Hearing Aids Are Found to Improve Depressive Symptoms

In so many instances, we take our basic abilities for granted. For those who have great eyesight, they might notice a beautiful sunset and not think, ‘how lucky I am to be able to see this.’ As we negotiate the various stressors of our day and the difficulties we face, it can be tempting to overlook how easily some things …

Head Injuries & Hearing Loss

Though the causes vary, the leading cause of death and disability in Americans is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Each year, more than a million cases require hospitalization. We don’t know how many thousands more go unreported. Concussions and other head injuries commonly perceived as less serious are also traumatic brain injuries.  In many cases, hearing health specialists are brought in …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Of the estimated 34 million people with diabetes in the US, the CDC estimates that 1 in 4 four adults living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. This is alarming because when diabetes goes undiagnosed, undetected, or ignored, it can quickly escalate into serious symptoms threatening the quality of life and health. In fact for those living with …

How Loud is Too Loud for Kids

How Loud is Too Loud for Kids?

Handing your young child a movie or show on an ipad is a daily experience for most parents. It keeps them quiet and occupied so that you can get a few moments to yourself. Most of us also hand over headphones on road trips or while we’re taking important calls so we can contain the resulting noise of their entertainment.  …

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

How Smoking & Drinking May Affect Hearing

Hearing loss impacts one in eight Americans over the age of 12, who show signs of hearing loss in both ears. While a proportion of people are born with hearing loss, many more acquire the condition as a result of age and lived experiences. Illness, noise environments and accidents can also harm hearing health.  In addition, our lifestyle choices throughout …

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

While our thoughts naturally turn toward the coming winter months, set aside a little time to think about your hearing health. October is Protect Your Hearing Month and here is some information on hearing loss and some actions you can take right now to take steps towards a lifetime of healthier hearing.  The importance of hearing health Hearing loss is …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes 

When we think about complications resulting from diabetes, hearing loss probably isn’t what comes to mind. We are far more familiar with its four most common resulting complications: heart disease, foot issues due to poor circulation, kidney disease and eye issues. But recent research is focusing our attention on the higher rates at which people who have diabetes develop hearing …

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

A Brief History of Hearing Loss

Some of our everyday modern health concerns arose out of the invention of a condition. Good-smelling breath, for instance, became an issue only after what used to be a surgical sterilizing formula was marketed as mouthwash. And hence, halitosis — or bad breath — became a modern condition.  Hearing loss, however, has been around as long as humans have existed. …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?   

Hearing aids must endure intense conditions. Think about it, unlike many of your personal devices, they’re exposed to the elements whenever you are. And, for a mechanical object, they must sit in a moist environment. The ear is many things, but perpetually clean and dry it is not. Damp, waxy environments are not ideal for mechanical instruments. And all machines …

Know Alzheimer's Disease Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer's Month(2)

Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. At A&A Audiology, we are committed to improving your hearing health, bringing significant benefits to your overall health and well-being. It could also help in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease prevention! What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a term for cognitive decline, and it is the most common type of dementia that people can have. …