Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Are you prepared for a weather emergency? If you’re hard of hearing, an emergency can be even more devastating as it affects your ability to communicate. Taking the time to get prepared ahead of time can give you peace of mind, and you’ll know you’re ready for anything that comes your way. Getting Alerts When it comes to getting information …

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

When it comes to communicating, we all struggle from time to time. In places with a lot of background noise, or when someone is yelling from another room, we have a hard time following what’s been said. For someone with hearing loss, communicating can be a real struggle, even in a quiet place. If you have a loved one straining …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

If you’ve been struggling to hear, it’s time to acknowledge the reality of hearing loss, and do something about it. Nearly 40 million Americans have hearing loss, but only around one third of those straining to hear are doing anything about it. Seniors, adults, teenagers, and children are at greater risk of hearing loss now than ever before, and opening …

Why Do People Shy Away from Treating Hearing Loss?

Nearly 40 million Americans having hearing loss. However, only a fraction of those struggling to hear seek treatment, and look after their hearing health. Living with untreated hearing loss has a long list of negative side effects, and those who shy away from treating hearing loss could be doing far more damage than they realize. The Cost of Hearing Aids …

How to Fight Noise Pollution & Protect Your Hearing

Unlike the world 100, or even 50 years ago, noise levels in modern cities continues to rise. Cities are crowded, and traffic keeps increasing. You and your family are constantly exposed to dangerous levels of noise from crowded city streets, noisy school hallways, and loud construction sites. It’s become impossible to escape the noise, whether at home or at work. …

Musicians’ Concerns with Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss is a difficult experience for many people, especially musicians and music lovers. A recent study led by Jonathan M. Vaisberg, Ashley T. Martindale, Paula Folkeard, and Cathy Benedict in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, took a closer look at the experiences of musicians and hearing loss. These researchers engaged in a qualitative study of …

A Link Between Hearing Loss and Heart Health

Cardiovascular health is among the most important priorities when it comes to our general health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that heart disease is the top killer among men and women in the United States, leading to mortality among nearly 610,000 every year. New research suggests that there is also a link between hearing loss and heart health. …

Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

SAs long as music has been amplified, and perhaps long before that, it has been common for older people to dislike loud sounds. From parents telling their children to turn down the music in their bedrooms to older people who complain about the music spilling out of cars and neighboring homes, noise sensitivity does increase as we age. Of course, …

Celebrate World Hearing Day on March 3 with a Hearing Test!

[World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. It is a day to raise awareness about hearing loss across the world. The annual World Hearing Day seminar is held each year at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s headquarters in Geneva. In recent years, an increasing number of …

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

When you have family members, friends and colleagues who have hearing loss, you can make a few simple adjustments in how you communicate with them that can make things run much more smoothly than they otherwise would. Some people are very open about their hearing loss, and they will ask you to make adjustments to help during a conversation. However, …