Athletes and Hearing Loss

We know that hearing loss can be caused by aging, noise, illness, or even genes. Did you know that playing sports can also damage your hearing? Athletes around the world suffer from hearing loss, and many live with daily tinnitus. This is often from exposure to loud noise on game day, or from a head or neck injury suffered while …

All About Hearing Protection

Our cities, workplaces, and homes are louder than ever before. Some of these noises can lead to hearing loss or tinnitus, and greatly reduce our quality of life. The best way to prevent noise induced hearing loss is to turn down the volume, leave the noisy area, and reduce the amount of time you’re exposed to noise. If you can’t …

Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the US, affecting nearly 40 million Americans of all ages. Hearing loss affects your ability to connect with loved ones, hear sounds in the world around you, and enjoy your favorite pastimes. Seniors are the most at risk for developing a hearing loss, but adults, teens, and even …

Do’s & Don’ts for Accommodating People with Hearing Loss

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that your partner or loved one is suffering from an amount of hearing loss that is noticeably affecting their day-to-day life. Perhaps they don’t realize yet that they have a problem. You might feel stuck in a situation in which you want the best for them, but they’re denying there’s a problem, and this …

Professional Musicians are at Higher Risk for Developing Hearing Loss

In the American population, about 15% of people aged 20 to 69 have lost some high frequency range hearing. While our modern world has been noisy for quite some time, the increase in use of personal listening devices as well as loud concert attendance has exacerbated the problem. For professional musicians, every day involves listening to sounds that may be …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Our relationships with other human beings are the most important things in our lives. Talking with friends and family is how we shape our experiences in our memories, as well as inspire one another to get out into the world and have new experiences. It is our best way to share what we know with the next generation, as well …

The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

Social activity has a multitude of rewards for those who take part, so why do we find it so difficult to socialize, particularly as we get older? Some people would prefer to stay home rather than attend a party, dinner, or gathering. Some older people face mobility issues that make it difficult to leave the house, and others fear that …

A Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Hearing Loss

What was the last meal you truly enjoyed, one that left you feeling satisfied and full of energy, like you’d be eager to take a walk or engage in another activity? More often than not, this kind of meal is one comprised of elements found in to diets: DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean Diet. These two …

New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

Happy New Year! At the start of 2020, many of us look ahead with optimism and hope to the ways that life can improve in the coming months, and the fundamentals of life improvement have to do with our health. Whether you are thinking of healthy living in terms of diet and exercise or quitting addictions to harmful substances, chemicals, …

Hearing Loss & Vertigo: All About Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear, which causes episodes of vertigo, ringing or roaring in the ears (tinnitus), a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, and fluctuating hearing loss. In 1861 the French physician Prosper Ménière theorized that attacks of vertigo, ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and hearing loss came from the inner ear rather …