Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss (occupational hearing loss)

Certain Chemicals May Cause Hearing Loss (occupational hearing loss)

At one point or another, we’ve been exposed to sounds that harm our ears. It can happen at a concert, a sporting event or even walking by a cacophonous construction site. You may have even felt physical pain in your ears, alerting you that the sound environment you are in is dangerous. When noise-exposure is experienced at great volumes or …

Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

Hearing Loss May Cause Reading Problems in Children

Even though we see a high level of participation in early screening levels for childhood hearing loss, some cases are likely sneaking by. A recent study conducted in Britain may help us identify factors which could help us better screen our children for instances of hearing loss.  Rates of hearing loss in children According to the Centers for Disease Control …

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact 

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact 

Hearing loss is a problem both within the United States and worldwide. Today, hearing loss ranks as one of the leading chronic health conditions our country deals with, as more than 30 million Americans live with hearing loss. What’s more, the World Health Organization warns that we are looking at a hearing loss health crisis in the coming decades.  They …

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer's Month

Why You Should Schedule a Hearing Test for World Alzheimer’s Month 

The Lancet Commission’s 2020 report signified another resounding affirmation for treating hearing loss as a way to decrease one’s risk of hearing loss. The group recommended 12 modifiable conditions that, when implemented, can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 40 percent. This September, schedule a hearing exam to ensure that you are doing what you can right …

Older Adults May Benefit By Addressing Hearing Loss

Older Adults May Benefit By Addressing Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects nearly half of Americans over the age of 75. One of the most difficult parts about aging is losing independence and that is doubly so when hearing loss is added.   If you are responsible for the care of an older adult, odds are you’ve noticed how hearing loss plays a part in the ways you communicate …

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss

Undertreated & Undiagnosed: Age-Related Hearing Loss          

The generation that perfected rock and roll now find themselves smack dab in the middle of confronting a chronic health concern that disproportionately affects older people. Baby Boomers, currently between the ages of 58 and 76 years old, are perfectly placed to encounter age-related hearing loss. You can blame cranking up the music too loud, but the truth is that …

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

Staying Safe with Hearing Loss

Our five senses connect us to the world around us. When one sense is comprised then others often become enhanced in order to compensate. Even so, those with hearing loss are at a significantly higher risk of falls and accidents, which can lead to hospitalization or even premature death. For older adults who are disproportionately affected by hearing loss are …

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

The dangers of hearing loss are all too often underestimated. What starts as subtle communication issues can quickly escalate into rifts in relationships, chronic depression, social isolation, loneliness, cognitive decline and a heightened risk of falls and accidents leading to hospitalizations. Because hearing loss is irreversible, it’s important to do what we can to protect our hearing now. Noise induced …

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

How Exercise, Diet, Sleep, and Hearing Affect Brain Aging

As of today, there is no magic pill that stops the aging process, Although many products claim to have the power to prolong youth, as of today, there is no magic pill that stops the aging process. But, in the same ways that embracing certain habits and rituals to maintain a youthful and mobile body, we can apply similar practices …

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

Treating Sudden Hearing Loss

For much of our lives, we take our hearing for granted. But in some cases, people lose significant hearing over the course of a matter of hours or even overnight. While a few people with sudden hearing loss might report a ‘pop’ preceding the condition, it’s often without warning.  What is sudden hearing loss? It might seem like something out …