When Your Headache Begins Whistling Dixie

Headaches & Tinnitus

Many people around the world get headaches, some once or twice a year, others several times a week or even per day. Whether it’s a slow and gradual pain creeping up from tense shoulders as you sit at your desk working through a stack of paperwork, a mild annoyance you wake up with on occasion,… Continue reading When Your Headache Begins Whistling Dixie

Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Disability discrimination in the workplace

 “It’s not our disabilities, it’s our abilities that count.” –Chris Burke If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, there are many things to consider, such as how you’ll treat your hearing loss, new considerations for your daily routine and even what you may need to do to optimize your routine at work. It’s also… Continue reading Understanding Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

6 Common Myths About Hearing Aids

Hearing aid myths

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

Is There a Future for Brain-Controlled Hearing Aids?

Brain controlled 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?

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Visual Problems

Hearing loss and visual problems

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

Living with Vibroacoustic Disease

Vibroacoustic Disease Is More Than Just a Hearing Problem

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

5 Places That Could Hurt Your Hearing

Places That Can Be Damaging To Your Hearing

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

Communicating with Those with Hearing Loss

Communicating with people with hearing loss

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

What You Need to Know About Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden 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

New Laws Are Improving Education For New Jersey’s Hard of Hearing Students

New law supports school-aged children with hearing loss

As 5 out of every 1000 children are impacted by hearing loss in the United States, protecting and assisting the youngest members of the hard of hearing community is vital. At young ages, students are experiencing important development in their social, emotional, and academic skills, which can be delayed or stunted by a hearing loss… Continue reading New Laws Are Improving Education For New Jersey’s Hard of Hearing Students