How is hearing loss related to other conditions, such as memory loss and psychological distress? Anecdotal reports suggest that they are related, but researchers continue to seek strong evidence that one of these conditions causes the other. Although it is entirely possible that they have a direct relationship for some individuals, researchers are more curious … Read more Memory Loss & Psychological Distress with Hearing Loss
When the month of May rolls around, we in the hearing health community take the opportunity to celebrate a month of commemoration: Better Hearing and Speech Month! The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has designated the month of May each year as an opportunity to consider an issue related to hearing health and related topics, and they … Read more Communication At Work: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!
The most common form of hearing loss results from a life of exposure to sound. Year by year, the inundation of sound pressure into the ear canal can wear down the tiny hair-like cells of the inner ear. Once these cells have been damaged or degenerate, your ability to sense certain types of sound will … Read more Studies on Hearing Loss & Injuries
When you are enjoying the great outdoors, what features come to mind? Some enjoy the sight of a mountain in the distance or the saturated color of green that seemingly envelops the body. Others enjoy the fresh smells of plant life, coated in a glaze of morning dew. Still others enjoy what their bodies are … Read more Noise Pollution in US National Parks
You may think that hearing assistance stops with hearing aids. Although traditional hearing aids are remarkably effective for many people, they are not alone in the world of assistance. One type of device that has been receiving praise of late is the Assistive Listening Device, or ALD, otherwise known as an Assistive Listening System, or … Read more All About Assistive Listening Devices
If you have been experiencing a ringing or buzzing sound in your ears that seems to be coming from inside your head you are probably dealing with tinnitus. This excess sound has no external source and may not seem like a big deal, but people who live with tinnitus know how frustrating this condition can … Read more Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus
If you have had your hearing tested recently and the results have revealed that a hearing loss is present, it may take a moment to come to terms with this reality. While hearing loss commonly cannot be reversed, hearing aids offer an option towards a brighter future for your hearing health. Even if you have … Read more Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?
Hearing aid technology has advanced significantly in the past few decades. The hearing aids you may remember your grandparents wearing were cumbersome devices that squealed and screeched, unable to adapt to changing environments. With the introduction of artificial technology your hearing aids have advanced far past a level we could have ever imagined when we … Read more Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence
Have you ever wondered if there’s a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline? Those with hearing loss often suffer more rapid cognitive decline, and struggle to focus on tasks or remember details. Some small cognitive declines are a normal part of aging, as cells in the brain are damaged over the course of a … Read more Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People
All relationships require communication to flourish, and your strongest relationships are the ones with the best communication. Can you imagine maintaining these close connections if you aren’t able to communicate effectively? Living with untreated hearing loss robs you of your ability to converse easily. If you can’t hear your loved one speaking to you from … Read more How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships