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

Is There Relief on the Horizon for Sufferers of Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease?

Drug for Tinnitus & Meniere's

The inner ear is a sensitive little thing, susceptible internally to infections, inflammation, and viruses. In addition to these, it’s also at risk of external sources such as explosions, dangerously loud music, and blasts of noise like emergency sirens. Even with proper protection, issues can crop up such as tinnitus or Meniere’s Disease, which is… Continue reading Is There Relief on the Horizon for Sufferers of Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease?

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

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

Your Antibiotics Can Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss and antibiotics

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been sick. Whether it’s a common cold, a nasty stomach bug, or a sinus infection, we all know what it’s like to feel under the weather. Thanks to modern medicine, however, many of us can get relief from troublesome symptoms or even be cured of our ailments… Continue reading Your Antibiotics Can Cause Hearing Loss

Improving Your Hearing Health Through Annual Wellness Visits

Making the most of annual wellness visits

Most people know the importance of getting an annual wellness visit. Many doctors will ask when you complete your appointment if you want to schedule the following years visit in advance. They take this yearly opportunity to run tests to see if you’re dealing with anything unusual that can be caught early on. Something we… Continue reading Improving Your Hearing Health Through Annual Wellness Visits

I Can Hear Conversations, But I Can’t Understand Them. Is This Hearing Loss?

Hearing but not understanding - is that considered hearing loss?

For the millions of patients with varying degrees of hearing loss, it’s actually quite common to still have the ability to hear sounds. The problem lies in the ability to translate those sounds into meaningful words and phrases, which leads some patients to say “I can hear just fine, but I can’t understand.” For those… Continue reading I Can Hear Conversations, But I Can’t Understand Them. Is This Hearing Loss?

Protect Your Hearing During Exercise

exercise and tinnitus

Most of the time you hear how healthy exercise is for your body. Everyone is told that at least mild exercise is beneficial for improving your health. Walking and other low impact exercises are excellent for much of your body such as your cardiovascular system and weight management. It’s also great for relieving stress and… Continue reading Protect Your Hearing During Exercise