Connecting People | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

When we talk about treating hearing loss what we are really talking about is reconnecting. Sometimes, as is often the case with advanced or untreated hearing loss, it’s really about reconnecting with ourselves and getting back to who we used to be.   Acknowledging this crucial fact, Connecting People is the theme of this year’s Better Hearing and Speech Month, …

Myths about Hearing Loss

You know everything you need to know about hearing and hearing aids, right? Well, maybe you don’t. As with most subjects, there’s a lot of misinformation out there and we are here to set the record straight on a few outdated or completely exaggerated hearing loss myths you may have encountered.  Myth: Hearing aids are for old folks. Reality: Actually, …

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

It’s fairly commonplace for people to enjoy peace and quiet as we age. Scientists agree that younger people are better able to filter out background noise and other distractions. As we age, we lose our ability to do so and end up preferring quieter environments.    You may find this happening in your own life. However, there is a condition …

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

Prevent Falls by Treating Hearing Loss

We’ve all heard the warning that most accidents occur at home. This is particularly poignant for older Americans, who experience falling accidents at a higher rate than any other population. In fact, According to the Centers for Disease Controls, falls are the leading cause of death for people over 65 and the highest death rates resulting from accidental falls are …

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Everyday Noises that Could Cause Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a condition that impacts millions of Americans — approximately 30 million to be slightly more precise. There are various causes of hearing loss, some of which are unavoidable like genetic conditions or the natural process of aging. But many cases of hearing loss are preventable because they are the result of prolonged exposure to excessive noise. You …

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

As our weather continues to increase in drama, we find ourselves now more than ever in a position to plan for emergencies. How do you plan for the unthinkable? With wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes forcing millions more people to leave their homes unexpectedly, it makes sense to prepare for an event that could leave you without your routines …

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

It’s all too common to underestimate hearing loss. About 80 percent of hearing loss cases can be treated with hearing aids, but only one in four individuals who could benefit actually use them. By understanding the severe effects of hearing loss on your daily mood, we hope more people to take their hearing health more seriously. What begins as an ear …

All About Earwax

All About Earwax

Most people only think about earwax when they are trying to get it out of their ears.  Who wants to think about that sticky goo in your ear canal?!  While it may not be your favorite thing to think about it plays an essential role in the health of our ears.   Earwax is not Wax Earwax, also called cerumen, …

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

The time is coming to get ready for the start of school It’s important to remember that just because you have hearing loss doesn’t mean you can’t go to college – It just might take a few extra steps to make sure you are set up for success. When you live with hearing loss, it often means you must consider …

Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

Common Hearing Aid Problems & How to Fix Them

Like most machines, even hearing aids require maintenance and routine upkeep in order to work to their maximum potential. That might mean taking your hearing aids in for a checkup or small repairs now and again, some of which might be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty or the purchase agreement when you initially bought them.   But, many small diagnostic …