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Hearing Loss

  • New Year, New YOU! Make better hearing a priority in 2022!

    6 Tips for Hearing Better in 2022 Your world is filled with sound — sounds you don’t want to miss. There’s your grandchild’s virtual piano recital, your favorite sci-fi marathon, or a phone conversation with an old friend. As the new year nears, refresh your connections to the people and moments that matter with these […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2022

  • Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

    Tinnitus, or a constant or intermittent ringing in the ears, can be annoying.  Tinnitus most commonly indicates the presence of some degree of hearing loss or other problem in the auditory system and requires an evaluation conducted by an audiologist. Tinnitus (pronounced tih-NITE-us or TIN-ih-tus) is sound in the head with no external source. For […]

    Continue Reading December 8, 2021

  • Hearing loss and cognitive decline

      How does dementia affect hearing? Many studies have found an association between untreated hearing loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other types of dementia. Meaning, people with hearing loss are more likely to develop cognitive problems than people who do not have hearing loss. However, this is an area of intense research with many unanswered questions. […]

    Continue Reading December 7, 2021

  • Social stigma and hearing loss

    Stigma can negatively affect the lives and the relationships of those who are stigmatized (Lash & Helme, 2020). Besides cost, the biggest issue surrounding hearing loss is the persistent negative stigma about hearing aids that keep many people from getting the help they need, research shows.  Unfortunately, there is a perception that hearing loss limits […]

    Continue Reading November 21, 2021

  • The Importance of Hearing Healthcare in Adults & What to Expect

    Hearing Tests for Adults: What to Expect With age, hearing loss becomes more likely. About 14% of people ages 45 to 64 have some degree of hearing loss, but that rises to more than 30% among people who are 65 or older. As long as no hearing loss is already present, it is recommended that […]

    Continue Reading November 15, 2021

  • Hearing Exams: Vital to Your Child’s Education & Development

    Almost 15% of children ages 6-18 years have undiagnosed hearing loss.  Hearing loss can happen at any age! How hearing loss affects school performance Imagine a student who is inattentive, poorly behaved in class and getting bad grades. Your first thought might be that the child has a learning disability. But you also might want to consider […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2021

  • Hearing loops: Public access systems for hearing device users

    What is a hearing loop? A hearing loop is a wire connected to an electronic sound source that transmits sound to the telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant. A hearing loop can discreetly surround a room, a chair in your home, or can be worn around the neck. Hearing loops can be connected […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2021

  • Hearing loss and depression

    Adults with untreated hearing loss are less likely to participate in organized social activities, leading to feelings of depression. Nearly 33% of adults 70 years and older have a hearing loss that impacts daily communication. Less than 25% of adults with significant hearing loss use hearing aids. On average, it takes people 7 years to […]

    Continue Reading November 3, 2021

  • Hearing loss and your listening environment

    Listeners with hearing loss have greater difficulties understanding speech in challenging listening environments (e.g. noisy environments) even when wearing assistive devices, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Oftentimes, the three main barriers to improved understanding for anyone with a hearing loss are distance, background noise, and reverberation (or echo). Distance from the sound Individuals […]

    Continue Reading November 3, 2021