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, …

Hearing Loss is an Important Part of Caring for Your Health as You Age

Many changes that occur as we age may not be preventable. One common issue among senior adults–hearing loss–isn’t among these.  Many seniors and their loved ones have come to believe that some hearing loss is inevitable. While gradual hearing loss is not uncommon, especially after age 65, there are precautions we can take while younger to ward off the severity …

How Technology Could Harm Millennials’ Hearing – And More

Unlike previous generations, millennials use technology far more often, and seem to be on their phones or laptops constantly. If you’ve ever seen a group of millennials out for drinks at the bar, it seems as if they spend more time interacting with their phones than with each other. For better or for worse, technology has impacted our lives in …

A Link Between Hypertension & Hearing Loss

Many people think that hearing loss won’t have a big effect on their lives. Sure, it’s annoying to struggle through conversations, but people think that’s all there is to it. Sadly, hearing loss affects every area of your life, and is linked to social isolation, depression, more hospitalizations, lower activity levels, rapid cognitive decline, and even dementia. Risk factors for …

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

The New Year is a time to reflect and to dream about a better future. While we look back on all the good things that happened in the past year, we can’t escape our memories of struggles, disappointments, and failures. With those experiences before our eyes, the New Year is a perfect time to make plans for improvement. Some of …