearing better in crowds. While these are all important topics to discuss and details to know, many headlines these days dig deeper into the often unseen effects of hearing loss. The fact… Continue reading Is Your Personality Changing Because of Hearing Loss?
With over 50 million people living with tinnitus, it’s surprising that there is currently no cure for this disorder, which can be classified as both audiological and neurological. According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), the symptoms of this condition are often described as a broad range of sounds such as: Buzzing Clicking Hissing Insect… Continue reading Tinnitus – Sounds in a World of Silence
How often do you lose things? Keys, wallet, phone, remote control? It’s so common that many of us have now even invested in devices to help us find our lost things and technology developers have created locator services as part of their devices (find my iPhone, anyone?). In fact, according to a 2017 survey, the… Continue reading 4 Ways You Could Lose Your Hearing Aids